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George J Leo…, Real Estate Pro in Lutz, FL
George J Leone answered:
Is it better to be upfront about a bankruptcy/foreclose to a leasing agent or wait to see if they accept us?
Alwayus be as HONEST as possible
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 1, 2014 Rental Basics in Tampa
jotis73, Renter in Brandon, FL
jotis73 answered:
Is their any homes on here that actually cape section 8? Near brandon, fl 10mi out!
Hello, did you find any homes that took section8 near Brandon fl looking to move there soon and I have section8
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 31, 2014 Rental Basics in 33510
Alma Rose Kee…, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
Alma Rose Kee, P.A. answered:
Am I going to be able to rent.?
You may have to put up an additional deposit but if you're just talking student loan issues and not evictions you should be okay.

Make sure you investigate the owner to be sure it is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 6, 2014 Rental Basics in Riverview
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Will a background prevent us from renting?
Kate,
My only advice is to tell the truth and put it in context. If it has been more than 10 years since the conviction and there are no recent issues, I would hope you should be oka ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 21, 2014 Rental Basics in Town 'n' Country
ecartagena3, Both Buyer and Seller in Tampa, FL
ecartagena3 answered:
looking for a 3/2 townhouse or condo in 33647 budget of $1100 max.
I am a local investor in tampa. I can help you Find what you are looking for.
email me at ericacartagena14@gmail.com
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 26, 2014 Rental Basics in 33647
Lynn Brock, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Lynn Brock answered:
i want to move to tampa. how can i determine how much i should pay for rent?
Mary, take your monthly income x 31%. That is what you can afford to pay in rent.

FYI, that is also the front end or housing ratio allowed for FHA loans.

Now you have a valu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 26, 2013 Rental Basics in Tampa
jlwestcott2, Home Owner in Riverview, FL
jlwestcott2 answered:
Can an owner and a tenant enter into a valid 3 year lease?
I've looked on the Hillsborough County Clerk of the Court records pages and didn't see anything there. Spoke with my parents last night and they have a Realtor friend who works with an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 20, 2012 Rental Basics in Sun City Center
Maria Cipoll…, Real Estate Pro in Coral Springs, FL
Maria Cipollone answered:
Does a landlord have to return a security deposit within the guideline by law if you were evicted?
It depends. If the reason for eviction was that you have not paid the rent he may have the right to get it from the secutiry deposit. Contact an Attorney to review your case.

Since ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Sep 11, 2012 Rental Basics in Riverview
Lisa Reeves, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
Lisa Reeves answered:
How many days written notice a landlord must provide to a tenant to vacate premises? We pay monthly on time and only had a lease for 1st of 3 yrs.
Technically you and your landlord must give you notice to vacate between the 1st and the 15th of the month for the end of the month. If he gives you notice after the 15th then it would ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 17, 2012 Rental Basics in 33625
Lynn Brock, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Lynn Brock answered:
Culbreath Condo Association
Cathy, some association restrict the % of units available for rent while others eliminate rentals completely. These decisions seem to be instituted by a small group of homeowners/board ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 27, 2012 Rental Basics in Tampa
Andi Simmons, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
Andi Simmons answered:
I am looking for a 3 or more bedroom home for rent in the Tampa/Brandon area. My credit is not the best and I would like to stay under $1000 a month.
Hi Collins, you may need to give a higher deposit if you are going to rent from a private owner, but your best bet will be an apartment complex until you are able to improve your credit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 21, 2012 Rental Basics in Tampa
Lisa Reeves, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
Lisa Reeves answered:
can i fine a nice home. that would take sec.8 in very nice location
Section 8 doesn't have any boundary requirements. Any landlord can technically allow section 8. However, I don't know if Section 8 is currently accepting new landlords. Try the online ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 10, 2012 Rental Basics in Tampa
Alma Rose Kee…, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
Alma Rose Kee, P.A. answered:
does florida state allow a real estate agent to sign a 3 year lease on behalf of the landlord?
I think you mean "complete" a lease "fill in the blanks" approved form with a duration of greater than one year.

I'm not sure if the State of Florida would restrict residential leas ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 3, 2012 Rental Basics in Lutz
Carsmiley, Both Buyer and Seller in Tampa, FL
Carsmiley answered:
Relocating from NY, we want to Rent a Home not apartment or condo, how hard is it really to get into a house rental??
No hard at all if you know were to look :)
Please contact me at carmen@kirstenrealty.com
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 31, 2012 Rental Basics in 33647
Carsmiley, Both Buyer and Seller in Tampa, FL
Carsmiley answered:
Are there any renters willing to rent to someone that has an eviction on their background? Eviction is 4 years old.
YES, Please contact me at Carmen@KirstenRealty.com. We will help you find something.
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 31, 2012 Rental Basics in Tampa
Debbi Tinker,…, Real Estate Pro in Brandon, FL
Debbi Tinker, GRI, CDPE answered:
Rental demand in Brandon,Fl?
Brandon is a popular area due to its proximity to downtown Tampa, all amenities it offers and it does seem to be a preferred area for military families.

Since February 1st there have ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 24, 2012 Rental Basics in Brandon
Connie Mitch…, Real Estate Pro in South Padre Island, TX
Connie Mitchell answered:
Property manager
I would certainly contact her broker and back it up in writing as well. Changing locks would probably be a good idea at this point. And you might even make an informational report wit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 7, 2012 Rental Basics in Tampa
Irina Karan, Real Estate Pro in 33160
Irina Karan answered:
My boyfriend and I are graduating college in May and are planning on moving to Tampa from Maine to continue more schooling. Where to rent?
Not local, but had a lot of good things said from a friend - realtor in Tampa - he said New Tampa was the best.

Irina Karan
CDPE - Certified Distressed Property Expert
IrinaKaran@g ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 18, 2012 Rental Basics in Tampa
Irina Karan, Real Estate Pro in 33160
Irina Karan answered:
There are so many scams on Craigslist and some other sites, how can you verify that it's really the owner of a house or if it's for rent?
You can check the county website - clerk of courts for Lis Pendens, and assessor's office on the ownership of the property. Also, you can address these concerns with your realtor - plus ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Apr 18, 2012 Rental Basics in Tampa
Lisa Reeves, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
Lisa Reeves answered:
How many of you have rented properties through the section 8 program? How has it worked for you?
I have used section 8. Its relatively easy if your property is good. There is an annual check and I believe landlords must take an eduction course now too. You have to be very particu ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Nov 2, 2011 Rental Basics in 33611
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