How Can You Find Rooms and Apartments Available for Rent?


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You can find room and apartment rentals through such sites as Airbnb.com, Rentish.com, ForRent.com or Craigslist. Rentals are available across all price ranges for short- and long-term leases, unfurnished and furnished places, sublets, single occupancy dwellings, or shared accommodations, as these websites show.

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Airbnb is a global website that connects private homeowners who rent out rooms or their home to travelers. Homeowners set up a profile of their rental on the site, where customers can browse and place bookings. Pricing and amenities are set by the homeowner. Safety measures such as identity verification and customer ratings increase confidence in both homeowners and renters, according to the Airbnb. Payment is done through the website, which keeps a percentage of the rental fee. As of July 2015, the site is free to use for both homeowners and customers.

Rentish.com is a national listing site where homeowners can list and prospective tenants can browse listings based on type of accommodation, state or location, and ZIP code, as can be seen on the website. You need to register for free to be able to list or browse, and the site runs ads. ForRent.com provides similar services for landlords and tenants but has dedicated sites for student off-campus housing and for senior living. It also offers its site in Spanish, the website shows.

Craigslist is a global classified ads website that has local sites in major cities in the United States and around the world. Each local Craigslist has a section on housing where anyone can list or browse a rental room, basement or apartment, as is shown on the site. Registration is optional and listings can be posted anonymously. Renters contact the landlord directly.

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