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Michael Rose…, Real Estate Pro in 60654
The rental market in Chicago can be overwhelming for new comers and veteran renters alike. While renting is not as big of a commitment as buying, you should still love where you live.  Here are some pointers… Read more
Blogged Wed Jun 4, 2014 by Michael Rosenblum Rental Basics Rentals
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Dympna Fay-H…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Buying a home has long been part of the American dream. But rising prices have made renting less expensive in many places.People often aspire to own a home for reasons that have little to do with money,… Read more
Blogged Wed Jun 4, 2014 by Dympna Fay-Hart Home Buying Rental Basics For Rent
Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
I currently live at 1521 W. Jonquil but am looking to find a parking space for rent in the area.
Craigslist is the best place for that.
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 22, 2014 Rental Basics in Rogers Park
Jeff Nobleza, Real Estate Pro in 60640
I often get phone calls from folks with a Section 8 voucher asking questions about the program. I am the first to admit I am not well versed in Section 8. However, a colleague of mine by the name of Toska… Read more
Blogged Fri May 16, 2014 by Jeff Nobleza Rental Basics For Rent Rentals
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Kenan Jue, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Are you moving to the U.S.? Are you struggling to rent a home, given that you have no credit score or references?Don’t worry. You’re not alone.According to the U.S. Census Bureau Mobility Study, between… Read more
Blogged Fri May 9, 2014 by Kenan Jue Market Conditions Rental Basics Rentals
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peterulrich, Renter in Chicago, IL
peterulrich answered:
I sent 3 emails through Trulia last night. Only one response from a residential agent. What do you consider a 'reasonable' time period for?
My original post was on April 17th and, to date, no answer. Those of you that have replied make it clear that attention to 'follow up' is a part of your practice. Keep that work ethic ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 24, 2014 Rental Basics in 60626
B.J. Tregoni…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
B.J. Tregoning answered:
I am a college student looking to rent an apartment starting June 1st.
Try checking out craigslist.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 23, 2014 Rental Basics in Logan Square
Noah Seidenb…, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Noah Seidenberg answered:
Are the rental broker fees in Chicago similar to other large metropolitan areas, either one month's rent or a percentage of 1 years rent 7% or so?
everything is negotiable but it can't be put in writing on Trulia.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 4, 2014 Rental Basics in Chicago
Mark Malave,…, Real Estate Pro in 60626
Mark Malave, Buyer's Agent answered:
what does it mean to pay market value for an apartment in the state of illinois?
Market Value is the value the open market places on a good or service under normal circumstances. So, in real estate this would exclude auctions, foreclosures or short sales since those ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 28, 2014 Rental Basics in Chicago
Mackalvee, Renter in Evanston, IL
Mackalvee answered:
My husband found a great deal on an apartment on Trulia. The lister said she lives in London and we would handle everything via the internet. Is?
We called lots of places & even went by the place. My husband reported them & we walked away from it all unharmed :-) Thanks y'all!
2 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 28, 2014 Rental Basics in Chicago
B.J. Tregoni…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
B.J. Tregoning answered:
How soon before moving in should you begin your search for an apartment in Uptown Chicago?
I would start a month out, two at most. Good Luck!
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 28, 2014 Rental Basics in Chicago
Mike Opyd, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Mike Opyd answered:
i want to help my daughter get her own place with boyfriend and 3 yr old son. they have not a lot of credit history good or bad. any sugestions?
Reach out a mortgage lender and start there. You may have to co-sign for them. Let me know if you would like a recommendation.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 26, 2014 Rental Basics in 60647
Bill J Delig…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Bill J Deligiannis answered:
What would the commute be from downtown to Hines VA bordering Maywood?
Commute would be 15-45 minutes depending on traffic.
If you are still looking for a rental feel free to contact me - I will have a move in ready 2 bedroom available on 4/11/14 right of ... more
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Mark Malave,…, Real Estate Pro in 60626
I see many, many questions about "lease with option to buy". It seem like very few brokers like to deal with these situations, but I don't mind work so I am happy to help. It works for people with less… Read more
Blogged Sun Mar 16, 2014 by Mark Malave, Buyer's Agent Market Conditions Home Buying Rental Basics
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Kenan Jue, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Finding a rental with a spouse, partner, or friend can be an interesting personality exercise. And if you’re not careful to communicate clearly, the process can be clouded with conflict. People have… Read more
Blogged Tue Mar 11, 2014 by Kenan Jue Rental Basics For Rent Rentals
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Kenan Jue, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
If you’re doing most of yourapartment searching on the go, your phone may be your best friend. Of course, you can always lug that stack of papers and documents along, but being well-organized and tech… Read more
Blogged Tue Feb 25, 2014 by Kenan Jue Rental Basics For Rent Rentals
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Josh Perkins, Real Estate Pro in City Park, Denver, CO
Josh Perkins answered:
What questions do you as the landlord ask of references of your future tenant?
I often ask open-ended questions. You'd be surprised by how quickly and easilly landlords will open up to you if you just ask an open-ended question and let them talk! For example: "W ... more
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Kenan Jue, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
If you’re shopping for an apartment, you’re likely to come across a lot of amenities that simply aren’t worth the price. Really, how often are you likely to use the sauna, and who wants to use a… Read more
Blogged Wed Feb 12, 2014 by Kenan Jue Rental Basics For Rent Rentals
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Mike, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Fortunately, for renters these bitter Chicago winter months bring ridiculous rent specials. Business is slow for rental buildings and vacancy is higher than any other time of the year. Luxury high rises… Read more
Blogged Mon Jan 27, 2014 by Mike Rental Basics For Rent Rentals
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Mike, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Living in a Chicago luxury highrise is one of the best decisions my wife and I have ever made. We even received 2 months free and 6 months free parking when we moved in. Our building makes life extremely… Read more
Blogged Mon Jan 27, 2014 by Mike Rental Basics For Rent Rentals
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