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Tom Dawson, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Tom Dawson answered:
There is this person who is renting his home in the upper west side he is renting it in a affordable price but states that he isn't with a
Very likely a scam. As a broker here in NY, I don't know any building owners that require payment thru Western Union. At the start of a lease, the first month's payment and security dep ... more
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Laura Coffey, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clarita, CA
Laura Coffey answered:
How do you pay rent with a credit card?
I would not accept a credit card payment because it would cost me money as your landlord. You can call your credit company and see if the will give you a check to write to someone. My c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 3, 2013 Rental Basics in San Francisco County
Gail Gladsto…, Real Estate Pro in 11743, NY
Gail Gladstone answered:
Is there a difference between renting and leasing?
No, they mean the same thing.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 3, 2013 Rental Basics in Brooklyn
Mitchell Fel…, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Mitchell Feldman answered:
If you have small children, are you allowed to make necessary modifications to child proof the house without loosing your security deposit?
Here are some thoughts.....

1) The landlord may be responsible for and/or willing to make some of those modifications on your behalf before you move in. Hence, you wouldn't have to w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 3, 2013 Rental Basics in Brooklyn
Melissa Gera…, Real Estate Pro in Buffalo, FL
Melissa Gerace answered:
We need a mortage broker.
I'd be more than happy to give you the names and numbers for a few brokers I've worked with. Please email me at
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 9, 2013 Rental Basics in 34759
Joe Cano Jr, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Joe Cano Jr answered:
Relocating to Houston - Best way to Approach?
I do most of my business here in the City, but on occasion I have move-ins out at Katy, the Energy Corridor, Sugar Land and Spring. Visit my personal web-site or call me. Thanks and ha ... more
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gypsytreehug…, Renter in Murrieta, CA
gypsytreehugger asked:
If we have just been discharged on a ch. 7 bankruptcy, how hard is it to rent a house? My husband has had his job for 9 years and we've been renting from same person for 2 -1/2 years.
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Alison Hillm…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Alison Hillman answered:
How long does it take to hear back from NYCHA?
Hi there-

You should contact them directly:

Ali, Community Manager
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 2, 2013 Rental Basics in Staten Island
carlos parra…, Real Estate Pro in Monrovia, CA
carlos parrague answered:
I am currently living in LA County and my contract is up in September. However, my mails and packages have been missing, cars got damaged and
The deposit is usually for the Landlord to insure that upon your exit that you have not damaged the property excessively and that you are current in your rent. So, giving it to you bef ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 2, 2013 Rental Basics in 91792
John M Sevick, Real Estate Pro in Kailua Kona, HI
John M Sevick answered:
Need ground flr condo & yard space for pudgy Dalmatian & 25 lb Humane Society mutt. What complexes fit?
Your best bet would be The Pines, if it is financially possible for you. Contact me directly if you're not already working with a Realtor. John M Sevick, RS; Kona Coast Realty Co ... more
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Ronald Culli…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Ronald Cullinan answered:
Balcones Oaks/Oak Forest neighborhood
Kevin, if you include duplexes in the search, then the average rent / square foot in you target for the last year has been about 60 cents / square foot. The only actual house that rente ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 30, 2013 Rental Basics in Austin
Stan Pau,  in New York, NY
Stan Pau answered:
Is it normal to be asked for all these documents when applying for an apt in New York? see below details
Hi Erica

Some landlord do require all the documents.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 16, 2013 Rental Basics in New York
Rodney Mason, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Rodney Mason answered:
Is this true for Georgia..i can't find it in the Georgia Laws
For any legal advice, you would have to consult with an attorney.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 28, 2013 Rental Basics in 31406
Keith Jean-P…, Real Estate Pro in East Brunswick, NJ
Keith Jean-Pierre answered:
Where can I check potential renter credit?
Experian has a good service: ... more
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Rocsheen Hol…, Real Estate Pro in Bethesda, MD
Rocsheen Holston answered:
Scammers-active in our area!
Thanks Susan!!!

Yes this is definetely the time of the year when scammers come out to play!
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 26, 2013 Rental Basics in Maryland
cater12july, Renter in San Diego, CA
cater12july asked:
How can I find the landlords name and Where can I find who the landlord is for a residential property in San Diego, Ca.? 11851 Ramsdel Ct. 3bd/ 2.5 ba Miramar Ranch, San Diego,Ca 92131
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Piero Marinu…, Real Estate Pro in Silver Spring, MD
Piero Marinucci answered:
My tenant moved out 12/31. I sent him a list of damages and returned part of the deposit. The check was cashed, now 2 months later he wants the rest.
By cashing the check, the tenant did not give up any rights to dispute.

As long as you can prove when the check was mailed, included an itemized list of what was withheld/included in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 26, 2013 Rental Basics in Rockville
Philip Sencer, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Philip Sencer answered:
What is the avg. 3 bedroom rental price in Bucktown? How has tax rates and insurance costs increased this year in Bucktown?
Sounds like landlord BS and no way to confirm, but not sure why he needs any reason to increase the rent if he wants to. Rents range from 2K to 4K+ depending on lots of factors like # b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 4, 2013 Rental Basics in Bucktown
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