Guest boesman

Finding long term rental in two weeks?

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    Guest boesman

    Hi, we got a short term rental for two weeks booked in Jan2012 and was just wondering would that be enough time to find a long term rental? At nearly $700 a week we don't want to rent a third week at this price. We don't prefer any specific area yet.

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    We found a long term rental withing 2 weeks, we did alot of searching and even emailed real estate agents asking them to let us know if anyone was leaving around the time we were arriving and any other upcoming ones.

     

    Its scary when you see some places....even shocking at the decor colours...pmsl...

     

    Keep tabs on here too as there is always people looking at breaking leases ans wanting to get someone in as fast as possible.

     

    HG

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    Do bear in mind that all the students will be looking for places at the start of the year, so if you want something close to the city, there may be a fair bit of competition.

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    Guest Squareman

    If you run around like a chicken without a head, you can actually achieve a lot in a week, never mind two. I arranged a long-term rental, bought two cars, got my son into school, bought tellies, blow-up mattresses and other such paraphenalia that we needed to bide us over until our container arrived. It was stressful as we arrived in late Jan when it was over 40C for nearly a week.

     

    To arrange a rental in 2 weeks will take a LOT of work and/or good luck, but its really not impossible. You just need to see as many properties as you can so that something worthwhile comes along and you can take it. We saw a handful of absolute dumps and were feeling quite dejected before we found the place we have at the moment. It aint paradise, but it serves a purpose and is liveable.

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    Guest wijaya

    It could be done. We did exactly that last year. We arrived on 4 September, and moved into our long term rental on 18 September. Do a lot of research before you actually arrive, like where the suburb you want to live, or place near to work, or school and you can narrow down the suburb. We narrowed down into 4 suburbs where we want our children to go to school we prefered. Bring all the necessary papers ie bank account, reference, CV etc. So when you see a house that you like you could make an offer straight away.

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    Guest boesman

    Thanks, Feeling better that it is possible. Is going to email as many agents as possible and get the houses lined up for viewing if possible at all. It is hard to decide on an area as hubby is a tradie (tiler) and have no idea where work will be. Hopefully you can drive anywhere within at least a hour...???

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    Guest Squareman

    They wont line up anything for you in advance mate. They honestly dont care about your anxiety to get a rental quickly. They wont make any special arrangements for you. Its not like the uk. If they have a rental and the showhouse is only in two weeks then you have no option but to wait. Its frustrating

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    Guest shella_n

    We tried to do it in 2 weeks but did it in 3. It was sooooo stressful though and I wish we could have taken longer. We ended up in a totally different area to where we intended which meant all my hours of research from uk was useless and I has to do sons hurried research here.

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    Guest Squareman

    The way it works is that houses go on show for 15 mins - 30mins at a time. You then take a walk ( run) through them and if you like it, you have fill in a form and hand in all of your documentation at the office of the agent. If, as in most cases, there is more than one applicant, it can come down to a first come first served scenario and as in our case, lead to a bit of an Amazing Race scenario between us and another couple. It is a primitive system to say the least

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    Guest wijaya

    Think and act quickly, that's probably the best thing to do regarding renting or buying a property here. We went to visit a house last Saturday, at 1 pm, and "persuaded" by the agent to buy because the price has been lowered by 25 k in 3 weeks, because the owner want a quick sale because he want to buy a property from a friend who needs to sell because of business difficulty. We gave an offer on Sunday afternoon, and accepted a couple hours later. The offer did not last until Monday, where 3-4 others buyers will come with offers.

     

    regards

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    Guest cornish Busdriver

    Get the Saturday tizer and go through all the opens and pick out the ones that intrest you.

    Then on the Sunday hit as many as you can but be warned there will be lots doing the same. Take along a copy of a bank statement to show that you can afford it.

    That's what we done and secured a great rental in 3 days.

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    Guest The Hadleys
    Hi, we got a short term rental for two weeks booked in Jan2012 and was just wondering would that be enough time to find a long term rental? At nearly $700 a week we don't want to rent a third week at this price. We don't prefer any specific area yet.

    Cheers

    If anyone is looking for a rental,I work in Real Estate and we have an rental department attached to our business, please feel free to contact me, I will be more than happy to assist you in finding a home.

     

    Dawn Hadley

    Elders Real Estate - Aberfoyle\Flagstaff

     

    Tel: 0425381964

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