Just like buying a car. You need to go in with a number in mind. It is called negotiating and that is one reason property managers and Realtors are good options. The good ones know how to get the best rate and what properties are truly worth. I never provide a different rate when a tenant asks for a drop in price. It is there job to negotiaite with me not the other way around. I can find another tenant with ease.... more
Yes. Most all landlords and owners will check your background unless you have a very good credit rating and a large amount of liquid assets. With that said some will adjust their requirements depending on your situation. The first question I would ask is why are you leaving and getting out from under your current/past lease? Why not stay until the lease ends? I would also ask if you spoke with them about breaking the lease early and reducing the penalty you would pay. Realize that some landlords and owners are picky while others are not provided your situation can be explained rationally. I just placed someone in the military with bankruptcy on their credit but his situation was somewhat unique. Three agents he spoke with before me told him to forget about renting a house and looking at apartments. Long story short find advice from someone that actually works in the property mangement business, don't trust just any Realtor/Landlord/Owner.
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Nobody can predict the future but right now you are most likely buying at the bottom of the market with the lowest interest rates in all of our lifetimes. There is not a better time to buy... but that being said it has to make sense for your. In real estate you always want to look at the time horizon and at least a 5 year one at that. So you are on that line.
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The best thing to do to find out about diversity is to check out the school districts websites. They break it down for you. I will email you in greater detail about the subdivision and HOA information.... more
I used to own 3115 Double Lake Drive (2002 to 2005), right on the lake. We LOVED our home, it didn't lose value when we went to sell, it was a GREAT community, good schools, crime watch involvement, good HOA as part of First Colony, great location.
We moved to England and came back and bought in Lake Olympia further down Hwy 6 and it was a bad move. We should have gone back to our lake community at Heritage Colony!... more