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Eric Utoft, Real Estate Pro in Minnetonka, MN
 The sunny attitude that encourages entrepreneurs to look at a box of lemons and think ‘lemonade!’ is widely admired, and it does seem to be a viewpoint that successful people cultivate. For anyone… Read more
Blogged Tue May 27, 2014 by Eric Utoft Rental Basics Rentals Investment Properties
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Geoff Bray, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
 The sunny attitude that encourages entrepreneurs to look at a box of lemons and think ‘lemonade!’ is widely admired, and it does seem to be a viewpoint that successful people cultivate. For anyone… Read more
Blogged Tue May 27, 2014 by Geoff Bray Rental Basics Rentals
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john smith, 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 john smith Market Conditions Rental Basics Rentals
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john smith, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
As a professional there is nothing more frustrating than your hard work being abused by someone else. It is even worse when that hard work is used to steal from consumers. At Trulia, we completely understand… Read more
Blogged Wed May 7, 2014 by john smith Rental Basics For Rent Rentals
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Eric Utoft, Real Estate Pro in Minnetonka, MN
Minneapolis first-time home buyers in 2014 are faced with a question that hasn't changed for generations: is it more practical to buy right now, or to continue to rent?Over the past few years, buying has… Read more
Blogged Mon Apr 21, 2014 by Eric Utoft Home Buying Rental Basics Rent vs Buy
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Cody Anderson, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Becoming a landlord is a big decision that can provide revenue for property owners. However, landlords sometimes find themselves facing unforeseen problems often created by tenants. Having high standards… Read more
Blogged Wed Apr 9, 2014 by Cody Anderson Rental Basics Property Q&A Investment Properties
john smith, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
In this series, we’re breaking down how to get top dollar for your rental properties. In Part I we shared our best in business practices for setting the perfect price. In Part II, our experts… Read more
Blogged Tue Jan 21, 2014 by john smith Rental Basics For Rent Rentals
Brandon Doyle, Real Estate Pro in Maple Grove, MN
Brandon Doyle answered:
TENANT PROBLEMS--ANY ADVICE?
It is important to do background and credit checks prior to renting your home. Not everyone is meant to be a landlord, it may be better to sell your home
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Eric Utoft, Real Estate Pro in Minnetonka, MN
Rental Applications: How can landlords retain deposits?Posted by Eric UtoftBy Jayson SchwarzYou may currently own a residential investment property, or may be considering acquiring one. Ownership of such… Read more
Blogged Tue Dec 10, 2013 by Eric Utoft Rental Basics Property Q&A Rentals
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Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
Can an Apt leasing company ask for bank & credit card names, account #'s & balances in an online application.....with no password or privacy statement
Most likely: Yes. They can ask. Well, in fact, we know they can ask. Your question seems to be whether they can ask on a site that may not be secure. Probably yes.

You can decline to ... more
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Ken Carpenter, Real Estate Pro in Plymouth, MN
Ken Carpenter answered:
is an oral agreement to rent a room upheld in court?
Minneapolis has a landlord/tenant hotline that can help you with this question. They have attorneys on site that can offer free consultations. Call 311 for more information.
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Susan Hoffla…, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Susan Hofflander answered:
Renting and the price tags that come with it...
Hi, Devi!
I'm not sure what type of information you're looking for. Is this your first rental?? If so, good for you for taking the leap in to your life!!

Here's what I would do if ... more
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Claire Basti…, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Claire Bastien answered:
I am looking for a temporary (2-3) month furnished apartment starting approx mar 4. south metro preferred. Can you recommend anything?
You would probably want to check with a short term rental agency if you prefer not to use the short term stay hotel suites. There are several options available in town, you could conta ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 23, 2013 Rental Basics in 55423
Dean Gupta, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Dean Gupta answered:
Landlord is refusing to release my rental history ( I live in Texas).
You can get your records straight, collect the data of your payments and submit to your prospective landlord. Similarly record for your utility bill payments can convince any reasonable ... more
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Susan Hoffla…, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Susan Hofflander answered:
can i take over payment on a house before it goes into forclosure without having my credit ran?
Hi, Ms. Pettiford!

I would say the general rule of thumb applies here, "If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is". There are assumable loans, but I've never heard of one whe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 1, 2012 Rental Basics in Minneapolis
Kris Lindahl, Real Estate Pro in Blaine, MN
Kris Lindahl answered:
I heard people renting homes they don't own to others and they go to move in to find out they were scammed. Whats the easiest way to prevent
Go to the home and ask the seller if they are trying to rent the home. If the home is vacant request the seller meet you at the home with proof of home ownership (Closing documents, mo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 27, 2012 Rental Basics in Minneapolis
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Paul, MN
Christopher Block answered:
My husband and I have an FHA loan on our current home with the 2008 first time home buyer credit. Can we rent our home after paying back to credit?
Good Answer Mike. I want to just reiterate that you can not go FHA twice in most circumstances. It is actually 2 years of rental income before it can be considered. I believe it is a ye ... more
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Scott Hutchi…, Real Estate Pro in 55044
We are a large real estate brokerage offer rental and leasing services.  You will find that our services, pricing, and marketing are leading the industry.  If you are a landlord or seller that wants… Read more
Blogged Mon Jan 23, 2012 by Scott Hutchinson Rental Basics For Rent Rentals
Joseph Scher…, Real Estate Pro in Dakota County, MN
Edina Rental Homes: Should I Rent Or Buy A Home?If you are in the hunt for Edina rental homes, hold on for a moment and consider the differences between renting homes versus owning. Since it is more… Read more
Blogged Wed Oct 26, 2011 by Joseph Scherer Home Buying Home Selling Rental Basics
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Joseph Scher…, Real Estate Pro in Dakota County, MN
Many home sellers in Eden Prairie are faced with the unfortunate problem of owing more on their home than what they can sell it for. The fact is that in order to sell your property in the Minnesota… Read more
Blogged Tue Sep 27, 2011 by Joseph Scherer Home Selling Financing Rental Basics
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