Are you planning on renting a house in 2021? If so, you’ve come to the right place!

In this article, we will share with you several tips that you can use for finding the perfect rental house to call your next home.

Tip #1 – Determine Your Rental Budget

The first thing to do before renting a house is to determine your renting budget.

This is important because depending on the city that you live in, houses may rent for more than apartments, townhomes, or other multifamily properties so it’s important to set a rental budget before renting a house.

During the process of establishing a rental budget, it’s important to remember that depending on where the home is located, you may have to pay for water, sewer, trash, electrical on top of the renter’s insurance so keep these costs in mind before committing to a rental property.

Tip #2 – Create A List Of Must Haves And Deal Breakers

When searching for a rental home, you should create a list of ‘must-haves’ and ‘deal-breakers’. This means that your lists are going to contain things that you’re looking for in a rental home and things that you don’t want to settle for.

Example Must Have’s – Large kitchen, plenty of closet space, fenced back yard, good location.

Example Deal Breakers – Outdated features, no curb appeal, or bad school district.

Tip #3 – Tour Rental Houses

Last of all, but most important, another thing that you must do before renting a house is to tour available rental houses in your area. Touring properties is important because a rental house can look great online but unless you take the time to tour a house in person, you’re never really going to know if that house would be the right fit for you or your family.

Contact RPM Central Valley

To view rental properties in the Central Valley, contact RPM Central Valley today by calling us at (209) 572-2222, or click here to connect with us online.