My husband and I are moving to San Jose with our 2 kids as he has been offered a new job in Silicon Valley. We need to find a decent property to rent and was wondering if any expats already in the area have any advice on how to find good offers? What sort of rentals should we expect to pay? Are bills usually included in the rent?
Accommodation in San Jose is in short supply and rental costs don't come cheap.
You can begin your search online using online portals. But your best bet is to contact a few real estate agents, who can walk you through the process and also give you good tips on hot property that hasn't even been advertised yet. You'll find that they have access to much more property and can help you find a property faster.
When it comes to utlity bills, these are usutally not included in the cost of your rent. But you can check in the terms of the leave.
For more information check out this page on Accommodation in San Jose.
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