Homes for lease in Orange
you are interested in Orange County, CA rentals and
have come to the right place! If
you are new to leasing. I suggest you begin by visiting my FAQ (frequently asked
questions) page. Many common leasing questions are addressed
on this page. There are a wide range of properties available
n Orange County, CA, from cozy condos to executive
houses with ocean views. To make things easy, I've provided
search links by price range and by city. Also, if
you are looking for a house with a pool, an ocean view, a larger yard, a one
story unit, or a 6 month lease, there are several
specialty search links also included on this page. Are
you relocating to Orange County and wish to lease before you
buy? Call me and I'll start by e-mailing listings to you.
Applying for an OC rental home is easy. I'll send you all of
the paperwork and will guide you through the entire process! Note:
Please include your phone number when requesting any of these
Do you have
a pet? If you have
a pet and wish to lease a home, please visit my pet-friendly
Landlords - If you would like to get your home listed for lease,
please visit my page, here: list
your home for lease.
Where to you
want to live? A search by city may be just what you
are looking for! Use the following links to search for homes
by city. The searches will be in list price sequence
and will include condos, town homes, and single family
If you would like to estimate commuting time, or see where
each city is located, visit my Orange
County Maps web page.
is the city of Huntington Beach not included above? Sorry,
the city of Huntington Beach will no longer be listed on my
site. The reason is that many HB landlords and their listing
agents are offering extremely low commissions to
tenant's agents. These commissions are often well below our actual costs to show
properties, pay for gas, pay our
brokerage, and other expenses. I advise my clients to look for
homes for lease in other cities -- thanks for your
something different? How about
a link for single family homes
only? Other searches include one story / single story houses
and houses with a private pool. There are also
searches for properties with panoramic views, ocean views, or with a large
yard or lot (8,000 square feet or larger). All of the homes on the
following links are single family units, except shorter term
leases, which will also include condos and townhomes. The term for these will be less
than 12 months, with most being 6 month
leases. If you are looking for a fully furnished lease or
rental, call me. I'll send you a list.
something else? Call me and I'll do my best to help
what you are looking for!
* Note - Some
beach area rentals may have weekly summer (vacation) rates listed instead
of standard monthly rates
you have found some homes, my
team and I will be happy to arrange home viewings with you. We
ask that you please note the following showing policies:
time for rentals is typically 30 to 45 days in advance of
move-in. Be sure your move-in date is no later than 45
days from the time that we view properties.
arrangements are typically made 24 hours in advance, in order to confirm appointments with occupants, plan the
route, etc.. While
some homes are vacant, many others are occupied, so having
confirmed appointments is essential. Please refrain
from making last minute changes to a showing!
leases require good credit. Please let us know your credit
scores in advance.
home showings, please try to limit your lease selections to 3 to
5 homes, maximum.
also limit the number of cities or areas for showings to
same city, or adjoining ones. We will not accommodate
requests to show homes all over Orange County.
you have pets, we prefer to work with two, maximum. It
is very difficult to get accepted with three
or more pets, with very large pets, or certain breeds.
is important to be on time for showing appointments.
Showing times are arranged with the home occupants, so
being late may mean that we would have to re-schedule the
will not show properties that offer a sub-standard commission.
Most leases are fine, but there are a small number of
homes for lease that offer very low, "lump sum"
commissions. The amount is often well below our actual
costs to complete the transaction. Please understand that
we will not be able to show these homes to you.
work very hard for you, so we do ask that work with us exclusively.
respect you as a client, so please respect our time as
well. We ask that you do not work with other brokers,
Craigslist, or other lease sources while you are working
with us -- Allow us to get the job done for you!
Once you have
found the right home, you will need to complete an
application. This is a two page form that is easy to fill out.
We will typically need one application for each person,18
years old or older, who will be living in the home. Along with
the application, we will need a full credit report for each
working person. The landlord may request other financial
information, such as proof of employment, bank statements, or
a reference form your current landlord.
When we have turned in
all of the requested documents and you are approved, you will be asked complete the lease agreement
(contract) and several related forms. You will also be
required to provide a check (usually a cashier's check) for
the security deposit and first month's rent. At move in, we
will conduct a walk though inspection of the house to note the
current condition of the home and any existing
issues. You will complete a move in form, known as an MIMO
form. This form helps protect your security deposit by noting
any existing issues or damage at move in.
the highest number of leases in Orange County and how do costs
chart shows average monthly rental cost for
houses in major OC cities. The statistics were pulled for
"average" homes (3 bedrooms, 1,500 to 2,500 square
feet, both condos and single family homes) from both closed
leases and actively listed homes in 2013. The city of Laguna
Beach has the highest average lease cost, followed by Corona
del Mar, Newport Coast and Newport Beach. The cities of Dana
Point and Coto de Caza also surpass the $3,000 per month
average rental cost. The lowest cost leases appear to be in
Anaheim, Fullerton, Orange, and Laguna Hills.
The next chart
shows the number of properties available for
lease during the same period. The highest number
leases in OC are available in the city of Irvine, followed by
Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, and Mission Viejo. Far
fewer leases are available in Coto de Caza, Brea, Laguna
Hills, San Juan Capistrano, and Newport Coast.
you have a pet, this page will feature only the home
listings for leases that will accept or consider pets
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My goal in putting
this web page together was to create the ultimate Orange
County, CA home leasing page that is both
comprehensive and user-friendly. Please enjoy using the
web page and when you are ready to lease a home or if you have
any questions, call me! North and south Orange County,
CA home rentals, including condos and single family homes for lease,
Orange County, CA.