Featured Rental Listings in the Coachella Valley
If you are looking for a rental home in the Coachella Valley (aka the Greater Palm Springs Area) our leasing experts and our website have everything you need to start your quest to find the perfect lease in the Greater Palm Springs area. Be sure to favorite potential leases from the list below. Search by price, size and location below. Also, find some great resources below to help you get the most out of your rental search.
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Check out the rental information we have provided below to discover all you need to know about renting in the Coachella Valley. Finding the perfect rental property can be a difficult task to say the least. However persistence and staying informed of new inventory on the market is key to finding the perfect rental. Also there are a number of restrictions in place from the various cities and Homeowner’s Associations in the Coachella Valley that place a minimum number of days renters are allowed to lease a property. Ask your KW Coachella Valley agent for more information on these rental restrictions.
The Best Way to Search for a Coachella Valley Rental:
These simple steps will help you find the perfect rental property and avoid some common pitfalls during your continued search.
Step 1: Determine Your Rental Budget
Inventory for leases / rentals is so varied that determining how much you can spend will be one of the biggest determining factors in finding a home to rent. As a rule of thumb you should spend no more than 30% of your annual income on housing costs.
Also, make sure to keep in mind that larger houses can be more costly to cool and heat. This is a huge consideration in the Desert area as air conditioning costs in the summer can skyrocket. Finding a rental with solar power or the utilities included can help you reduce these costs.
Step 2: Setup Your Own Rental Profile and be the First in Line!
Great you have found the perfect listing, but what now? The most important factor now is your speed and preparedness of your rental application. It is extremely important that you gather some information into a handy place to be ready for when that place comes along. This is why it is important to setup a rental profile for yourself.
What you will need in your rental profile:
- A copy of your driver’s license
- Rental history with phone number for references of GOOD interactions with a landlord
- A credit report – so you know what to expect
- Monthly income
- Prepare some references
- Social Security Number
Knowing your credit score is important when searching for a rental property. Most leasing landlords will need to know your credit score before renting. Even if your credit score is not great, having this information will help your leasing agent determine strategies to get over this hurdle. However if you have good credit it will allow your leasing agent to sell you as a renter much more easily. Either way it is important to know what you credit rating it prior to your search.
Step 3: Find a Leasing Real Estate Agent
Having a professional on your side when renting a home will help you in multiple ways, and, best of all it doesn’t cost you one red cent! Real estate agents are legally obligated to have your best interests at heart when you are searching for a periphery and negotiating with the landlord. They will also know the pitfalls and advantages of each location better than anyone.
Step 4: Search for a Rental Property
We recommend you start narrowing your search by location or neighborhood. There are thousands and thousands of rental properties in the Desert so know where you want to be can help narrow your search down.
Pro Tip: Use Instant Automatic Listing Alerts
Our site can get you set-up for success. All you have to do is start clicking on the heart icon on each of our listings. This will give the system and our real estate professionals an understanding of what type of property you are looking for. Then you will get instantly updated from out site and your real estate professional on new listings coming on the market. This is the best way to find the perfect place.
Often missed items when search for the perfect rental property:
- Is there enough storage space? You know how much stuff you have try and imagine where you will put all of your belongings and ask yourself if it will fit or if you can live without that item.
- Are there enough outlets and are they in good locations? Some rentals may not work for your electronics make sure cable hookups and power outlets are in the locations you imagined.
- Who is the internet provider? Most places have multiple internet providers but some only have one and may not support the speed you need to work and play. Make sure that your internet connection will be all that you expect.
- Look in all the cabinets. Make sure you look in all the drawers and cabinets before signing a rental agreement. Sometimes the finishes on the inside are not what you would expect.
- Talk to the neighbors! Checking with the people next door will give you insight into how the personality of the neighborhood is and can be a great resource if you are a new renter in the area.
Step 4: Signing the Lease / Rental Agreement.
This is where having a real estate agent can be an advantage. Your agent will know what is reasonable to ask for and what is not. However, still make sure to read and understand each and every item of the lease agreement. There may be restrictions on guests noise and other unexpected and unforeseen problems you may want.
What Constitutes a Lease Agreement in California?
In general a lease (or rental) agreement is a oral or written agreement between a tenant and a owner of a rental property (landlord). This agreement exchanges rent payment for the tenant’s habitation, or use of a property. It is important to note that all rental agreement should be in writing, but if there is an oral agreement, this may hold up in a court of law. To avoid confusion we advise that for the safety of both the landlord and the tenant that agreements are in writing. As such, we also specify that all our lease agreements use the gold standard of lease agreement; The California Association of Realtors Residential Lease Agreement. This lease agreement has been proven to be very effective, as it is consistently reviewed and updated by lawyers at the California Association of Realtors. This contract is used in hundreds of thousands of rental properties across the State and is available to all licensed Realtors.
According to state laws, a landlord must disclose any information that may be important for tenants. This is done to avoid any confusion or mistakes from either party.
Here are the most common things that you will find in any lease agreement, according to California law:
- List of parties involved in the rental agreement
- Description of the property
- Amount of rent, due date, and payment methods
- Late fee policy
- Lease termination policies
- Eviction policies
- Security deposit policies
- Additional mandatory disclosures (Common utilities, pests, mold, lead-based paint, etc.)
Did you Know? Interesting Rental Facts
Did you know that the average size for an apartment in the United States is roughly 882 square feet, or that the average rent payment per month is $1,124 as of February 2021? This is the main reason renting is not for everyone. Check with your local real estate professional. You may save money actually purchasing instead of renting – even if you have less than perfect credit.
Did you know that almost 75% of rental properties are owned by individual investors? This is good news for renters as individuals are usually easier to deal with over large corporations.
Did you know more than 76% of Millennials own cats or dogs? Because so many people have pets most landlords will accept dogs or cats (usually with a pet deposit).
Did you know that more than one in three Americans is a renter? Over the past several decades, the homeownership rate in the United States has ranged between 60 and 70 percent. The homeownership rate in Q4 2022 is nearly 66% and has not been this high since 1998.