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Jackson Will…, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Jackson Willis answered:
Do you think that the tenants should be responsible for changing the air filters or that the owner should provide them?
I think it just depends on preference. Ultimately you want everything to be take care of well, and changing the air filter is a big part of that. If you trust the tenants to change the ... more
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lynnnchase9, Other/Just Looking in Omaha, NE
lynnnchase9 answered:
Should pest control be tenant or owner responsibility after the tenant has moved in?
In my opinion, it depends on the contract signed beforehand. I would review the contract and see who's responsibility it falls under. If you can't find anything, I would suggest calling ... more
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Jackson Will…, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Jackson Willis answered:
Are tenants responsible to have the carpets cleaned upon move out?
I would say that it is partially the tenants responsibility. I know that some landlords will take money off of the deposit if they have to clean the carpet after you move out. Whenever ... more
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Victory Prop…, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Victory Property Management asked:
Do you think all inclusive rentals are more attractive to prospective tenants even if the rent is higher? 4002 1/2 Oleander Dr., Wilmington, NC 28403, 910-447-9495, rent@victoryrealestateinc.com
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Bill Eckler, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler answered:
Will tenants be apprehensive to rent a home that is also on the sales market?
You bet! Would you consider moving into a place in which you could be required to move from in a month or two. I think not......

Bill
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 13, 2014 Rental Basics in Wilmington
Chris Schill…, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Chris Schilling answered:
What are some tips for renters before signing a lease?
Tip #1
Make sure that you have "diplomatic clause". Different markets call it different things, but ultimately this is the portion of the contract that spells out clearly wh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 7, 2012 Rental Basics in Wilmington
Mike Sullivan, Real Estate Pro in Gainesville, FL
Mike Sullivan answered:
Is there a standard amount for a pet deposit?
There is no standard amount....and even though an amount is stated, it may be negotiable depending on the size of the pet, their age, etc. In real estate, everything is negotiable.
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Sergio Herna…,  in Naples, FL
Sergio Hernandez answered:
What is the average time it takes for a vacant home to rent in the current market?
That's generally determined by the marketing campaign and the asking price.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 10, 2012 Rental Basics in Wilmington
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Does the rental market slow down or pick up during the holiday season?
The two negatives that we have working right now, are tremendous:

The Holidays and the dearth of Foreclosures.

We expect the Spring to be very busy.

Good luck and may God bless
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 25, 2011 Rental Basics in Wilmington
Victory Prop…, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Victory Property Management asked:
What are some maintenance precautions that tenants should take to prepare for winter weather? Victory Realty 4002 1/2 Oleander Dr. 1A Wilmington, NC 28403
Serving Wilmington area, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Wrightsville Beach, Leland, Ogden, New Hanover County
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 18, 2011 Rental Basics in Wilmington
Becky Holt B…, Real Estate Pro in Wilmington, NC
Becky Holt Brown answered:
What interior upgrades are most important to long term tenants?
Kitchens are at the top of selling features now. Next would be upgraded flooring and neutral paint selections.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 10, 2011 Rental Basics in Wilmington
Dana Smith, Real Estate Pro in Hernando, MS
Dana Smith answered:
What amenities are most important to a potential renter?
It all depends on the 'norm' in your area. But in the South, most renters hope for clean flooring (wood-like flooring preferrably & it doesn't have to be real wood . ... more
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Dan Betz, Real Estate Pro in Wilmington, NC
Dan Betz answered:
Is Wrightsville Beach or Carolina Beach more popular for long term tenants?
Popularity is on the eye of the renter. Some may see Britney Spears as popular while others may admire Warren Buffett. A lot really depends on where the tenant works and what part of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 7, 2011 Rental Basics in Wilmington
Laura Betz,  in Wilmington, NC
Laura Betz answered:
Is a two year lease more desirable to home owners, rather than short term or one year?
As an investor, I personally prefer the longest lease possible. I have had some tenants for over three years, and it reduces my stress knowing that they are satisfied with the property ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 7, 2011 Rental Basics in Wilmington
Tanya Donaghy, Real Estate Pro in Nebo, NC
Tanya Donaghy answered:
Should the homeowner or tenant be responsible for HOA dues?
Having a tenant pay the HOA dues directly is like asking them to make the mortgage payment for the homeowner. You are taking a risk that dues won't be paid on time and as the home ... more
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Tanya Donaghy, Real Estate Pro in Nebo, NC
Tanya Donaghy answered:
Are homeowners more comfortable with accepting a cosigner or additional rent upfront, for an applicant with poor credit history?
As a landlord, I would have to say that I would prefer additional rent to having to deal with involving an additional party. However, there are limitations to how much you can charge f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 7, 2011 Rental Basics in Wilmington
Tracy Maurer,  in Wilmington, NC
Tracy Maurer answered:
Are furnished rentals more appealing to long term tenants rather than unfurnished?
Furnished rentals are generally desired by people that are coming for a short period of time due to a corporate need, they are building a house, or some other event. The vast majority ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 8, 2011 Rental Basics in Wilmington
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