What You Need in Order to Find the Right Rental Home

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Looking for rental homes can be frustrating, especially if you are not in El Paso while conducting your search. You may know exactly what you want for your family, but not getting to visit the property can make the search difficult. Many military families who are moving to Fort Bliss don’t have the luxury of visiting prospective rental homes. However, to make the search easier we have come up with a few tips for you.

Know What You Can Afford

The first thing you should do before even looking for a home is to settle down a monthly rate that you can afford. Not knowing how much you can pay a month will leave your options too wide. Not only that, if you end up paying too much, you might be very stressed with your budget each month. Even worse, you may end up ending your contract early, which will put a strain on your budget with penalty fines. Experts suggest that you shouldn’t pay a monthly bill for rental homes that are more than 30 percent of your income. This is the sweet spot that will keep your budget out of the red.

Know What You Want

Making a list of what you want will help narrow down your options. If you have two kids and know that you want them both to have their own room, put this on your list of priorities. Or perhaps, your family does not eat out often so you need a big kitchen. Other priorities might include pet-friendly properties, certain neighborhoods or school districts, or a zip code close to Fort Bliss.

Research Neighborhoods

When you are searching for the right rental home, not being able to see the prospective neighborhood can be the biggest downfall. However, by simply searching the internet for the zip code you can find out a great deal about the area. You can get stats on the crime rate, find out the news stories that take place in that area, local attractions within walking distance, and more. If you have children you can search the schools and their ratings. If your family is moving due to a military relocation, your future unit might have information on which areas of town are safest and have the best schools.

Contact Us Today

If you are looking for a temporary home in El Paso be sure to check out our listing of available homes. You can also call our office with any questions. The ARP Rental Homes team will be happy to share any info or help you find the home you are looking for.

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Contact ARP Rental Homes

If you would like more information on any of our homes, or would like information on managing your property, please call us at (915) 591-4636 or contact us via our website. We will respond to your request as soon as possible.