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silwiljacmar…, Home Owner in San Francisco, CA
silwiljacmar@gmail.com answered:
Does anyone have a recommendation for a reliable tenant screening service, online or local?
I have used Houserie.com and love it. It is an online tenant screening service with great customer service and quick results. They have different screening packages. I like the Ultimate ... more
4 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 5, 2014 Rental Basics in Portland
Gmarcum17, Renter in
Gmarcum17 answered:
. I responded to a for rent on this property n I got the this response that really sounds fishy n I think it may be a scam.. the "owners" email me b
Here is another SCAM I received from a rental Inquiry. I wonder if Trulia does any research on these listings? Otherwise, you are no better than Craigslist and a waste of time. This ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 28, 2014 Rental Basics in Kerns
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in 98074
Dan Tabit answered:
how on earth do you report a scam on this site?!?!!?
Amy,
On the rental listing itself is a FLAG button, please use it on this and any others you come across. Scams are common on any site that allows anyone to post a rental. Please re ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 18, 2014 Rental Basics in Portland
Michael Brow…, Real Estate Pro in Frisco, TX
Michael Brownstead answered:
I am just coming out of a rental scam and the people who contacted me for this property initiated it the exact same way. This listing is a scam!!!
Thanks for sharing, always consult a licensed real estate agent in your area for assistance.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 3, 2014 Rental Basics in Kerns
Shea McGrath, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Shea McGrath answered:
Student apartments
Please check out our website at www.carefreeinc.com about thirty days prior to your move date to see what we have available at that time.

Feel free to contact us anytime with questio ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 23, 2014 Rental Basics in Portland
wahnow, Home Buyer in Beaverton, OR
wahnow asked:
Compensation from landlord for moving to another apt while they put in washer and dryer as an expierment to see if tenants want them My apt landlord decided to do an experiment with 6 apt by putting a washer and dryer in each to see how tenants like them, I guess.My apt was the one were the water main is, so i had to…
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 23, 2013 Rental Basics in 97225
Shea McGrath, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Shea McGrath answered:
We are moving to Portlnd. Wanted: rental max $1400 min. 830 sq ft 2 carspaces. Easy access MAX/ restaurants. Which areas/buildings do you recommend?
Please check out our website at http://www.carefreeinc.com to see if we have any homes for rent that may fit your needs. Feel free to contact us anytime with questions or to schedule a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 25, 2013 Rental Basics in Portland
Tom Inglesby, Real Estate Pro in 97239
Tom Inglesby answered:
Photographer looking to rent 2 bedroom house, apartment or condo within 45 minutes of Portland Airport. Quiet neighborhood with views of either
Check on Craigs list and check out in person don't send any money as deposit. Our market is very tight. Good Luck, Tom Inglesby, Broker
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 25, 2013 Rental Basics in Portland
Greg Perkins, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Greg Perkins answered:
does mold have to be reported by a contractor once he finds it in a home?
A contractor in Oregon does not have a duty to report mold issues to anyone in particular. As far as breaking your lease, you should first become familier with ORS 90, landlord/Tenant ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 25, 2013 Rental Basics in Portland
Joyce Zilai, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Joyce Zilai answered:
hi I am relocating in the next 6 months and am wondering if there are pros and cons to rental property management?
Residential Property Management is here in Portland and work with people who are looking for a rental and people who have property to rent. Give Bob Johnson at call at 503-245-8022 or ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 20, 2012 Rental Basics in Portland
Tom Inglesby, Real Estate Pro in 97239
Tom Inglesby answered:
What are some tips for renters before signing a lease?
Most of the time you are required to commerically clean the carpets when you move or be charged for it. Lease are for one year find out the buy out if you want to leave sooner. Good lu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 6, 2012 Rental Basics in Portland
Diane Moreau, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Diane Moreau answered:
I am renting a dangerous basment apartment
Chuck,
Ask your Landlord for a smoke detector or at the very least pick one up yourself.
Diane
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 26, 2011 Rental Basics in 97214
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
I am worried and paranoid on what to do and can not afford legal help. I am on disability and could never afford an attorney. Does anyone have any?
As Diane suggests, consult with Legal Aid.

I don't know the regulations pertaining to Portland and I'm not a lawyer, so take with a grain of salt what follows. Still . . . ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 17, 2011 Rental Basics in 97214
Kimberly Kin…, Real Estate Pro in Clackamas, OR
Kimberly Kinville answered:
Part 2 to my other question, any advice on renting a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in Burlingame (SW Portland) close
Depends on the rent asked and the term you need, ie 1 year lease vs month to month.

The month to month rentals are easier to rent because of the flexability. However, in my experien ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 22, 2010 Rental Basics in Portland
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