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Berni Halaas, Real Estate Pro in 56379
Berni Halaas answered:
Can I rent my home since I have not had any serious offers to buy?
Yes, you can rent your home. Let me tell you how.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 18, 2014 Rental Basics in 56304
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
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 14, 2014 Rental Basics in Maple Grove
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
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 5, 2013 Rental Basics in Saint Paul
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.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 26, 2013 Rental Basics in Minneapolis
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
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 29, 2013 Rental Basics in Minneapolis
Elizabeth Fu…, Real Estate Pro in 55445
Elizabeth Fuller answered:
Do I Need A Rental License Minnesota?
Most MN municipalities require property offered for rental to meet certain standards. Check with city hall in your town to find out what is required. Liz, 612=986-4105

PS These re ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 10, 2013 Rental Basics in Minnesota
Lyndsay Szym…, Real Estate Pro in 56401
Lyndsay Szymanski answered:
My husband & I are renting out on Gull Lake Dam Road, this place is really run down.
LostinBrainerd - I'm sorry to hear you are having so many problems with your rental! Here are some of the "Renter's Rights" in MN from the State Attorney General's Office.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 24, 2013 Rental Basics in 56401
Melissa Goss, Real Estate Pro in Center Moriches, NY
Melissa Goss answered:
How do I pay the property owner my deposit and not get scammed?
Are you talking about a rental or home sale????

If you are paying a deposit for a key do not even think about sending that person a dime through western union. If it sounds fishy mov ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 16, 2013 Rental Basics in Baytown
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
Hus197921, Home Buyer in Prior Lake, MN
Hus197921 answered:
My landlord is trying to rent a basement with no egress windows or a private door from outside to basement.
i dont need to know anymore. we solved it our own way and just going to move and not been involved in anything that might to illegal. i have 4 kids i need to think about and dont want u ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 24, 2012 Rental Basics in 56362
Cameron Piper, Real Estate Pro in Minnesota
Cameron Piper answered:
In brooklyn New York. My lease was up August 30. Let the landlord know at the beginning of month that I will not renew lease as I was not sure if
In MN, where the question was posted. Giving notice of one month means that you have to give notice the day before the last day of the previous month. In other words, you need to give ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 5, 2012 Rental Basics in 55116
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
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 23, 2012 Rental Basics in Plymouth
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
Mnlakeplace, Real Estate Pro in White Bear Lake, MN
Mnlakeplace answered:
I sign a contract with a property management company.In 15 months the tenants ripped the house apart,Do I have any legal recourse for miss management.
I would seek legal advice sounds like you have to problems 1 the company the other the tenant.
You can go after the tenant not sure about the Management company. http://www.mnhomescon ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 24, 2012 Rental Basics in 55107
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
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 12, 2012 Rental Basics in Minneapolis
Mark Gilgen, Real Estate Pro in Saint Cloud, MN
Mark Gilgen answered:
cost of getting a home rentable
The cost can very greatly depending on condition, location. Some of the key factors to concider are floors, mold isues and roofs plus size is a fator when you add what you can rent it f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 1, 2011 Rental Basics in Saint Cloud
Mary Leizing…, Real Estate Pro in Eden Prairie, MN
Mary Leizinger answered:
My bank asks for my rental history but my renting management refuses to give that until I sign an vacancy notice. Is that legal?
In addition to cancelled checks, you might also provide your bank with a copy of your lease.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 29, 2011 Rental Basics in Plymouth
Patrick Howa…, Real Estate Pro in Edina, MN
Patrick Howard answered:
my property management company failed to send letter explaining why damage deposit wasn't returned. as the property owner can I be held
Gigi,

I can't see why you would be responsible for returning any of the security deposit if they did more damage then the amount of the security deposit -even if the notificatio ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 13, 2011 Rental Basics in 55107
Nate Gerard, Real Estate Pro in Stillwater, MN
Nate Gerard answered:
Investment Property Property Insurance question. I am going to be purchasing an investment property to rent out, can anyone give me a approximation on
Hi Leah,

I'm a bit late but I thought I would answer. Firstly, try using the same insurance agent who you use for your current home and auto. There are discounts available and a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 8, 2011 Rental Basics in 55124
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