Renting A Home

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Discover A Simpler Way Of Renting With TCS

Make renting your next place hassle-free. We match you with rentals that meet your unique requirements, in record time. So you can spend less time looking and more time enjoying your new home.

ZERO COST

We’ll be your personal assistant and local expert helping you find the perfect rental for free!

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

We’ve helped over 48,000 renters find a place they love since 2008.

MORE CHOICE

Get exclusive coming-soon properties that help you find the best rental before it even hits the market.

PROPERTY TOURS

Our team is so large that we can always find someone to take you out to tour the place you like.

PHILADEPHIA & PHILLY SUBURBS

Most Popular Philadelphia Neighborhoods To Rent

Our Renting Process

Just like every important decision in life, the key is preparation. And having the right support and information to make the best choice for yourself. With TCS Group’s sophisticated search algorithm, finding your next place to rent becomes easy. Want to live in a building with a fitness center, in a vibrant neighborhood, 20 minutes from your office? We’ll help you find it!

60-90 DAYS
BEFORE MOVE-IN-DATE
Use Our Fully Customizable Search Tools

TCS’s personalized search will examine thousands of available rentals to find you that perfect place to call home. Filter by budget, location, pet policy, and more to find exactly what you’re looking for.

45-60 DAYS
BEFORE MOVE-IN-DATE
Connect And Tour Oath Your TCS Agent

Come say hi to our Concierge Team! We’ll tell you all about the apartments, and the neighborhoods and help you compare favorites and narrow down your search. Then we take you to the places you like. No need to schedule an appointment in advance! With a team of 60 agents, we're always available to tour the properties that you'd want to look at. Flip the lights on and off, swing the doors open and shut, take a peek out of the window, this is your time to explore!

30-45 DAYS
BEFORE MOVE-IN-DATE
Sign Your Lease

Did we help you find your dream rental? We are so happy to hear! Now let’s get down to the paperwork - we promise to make it a breeze. We’ll guide you through the entire process and ensure you have all the information you need to sign your lease with confidence. Check our FAQs for the list of documents we would typically need from you.

15-30 DAYS
BEFORE MOVE-IN-DATE
Time To Move In

The big day has arrived! The TCS team is by your side to help you get prepped for your move. From renter’s insurance and parking permits to reliable moving companies and furniture rentals, you can trust us to make moving into your new rental as smooth as honey.

Relocating? We’ve Got Your Back!

New to the city? Welcome – let’s take you around! Whether you are an individual, employee, or military, we’re committed to making your relocation seamless and enjoyable. Nothing is more frustrating than having to rediscover your favorite coffee shop, the closest place to get groceries, and the nearest bank and post office from home. Let us help you redesign your new life with you.

University City & Medical Student Housing

Heading to a new university? Joining a new faculty? Get in touch so we can help you find the perfect student and staff accommodation blocks away from the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel, Temple University, Jefferson University, or The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. We’ll take care of the details so you can focus on your next big step in life. After all, university life is the time to create the best memories.

Frequently Asked Questions

FINDING AN AGENT

When planning a mortgage, you have to consider many factors including your credit score, your income, your current monthly debts, and how much you have saved for down payment. It’s best to schedule an initial 15-minute phone call with a local lender to help you determine your purchasing power, how much you need for down payment and closing costs, and to see what you can expect for a monthly mortgage payment. You can also calculate your buying power by using our Mortgage Calculator.

A Pre-qualification gives you an estimate of what you can borrow while Pre-approvals give you what you actually can borrow. A Pre-qualification is a conversation with a lender which gives you a very preliminary idea of what you qualify for based on the information you provided to them. A lender will not run your credit for a pre-qualification, which only allows them to give you an estimate of your purchasing power. For a Pre-approval, a lender will run credit, collect income documents and complete a formal application. In addition, A Pre-approval is good for 120 days and will be needed to submit an offer on a home. To sum it up, if you are further than 4 months from your ideal move-in date, it might be best to obtain a Pre-qualification. If you are 3-4 months out from your ideal move-in date it would be best to complete the formal application, that is, a Pre-approval.

Generally, it is easier for foreigners to qualify for a US home loan if they are permanent residents with a green card or non-permanent residents with a valid work visa. The type of loan program, down payment and interest rate that a foreigner will qualify for, is dependent on the type of documentation they have. It is best to consult a local lender to see what is available for your unique scenario.

RENTING YOUR NEXT PLACE

The biggest selling point of foreclosed homes is, of course, their extremely marked-down price. However, there are a few things you need to know about foreclosures. The most important one is that they are typically sold in “as-is” condition. This can mean hidden problems for you as the buyer. If you time it right and you’re willing to put in the effort, a foreclosed home can be a great deal, but it is important to have someone on your side to guide you through the process. Find a real estate agent that is familiar with foreclosure properties (like us!) who can guide you in buying and selling these types of homes.

With inventory still low, more and more people have been considering buying new construction. If this is something you’re interested in, we recommend hiring a buyer’s agent to help you research qualified, reputable builders and guide you through the inspection process. We can also help you determine which upgrades make sense for “resale” value and which do not, and which items will cost you less to do now rather than later down the road. Lastly, when you hire a buyer’s agent for a new construction home, we can help you understand what is included in the sale price, and what is not, so you can know what to expect after seeing a model home.

SIGNING YOUR LEASE

The biggest selling point of foreclosed homes is, of course, their extremely marked-down price. However, there are a few things you need to know about foreclosures. The most important one is that they are typically sold in “as-is” condition. This can mean hidden problems for you as the buyer. If you time it right and you’re willing to put in the effort, a foreclosed home can be a great deal, but it is important to have someone on your side to guide you through the process. Find a real estate agent that is familiar with foreclosure properties (like us!) who can guide you in buying and selling these types of homes.

With inventory still low, more and more people have been considering buying new construction. If this is something you’re interested in, we recommend hiring a buyer’s agent to help you research qualified, reputable builders and guide you through the inspection process. We can also help you determine which upgrades make sense for “resale” value and which do not, and which items will cost you less to do now rather than later down the road. Lastly, when you hire a buyer’s agent for a new construction home, we can help you understand what is included in the sale price, and what is not, so you can know what to expect after seeing a model home.

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