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Karen Olmste…, Real Estate Pro in Springfield, VA
Karen Olmstead answered:
Looking for a short term rental (possible long term) in the Alexandria VA. area.
Hello David,

I work with a lot of rentals in the region. Most of my clients are people new to the area for military moves and or corporate relocation. I am a military spouse and a m ... more
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Will Nesbitt, Real Estate Pro in Alexandria, VA
Will Nesbitt answered:
Looking for a Realtor willing to represent renters who has experience working with vouchers. Any ideas? Thank you, Luke
If you find one, treat them right. Because if you don't they might not work with you in the future.
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The Dudley R…, Real Estate Pro in Vienna, VA
The Dudley Real Estate Group answered:
I will be renting my first own place in a couple of months, and want an estate agent to find the right place for me. Who is to pay the comission?
You, as the TENANT, pay nothing to the realtor. All commissions are paid by the LANDLORD.

Are you actively searching NOW for a realtor? If so, we (Chris & Shris) would be happy to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 18, 2013 Rental Basics in Alexandria
Frank Scheer, Renter in Orlando, FL
Frank Scheer asked:
I have a felony and I am trying to find a new apartment or place to live but can not. Any help? I have a full time job as a historical military researcher and make about 32,000 a year. I dont want to be homeless or sleeping on sofas anymore. My felony was for hacking and embezzlement…
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Judi Gray,  in Fairfax County, VA
Judi Gray answered:
What are some tips for renters before signing a lease?
I agree with others- READ the lease. Pay particular attention to the tenant responsibilities, and to the required notices. For example, know what the lease term is, when it expires, i ... more
2 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 6, 2012 Rental Basics in Alexandria
Taminator, Home Buyer in Alexandria, VA
Taminator answered:
Do condo associations typically allow condo owners to rent 1 bdrm while using the 2nd bdrm or must entire unit be rented? Would I need board approval?
Thank you, J Blauert, I thought there must be others doing this. Today, the HOA said that it should be fine as long as there are no complaints about anything like noise, etc.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 9, 2011 Rental Basics in Alexandria
Akil Walker, Real Estate Pro in Upper Marlboro, MD
Akil Walker answered:
Renting after Deed in lieu of foreclosure?
Hello Alexis,

You can write a letter to the landlord/owner explaining your past situation. If you do not feel comfortable with writing a letter may be offer to pay another month of r ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 17, 2011 Rental Basics in Alexandria
Vivianne Rut…,  in Fairfax County, VA
Vivianne Rutkowski answered:
Location: NOVA (Virginia). My husband and I are in the middle of a three lease (lease expires 7/31/2011) in a single family home.

Make sure that you have a copy of your security deposit check since you will be dealing with the new owner as your landlord - you might want to remind the listing agent ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 16, 2010 Rental Basics in 22315
Sue Feinthel,  in Alexandria, VA
Sue Feinthel answered:
I'm hoping to relocate to alexandria early next year. I need to know about the schools for all levels
Try Googling phrases like "School Ratings in Alexandria, VA". There are quite a few sites that provide information and reviews of local schools.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 14, 2009 Rental Basics in Alexandria
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