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Gabriel Rojas, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Gabriel Rojas answered:
My daughter's apartment building has rats and they have gnawed on her couch. Can I get the landlord to reimburse her for damages?
Hello Lorriehasstruck:

Before you do anything else, contact the SF Rent Board or a rental attorney. Only they can give legal advise.

I have been a landlord in the past and my opin ... more
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Kelly Miller, Home Owner in Santa Ana, CA
Kelly Miller answered:
How do real estate moguls manage their rental properties?
Maintaining rental properties by real estate investors is a profitable business—but this involves lots of work like maintenance, calls from tenants, late payments, and finding ne ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 9, 2013 Rental Basics in San Francisco
Rhett Winslow, Real Estate Pro in Boca Raton, FL
Rhett Winslow answered:
How much additional value does a fully furnished apartment have over an empty apartment?
it varies based on the term of the lease & the season (season is Dec-March in S. Florida)

generally, an unfurnished rental commands more rent for annual & a fully fur ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 12, 2014 Rental Basics in San Francisco
Peter and Pam…, Real Estate Pro in Gloucester, MA
Peter and Pam Lane answered:
How far in advance should one begin to pursue a rent home, particularly a house?
Hi Curtis,
If you are looking to rent a home, we would recommend starting to search about 60 to no more than 75 days prior to when you wish to move in to the rental. Most landlords a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 17, 2013 Rental Basics in 75038
Lance King, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Lance King answered:
If you're evicted for something that was not a default and there were no damages to the property are you entitled to your security deposit?
Not really enough information to respond to this intelligently, but in general you should get your deposit back unless damages are beyond normal wear and tear. Consult your lease and th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 16, 2013 Rental Basics in San Francisco
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
rentals price per square footage
Square footage is not a good determinator for the rent:
If you had two houses, one larger but in a bad neighborhood and bad condition,
and the other in a good neighborhood and newly u ... more
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Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Kitty Hawk, NC
Tim Moore answered:
Is there actually a bank foreclosure rental program- and does it apply to people that do not or have not owned a home?
Banks do not rent their homes they own. They just sell them and there is no way to get around that.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 16, 2013 Rental Basics in 27041
Jim Keck, Real Estate Pro in Evansville, IN
Jim Keck answered:
Relocating to Evansville, IN from Tampa, FL
Hi Alex, I will send you some good options to consider.
Thanks, Jim

Jim Keck
Prudential Indiana Realty
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 16, 2013 Rental Basics in Evansville
Linda Lorenzo, Real Estate Pro in McKinney, TX
Linda Lorenzo answered:
I am looking for an apartment, and I'm worried that I won't find the best deal. I'm thinking about contacting a realtor, but I'm
Realtors usually only have access to rentals that are listed in the MLS. Sounds like you need to find an apartment locater, they are typically paid by the apartment complex. Go to the ... more
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ashstauff621, Home Buyer in Palm Springs, CA
ashstauff621 asked:
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Sean Dougher…, Real Estate Pro in Fort Collins, CO
Sean Dougherty answered:
I am renting my condo to and individual and his Employer is paying the rent. Am I required to complete a Form W-9 to his employer?
You should contact your CPA for answers to this question. Don't rely on folks who you don't know, and who may or may not have the knowledge to answer this correctly. Best of luck!
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 16, 2013 Rental Basics in 80201
Brett Anders…, Real Estate Pro in Nisswa, MN
Brett Anderson answered:
My husband & I are renting out on Gull Lake Dam Road, this place is really run down.
Let me know if you need any help finding somewhere else to live. How long is your lease in effect? Call me at 218-838-4219
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 24, 2013 Rental Basics in 56401
Michael Koen…, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Michael Koenig answered:
The house Im renting is going up for sale? What can I do? We signed a lease for a year.
Hi Cynthia,
When did you enter your lease?
Has the current owner attempted to end/cancel your lease?

Please provide some more details, so we can better help you.


Mich ... more
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Marta Rosario, Real Estate Pro in Orlando, FL
Marta Rosario answered:
I'm a single mom with 2 boys and cannot afford more than $700/mo in rent. can I rent a 1bd apt here in Orlando, Fl?

You can google apartments for rent or you can go to grocery stores and get apartment booklets. The amount of rent it will depend on the are that you pick. You can always try t ... more
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Jennie Miller…, Real Estate Pro in Phoenix, AZ
Jennie Miller, Pllc answered:
My lease has a 250 non refundable deposit to defray cost of rerenting the premises. what exactly is this for.?
You might want to contact an attorney or speak with your landlord.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 17, 2013 Rental Basics in Scottsdale
Karlene Hunt, Real Estate Pro in Coral Springs, FL
Karlene Hunt answered:
I'm looking to rent a 1 bed/bathroom in the Broward County area (Tamarac, Plantation, Fort Lauderdale). $950 or below. Any ideas?
Hi Tye,

That might be possible how soon are you looking to move, and what is your credit score - also are there any evictions?
You can reach me at 954-245-1789

Karlene Hunt
PALS ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 15, 2013 Rental Basics in Tamarac
Debbie Demars, Real Estate Pro in Moreno Valley, CA
Debbie Demars answered:
what is the market and average rent in the area?

The average rent will vary depending on the location and size of the home. Please feel free to visit and click on the link for Property Management ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 14, 2013 Rental Basics in Moreno Valley
Deborah Wrig…,  in Texas
Deborah Wright answered:
do i have to have credit in order to rent a appartment?
Landlords do check your credit, however they are frequently much more lenient than banks who are issuing a mortgage. If you have a problem with properties that are managed by large fi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 15, 2013 Rental Basics in 77355
Phyllis Glea…, Real Estate Pro in Columbia, MD
Phyllis Gleaton answered:
My Landlord has placed a clause in our lease agreement stating that I am subject to a $250 Deductible on repairs. Is this legal in MD?
I cannot give you legal advice, but I can refer you to BNI (tenant & landlord hotline) that will be able to give a legal answer your question or refer you to a good source. This agency ... more
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