Finding a new place to rent can be a very tedious exercise whether you are using the internet or going through ads in the newspaper. There is some basic information that you must equip yourself with before you begin your search to find a home to rent. You must have checked your credit information ahead of time and have your details ready. Determine how much you are willing to pay and the kind of neighbourhood that suits your needs, once this has been taken care of you will be ready your house hunt. Thanks to the world wide web you no longer have to spend hours walking around different neighbourhoods, just post a page on social media that have people looking for rentals or use email groups. Once you find a home to rent online you can check the neighbourhood using google maps by typing in the address and you can zoom in on the house. The thing about house hunting on the internet is the potential for fake rental listings. Here are some tips on avoiding this scams; do not answer to any listing with no phone number or a funky email, someone who asks for money before you view the property is no good and avoid any deal that seems too good to be true.