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Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
How do you report a hijacked ad? I saw mine on here with someone elses info.

Rental scams are common here and on any site that allows the general public to post. Please be very cautious with deals that seem too good to be true. NEVER send money expect ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 18, 2015 Rental Basics in Honolulu
Jerry Banger…, Real Estate Pro in Kailua, HI
Jerry Bangerter answered:
Arriving in Honolulu June 15th, is that enough time to view and get lease for 1 bedroom condo/apt near Ala Moana / downtown area for July 1st?
Absolutely! But you might want to look at a few units first to get the lay of the land.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 3, 2014 Rental Basics in Honolulu
Catherine Pi…, Real Estate Pro in Ewa Beach, HI
Catherine Pierce answered:
Recommendations on websites to use to check applicant's credit reports, background, etc.? Appreciate advise on this phase of the screening. Thank you.
I assume you are trying to rent your unit yourself. I can understand why you would choose to do that from a financial perspective but the reality of being a landlord is often very frust ... more
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Carole Manuwa, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
Carole Manuwa answered:
Does anyone know of any low-cost housing projects or agencies to help those with low-income and who are disabled? (About $500-$700 / mo. max.)
Me again Colin - the other website with a newer edition of the Handbook is:
This handbook is a bit more up to date.

Good luck!
Carole Manuwa
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 31, 2013 Rental Basics in Honolulu
Curly Sue, Real Estate Pro in Texas
Curly Sue answered:
Section 8 applicants
No one is required to rent to Section 8. It's not discrimination.
Adult only neighborhoods are legal too.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 5, 2013 Rental Basics in Honolulu
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
Is it right that the owner of the apartment is asking for the deposit and the first months rent before being able to view the apartment?
That's a scam. The apartment isn't available. Don't send your money.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 4, 2013 Rental Basics in Honolulu
Frank Diaz M…, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
Frank Diaz MBA/RA 808.723.0900 answered:
I am moving to Honolulu and need advice.
Aloha Chris,

I don't recommend trying to rent an apartment, or even share one, long distance. As you said, there are too many scammers. I think it would be ideal to contact a local p ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sun Jul 22, 2012 Rental Basics in Honolulu
Cindy Siok, Real Estate Pro in Kailua, HI
Cindy Siok answered:
What is the average rent for a 1400 sq feet 3 bed/ 2 bath renovated townhouse/ condo in Kaneohe?
The rental range for a 3BR townhouse/condo in Kaneohe is $1,800 - $2,800 as it depends quite a bit on which complex you are in. It can be a bit difficult to find a "break-even" property ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 9, 2012 Rental Basics in Kaneohe
Paulette J.…, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
Paulette J. Torres answered:
Hello, I am reloc. to HI after living 6 yrs in Europe. We plan on buying but before that we'll rent. What are our chances to rent with no?
Without a credit score, you won't be able to borrow money from lenders. My advice to you is to apply for at least two different credit cards as soon as possible when you land. Mak ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 6, 2012 Rental Basics in Honolulu
Keiki, Real Estate Pro in Hawaii
Keiki answered:
In Hawaii, how much notice must tenant (on month to month basis) give Landlord for tenant vacates? THANK YOU. JEan.
If you are month to month, you must give the landlord 28 days to vacate.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 11, 2011 Rental Basics in Honolulu
Ralph Gray, Real Estate Pro in Diamond Head - Kapah...
Ralph Gray answered:
Do rental prices listed for honolulu condos include the condo fees or are these extra?
Aloha Adam,
Most rentals I ahve worked with include in the rent all association fees, and other fees. Your rent would be all you pay plus electric in most cases.

if you need further ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 21, 2011 Rental Basics in Honolulu
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