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Zillow’s recent report on renting (see Infographic below courtesy of Keeping Current Matters blog) found rents have risen in 24 major metro areas in the last year, some significantly. San Diego rents, on average, rose between 4 and 4.9% in the last year (Feb. 2011 to Feb. 2012) and are expected to continue doing so. Here's more information from Zillow on rents.
SEARCHING FOR HOMES TO RENT IN CARLSBAD
Searching for homes to rent in Carlsbad, or anywhere in the area, can be a challenge. Here are some popular sites renters use:
I can provide lists of homes for rent in Carlsbad that are listed on the MLS (both vacation and long-term) – please contact me to discuss. Many landlords, however, do not list rentals with agents so you will likely find a broader selection on Craigslist.
THINGS TO KNOW
Landlords typically require a completed application up front (their own or a standard one used in CA) including references and employment information. They may also request a deposit. Do this promptly if you are interested due to competition
Expect to either (1) provide a copy of a recent credit report for each adult renter; or (2) provide complete identification information and written approval for the landlord to run a credit check. There is usually a fee of $35 - $50 for this.
Many Carlsbad rentals require a 1-year lease but there are exceptions
You can expect to pay 1 month’s rent up front plus a security deposit that is usually equal to 1 month’s rent but may be more. Some landlords request 2 months rent in advance.
If you have pets, especially a dog or 2, finding a place to rent will be more challenging. Many landlords do not allow dogs, and even where they do local HOA rules may restrict the number and size.
A pet deposit may be required and the landlord may add on additional rent per month for a pet.
Expect to pay more for furnished and short term/vacation rentals. Properties near the beach or directly on the ocean are a premium - $4000+ per month is common. Vacation rentals usually charge by the week
There IS competition for rentals but you may be able to negotiate a better rent if the home has been on the market for some time. Not all landlords are realistic in their pricing. On the other hand don’t expect to pay less than market rent.
If I can provide more information about Carlsbad homes and real estate for sale and surrounding areas, the housing market in general (or locally), or otherwise assist you, friends or family in a home search or sale, please contact my mobile office or text me at (760) 840-1360 or email me at JeffDowlerSolutions@gmail.com
DISCLAIMER: I must disclaim liability for any damages or losses, direct or indirect, that may result from use of, or reliance on, any information contained in this blog, or for the accuracy of comments or opinions expressed by visitors to my blog. The information contained in the articles is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed, and the opinions expressed in these articles are mine.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.