Are there better times to move into North shore rental houses throughout the calendar year? Yes and No. For families with school aged children the preferred months for moving are July 1, August 1 and September 1. School is out, so packing and moving won’t interfere with various school activities and studies.Students move in September but are sometimes willing to move in August to avoid the September crunch. Any North shore property management professional will tell you that most people are not too thrilled about moving January 1, since its a holiday and involves packing etc over the Christmas and New Years festivities. December 1 is not as universally avoided as January is for moving but again, is fairly close to the silly season so people are a little more reluctant to move then as well. The type of home significantly affects the calendar year planning schedule as well since most students going to college will not be renting a large, palatial, suburban house. They will be renting a North shore rental apartment, basement suite or splitting a two bedroom condo with a roommate so September is particularly busy for these types of accommodations. The rental market is very busy for houses during the summer months because this is when families prefer to move. If you plan accordingly to what type of accommodation you will be moving into, you can maximize the number of potential properties that will meet your criteria.