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Alain Picard, Real Estate Pro in Puyallup, WA
Alain Picard answered:
Emails about homes
Hello Randi, as everyone here is already saying, this is most likely a scam. I would talk to a local real estate agent and have them help you with this. They should be able to let you k ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 5, 2015 Rental Basics in 98133
Freeandy36, Home Buyer in Vancouver, WA
Freeandy36 asked:
I am temporally homeless and recently this week have had to stay in my mothers garage just over night to stay out of the freezing weather. This is the issue, she's leasing an apartment and the garage is not attached to her building and she also rents it separately so dose it fall under her lease agreement as well as can they…
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 17, 2014 Rental Basics in Vancouver
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Is it hard to rent a house from this site?
Kass,
Technically you can't rent a house from this site. You can see what is for rent, but you'll need to contact a local agent or the person posting the listing to apply and get appr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 13, 2014 Rental Basics in 98003
Ivan Sanchez, Home Buyer in Port Saint Lucie, FL
Ivan Sanchez answered:
can i find a room for rent for senior citizen for 300 -400 dollars in seattle?
PLEASE I NEED A ROOM FOR RENT IN QUEENS NY
THANKS,
IVAN SANCHEZ
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TEL 347 569 7540
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 28, 2014 Rental Basics in Seattle
thomas_beech…, Home Buyer in Seattle, WA
thomas_beecher answered:
When a place is rented why is the listing still showing for weeks as an active listing. Spent my time and energy thinking it is available calling
I found my rental in Sammamish on Craig's List! Nice house, super landlord. Very happy here.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 21, 2014 Rental Basics in Sammamish
Katelyn Rich…, Renter in 99337
Katelyn Richins asked:
I'm a first time renter, and very excited about doing everything about this correctly and finding the best place for me. Any suggestions? Smaller end budget, would like a nice neighborhood, nice kitchen, and a clean space. Have support from family.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 13, 2014 Rental Basics in 99337
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Can a landlord give you a twenty day notice if you have an unexpired lease and are current on rent in wa state?
Jasen,
The Landlord Tenant law in Washington will have an answer for you. I've attached a link that may be helpful. Check out section 4 letter D to see if it applies to your situati ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 17, 2014 Rental Basics in 98404
Larry Tollen, Real Estate Pro in Durham, NC
Larry Tollen answered:
As a tenant am i able to prorate rent and utilities if owner was at residence for 18 days?
That depends on the agreement you signed with the owner of the property, though if they occupied the property without your express permission then you may be able to get them to pay for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 13, 2014 Rental Basics in 98116
Jess, Renter in Vancouver, WA
Jess asked:
Are there rental agents in Vancouver that can assist in our search for a new home (rental)? Hi! we are moving from Boston, MA to Vancouver, WA and I am hoping to find a rental agent in Vancouver as we need to rent a place sight unseen before we move in early July (we would love…
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Jennifer Val…, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Jennifer Valente answered:
When a listing is inactive or rented out for weeks why do realtors false advertise stating it is still available it takes time and energy after phone?
Dina,

That sound frustrating, and I am sorry you are experiencing this online. I've had several clients in the past send me listings from websites that are not currently for sale. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 3, 2014 Rental Basics in Issaquah
Barry Shapiro, Real Estate Pro in Camarillo, CA
Barry Shapiro answered:
senior housing available
Check out this great online resource:

http://www.seniorhousingnet.com/seniorliving-search/seattle_wa/55-lifestyles_type?source=web

I hope this helps!
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 27, 2014 Rental Basics in Seattle
saanu21, Renter in Bellevue, WA
saanu21 answered:
I'm looking for a well-respected agent in the Issaquah/Sammamish area who can help me find a rental home. Do you have any suggestions?
Kathy...I have a similar requirement now. Im sure U would've settled in a home by now... Can you pass me contacts of the agent U went with :-) Cheers! Sandy
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 27, 2014 Rental Basics in Issaquah
Spencer Gray, Real Estate Pro in Puyallup, WA
Spencer Gray answered:
Cleaning rental history
What do you mean cleaning your rental history? Do you have some less than favorable history?

Most landlords will check rental history based on what you have provided within the app ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 16, 2014 Rental Basics in Tacoma
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Landlord is terminating my lease. i need to move out by Aug 31st. still havent found a place. everything is in good standing. what should i do??
Chrissy,
Look up the Landlord Tenant Act and check out Lease Termination. If you have a lease, it can't be terminated without cause. If you are month to month your lease will let yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 15, 2013 Rental Basics in Stanwood
Bert Han, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Bert Han answered:
Are there agents out there that help people out of town, find an apartment, at no cost? I'm moving to Seattle and do not have much time.
Hi traveladdict,
Agents may help you if you rent a place the agent found on the mls, because then the agent will get some kind of a commission from the rental owner. But doing this wi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 12, 2013 Rental Basics in Seattle
Karen Mcknig…, Real Estate Pro in 98074
Karen Mcknight answered:
How do building codes work?
Seanf,

Your question is extremely broad. In general, building codes are designed to help us build more sustainable, livable, prosperous communities. King County, WA, which is where ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Aug 12, 2013 Rental Basics in Seattle
James Hsu, Real Estate Pro in Mill Creek, WA
James Hsu answered:
Evil landlord won't fix anything.
Without knowing all the details, you are getting into some contract interpretation issues...like you feel the landlord misrepresented some stuff ... also not knowing what issues you're ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 24, 2013 Rental Basics in 98006
Kevin Stonel…, Real Estate Pro in Vancouver, WA
Kevin Stonelake answered:
Is it going to be impossible for me to rent a home?
Ron maybe you can a buy a home instead of renting. If you have had good credit for the last couple of years it may be possible for you to purchase a home. Give me a call and i will put ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 17, 2013 Rental Basics in Vancouver
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
I have leased my house for 2 yrs for a very low rate without seeing the market. it is almost $400 less than current market.
Aann,
First off, without someone reviewing the lease, it's impossible to tell if it's binding on either side. A 2 year lease with a 40 day notice is not a common set up.
Before yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 30, 2013 Rental Basics in Bothell
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