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Andrew Janos, Real Estate Pro in 19130
Andrew Janos answered:
When putting a deposit down on an apartment, I understand the deposit must be equal to one months rent of that unit. When do you need to come up with?
As Jacob and Tristam mentioned, the timing and amount of the deposit is dependent on the property.

If you still need help, please feel free to reach out.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 8, 2014 Rental Basics in 19130
Philip J. Cu…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Philip J. Cunningham Sr. answered:
If you offered a for house and the person has lease/purchase agreement another party what should you do?
Call me at 267-934-1971 so I may advise you in person
Philip Cunningham
Market Force Realty
267-934-1971 (cell)
1-866-993-8585
http://www.GreatPaRE.com
PhilCunningham2004@yahoo.co ... more
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PaxListings, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
PaxListings answered:
Does anyone know of 2-3 bedroom apartment or homes for rent $600-$850, in the area of northeast area? call or text me 2672571680
Hi Therlongesstephanie,

Yes you can easily find home for rent.

Can you afford rental apartment, townhouse or condos with the price range starting from 1800$ with all amenities s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 29, 2014 Rental Basics in Northeast Philadelphia
TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
How much should I save to get my first place? Tips. Knowledge.
That would depend on the prices you get quoted. This would be an excellent opportunity for you to use some of the skills taught in schools, research. Good craig list ads and shop for ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat Apr 5, 2014 Rental Basics in 19147
Larry Lichtm…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Larry Lichtman answered:
Bad credit but good steady income to afford to rent a home
Hi,
I may be able to help you and your husband find a home to rent. Your credit may not necessarily disqualify you from being approved if you strenghten your application with good mon ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 16, 2014 Rental Basics in Philadelphia
Hank Wilson, Real Estate Pro in Bowling Green, KY
Hank Wilson answered:
I love an apartment that's been on the market for months, but it's too expensive. Could an agent help negotiate a price I can afford?
It most certainly does not hurt your cause that it has gone unrented for months. You have more basis for a price reduction or negotiation in general. However, many people will stay with ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 22, 2014 Rental Basics in Philadelphia
Gary Geer, Real Estate Pro in Antioch, IL
Gary Geer answered:
How do you find out if a realtor is licensed or a scam?
mjosta,
You can check with the state to see if they are licensed. Be aware property owners may not need be licensed to sell property they own.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 12, 2013 Rental Basics in Philadelphia
Philip J. Cu…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Philip J. Cunningham Sr. answered:
hi i'm looking for two bedroom house or a apt. with hardwood floors .
Please call me about 468 Parlin St 1st fl 215-725-5700 X49

Philip J. Cunningham Sr
V.I.P. Realty Corporation
7942 Bustleton Ave
Philadelphia,PA 19152
215-725-5700X49
philcunnin ... more
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Sheri Curci, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Sheri Curci answered:
A landlord gets an older lady as a tenant who is alone,no family,then starts abusing her-enters apt.unannounced,goes into closet & drawers &
Good Afternoon Kathie.... if what you say is exact.... it makes my blood boil...
Try......

http://www.pcacares.org/pca_ss_Elder_Abuse.aspx

http://www.centeronelderabuse.org/

... more
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Sheri Curci, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Sheri Curci answered:
I am looking for a hous to rent or efficiency apt.near Port Richmond section,around 400.-425.00 month,my credit isn't great,I am on a low fixed income
Good afternoon Kathy,

We have a site that provides more real time listing rentals within a 24-48 hr status change.

Feel free to use it and please call us if you see anything of i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 16, 2013 Rental Basics in Philadelphia
Philip J. Cu…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Philip J. Cunningham Sr. answered:
Is there a website can i go on to find out the person Im renting from is truly the owner of the property?
In the City of Philadelphia you can call 311 Dept of L&I

Philip J. Cunningham Sr
V.I.P. Realty Corporation
7942 Bustleton Ave
Philadelphia,PA 19152
215-725-5700X49
philcunningh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 22, 2013 Rental Basics in 19124
Philip J. Cu…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Philip J. Cunningham Sr. answered:
What documents can I get from a "potential" landlord that will provide info on property inspected & had clearance from asbetos & lead paint?
The City of Philadelphia as of 12/21/2012 Requires that a Lead Base Paint Certification be done every two years and when there is a change in Tenants this information is available from ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Feb 22, 2013 Rental Basics in 19124
Sheri Curci, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Sheri Curci answered:
What are some tips when negotiating your lease renewal terms?
Try Month to Month so.... if your L/L falls behind on repairs or you decide to Purchase another property .... its easier for you to pack up with out excess cost on a lengthily contract. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 6, 2013 Rental Basics in University City
Sheri Curci, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Sheri Curci answered:
Im renting an apartment in NE Phila, my landlord cant afford place anymore so he gonna lose it, will I automatically get kicked out?
OK Voyage, Check this legal link... it may shed some light on your rights as a tenant....

All the Best, John Curci

http://www.courts.phila.gov/howdoi/index.asp?search=26
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 26, 2013 Rental Basics in Philadelphia
Elizabeth Bo…, Real Estate Pro in Cambridge, MA
Elizabeth Bolton answered:
Why majority of apartments require to check ypur credit?
Landlords check credit to determine if the prospective tenant pays their bills on time. The landlord can't afford to wait for the rent to be paid so a tenant's past behavior re bill pay ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 15, 2013 Rental Basics in 19143
sjuparent, Renter in Philadelphia, PA
sjuparent answered:
What to do if landlord hasn't returned security deposit and won't return calls?
did you rent from PSY Properties? We are having the same situation and have filed a notice with the Attorney General's Office in PA. If you rented from this company, please file with ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 29, 2012 Rental Basics in Philadelphia
Sheri Curci, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Sheri Curci answered:
Is it good or bad to try and neogiate a price for rent? i've seen some apts that I was interested in , there about 50-100 to much for my price range
Good Evening Brittany,

1st thing to see if the L/L will accept a lower negotiated price on a rental is Location Location Location!

2nd thing to review..... is the Amount Days th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 27, 2012 Rental Basics in 19140
Philip J. Cu…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Philip J. Cunningham Sr. answered:
Me and My sister owns a rental house. Do I need a rental licenes if I don't want nothing to do with the renting of the house?
What you need to do is make an appointment with a Real Estate Broker and go to the office and discuss this in person so whomever you choose to advise you has all the facts. Please speak ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 15, 2012 Rental Basics in Philadelphia
Philip J. Cu…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Philip J. Cunningham Sr. answered:
Can I change my lock due to a landlord abusing his rights & mine?
Please call:
TURN at 215-940-3900 or go to their web site WWW.RTurn.net Please give me a call or email and let me know how you made out

Philip J. Cunningham Sr.
V.I.P. Realty Corp ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 4, 2012 Rental Basics in Philadelphia
Robert Trave…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Robert Travers answered:
Hello. I am relocating from Las Vegas, NV. I have over 20 years of experience working for the educational level (higher education).
Delores,

Welcome to Philadelphia! My name is Robert, You have not ask a question so I figured I would ask you a few. Do you need help finding a place to stay? Are you looking to rent ... more
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