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John Westrich, Real Estate Pro in Wyckoff, NJ
John Westrich answered:
Is lease a home with option to buy, Is the good or bad thing?
I have never seen a lease to buy work. The problem with this arrangement in a nutshell is no one can predict the market a year down the line and someone in the transaction buyer or sel ... more
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Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
How do you determine whether or not the posting is legitimate?
If you can not lead the police to the front door of the person taking your money, you should keep your money in your pocket.

The best pathway to success is working with professionals ... more
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Kelli Bristol, Real Estate Pro in New Orleans, LA
Kelli Bristol answered:
Looking to rent a home in a different state--is there such a thing as an agent for renting?
Using a real estate agent is a great way to go if you want to rent a home in New Orleans. Most landlords here however do not rent their places more than 30 days prior to the move-in da ... more
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lovingpatch, Renter in Lewisville, TX
lovingpatch answered:
For the love of god is there anything decent to rent in the Monroe/ West Monroe area? Relocating from Dallas and cant find anything decent!
HI, I am also relocating from the Dallas area and am having quite the time trying to find a home to rent as well. I am moving there for my job. Houses to rent, nice safe homes in safe a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 13, 2013 Rental Basics in Monroe
Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tina Lam answered:
can you avoid paying taxes on income producing property by using that money to pay the priciple of the mortgage.?
Since principal repayment isn't an expense, there's no off-set to your rental income for taxes. You should discuss with a CPA to understand all viable options.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 1, 2013 Rental Basics in Holly Grove
Nena Tolbert, Home Buyer in Prospect, LA
Nena Tolbert asked:
I am looking for something in the Mary Goff or the Pollock Elem school zone to rent or even rent to own if possible. We need to have atleast 3bd/2ba with a den or extra small room or a 4bd. Please contact me at
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 31, 2013 Rental Basics in Pineville
Michael Cheng, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Michael Cheng answered:
What are the tax benefits to becoming a landlord?
As a landlord, you get to expense much more than just the mortgage interest as a home owner. This can offset your other taxable income.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 29, 2013 Rental Basics in Holly Grove
Gina Murphy, Real Estate Pro in New Orleans, LA
Gina Murphy answered:
How far in advance to I need to start looking for a rental?
Start look a month in advance it all depends on the area and if you have pets also makes it a bit harder. Find you budget first , what you need in a apartment, and then your area of i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 8, 2013 Rental Basics in New Orleans
Naples Real…, Real Estate Pro in Naples, FL
Naples Real Estate Guys answered:
How long are rental properties staying on the rental market in gated communities. 3/2 home.
Find a Realtor right away in your proposed zip code. You can search "Find a Pro" in the header of this website. From your friends at
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 28, 2012 Rental Basics in Shreveport
Browser, Renter in California
Browser answered:
I am looking to rent a house near Woodvale or Praire elementary sschool in Lafayette, LA.
There are a ton of helpful sites that can assist you with your apartment searching needs including the one we are on right now. I have included a list below:

http://www.housingblock ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 16, 2012 Rental Basics in Lafayette
Muriel Palmg…, Real Estate Pro in Metairie, LA
Muriel Palmgren answered:
What is the commission paid to agent for an apartment rental?
All fees are negotiable. Call me on my cell and we'll discuss your needs. I'll be glad to help you!

Thanks, Muriel Palmgren, Realtor at Gardner, Realtor, 525 Metairie Rd. Metairie, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 25, 2012 Rental Basics in 70005
tim moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
tim moore answered:
What is the typical fee agents receive for a 1, 2, or 3 bedroom apartment rental?
It is not anything certain, it can be a flat fee, a percentage or a portion of the 1st months rent. Nothing is guaranteed.
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 25, 2012 Rental Basics in Metairie
Tiffany Palm…, Real Estate Pro in Baton Rouge, LA
Tiffany Palmer answered:
Relocating back to Baton Rouge for work. Looking for a one bedroom in the LSU area, preferably updated and modern.
I would love to assist you. Do you have a price range in mind? Email your contact info to me at and I can forward you the things that are available. I lo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 17, 2012 Rental Basics in Baton Rouge
Cbdnola, Renter in New Orleans, LA
Cbdnola answered:
I am looking for an apartment in a safe area. I will be moving from CT so I am unfamilar with the area. Any recommendations on who I can contact.?
The city is not safe- that s why everyone talks about it.
I would suggest you rent with a friend. To being with
try any building with 24 hours security in a populated
area. CBD is e ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 15, 2011 Rental Basics in New Orleans
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
We are wanting to rent out our home. Are there certain guidelines when deciding a rental price? How much per square foot is recommended?
First you need ot consider if you have a mortgage, does it allow you to rent to your home or require you to be owner occupied. You also need ot make sure you keep the house insured. Wh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 17, 2011 Rental Basics in Shreveport
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