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  • Downtown Dallas: 35-50 minutes
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About Denton Texas Rental Homes

Find Denton TX homes for rent near the University of North Texas as well as Texas Woman’s University. Search single-family homes for rent in family-friendly neighborhoods or locate an apartment home in the Denton area. The median price of a single-family rental home was $2,100 for the fourth quarter of 2023. Average rents for single-family homes were just a bit higher at $2,117. Rental homes in the active adult community of Robson Ranch tend to be a bit higher than that. The median rent for a 2-bedroom apartment in the city of Denton was roughly $1350 at the start of 2024. Rents in Denton were approximately 8-10 percent cheaper than the DFW metro area.

Most of the rental properties in the Denton area are served by the Denton Independent School District. Denton ISD encompasses 180 square miles and multiple surrounding cities. Denton ISD operates six high schools, nine middle schools and 25 elementary schools in the area. If you are looking for a rental property serving a particular school or attendance boundary, please let us know.

Your Relocation Resource

Aaron Layman Properties welcomes the opportunity to assist you with your Denton Texas relocation and help you find a great Denton Texas home for lease. We can help you find single-family houses for rent, townhomes for rent and apartments in Denton Texas. Aaron Layman Properties is a full-service real estate broker serving the northern DFW metroplex. Whether you are looking for a short-term lease or a long-term executive rental, Aaron can help you find your new home.

Using the buttons to the right you will find homes for lease sorted by price range in communities throughout Denton County. This includes homes for rent in Denton, Argyle, Corinth, Lake Dallas, Highland Village, Flower Mound, Lewisville, Little Elm, Oak Point, Roanoke the Colony and other Denton County locations.

Aaron Layman Properties can help you find a rental property fitting your family and your budget. Denton Texas has some fabulous homes with scenic views of horse ranches and rolling terrain. If you just need a one-bedroom apartment while you are attending university, there are plenty of those too. Not sure whether you should rent or buy? Aaron Layman Properties can provide you with some honest, objective statistics to help you find the right place.

When you are searching for Denton TX rental homes adjust the filters/search criteria to suit your preferences. For additional information on finding the perfect Denton TX home for lease, you can also fill out the contact form or call to speak directly with a Denton TX real estate broker.

A Note on the Rise of Institutional Landlords

If you are in the market for a rental home in the Denton area, you are probably already aware of some of the challenges involved in finding a decent rental home at an affordable price. The large increase in institutional ownership of single-family homes has made shopping for a rental even more challenging. Denton, Texas is no exception. If you are concerned about renting from a large, institutional landlord you are not alone. Many of those concerns are warranted. Here is a sample of issues facing renters over the last several years when dealing with some of the big institutional landlords.

“A group of North Minneapolis tenants has won rent freezes, refunds and other concessions from their private-equity-backed landlord, showing that protests, pickets and organizing can gain results even against a powerful corporate giant.” NBC News July 2023

“They thought they were moving into their dream home but ended up with a rental nightmare. That’s what tenants of one of the biggest landlords in the United States are saying” NBC affiliate January 2023

“I-TEAM: Hundreds Of Complaints Against A Rental Company With An A+ Rating” CBS News DFW August 2021

Know Your Neighbors and Your Landlord

These are just some of the complaints against one major player in the rental space. If you are considering renting a home from a big Wall Street landlord like Progress Residential, Invitation Homes, American Homes 4 Rent (AMH), or any other Wall Street-affiliated entity owning thousands of homes, be sure to read ALL of the fine print in any offers or contracts.

As a general rule, Aaron Layman Properties recommends dealing with local individual owners with ties to the local community. Large institutional landlords have demonstrated they have other objectives which may not align with customer service. They have even become a problem for young families trying to buy their first home. Big institutional landlords have gobbled up hundreds of thousands of homes across the U.S., distorting many submarkets and pricing families out of the market in the process.

Why You May Be Getting the Runaround

If you have experienced poor service when shopping for a rental home, you are not alone. A tight, over-financialized housing market can be tough to navigate. Customer service takes a back seat to profit when the supply demand equation gets skewed. Wealthy property owners and big institutional players continue to squeeze renters (and even agents) in the search of passive income.

Many landlords and management companies have cut service to the bone. Many landlords also skimp on co-op payouts to agents when they can get away with it in a tight market. Most agents are not keen on working for free, so don’t be surprised if you don’t get a quick response when calling on a particular listing where the owner has tried to remove the human element from the equation.

Tips For Navigating a Challenging Rental Market

Get Your Rental “House” In Order

In a tight rental market with plenty many renters all looking for a good place to live, it helps to put your best foot forward. With two universities in town, Denton normally qualifies as a tight market. Availability can be thin depending on the time of year you are looking. If apartment occupancies are near historical highs and single-family rental supply is limited, you have your work cut out for you as a renter.

Good credit and solid income are always attractive to landlords. At the end of the day, the landlord wants to know you can pay the rent bill on time. You should work to build a solid credit profile. If you have blemishes on your credit, be prepared to explain them. You might want to have a formal letter of explanation on hand. Sometimes life happens. You could consider offering a higher security deposit to alleviate concerns a landlord might have.

Be prepared with all of your documentation when you are shopping for a rental home. Good organization skills are your friend if you are shopping for a rental property. Typical things you might need for your Denton area rental application include:

  • Identification
  • Pay stubs
  • Bank statements
  • Rental history
  • References
  • Pet information
  • Job history
  • Vehicle descriptions
  • Proof of insurance

You may love your pets, but be aware they may not help you in a tight rental market. Landlords often have pet restrictions on certain breeds or sizes. Be prepared to pay extra fees and/or a larger deposit for your four-legged friends. A pet resume, pictures and good records might help you get through the door. Experienced landlords are on the lookout for ESA fraud. You shouldn’t try to pass your pet off as an Emotional Support Animal or service animal if you don’t have legitimate documentation.

Read the Lease Agreement

This should go without saying. Unfortunately many people do not actually read their lease agreement, at least not in its entirety. You should always read your lease agreement or contract in full. Ask questions when you need clarification. If there’s something in the lease agreement that looks questionable, you may want to negotiate with the landlord to change it. A good real estate agent or attorney can review the lease for you. You want to make sure the terms of the lease agreement are acceptable before you actually sign it.

Contact me today for more information on the Denton Texas rental market or to find your new temporary home.

Denton TX Homes For Rent by Price Range

Denton Tx Neighborhoods with Single-Family Rentals

  • Eagle Creek
  • Country Club Terrace
  • Kings Ridge
  • Stark Farms
  • Cambridge Brook
  • Oakmont
  • Montecito
  • Country Club Village
  • Thistle Hill Estate
  • Shadow Brook Place
  • Forrestridge
  • Forest Meadow
  • Teasley Trails
  • Southridge
  • Lexington Park
  • Country Lakes
  • Unicorn Lake Estates
  • Sundown Ranch
  • Wind River Estate
  • Wheeler Ridge
  • Ryan Meadows
  • Robson Ranch

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