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Ernie Behrle, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Ernie Behrle answered:
Beware- if you get an email from a h202home@outlook.com regarding a rental property, it is a scam!
Thanks for the update.. I'm sure someone here may benefit with this information.
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Victory Prop…, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Victory Property Management answered:
Is it illegal to have a preferred group of people rent your home?
This is certainly illegal. Fair housing laws protect familial status as one of the protected classes.

http://www.justice.gov/crt/about/hce/title8.php
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Ernie Behrle, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Ernie Behrle answered:
I need to move. Can anyone tell me the avg. cost for Utility bill for a 1 bedroom apt. in Raleigh, NC.
That's always a good but touchy answer as everyone lives differently. Utility bills can vary widely depending upon who is living there. Some people use a lot of water while others ver ... more
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Victory Prop…, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Victory Property Management answered:
What's a good rule for deciding how much of your income should go towards rent?
A good rule of thumb is your income should be 3 times the amount of the rental rate. However, people live different lifestyles, and I agree with Don Tepper below that as much as your bu ... more
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Tim Johnson, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Tim Johnson answered:
Are bed bugs tenant or owner responsibility?
I am very certain that is an owner responsibility. It is also in the owners best interest to take out the bed bugs as soon as possible. They can hide in the smallest places and fester t ... more
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Jose Rubio, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Jose Rubio answered:
I have section 8 voucher,my landlord will not sign because of rental reduction I have three childern with a good verifiable rent record my lease is
How much is your voucher for and what area are you looking into?
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Teresa Pitt, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Teresa Pitt answered:
in need of a Realtor that has Section8 properties for rent
Correction, email address teresapitt@hpw.com
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Melissa Albe…, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Melissa Albert answered:
Rental Resources
Hello Tara,

Please contact Nest Properties. They do a fantastic job.

http://www.facebook.com/nestproperties

(919) 825-0911

Good luck,
Melissa Albert
Keller Williams Prefe ... more
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Ernie Behrle, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Ernie Behrle answered:
Hi, i'm looking to rent a 3 bedroom townhouse in Raleigh that allows cats. Every place i've called doesn't allow them. Any suggestions ?
JB... Try Hedingam Golf & Athletic. They rent up to 3 bedroom townhomes and I'm fairly confident they accomodate for pets.
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Monica Mendez, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Monica Mendez answered:
I am looking for a long term lease for a single family rental home in Raleigh, NC May 2012
When are you planing to move?
It will depend on the date you want your next place be ready.
I will start looking if I were you because then you can find out the place where you want t ... more
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Monica Mendez, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Monica Mendez answered:
What are the most requested features by renters?
Fence yard, big Kitchen, parking space, close transportation and shopping centers. It will depend on the person submitting the application but this are the ones I just get asked most of ... more
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Monica Mendez, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Monica Mendez answered:
Are rental prices usually negotiable for the client? Is it professional to ask the potential landlord?
You can ask and the worst thing can happen they will say no but I found that sometimes they agree to a lower price. It never hurt to ask and if the landlord hasn't receive applications ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 11, 2012 Rental Basics in Raleigh
Jean (Zhihon…, Real Estate Pro in Cary, NC
Jean (Zhihong) Fletcher answered:
What are some tips for renters before signing a lease?
Again ... read the contract and make sure that you understand the terms and all the legal obligations. Many renters misunderstand the "30 or 60 day notice". They thought tha ... more
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Kevin McLaug…, Real Estate Pro in Murrieta, CA
Kevin McLaughlin answered:
Is including the electricity bill in the rent risky for the owner?
I wouldn't recommend it...
2 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 11, 2012 Rental Basics in Raleigh
Jim Simms, Real Estate Pro in Louisville, KY
Jim Simms answered:
Would most tenants agree to a rate increase for a month to month lease rather than signing a long term commitment?
Absolutely, could be a very big niche for you. I had one investor client refuse to take a six month lease from a prospect until the prospect insisted and set my client straight. The t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 3, 2011 Rental Basics in Raleigh
Conder Realty…, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Conder Realty, LLC answered:
Are tenants prepared to pay additional months rent upfront if they have credit issues?
The state of North Carolina limits how much SECURITY DEPOSIT you can charge, however, landlords can collect the 2nd, 3rd, 4th.....months RENT up front at the landlords discresion. Or ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 29, 2011 Rental Basics in Raleigh
Patricia Che…, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Patricia Cheaure answered:
What are some maintenance precautions that tenants should take to prepare for winter weather?
Everyone seems to have it down pretty good. The only other thing I would add is check the caulking around all the windows also. That is always a major place that air escapes from! If ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 22, 2011 Rental Basics in Raleigh
Rachelle, Renter in Raleigh, NC
Rachelle answered:
I am from NJ and would like to relocate to North Raleigh, NC with a Section 8 voucher.
Hello,
I would like to say that all of Raleigh is like any other state... it have good areas and some bad areas. Southeast Raleigh have teachers, lawyers, and professional people liv ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 27, 2011 Rental Basics in 27614
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