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Ldm847, Renter in Atlanta, GA

I am currently looking for a rental property. A small house with a fenced in backyard, dog friendly in the Atlanta area. Range up 875.

Asked by Ldm847, Atlanta, GA Mon Feb 4, 2013

One dog, one professional female. Not interesting in buying at this time. One pet.

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You'll need to wear a bullet proof vest most likely and watch that your dog isn't stolen if you want to live in the Atlanta area. If you're willing to go way outside that area like NE Cobb County or North Gwinnett county, perhaps.

I can understand your unwillingness to buy. After all, who in their right mind would want to buy a house at a rate of 3 to 4% and have their money grow at a rate of 1-3% per year?? Who could ever imagine buying a $60,000 house that's worth $100,000 and move into instant equity while keeping their payments around $500 even at a horrible rate of 10%?? Why would any even consider the possibility of potentially renting the property out in the future using a Real Estate Management company to collect future income for years to come??

Let me just give you a few pointers in case you decide to rent regardless of the info given above:

Make sure that the property you rent is free and clear. If it is not, tell (don't ask) the seller that you will make payments directly to the bank (use checks, not cash). There have been too many cases where the owner takes the money and does not apply it to the mortgage leaving you out in the street with no rights to your deposits.

Take before and after pictures of the property. I would even get an inspection done on the property to make sure the house wasn't moldy or worse, used as a meth lab.

Get renter's insurance to cover damage done by the dog. Even if you have a small dog, what's to prevent the owner to say that damages not covered during the walk through were caused by your dog and you have to pay for it?

Only rent from people using a Real Estate Management company and do your homework on that company to make sure they treated other people fairly.

Because lending has become more difficult for people and the economy has caused a lot of job loss and credit defaults, renting is at a very high rate. Therefore, owner's are taking advantage of people with higher rent rates. If any time were the time to buy, it would be now to keep your payment down and not have to worry about being taken advantage of.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 4, 2013
great pointers, notthing new. thank god youre not a realtor. cheers.
Flag Wed Feb 6, 2013
Hi there, when are you available to view select rentals in Atlanta?
How soon do you need to move? I am available to assist....

Laquita Baez
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metrobrokers
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 5, 2013
I have a very dog-friendly neighborhood for you... it even has 3 dog parks.
It is 18 miles from downtown Atlanta, on the West side (that means less traffic).
The house is not listed yet.

It's a 4 bedroom house with a fenced yard.
The house is on a park.

$1800/month includes DirecTV w/HBO, Internet Service, home phone service, a community gym, pools, tennis, trails, basketball, bocce, horseshoes..
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 4, 2013
way out of our range. we are looking in atlanta, outskirsts of north atlanta such as gwinnett, dekalb, etc, anyone wanting to go furher north than that is bound to find delapidated houses made circa 1940 etc with lots of cover up work. I have done plenty of homework.
Flag Wed Feb 6, 2013
Check At that price you are looking at properties outside the perimeter. The dog situation severly limits your options. Good luck
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 4, 2013
thank you. will definitely check it out.
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