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James Wehner, Real Estate Pro in South Scottsdale, Sc...
James Wehner answered:
Hi landlords ,How can you find good tenants?
Screening the tenants is how you obtain good tenants. Just because someone had a foreclosure or short sale, doesn't automatically mean that they are high risk tenants. Screening each ap ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 31, 2014 Rental Basics in Phoenix
Bianca D Ben…, Real Estate Pro in Phoenix, AZ
Bianca D Bennett PLLC answered:
What happens when a property that I'm renting is forcloed on. My lease has expired and I currently pay month to month
If the property is owned by Fannie Mae, Fredie Mac, Chase or Wells Fargo, there is a law that would allow you to stay in the house as a tenant as long as you continue to pay the rent an ... more
2 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 27, 2014 Rental Basics in 85032
Jeanne Solet…, Home Buyer in Phoenix, AZ
Jeanne Soletske answered:
Can a managing member of a real estate agency buy/sell/lease houses and not obtain a broker or sale agent licence?
There is a maximum number of properties, different by state, where an individual can buy/sell/lease houses without a real estate licenses. Usually two or three.

Check the state Real ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 24, 2014 Rental Basics in Phoenix
Edward Baum, Real Estate Pro in Casa Grande, AZ
Edward Baum answered:
Can I find a month-to-month or short-term lease property somehow?
Look for Vacation Homes. they come fully furnished inc. utilities. I several in the Casa Grande, Az area.

Ed Baum
CG Cactus Realty
520-371-0072
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 13, 2014 Rental Basics in Phoenix
Rachel Shana…, Real Estate Pro in Phoenix, AZ
Rachel Shanahan answered:
how can i get my monney back from a scam artist?
If you are talking about a rental scam this happens all the time on Craigslist. One of the other agents in my office has had to report 2 scams on her rental listings in the last year. P ... more
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O'Keith Judi…, Real Estate Pro in Surprise, AZ
An increasing amount of Americans are finding that renting their home has become old news, and that homeownership is moving its way to the top of their futures “to-do list”. According to… Read more
Blogged Thu Aug 29, 2013 by O'Keith Judish Home Buying Financing Rental Basics
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Jennie Miller…, Real Estate Pro in Phoenix, AZ
Jennie Miller PLLC answered:
Our lease expires Aug 31st, so we signed the renewal a couple of days ago, the new one is eff Sept 1st... I want to modify it, can they penalize me?
You should approach your landlord or property manager and ask for the changes that you want. If both parties are in agreement, you will sign an addendum to the lease that modifies the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 12, 2013 Rental Basics in 85024
Karen Peyton, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
Karen Peyton answered:
My landlord built an addition without a permit and it is in violation of building codes. What can I do? Grass is growing thru the floor.
You don't say where the room is located in proximity to the rest of the house, or state it's intended use and purpose. Some additions are never intended to be "liveable" as is the case ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 6, 2013 Rental Basics in Phoenix
Karen Peyton, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
Karen Peyton answered:
My landlord is charging me the Phoenix rental tax but he has not registered this property as a rental. I do not think he is actually paying the tax.
Registering the property as a rental and paying city sales tax are the owner's responsibility.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 6, 2013 Rental Basics in Phoenix
Jonathan Dal…, Real Estate Pro in Phoenix, AZ
Jonathan Dalton answered:
Renting my home, tenants sold home closes in 2 days, they want to pay a year lease upfront and move in this weekend. Does this sound legit?
It's not unheard of for someone to pay upfront for a year. I'd suggest a cashier's check, and make sure it's in the bank at least 24 hours before handing them the keys, only because cas ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 29, 2013 Rental Basics in Phoenix
Lorikartchne…, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Lorikartchner13 answered:
What are typical property management fees in the Phoenix area and who can recommend a reliable property manager for single and multifamily properties?
Prestige Property Management......they are amazing and they are very reasonable. I met the owners personally and they are the real deal. They are super professional and they are a one ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 10, 2013 Rental Basics in Phoenix
Michael Sedi…, Real Estate Pro in 85050
Michael Sedivy answered:
I am looking for an area in Phoenix accessible to employment and public transportation.
Hello,

Susan, I hope all is well. I wanted to forward you my lender contact information if you still have not found a local professional.

Let me know how I can help!

City North ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 8, 2013 Rental Basics in Phoenix
Greg Paielli, Real Estate Pro in Las Vegas, NV
Here's hoping you found a nice rental last year and locked in a low rate, one that can stick for, oh, about three years. That's because — and we're so sorry to report this — the rental market… Read more
Blogged Fri Jun 21, 2013 by Greg Paielli Rental Basics Rentals
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Stephen Van…, Real Estate Pro in Phoenix, AZ
Stephen Van Campen answered:
Son's roommate bailed & he can't afford the rent. If he can't find a new RM, what can he do? PS: LL never gave him a copy of lease
Some property managers will allow a tenant to advertise the property at the tenants expense to find a new tenant replacement. The manager will do this so that the owner does not pay t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 7, 2013 Rental Basics in Phoenix
Greg Paielli, Real Estate Pro in Las Vegas, NV
Life as a landlord may be tempting to homeowners who can't sell their homes and to others looking to add properties to their investment portfolio. Many costs associated with rental properties catch novice… Read more
Blogged Wed May 29, 2013 by Greg Paielli General Area Rental Basics
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Troy & M…, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
Troy & Mia Erickson answered:
Moving from Northern CA to Phoenix AZ with bad credit. Is it possible to rent a house there still?!?
Finding a rental home with bad credit is not easy, but can be done. If you have cleared some of your credit issues in the past, you can work with a lender to perform a Rapid Rescore tha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 21, 2013 Rental Basics in Phoenix
Jonel Kern, Real Estate Pro in Peoria, AZ
Jonel Kern answered:
How can I find a great home for my family here in the Phoenix area?
Hi Audra,
I can understand your frustration as time seems to be running out as your family is soon to arrive. But not to worry, we can certainly find something for you! If you are stil ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 15, 2013 Rental Basics in Phoenix
Bruce Ailion…, Real Estate Pro in Marietta, GA
Renters today are at increased risk of fraudulent activity. This post will assist renters identify the red flags that suggest advertisement, owner or property manager is a scam. Methods to protect yourself… Read more
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