Are you considering looking for a rental for next year? You are not the only one! It may be time to take a look around for an opportunity to pre-lease. Most rentals in Boulder are on the school schedule, so they rent from August 1 through July 31. But don’t wait until this June to start thinking about securing the perfect rental. There will be properties available closer to August, but there are also opportunities right now to lock in your perfect rental.
There are many reasons to start looking now since this concept of pre-leasing is big in Boulder. If you are going to be out of town until closer to the fall, you have specific needs [like having a dog or cat] that might mean it takes longer to find the right rental, if you just want to take your time to find the right location. Pre-leasing is just another option available to you as you look for a rental in the tight Boulder rental market.
How do I find a rental for the fall when it’s still the winter you might be asking?
- Find a reliable property management service and take a look what is available to pre-lease now.
- Look on Craigslist.
- Ask friends you know who may be graduating or moving on if their place will be available in the fall. They can put you in touch with the landlord.
- If you are a student, there are housing fairs on campus. There is a housing fair coming up January 30, 2013. The Off Campus Housing Office can be reached for more information here.