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Ebonie A Cal…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Homeownership has always been a dream that most people want for their families.  While both renting and buying have their own sets of financial advantages, renting does appear to have an edge when an… Read more
Blogged Wed Sep 17, 2014 by Ebonie A Caldwell Home Buying Rental Basics Rent vs Buy
Brendan Ross, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Eviction Notice RequirementsAfter determining that you have a valid reason for evicting your tenant, then the first step in the process is to provide notice to your tenant of your intention to do so.… Read more
Blogged Tue Apr 2, 2013 by Brendan Ross Rental Basics For Rent Rentals
Brendan Ross, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
VIEW THE FULL POST HERE:Earlier this year, on June 5, 2013, the City Council passed an ordinance targeted at controlling the bed bug problem in Chicago. The new Chicago be bug ordinance provides for fines… Read more
Blogged Tue Dec 10, 2013 by Brendan Ross Rental Basics For Rent Rentals
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Brendan Ross, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Chicago RLTO 5-12-140 - Rental Agreement Guidelines and ProhibitionsExcept as otherwise specifically provided by this chapter, no rental agreement may provide that the landlord or tenant: (a) agrees to… Read more
Blogged Sun Jun 16, 2013 by Brendan Ross Agent2Agent Rental Basics Rentals
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Brendan Ross, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Grounds for an EvictionAs a landlord, you generally have the right to evict your tenant for the following reasons:Non-payment of rent The tenant violates the terms and conditions of the lease or the RLTO… Read more
Blogged Wed Apr 3, 2013 by Brendan Ross Rental Basics For Rent Rentals
Angel Swan, Real Estate Pro in 60649
Sometimes you have your heart set on a particluar area to live and you just know something will be available. Sometimes not. If that happens consider some of the immediate surrounding areas and you may… Read more
Blogged Thu Aug 14, 2014 by Angel Swan Home Buying Rental Basics Property Q&A
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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
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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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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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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Robert Pratt, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Would you like to supersize that?  Americans like more than just big French fry portions.  We have an affinity for all things ballooned in size.  We prefer big cars, big closets, big diamonds… Read more
Blogged Tue Jan 21, 2014 by Robert Pratt Curb Appeal Rental Basics Rentals
Kenan Jue, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
In this series, we’re breaking down how to get top dollar for your rental properties. In Part I we shared our best in business practices for setting the perfect price. In Part II, our experts… Read more
Blogged Tue Jan 21, 2014 by Kenan Jue Rental Basics For Rent Rentals
Kenan Jue, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Getting leads is a good thing, we all know that. But we also know that not all leads are created equal. We’ve heard from many partners that wading through leads — deciding which one to call… Read more
Blogged Fri Oct 25, 2013 by Kenan Jue Rental Basics For Rent Rentals
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