How to Find Houses for Rent

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A great house for rent won't just show up. You have to go out there and find it! Here are the best ways to find, or list, houses for rent. A word of warning: avoid scams while looking for an apartment.




Online Listings
Popular choices include: Craigslist, Oodle, and Facebook. You can also find houses for rent here at AOL Real Estate or RentedSpaces. For more online hints to find a house for rent, click here.

Bulletin Boards at Local Businesses
Local businesses frequently allow fliers on a community bulletin board. In most markets you will find fliers with houses for rent. You can take the initiative to post a "house wanted" flier in the area you prefer.

Network
Your network of family, friends, and co-workers can be a marvelous resource. Make it known what you are offering or want to find in a house for rent.

Real Estate Offices
Most realty offices post photographs of houses for rent or for sale on their windows. Make sure to swing by a few offices and take a look on a regular basis. Your perfect house for rent might be featured. Note: you'll have to pay a finders fee to the realty office.

Walking the Neighborhood
Become familiar with your target neighborhood. You may be able to strike up conversation about nearby houses for rent or be the first to see a particular location advertised.

Remember: houses for rent come with some perks over home ownership. Good luck with your search!
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