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Larry Tollen, Real Estate Pro in Durham, NC
Larry Tollen answered:
As a tenant am i able to prorate rent and utilities if owner was at residence for 18 days?
That depends on the agreement you signed with the owner of the property, though if they occupied the property without your express permission then you may be able to get them to pay for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 13, 2014 Rental Basics in 98116
Barry Shapiro, Real Estate Pro in Camarillo, CA
Barry Shapiro answered:
senior housing available
Check out this great online resource:

http://www.seniorhousingnet.com/seniorliving-search/seattle_wa/55-lifestyles_type?source=web

I hope this helps!
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 27, 2014 Rental Basics in Seattle
Rosehodgin, Home Buyer in Seattle, WA
Rosehodgin answered:
can i find a room for rent for senior citizen for 300 -400 dollars in seattle?
sorry my rooms are 550.00 a month share kitchen good friendship
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 19, 2013 Rental Basics in Seattle
Bert Han, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Bert Han answered:
Are there agents out there that help people out of town, find an apartment, at no cost? I'm moving to Seattle and do not have much time.
Hi traveladdict,
Agents may help you if you rent a place the agent found on the mls, because then the agent will get some kind of a commission from the rental owner. But doing this wi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 12, 2013 Rental Basics in Seattle
Karen Mcknig…, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Karen Mcknight answered:
How do building codes work?
Seanf,

Your question is extremely broad. In general, building codes are designed to help us build more sustainable, livable, prosperous communities. King County, WA, which is where ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Aug 12, 2013 Rental Basics in Seattle
George Raymo…, Real Estate Pro in Chino Hills, CA
George Raymondo answered:
Are there gov't programs for rehab?
If you are referring to purchase/rehab home loan, the answer is yes. We offer a FNMA (Nannie Mae) Homepath Renovation Loan and we offer a FHA 203K. Both programs offer their special tri ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 30, 2013 Rental Basics in Seattle
marcia h cha…, Real Estate Pro in Bellevue, WA
marcia h chase answered:
Can HOA's impose rules on tenants that do not apply to owners.?
to my knowledge tenants need to follow the guidelines of the home owner's association and should be given a copy of the bylaws and cc&r's at the time of their move in and lease signing. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 1, 2013 Rental Basics in Seattle
Nicole Demer…, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Nicole Demers-Changelo answered:
My husband and I are considering a move to either Seattle or Napa, CA to be close to family. Looking for information on renting, etc.
Check out Phinney Ridge and Wallingford.

If you stay close to Aurora Ave N, that is a straight shot to downtown.

For your price range you might be pushed out to Greenwood and Mapl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 18, 2012 Rental Basics in Seattle
marcia h cha…, Real Estate Pro in Bellevue, WA
marcia h chase answered:
Rented apt: our neighbor's window air con makes vibrations and noise through our 3 windows (at the same wall air con is) all day long. Any chance?
my take is quite different...first i would check your lease (assume you have one) to see if there is a clause regarding what tenants can or cannot install...then, i might consider addre ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 16, 2012 Rental Basics in Seattle
Dave Janis (…, Real Estate Pro in Boulder, CO
Dave Janis (303) 442-5001 answered:
What are some tips for renters before signing a lease?
Know that you would be comfortable living in the area. Also, be sure to compare rent rates.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 6, 2012 Rental Basics in Seattle
Wendy Hughes…, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Wendy Hughes-Jelen answered:
Home rental with open chap 13 bankruptcy
DanMar - you can't be denied housing just for bad credit. Most property management companies representing property owners professionally - and this includes apartment communities - will ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 5, 2012 Rental Basics in Seattle
_____________, Other/Just Looking in Seattle, WA
_____________ answered:
Grad student rental
When I moved back to Seattle after college, I looked for apartments on walkscore.com. You can either find rentals you're considering, then plug in the address to get the "walk score" or ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 8, 2012 Rental Basics in Seattle
Ravi, Other/Just Looking in Renton, WA
Ravi answered:
I'm Vybhav frm India. pls let me know the procedures for renting a house/apt in Seattle, documents required & the cost details.
Depends on which place you are coming for work in Seattle.
Seattle neighbourhood is expensive, if your work place is in Seattle, generally people stay in nearby neighbourhoods and comm ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 30, 2012 Rental Basics in Seattle
Rob Armstrong, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Rob Armstrong answered:
I am moving to Seattle, WA this summer and I do not have time to visit any apartments. What should I do?
First, welcome to Seattle (in advance)! Is this work work related move, and will you be looking to live close to your job? What size/# bedrroms/amenities and other requirements do you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 13, 2012 Rental Basics in Seattle
Bella, Renter in Puyallup, WA
Bella answered:
Do I continue paying rent after receiving the Notice of Trustee's Sale?
Owner has hefty deposit and receiving hefty rent. Found out they have not been paying on both mortgages for over 7 months. Had individuals taking pics & 1 stated checking to see if hous ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 9, 2012 Rental Basics in Seattle
Jeanmarie Tr…, Real Estate Pro in Mukilteo, WA
Jeanmarie Trapp answered:
My roommate and I are looking for a rental house but she has 2 large dogs and my credit is not great. How should we approach potential renters?
With a smile, a letter of reference, and honesty about why your credits bad. For the most part nowadays, credit is less of an issue, as perhaps a criminal history check. The dogs could ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 7, 2012 Rental Basics in 98115
Jirius Isaac, Real Estate Pro in Kenmore, WA
Jirius Isaac answered:
does the trustee typically call the landlord for verification?
What on earth are you talking about?
1 vote Share Flag Sun Aug 14, 2011 Rental Basics in Seattle
Ben Kakimoto, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Ben Kakimoto answered:
what is the average Condo fee in the Belltown or Capitol Hill area?
It'll depends on the individual complex, amenities, financials (e.g. are they building reserves), maintenance and so forth. For Belltown, you'll see the range than John menti ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 20, 2011 Rental Basics in Seattle
Tim Tilbury, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Tim Tilbury answered:
How does a NOD on the owner of a condo building effect the individual owners ?
Great answer Dugald!

Chris, you may also want to check with your HOA Bylaws... Some HOAs will actually foreclose in First Position, meaning the HOA has a chance to purchase the unit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 20, 2010 Rental Basics in Seattle
Mack McCoy, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Mack McCoy answered:
Do we need or should we get a real estate agent to show us houses, condos & townhomes in Seattle if we are looking to rent instead of buy?
No, Penny, they represent the landlord. They're fine with showing - on their schedule!
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 7, 2010 Rental Basics in Seattle
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