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Ming Chui, Real Estate Pro in Brighton, MA
Ming Chui answered:
Hi, I am looking to rent a room in my 2 bed condo in Medford and am curious what the average rent goes for in the area. Thanks!
The avg market rental rate for 2 bedroom in Medford is at $1964, median could be higher depend on the apartment condition, feature and amenities...
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beverly.lowe…, Home Buyer in North Attleboro, MA
beverly.lowe78 answered:
Can a landlord increase rent when you are already stuck in your lease for another year?
can my landlord raise my rent in the middle of the month,i am a tenant at will
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 14, 2014 Rental Basics in Arlington Heights
John Reeves, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
John Reeves answered:
Are there rental properties in Watertown where smoking in the apartment is allowed?
Please check if these really allowed smoking: ... more
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Robert Ortiz, Real Estate Pro in Cambridge, MA
Robert Ortiz answered:
1st time landlord here. What are qualities I should be looking for in a tenant? What's something subtle that I might not think to ask? Thanks!
Above all things stay cozy with the Fair Housing Laws.

* Credit History
* Annual Income
* Length of Employment
* Landlord References (Always try to get the previous one as ... more
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Joanne Polo, Real Estate Pro in Brookline, MA
Joanne Polo answered:
My sister and I own a two-family just outside of Boston. Is there a standard property management fee?
Hello! I cannot answer anything specifically giving a percentage, but can say the cost will depend on the property manager you hire, and what type of services you need. Interview a coup ... more
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Heath Coker, Real Estate Pro in Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker answered:
When looking for a rental do you think a landlord can charge a pet fee?
The fees that a landlord can charge are specific and regulated.
Any landlord should be very careful.

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0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 25, 2012 Rental Basics in Wilmington
Heath Coker, Real Estate Pro in Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker answered:
I want to rent an 1bed or 2bed appartment belongs to Burr, Rice or John Ward elementary school districts and start from Dec. 1st, 2012.
I would hire a local rental professional to save ime and money.

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0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 28, 2012 Rental Basics in Newton
Heath Coker, Real Estate Pro in Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker answered:
what is the minimum credit score to rent a house?
Some landlords do not check credit. They meet the possible tenants and decide in person if there is a match to their property and their ownership and the tenant. For those landlords, dr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 21, 2012 Rental Basics in Lexington
Tom and Joan…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Tom and Joanne Team answered:
if i have lived my home 20 years and decide to rent it for 2 years and then sell it the following year , will i pay capital gains tax?

To get the final yes or no you need to talk with your CPA, but generally speaking as the law is written now as long as you have owned the home for 5 years which you have, and ha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 18, 2011 Rental Basics in Natick
Cecilia Hens…, Real Estate Pro in Natick, MA
Cecilia Hensel answered:
I'm curious about the rental market - specifically where it is strongest - in Natick, MA.
The rental market is strong and rentals go very quickly. You should be looking a month + prior to when you want to rent. Working with a realtor will help you get through the applicatio ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 17, 2011 Rental Basics in Natick
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Scott Godzyk answered:
Can you rent to somebody you know with section 8?
I dont know of any rules that prohibit renting to people you know who receive sec 8 as long as the proeprty meets the quailifications of sec 8. Remember one of teh cardinal rules though ... more
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Christine Mo…, Real Estate Pro in Wilbraham, MA
Christine Moran Realtor & Notary answered:
I like to know Market trends and statistics for rentals in NorthWest of MA from 2008 to 2011 has the price went up or down since 2008
check out zillow they have a new rent estimate.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 4, 2011 Rental Basics in 01886
AveWestGlobal, Real Estate Pro in Littleton, CO
AveWestGlobal answered:
How much should furnishing a condo increase/decrease the monthly rent payments?
Yes you can double your rent if you furnish your property - to learn more about managing the property and to find the right tenants go to Corporate Housing by Owner and also take a look ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 14, 2009 Rental Basics in Hudson
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Woburn, MA
Christopher Lawton answered:
How much should a 1-car garage add to monthly rent payments?
I would add an extra 50 to 100, its not like its Brookline! Is it near a commuter rail?Would the association allow you to rent the space indivigually?
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 28, 2009 Rental Basics in Hudson
Deb Nicholls, Real Estate Pro in Concord, MA
Deb Nicholls answered:
We are planning on purchasing a condo in MA with a closing date in 1.5 months. We currently are in a lease
Amanda, let your landlord know that you are buying a home, and would like to move out in 2 months (Give yourself a couple of weeks overlap, in case the closing gets delayed for some r ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 17, 2009 Rental Basics in 02139
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