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Jordan Vasqu…, Renter in San Antonio, TX

What should I expect to be paying EXTRA when renting a house?

Asked by Jordan Vasquez, San Antonio, TX Thu Apr 11, 2013

I am looking at a house that is $1200, but what additional fees should I expect? I have only rented apartments and I know there's a pet fee, renter's fee, and garbage pick up fee.

Any extras when renting houses?

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Christine Henderson’s answer
Renting a house is another step up from renting an apartment. Many apartment communities forgo requesting a security deposit or only make it a minimal amount to keep the vacancy factor low. When you want to move into a house or a duplex you will usually be asked to pay a security deposit equal to the first month’s full rent. As with an apartment, you will have to pay a pet deposit – per pet. Each landlord or property mgmt company has guidelines for what types of pets will be allowed. Other fees you will be required to pay are all the utilities including cable or satellite and most likely you will need to do the lawn maintenance.

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Is there any way I can talk you into taking advantage of what will probably be the best buyer's market we may ever see in our lifetimes?

The market is rapidly turning into a seller's market
Interest rates are WAY DOWN, but they are headed up

If you buy a home now:

* You will get more for your money - Rentals never stack up to homes you can buy for the same payment

* Tax Write-off - You can write off the interest you pay on your mortgage, you can't do that with rent

* Build Equity in the home - Each time you make a payment, you are that much closer to owning it!

* Gain Appreciation - Homes tend to go up in value... the home is worth more than you bought it for!

If you rent a home: You get nothing!


Jason C Campbell
Option One Real Estate
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Usually the additional fees are utilities and yard maintenance. Please let me know if I can help you find a house.
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