Ok, so last year when we moved we started looking for apartments/houses towards the end of June, early July. We needed to be moved in by the middle of August AND we needed a place in the required area for my DD's school. Everywhere we called or went to either had a waiting list, or nothing would be ready until Septemberish. We ended up moving into a place we really didn't (and still don't) like. When is a good time to start looking for a new place? Our landlord knows we're going to move and said that if anyone calls to verify information or that we gave notice, he would confirm that we gave plenty of notice. The lease is up again in August, is it to early to start looking in April or May?
After looking through some of the helpful answers I've been given, I decided to add a little bit more to my question...
The lease on our current apartment is not up until August (which sucks when we're looking for a new place), we are not going to break our lease, but if we HAVE to we're willing to pay July and August's rent on our current place and move into the new the new one simultaneously. Unfortunately, when it comes to moving, the area we are in and want to continue staying in is surrounding the university and the elementary school (that my DD is attending and we're really only staying in the area because we want her to keep attending until middle school) is one of the highest ranked public school in the city. So, it's very difficult to find a place during the summer because everyone is clamoring to meet school area requirements as well as college students looking for a place close to school. So, our problem last year was that by the time we started looking, everywhere was already taken or not ready until September. But, I'm worried if we start looking to early whatever we find will not hold it or wait until our lease is up.
Answer by ria7 at 2:51 PM on Mar. 10, 2011
Answer by Razelda at 2:52 PM on Mar. 10, 2011
Answer by MOM2DYLnHAYLEE at 2:54 PM on Mar. 10, 2011
Answer by Razelda at 2:55 PM on Mar. 10, 2011
Answer by robinkane at 10:48 AM on Mar. 11, 2011