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Sinnottjj
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My family and I (5) are relocating from PA to STX sometime in July/August. How soon can we start looking for a place to rent long term(3 bedrooms)? We'd like to line up some viewings for sometime in April when my husband will be there for a few days.

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Topic starter Posted : November 20, 2013 3:38 pm
Alana33
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Hard to find something that will be available in July/August when looking in April.
What's on the market then, won't necessarily be so 3-4 months later nor will a landlord wsh to keep a rental vacant for that length of time to just to suit your arrival date. That being said, summer time/July/August will have more rental options available.

Good Luck.

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Posted : November 20, 2013 4:58 pm
STXBob
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There is a lot of rental availability on STX now, it's cheap, and it's hard to find tenants. Much of what you look at in April will still be there in July/Aug, but as Alana said, it's not guaranteed. You might want to do an initial search in April, and then in July/Aug if the place you wanted is gone, send one person one week ahead of time to find another rental. Or maybe you'll get lucky and be able to see a place in April that is currently occupied but will become available in July/Aug, so the landlord will lease it to you.

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Posted : November 20, 2013 5:15 pm
CindyD
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We welcome new folk to the island! You should absolutely look at some homes when here in April. It's true that the places you see probably won't be available for your move date, but it will give you an idea of what you can expect. Island homes are often much different than homes in the states. It's a good idea to start thinking of what's important to you and your family, for instance, do you want a view, a gated neighborhood, pool, close to the beach...the list can go on and on. Good luck!

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Posted : November 20, 2013 7:05 pm
mtdoramike
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Yes, if nothing else but to get an idea of what your dollars will get you as far as rent on the island. Also, have you thought about transportation? Are you bringing a vehicle or going to buy one on island?

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Posted : November 21, 2013 12:59 pm
Sinnottjj
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My husbands employer owes a condo in Gentle Winds. his step-father is VP of the company so he gets two weeks per year (nov&april) for free. We've been lucky enough to vacation with them a few times.. His stepdad has been coming to stx for over 30yrs so he's been a great source of information.. We were defiantly hoping we could find a condo anywhere C'sted where a lease would be ending sometime next summer. My husbands start date for work is flexible but it defiantly has to be summer because we want our 8tr old son to finish the school year. Our home is for sale/rent so if it sells before we move we 'll move in with my inlaws until we move to stx . We are only bringing one of our vehicles so we can cut back on expenses. It sounds like we may have to send my husband early summer to look at housing. I don't want to say where' he's working because the property manager doesn't know yet that he is being replaced. With that being said, he can stay on the property while he looks for a place for us but that means I will be flying from Philadelphia with an 8yr old, 2yr old, and 1yr old. But of course, we'll do what we have to do!

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Topic starter Posted : November 21, 2013 2:07 pm
Alana33
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You'll probably find having 2 cars to be better, especially if hubby commutting to work and you having 2 kids at home and 1 in school, dropping off, picking up and shopping, etc. Guess you can always find another car to buy here, if necessary.

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Posted : November 21, 2013 2:38 pm
Juanita
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You might want to consider working with a Realtor who specializes in rentals. You can go over what you want/need. He/she can let you know about what to expect to pay for what you want, in the area you want. They can also be your eyes and look at rentals for you as they become available during May and June. If you will be on island in late April, and you're willing to start a rental for June, a landlord would most likely hold the home for you.....maybe....I would, if it were for long term and I felt good about the tenants.

You could also go with a short term rental in July/August, then have time to find the perfect place, with your own eyes, at your leisure.

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Posted : November 22, 2013 1:28 am
Sinnottjj
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Thank you so much Juanita. I hadn't even thought about a short term rental until we find a long term. I will also defiantly contact a realtor.

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Topic starter Posted : November 22, 2013 2:43 pm
OldTart
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Thank you so much Juanita. I hadn't even thought about a short term rental until we find a long term. I will also defiantly contact a realtor.

Approaching a realtor defiantly probably not a good idea!

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Posted : November 22, 2013 7:35 pm
Rowdy802
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"definitely"... dang those spell checkers...

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Posted : November 22, 2013 7:42 pm
STXBob
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Eye love spell chuckers. They always come up whip a correctly spelled word!

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Posted : November 22, 2013 7:48 pm
mtdoramike
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Thank you so much Juanita. I hadn't even thought about a short term rental until we find a long term. I will also defiantly contact a realtor.

Approaching a realtor defiantly probably not a good idea!

Where I'm from, approaching anyone defiantly would be a mistake. We have that stand your ground law. We are located in central Florida.

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Posted : November 24, 2013 1:12 pm
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