I have been a landlord since 1988. Apartment rentals include water/sewer expenses, trash and depending on the rental heat may be included. When you rent a house you are responsible for all expenses ....... heat, water/sewer fees, electric, cable, possible gas for cooking and hot water. The landlord pays the taxes and insurance on the building. However the owners homeowners insurance does not cover your personal belongings only the building. All renters should purchase "renters insurance" to cover their personal belongings. Renter's insurance is not very expensive, especially compared to replacing all your electronic devises ( computers, televisions, camera and stereo equipment etc.) some policies will offer or include housing coverage if you displaced from the property due to a fire etc. It is my experience that most landlords will not negotiate price.
Keller Williams Realty Elite
This house was on the market for over a year, and was just withdrawn on October 3rd of this year.....It was originally listed for $179,900, but in a year they only reduced the price a total of $10,000, which makes me suspect that if I ran an exact Comparable Market Analysis for this home and took a close look at the condition of it, it may well be somewhat overpriced......
If you are interested in taking a look at the house, sometimes people who withdraw their houses from the market still do want to sell it, they've just lost faith that it can be done and are unwilling to believe they might have to reduce their price - if you are interested in this house and would like to know if you can have a showing on it, I would be happy to help you (as a agent, I can contact the sellers or the previous listing agent and see if the house is still on the market and if a showing would be possible...) You are welcome to contact me directly at 610-207-0172 or through my office at KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY ELITE AT 610-670-5900, EXT. 7542... more