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Where can you rent rural homes?

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To find where to rent rural homes, look at the United States Department of Agriculture's map of rural development rentals. Make a list of ZIP codes with rentals meeting the rural criteria and search for homes on LandAndFarm.com or other home rental websites.

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The location of rural homes varies by state, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. To find rural home rentals in your state, click on the map and select the desired county. According to Land And Farm, some counties have more homes for rent that meet your criteria than others. Make a list of ZIP codes that have multiple rural homes for rent.

Cheat Sheet suggests narrowing your search results by budget after you find the location you want. Spend no more than about 30 percent of your monthly income on rent and utilities.

FrontDoor says to tour the area of your desired rental home before you sign a lease. Look up the crime rates in the neighborhood, and whether the area has highly rated schools if you have children. Determine how many bedrooms and bathrooms you need after you select the neighborhood you want. Put this search criteria into LandAndFarm.com, and visit any rural rental homes that meet these requirements. FrontDoor suggests going over the lease carefully before signing anything.

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