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Gary Swank, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Gary Swank answered:
when was parkside estates in canonsburg, pa built?
Hi, I called Parkside and was told they were built in 2003. You can reach them at 724-743-0111.
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Emily Murphy, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Emily Murphy answered:
Is it common to use a realtor to help find rental homes with a low budget?
It might just be a matter of apartments not being available in your price range. Feel free to call me if you have any questions.
Emily Murphy
412-779-2121
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Fran and Mark…, Real Estate Pro in Yardley, PA
Fran and Mark Redding answered:
while screening for tenants can you request that they be non-smokers?
Hi

The short answer is yes, you can require that they not smoke in or on the property.
Visit the Pa attorney general's web page and get a copy of the PA Landlord Tenant Act so you ... more
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Robin Lorentz, Real Estate Pro in Moon Township, PA
Robin Lorentz answered:
As a renter in a foreclosure property and a landlord who has abandoned the process where does that leave the renter?
The Bank who has taken possession of the property has to honor your lease that is in effect until the end of the lease date. They will hire an Assest Management company or Broker to ma ... more
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maybe somebo…, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
maybe somebody you know answered:
Who is to pay for the cleaning of the carpets after a tenant moves out?
As a landlord, I say that the tenant pays for the cleaning. After all, who dirtied the carpet. Even its its not dirty by your standards, if you had a baby, would you let him crawl on ... more
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Blair W. Coh…, Real Estate Pro in 15146
Blair W. Cohen answered:
Who is to pay for the changing of the lock after a tenant moves out?
Check your lease. There may be a provision that requires the tenant pay to have the locks changed upon vacating. If there is no term relating to this then the tenant is not permitted ... more
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Nathan Gesner, Real Estate Pro in Cody, WY
Nathan Gesner answered:
How do I find a good property manager?
Start by talking to them and get a feel for their processes. Look at their management agreement with owners and their rental agreement with tenants. A good manager starts by covering ... more
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Deb Conway, Both Buyer and Seller in 15003
Deb Conway answered:
what utilities are landlors required to pay?
I pay the water/sewer/trash for my tenant. The reason I ensure I pay water/sewer is because if it's not paid they can put a lien on the house. Also I pay the trash because it's one le ... more
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Jessica V. R…, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Jessica V. Russell-carter answered:
What are some tips for renters before signing a lease?
Request extra copy of the lease to review before signing. Read over it carefully and note anything within the lease you may have a question or concern about. Ensure you have plenty of t ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Mar 6, 2012 Rental Basics in Pittsburgh
Dan Haeck, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Dan Haeck answered:
What are the Pros & Cons of a Rent to Own contract from the seller/landlords perspective?
There are many clauses that can be added to your rent to own agreement to make it fairly fail safe for you. First and foremost, the property doesn't change hands unless the buyer ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 27, 2011 Rental Basics in Pittsburgh
Dee Bolen, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Dee Bolen answered:
my granddaughter is 18 wants to rent a apartment with her 2 children, the landlord, asking for 2 months
I am a property manager in PA and I collect first months rent and a sec dep equal to 1 months rent from ALL tenants. It is standard practice in my state. In many other states it is stan ... more
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