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Alicia OToole, Real Estate Pro in 60625
Alicia OToole answered:
what is a sublease?
Check out Illinois Legal Aid's website regarding sublease FAQ's here:
http://www.illinoislegalaid.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.dsp_content&contentid=6864
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Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
I will be gone for the summer, but need an apartment when I get back. When should I start looking/applying for apartments?
4-5 weeks out would be the ideal time. Anything prior will be too far out.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 29, 2015 Rental Basics in Chicago
Home Owner, Home Owner in San Rafael, CA
Home Owner answered:
What questions do you as the landlord ask of references of your future tenant?
So your applicant has filled out the rental application containing written questions, but when it comes to calling up a person that they've listed as a reference or employer or former l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 12, 2014 Rental Basics in Chicago
Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
What is the number of evictions in a year in Oregon? What is the % of a person with an eviction on their record being evicted a second time?
I would ask this question in Oregon. A Chicago agent wont know.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 8, 2014 Rental Basics in Chicago
Mike Opyd, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Mike Opyd answered:
what constitutes an illegal apartment.?
Need to have 2 exits per the City of Chicago Fire code but also has o be recognized as an apartment to be considered legal. i.e. a basement apartment in a 2 flat building that they are ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 26, 2014 Rental Basics in Chicago
Sharon Felton, Real Estate Pro in Nashville, TN
Sharon Felton answered:
If there is a sump pump in a basement is that a sign that there is flooding?
I hope everyone here has lessened your fears about having a sump pump. Yep, it's a good thing!
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 21, 2014 Rental Basics in 60618
Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
I currently live at 1521 W. Jonquil but am looking to find a parking space for rent in the area.
Craigslist is the best place for that.
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 22, 2014 Rental Basics in Rogers Park
peterulrich, Renter in Chicago, IL
peterulrich answered:
I sent 3 emails through Trulia last night. Only one response from a residential agent. What do you consider a 'reasonable' time period for?
My original post was on April 17th and, to date, no answer. Those of you that have replied make it clear that attention to 'follow up' is a part of your practice. Keep that work ethic ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 24, 2014 Rental Basics in 60626
B.J. Tregoni…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
B.J. Tregoning answered:
I am a college student looking to rent an apartment starting June 1st.
Try checking out craigslist.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 23, 2014 Rental Basics in Logan Square
Noah Seidenb…, Real Estate Pro in 60202
Noah Seidenberg answered:
Are the rental broker fees in Chicago similar to other large metropolitan areas, either one month's rent or a percentage of 1 years rent 7% or so?
everything is negotiable but it can't be put in writing on Trulia.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 4, 2014 Rental Basics in Chicago
Mark Malave, Real Estate Pro in 60626
Mark Malave answered:
what does it mean to pay market value for an apartment in the state of illinois?
Market Value is the value the open market places on a good or service under normal circumstances. So, in real estate this would exclude auctions, foreclosures or short sales since those ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 28, 2014 Rental Basics in Chicago
Mackalvee, Renter in Evanston, IL
Mackalvee answered:
My husband found a great deal on an apartment on Trulia. The lister said she lives in London and we would handle everything via the internet. Is?
We called lots of places & even went by the place. My husband reported them & we walked away from it all unharmed :-) Thanks y'all!
2 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 28, 2014 Rental Basics in Chicago
B.J. Tregoni…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
B.J. Tregoning answered:
How soon before moving in should you begin your search for an apartment in Uptown Chicago?
I would start a month out, two at most. Good Luck!
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 28, 2014 Rental Basics in Chicago
Mike Opyd, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Mike Opyd answered:
i want to help my daughter get her own place with boyfriend and 3 yr old son. they have not a lot of credit history good or bad. any sugestions?
Reach out a mortgage lender and start there. You may have to co-sign for them. Let me know if you would like a recommendation.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 26, 2014 Rental Basics in 60647
Bill J Delig…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Bill J Deligiannis answered:
What would the commute be from downtown to Hines VA bordering Maywood?
Commute would be 15-45 minutes depending on traffic.
If you are still looking for a rental feel free to contact me - I will have a move in ready 2 bedroom available on 4/11/14 right of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 20, 2014 Rental Basics in Chicago
Manuel Brown…, Real Estate Pro in 60640
Manuel Brown (312) 600-5710 answered:
Are there any properties that would be willing to rent to a person who recently became unemployed?
Sache,

One of the things a landlord looks at is your ability to pay. If you are unemployed an owner would look for you to have proof of significant savings and would most likely req ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Jan 24, 2014 Rental Basics in Chicago
Jacqueline S…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Jacqueline Smith, MBA, CPA answered:
The value of Rental Agent
A lawyer friend of mine posted this on Facebook today. Here is an example of what good agents help prevent:

LANDLORDS!!!! I just got out of court today, evicting a tenant who destroy ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 17, 2014 Rental Basics in 60606
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in 10591
Christopher Pagli - ABR, GREEN answered:
Does a landlord have to schedule an appointment with a tenant in order to make non-emergency repairs?
Typically it is 24 hours notice and should always be in the lease.

Chris
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 19, 2013 Rental Basics in Uptown
Randy Weinst…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Randy Weinstein answered:
I just find out that the apartment I am living in may be illegal. I live in Calumet City. What should I do? Thanks
If you are talking about eviction then it will take at least two to three months.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 6, 2013 Rental Basics in Chicago
Randy Weinst…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Randy Weinstein answered:
I'm going Friday to look at an apartment in Chicago. I want a list of questions to ask about the apartment & building. Can you send me a few?
Ask about:

1. Foreclosures in the building.
2. Assessments
3. Number of rentals
4. Restrictions on renting
5. Crime, schools, restaurants in area
6. Average market time for pro ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 6, 2013 Rental Basics in Chicago
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