Tips on renting

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Submitted by oneteag on August 4, 2018 - 10:43am

I’ve been renting for the last three years in an apartment complex in 92128. Outrageous yoy increases, and growing family means we want to change and we are looking at a SFH within 20 min drive to 92128 where I work.

I’d like to lock in along term contract 2-3 years and I am willing to pay upfront 6 months rent. We are extremely clean and past landlords have adored us (in Virginia though).

Is there any strategy that could help me rent a sfh paying a bit below market? Is paying upfront multiple months a good idea? Longer term contracts? References? Other?

I’m currently renting a 600 sq ft 2/2 apartment for $2300. I am looking to keep the monthly rent below $2800 and I am basically looking for a very clean home with a backyard. Am I being completely unrealistic?

Submitted by scaredyclassic on August 4, 2018 - 7:56pm.

i once paid a years rent upfront for 10 or 15 perc. discount.

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