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Find a House Rental in a Tough Market

Are you scanning the rental market and wondering how long it might take to find the right rental house for you?

We hardly have to mention how scarce rental houses are and the price rises coming will be music only to landlords ears. The pandemic has accelerated the scarcity.  However, if you were to increase the number of house rental sites to search, setting up alerts, responding quickly and being very prepared, you may have better luck.

When you find appropriate rental sites, you may want to open an account and set up notification alerts so you’re first to know when units become available. And have your personal tenant screening report, credit report, and detailed rent history, landlord references, and employment info ready so there’s no kinks in your application.

Contacting a Realtor who is managing rentals is wise.  Get in first and make an offer. Speed and willingness to pay a higher rent price will make you stand out from thousands of others.

Demand for House Rentals

You can read up on the demand for rental property in general and demand for houses for rent on our blog.

In the USA, UK, Australia, Canada and Germany, renters like yourself, young and old, single or married, rich or poor on the hunt for a house to rent, somewhere.  The scarcity of supply is everywhere.

Rental houses are the object of desire for work from home workers, growing millennial families, investors who see real estate as the best investment, those who sold their condos and apartments, and migrating newcomers to your state are looking with you. Competition is intense for all low rise properties today.

Some landlords still believe in putting up for rent signs in windows and others will use local classified ads. That’s a little risky during the pandemic.  Given how rare house rental listings are now however, driving around the neighborhood streets house hunting or by grabbing a local newspaper house rental classifieds is going to be frustrating for the house hunting tenant.

Big Portals and Smaller Niche Websites

House rental specialized sites lean toward a house rental demographic audience and not to multifamily apartment renters. Many wealthy people also rent houses rather than buy.

Be forewarned that some websites suggest they have houses for rent, but actually have few or none.  And there are some which list properties which are actually not available anymore. I’ve found this to be most frustrating in my own searches for a house rental.

Drill down in Your Searches

Add other keywords to your search such as 2 bedroom, 3 bedroom, lease, or the name of the neighborhood, to find more relevant listings.  Create a list of local real estate brokerages because Realtors are taking over the house rental market to capture potential sales leads.

Let’s begin with the major national rental property sites.

The Best House Rental Websites

American Homes For Rent
First Key Homes For Rent
Invitation Homes
VineBrook Homes
Zumper Houses for Rent Houses for Rent
Zillow Houses for Rent
Trulia Houses for Rent Houses for Rent Houses for Rent Near Me Houses for Rent near Me

Houses for Rent in Australia

The detached housing market is very hot in Australia. (Australia) 2 Bedroom Houses for Rent (Australia) Houses for Rent (Australia) (Australia)
Long Term Lettings (Australia)

Houses for Rent in the UK 

Houses for Rent in Canada

Point2Homes Houses for Rent in Toronto
Zumper Houses for Rent in Toronto
Zoo Casa Toronto House Rentals
Zillow Houses for Rent in Calgary
Zumper House Rentals in Edmonton Vancouver House Rentals
Montreal Houses for Rent 

Short Term House Rentals

For vacationers or short stay visitors looking for vacation-length rentals.
VRBO Vacation House Rentals
Beachhouse Vacation Rentals
Airbnb houses for rent
Villaway Luxury Villas California

State by State House Rental Sources

The national focused house rental sites may not offer granular enough coverage of the local rental housing market.


Owner Direct houses for rent
Sothebys houses for rent in Los Angeles 


Florida Long Term Rentals
Coldwell Banker Florida Listings
Choose Gulf Coast Listings
Jennette Properties
Realty Group Florida


Austin Vacation Rentals 
For Lease by Owner Dallas
Houston Association of Realtors Dallas Houses
Hotpads Houston 


Doorsteps Denver 
Colorado Springs Property Management 
Sabbatical Homes Colorado
Doorsteps Boulder 


HI Central Houses for Rent
Cornerstone Hawaii Oahu Houses for Rent
Doorsteps Maui Houses for Rent
Maui Connections


Sotheybys Chicago House for Rent 
Coldwell Banker Illinois House Rentals


Good luck with your search for houses for rent in your city. If it doesn’t work out, check out these other rental listing sites for condo rental and larger apartments and multifamily units.


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