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Experience & Proven Success
At Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, we have been helping clients find rental properties in this area for as long as we can remember. We understand that homes are a place to feel secure, build a future and raise a family. As an established part of the Greater Austin area, we know how to navigate through available rental listings to find you the right home. We have a proven track record of success when it comes to pairing Austin rental homes with tenants.
Why Work with a Professional Realtor?
There’s a number of reasons people are looking for a rental home in Austin. At times, there can be an information overload with no clear direction on where to turn. Sometimes you’re not planning on staying in the area for very long or maybe you just want to ‘check out the area first’. For the second option, it really might be better to get professional guidance about different lease choices and finding a home that matches your needs. Our knowledge and expertise will help you understand your options and will likely help you save money on a long term basis.
Austin Rentals Information
Austin Rental Qualifications
Qualifying for an Austin rental can be different from one landlord to the next. It's become quite standard for landlords to ask for a credit check on an applicant over the age of 18. Credit issues can be a reason for dismissal of an application, or perhaps a higher deposit. It's also common for apartment communities, property managers, and landlords to require that your gross monthly income be double your monthly rent.
There's usually an application fee charged to the tenant when applying to rent a property. Application fees can range from $30 to $80 per person. In some cases, landlords will also require two years of provable rental history and income history.
In Austin's rental market, deposits are usually 60 to 100% of one month's rent and are due at the time of the application. Some apartment communities or landlords may accept a personal check, but most request certified funds to process an application. Some apartments and condos in Austin require a portion of the deposit to be non-refundable. Application fees are typically non-refundable. Deposits will be refunded if your application is declined.
Pet Policies in Austin Rentals
Austin is known to be quite the pet-friendly city, but there are some landlords who will not accept pets. If pets are allowed there's usually a pet deposit or it's added to the deposit as is. You can expect to add on $200-$500 per pet. Some landlord's insurance companies have begun to place restrictions on certain breeds of pets to keep with the insurance policy on a property. These breeds are usually considered to be dangerous animals according to the City of Austin.
Austin Rental Amenities
Amenities vary with each property type. Amenities in a non-apartment unit often include yards and indoor/outdoor utilities. In most cases, a tenant is responsible for yard upkeep. Utility hookup fees are taken care of by the tenant typically.
- Appliances: Some properties don't come with fridges, washer or dryers. Stove and dishwashers are usually provided
- Utilities: Tenants are typically responsible for all utilities. There are small numbers of duplexes that do have a shared meter so that a particular utility is built into the monthly rent and the landlord will pay.
- Repairs: Tenants are in charge of repairs that have been caused on their own or by guests. Landlords are responsible for all other repairs. In some cases, a tenant will have to pay a portion of a repair.
- Garages: Most homes, condos, townhomes and apartments have garages, but not always will your landlord provide the garage door opener.
Best Neighborhoods to Rent in Austin
Austin, the vibrant capital city of Texas has long been ranked as one of the best places to live in the US, and it's the unique neighborhoods that make this city stand out. Here's a list of some of the best communities to rent in Austin:
Old West Austin:
One of the most in-demand neighborhoods in Austin, this historic town ranks high for its charm, walkability, and proximity to fantastic venues, Downtown, and the University of Texas at Austin. You'll find single-family heritage homes with private lots, to chic condos, and cozy apartments.
Median rent: $1,300/month.
The ethos of Austin, this landmark attracts a diverse crowd of the hip and happening. You'll never run out of places to see, eat, or visit in SoCo, which can make for a busier neighborhood, but it's a great place to live for those who appreciate arts and culture, as well as a buzzing live-music scene. Renting in SoCo is comparable to Downtown Austin, and Old West Austin, but comes with even more culture and amenities. It's a 10-minute commute to Downtown and Lady Bird Lake.
Median rent: $1,300/month.
This is the place to rent if you're looking for affordability and quick access to The University of Texas. One of the best parts of living in this historic district is being right next to “The Drag” on Guadalupe Street where you'll find an array of unique local shops, iconic pubs and eateries, and plenty of places to watch live music. All of your friends will want to visit here! Most of the rentals are heritage homes that have undergone modern renovations.
Median rent: $980/month.
With a laidback vibe, this timeless city never stops! Downtown Austin is perfect for those who want to be close to all the happenings on 6th Street, and for those that would rathera walk to work in the business district. As the heart of Austin, living here means you have close proximity to important points of interest like The University of Texas at Austin, Lady Bird Lake, and one of the best entertainment districts in the country. Most people who live here are renters.
Median rent: $1,700/month.
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