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Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
Does Chicago have rent control?
Each unit owner can do what they want with their places as long as its within guide lines of the associations and the law.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 9, 2013 Rental Basics in Chicago
Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
How can we document the condition of the unit at the time of move-in? With pictures or in writing? Other ideas?
I think those two things, possibly even video.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 10, 2013 Rental Basics in Chicago
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
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
Does a landlord have to schedule an appointment with a tenant in order to make non-emergency repairs?
Hi Trulia

Yes, always. Minimum 24 hours notice.

Good luck.
Ruth
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 19, 2013 Rental Basics in Uptown
Allan Erps, Real Estate Pro in 10954
Allan Erps answered:
What are the pros and cons of living in a highrise?
cleaner air & the views on the pro side. Power outages & bad weather as a few cons!
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 14, 2012 Rental Basics in Chicago
Irina Karan, Real Estate Pro in 33160
Irina Karan answered:
What questions do you as the landlord ask of references of your future tenant?
Some landlords require applications being filled out by the tenants - asking about
their current employment, residence, income and assets. The tenants have to agree to
submit such in ... more
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David Hanna, Real Estate Pro in 60417
David Hanna answered:
Should tenant rental history be reported to the credit bureaus? Some landlords are starting to do so. Thoughts?
Yes. Many tenants we are seeing now have little credit history or damaged credit. We have very few tenants not paying promptly and on time, so this is a good thing for building or repai ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 7, 2012 Rental Basics in Chicago
David Hanna, Real Estate Pro in 60417
David Hanna answered:
My friend has documented every instance that she contacted the property manager with a problem. What is her next move?
Move on to contact the management company, ask to speak to the superior of her property manager, and explain her issue.
It is hard to give any more advice without much more information ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 7, 2012 Rental Basics in Chicago
Connie Mitch…, Real Estate Pro in South Padre Island, TX
Connie Mitchell answered:
How is renting a home different than renting an apartment?
In my area, the big differences would be maintenance and privacy. With an apartment, upkeep is taken care of by the complex. Renting a home, the owner might require you to pay up to a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 29, 2012 Rental Basics in Chicago
Jorge Vega, Real Estate Pro in 60622
Jorge Vega answered:
I found a great place in South Shore,however,there's a move-in fee of $875 which is equal to a month's rent. Does this move-in fee sound appropriate?
Since the recent change in Illinois tenant rights many owners have decided to opt out of the "security deposit" option and use a aone time non refundable "move-in-fee&quo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 30, 2012 Rental Basics in Chicago
Jena Beaver, Home Owner in Los Feliz, Los Angeles...
Jena Beaver answered:
I own a condominum in the west loop and am looking to rent. 2BR/2BA what is the best way to advertise and which sites to avoid?
Hi Goldbergt,

You can list your rental on Trulia! We have 22+M unique visitors a month, and surely someone would be interested in your fine condo.

http://www.trulia.com/post-renta ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 22, 2013 Rental Basics in 60607
Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
I ALSO STAY IN DUPAGE COUNTY AND IM LOOKING TO RENT OTU THIS WAY WITH OPTION TO BUY... I CANT SEEM TO FIND A FREE WEBSITE TO GIVE ME LISTING
You can ask people who are renting if they will do an option, but these rarely work out.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 16, 2012 Rental Basics in Chicago
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
ARE THERE ANY FREE RENT TO OWN WEBSITE?
Lease/Option
You are desperate!
Your Credit or Finances, or both, will not allow you to go the conventional route:
You need the Seller to help you out!

The Seller will know it, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 2, 2013 Rental Basics in Chicago
Sarah Ziehr, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Sarah Ziehr answered:
We are looking to rent a 2BR apartment for less than 800. How much income would we need bring in a month?
Hi Dana,

Most Landlords require that your income is 3x the rent, so for an $800 a month apartment you should be bringing in around $2400 per month.

Search for rentals by map @ htt ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 26, 2012 Rental Basics in Chicago
Philip Sencer, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Philip Sencer answered:
Can I get my money back?
Yikes, that is a legal question. Read the lease, but you can ask the landlord asap and if he says yes, get it in writing, but ask an attorney and they do not respond on Trulia
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 30, 2012 Rental Basics in Chicago
Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
How early should I be looking for a Lincoln Square apartment?
The month before hand. Rentals are too hot to look early.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 24, 2012 Rental Basics in Lincoln Square
Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
Looking for a nice updated rental in Beverly
Tania I would go to a real estate company that works the beverly market. There are a lot of them out there.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 16, 2012 Rental Basics in Beverly
Bill J Delig…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Bill J Deligiannis answered:
what can i do if i want to rent a home but i have bad credit (527 score) and my girlfriend has no credit history?
Write a Letter of Explanation as to why your credit is bad and what you plan on doing to fix it. Also to improve your chances provide more money up front in either additional rent payme ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 2, 2012 Rental Basics in 60612
David Hanna, Real Estate Pro in 60417
David Hanna answered:
Lease vs Rent vs Sell a Condo in Hyde Park. What would you do?
Lease it another year would be my advice based on the very limited information you have provided.
There is solid demand for rental housing, and while single family, row house and town ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 28, 2012 Rental Basics in Hyde Park
Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
Hi, I live in blue island a was wondering if there were an apartments for rent in the Beverly area in the 700 - 725 price range
I would contact a good leasing agent in the area. They can find something for you for free. Also, check out craigslist.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 25, 2012 Rental Basics in Beverly
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