Find houses for rent in Charlotte, North Carolina, by checking real estate listing sites such as Zillow.com and Rent.com. Determine whether a property fits within your budget by using a tool such as a rent affordability calculator, which conveniently narrows your search to properties within 40 percent of your estimated earnings, according to Zillow. Compare rental rates of similar houses, and use a good credit report as leverage for rent negotiations, recommends MarketWatch.
Rent.com features a filter that lets you search for houses in Charlotte by minimum and maximum price, and number of bedrooms. The More Filter tool allows you to narrow the search based on square footage, pet policy, total bathrooms and unit amenities. Consider properties with high ratings from previous occupants. The site provides a map of the area, which provides an aerial view of local neighborhoods and lets you zoom in on an area that is of interest.
Review other comparable rentals to determine whether the rental rate of a particular house is competitive, advises MarketWatch. A site such as Rentometer.com offers a tool for analyzing the market rate of a rental in a Charlotte neighborhood by price, number of bedrooms, a given radius and the maximum listing age.