You may have decided you want to rent a townhouse instead of buying one, at least for the moment. Renting does have certain advantages over owning including lower costs overall and the freedom to pack up and move without the hassle of selling the home. If the idea of renting does appeal to you and you want a two-bedroom townhouse instead of an apartment, there are some tips to find the right one for you.
Here are some tips on how to find the right two-bedroom townhomes to choose from.
Look For Listings On A Real Estate Website
Many renters don't bother checking out real estate websites because they believe it's only for those looking to buy a home. This isn't the case and many owners looking for renters list their properties to rent on these websites. It's easy to find listings there too. Simply choose your location or the city/town you want to move to then check rentals, and the price range you are looking for. A listing of the available rentals in the area will come up.
You can narrow this search down even further, but adding in the type of housing you are looking for too. For example, you can type in two-bedroom townhomes in a certain price range and only those listings will come up. It may be possible to narrow your search further, by searching for specific streets and neighborhoods too.
Real Estate Agent
Another asset to use is to hire a real estate agent to help you find two-bedroom townhome listings. Many renters don't go through real estate agents because they believe they only cater to home buyers or sellers, but this isn't the case. Many real estate agents also help homeowners rent their properties and help renters find the right property.
Look for an agent who has worked with many renters before and is not just looking to help their homeowner clients find renters. The agent should work in your best interest to find you the right townhouse for your needs at the best price, and not only try to fill their homeowner client's property. While you can find an agent who can work with both of you, it's always a good idea to find an agent who will work solely for you.
Another plus of working with a real estate agent is, they have connections to find the best properties on the market to rent. They also typically get the inside information before the general public does about upcoming rentals before they hit the market. This can give you a great lead on properties.
If you are looking for two-bedroom townhomes, contact a real estate agent near you.