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Sean Dawes, Other/Just Looking in Philadelphia, PA
Sean Dawes answered:
I' m currently a Realtor that belongs to a suburban real estate board; What forms are used/needed when showing clients rental properties in
Erika,

Did your broker have any kind of training when you signed up to hang your real estate license there?
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 30, 2009 Rental Basics in Chicago
Philip Sencer, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Philip Sencer answered:
Do I need to disclose my intended credit score requirement to a potential renter? What do I have to disclose as my possible criteria for refusal?
This guy is nuts and why would you want to rent to him even if his credit report was 850????? If I read you correct, you have not even seen an application....nothing in writing from him ... more
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Jennifer Lane, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Jennifer Lane answered:
Hi, I'm looking to rent a single family home (smaller -- 2-3) bedrooms in Bucktown, Logan Square, Wicker Park area. Any help?
Hi Kevin,
There are options. What are other features a home must have, i.e. laundry, garage, etc.? Will the bedrooms be used as bedrooms, office or....? I ask due to size parameters ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 10, 2009 Rental Basics in 60647
Kipp Blackbu…,  in Chicago, IL
Kipp Blackburn answered:
How is the rental market in Lincoln Park? My renter said my 1 Bed room high rise is over priced at $1,400
Whats the address? Email me and I'll check the comparables. The market is 5-10% down for sure.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 20, 2009 Rental Basics in 60614
Chuck Stupar…,  in Oak Brook, IL
Chuck Stuparits answered:
What makes a basement apartment legal in Chicago?
There has to be proper ingress and egress, i.e not having to go through a room such as storage,furnace,or laundry room that's not part of the actual unit, to exit the apartment.. You h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 20, 2009 Rental Basics in Logan Square
Connie Erick…, Real Estate Pro in Maple Grove, MN
Connie Erickson answered:
no windows in bedroom is that illegal?
Most local codes require that bedrooms in signal family homes have egress windows. Anybody can call a room a bedroom but really comes down to how to get out of the home if there is fire ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 6, 2009 Rental Basics in Chicago
Liam Moran,  in Chicago, IL
Liam Moran answered:
my rent incluide bills but i have no cooking gas there is no connections to the gas is that illegal?
I'm guessing you have an electric hook up and no gas at all. A lot of rentals will use electric because it's seen as safer than gas.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 5, 2009 Rental Basics in Chicago
Newman-Mitri…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Newman-Mitrick Real Estate Group answered:
Why would I need an agent to rent a condo or townhome?
Much like a buyer's agent protects your best interests, a rental agent does the same thing. Here are some thoughts:

You're moving from Kansas City. Do you know the differences in t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 30, 2009 Rental Basics in Chicago
 Carl, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Carl answered:
Question about credit reports for prospective renters.
Cathy,
It depends on which credit agency you pull the report from. I believe that most of them update the credit score every 30 days.
If they have good credit now and have for the las ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 20, 2009 Rental Basics in Chicago
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