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Very nervous about leasing a house! Vent! Advice?

So our whole 8 years of married life we've lived in an apartment and finally we've decided to lease a house! We are very excited....we have to be out of our apartment by April 30th and we are just now starting to look for a lease house, (haven't looked before because can't afford 2 rents) anyway I'm so nervous we are not going to find something in time! Is it common to wait so close to our move out date (6weeks) to look for a home? Our realtor says no worries everything will be fine and we will find something.

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:15 AM on Mar. 19, 2013 in Home & Garden

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  • Just want to say to not be afraid to attempt to negotiate the lease amount. I think your realtor should have a good idea of what it available in your price range and if your realtor isn't worried, you should try to put some of that anxiety aside. Have fun and good luck.

    Answer by QuinnMae at 11:18 AM on Mar. 19, 2013

  • you should be able to find something- but when you do, don't play around or someone else will rent it!

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 11:26 AM on Mar. 19, 2013

  • Sure you have enough time. Make the most of the 6 weeks. Search on your own aside from what the Realtor will show you. GL!!

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 11:30 AM on Mar. 19, 2013

  • Moves are usually done with 20 days notice. You will be fine.

    Answer by staciandababy at 11:35 AM on Mar. 19, 2013

  • Yeah, that should be plenty of time to find a house. Good luck.

    Answer by kmath at 11:37 AM on Mar. 19, 2013

  • I found the place I bought in that amount of time. Happy hunting!

    Answer by Ballad at 11:50 AM on Mar. 19, 2013

  • Make sure you are very clear on the mowing the yard, snow removal, what repairs you are responsible for, and how long if something breaks you can expect them to finish it up.

    Answer by jerseydiva at 12:33 PM on Mar. 19, 2013

  • Be prepared for expenses that were included in your apartment lease will not be included in a house lease.

    Answer by tasches at 7:03 PM on Mar. 22, 2013

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