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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
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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!
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Brendan Ross, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Eviction Notice RequirementsAfter determining that you have a valid reason for evicting your tenant, then the first step in the process is to provide notice to your tenant of your intention to do so.… Read more
Blogged Fri Aug 15, 2014 by Brendan Ross Rental Basics For Rent Rentals
Brendan Ross, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
VIEW THE FULL POST HERE:Earlier this year, on June 5, 2013, the City Council passed an ordinance targeted at controlling the bed bug problem in Chicago. The new Chicago be bug ordinance provides for fines… Read more
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Brendan Ross, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Chicago RLTO 5-12-140 - Rental Agreement Guidelines and ProhibitionsExcept as otherwise specifically provided by this chapter, no rental agreement may provide that the landlord or tenant: (a) agrees to… Read more
Blogged Fri Aug 15, 2014 by Brendan Ross Agent2Agent Rental Basics Rentals
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Brendan Ross, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Grounds for an EvictionAs a landlord, you generally have the right to evict your tenant for the following reasons:Non-payment of rent The tenant violates the terms and conditions of the lease or the RLTO… Read more
Blogged Fri Aug 15, 2014 by Brendan Ross Rental Basics For Rent Rentals
Angel Swan, Real Estate Pro in 60649
Sometimes you have your heart set on a particluar area to live and you just know something will be available. Sometimes not. If that happens consider some of the immediate surrounding areas and you may… Read more
Blogged Thu Aug 14, 2014 by Angel Swan Home Buying Rental Basics Property Q&A
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Michael Rose…, Real Estate Pro in 60654
The rental market in Chicago can be overwhelming for new comers and veteran renters alike. While renting is not as big of a commitment as buying, you should still love where you live.  Here are some pointers… Read more
Blogged Wed Jun 4, 2014 by Michael Rosenblum Rental Basics Rentals
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Dympna Fay-H…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Buying a home has long been part of the American dream. But rising prices have made renting less expensive in many places.People often aspire to own a home for reasons that have little to do with money,… Read more
Blogged Wed Jun 4, 2014 by Dympna Fay-Hart Home Buying Rental Basics For Rent
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.
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Jeff Nobleza, Real Estate Pro in 60640
I often get phone calls from folks with a Section 8 voucher asking questions about the program. I am the first to admit I am not well versed in Section 8. However, a colleague of mine by the name of Toska… Read more
Blogged Fri May 16, 2014 by Jeff Nobleza Rental Basics For Rent Rentals
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Kenan Jue, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Are you moving to the U.S.? Are you struggling to rent a home, given that you have no credit score or references?Don’t worry. You’re not alone.According to the U.S. Census Bureau Mobility Study, between… Read more
Blogged Fri May 9, 2014 by Kenan Jue Market Conditions Rental Basics Rentals
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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.
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Noah Seidenb…, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
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, Buyer's Agent 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
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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!
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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
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