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Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Frisco, TX
Susie Kay answered:
How do I know if a listing is legit, before I agree to anything?
I would suggest working with a local realtor. There are plenty of scams out there!

Good luck!
0 votes Share Flag A few hours ago Rental Basics in 78745
Vilma Teodoro, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Vilma Teodoro answered:
Are elderly protected in PA if they need to break a lease?
I think that it depends on why they would be breaking the lease. In any case, you should talk to a real estate agent or lawyer. If the elderly individual needs some kind of special heal ... more
0 votes Share Flag Earlier today Rental Basics in Pennsylvania
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO RENT A HOME, BUT HAVE BAD CREDIT ANY SUGGESTIONS???
Hello Msandrade, you should study RENT vs BUY options as you may qualify to rent or buy with bad credit depending on what the issues are. You may qualify FHA with fico scores between 50 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Earlier today Rental Basics in Placentia
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Going to move to Orange County Sep 2014 I have no credit but I have been on my job for over 3 years and have a GREAT rental background Can anyone help
Hello Timothy, you should study RENT vs BUY options as you may qualify to buy with NO FICO scores and alternative credit such as utilities, cell phone, car insurance, rent, etc. The ren ... more
0 votes Share Flag Earlier today Rental Basics in Placentia
Amber Johnson, Other/Just Looking in Brookhaven, Raleigh,...
Amber Johnson answered:
I need a good carpet cleaner :)
I would really like to get my carpets cleaned by a professional service. I have two little boys and a dog so my carpets have been through a lot. With winter here it is getting worse wit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 8:24am Rental Basics in Glendale
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
do you have monthly rentals?
highly doubtful there are monthly rentals here other than vacation rentals

try VRBO.com
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 16, 2014 Rental Basics in 28786
John Connor, Home Buyer in Kansas City, MO
John Connor answered:
Looking for Good Property Management Company
I would ask some local real estate agents I am sure they would be able to help you. I think that would be your best option for success. Good luck to you though I have always found that ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 16, 2014 Rental Basics in Las Vegas
Kevin Richey, Real Estate Pro in Saint George, UT
Kevin Richey answered:
Can my landlord store her things in my room? She's one of my roommates and has all of her food storage and seasonal decorations in my closet. I
I agree with Suzanne. Check your lease to see if that issue is addressed. If you correspond with her try to do it via email or in writing so you have a copy of what was said.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 15, 2014 Rental Basics in 84606
Denice Copel…, Real Estate Pro in 33180
Denice Copeland answered:
I want to find a rental home or rent to own with bad credit in glen burnie md I need some advice
The term "rent to own” seems like a great idea, but it's not always clear what it means partially because renting to own can work numerous ways. And it is not a very common practice, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 15, 2014 Rental Basics in Laurel
Tina Marie L…, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Tina Marie Lynn asked:
Help us find a place to live with a felony :( Someone please help us. I'm getting so discouraged in finding a place to rent at. I have a felony for fleeing/eluding 3rd degree back from May 2010. I was sober since then and just…
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 15, 2014 Rental Basics in Sarasota
Suzanne MacD…, Real Estate Pro in 07856
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
How do you report fraud on your site? I have found several ads with many owners or agents. I don't know what is true.
First, flat the post as spam. Then, go to the bottom of this page, click on Help Center, scroll down and click on Contact Us and send an email to the administrators.

Second, if it ... more
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Larry Tollen, Real Estate Pro in Durham, NC
Larry Tollen answered:
If the home I'm leasing is sold during my lease term to new owners, am I obligated to remain in the lease until the lease is up?
I'm not familiar with every State's laws so there may be some exceptions but in the vast majority of States if a house is sold with a lease in place the purchaser must fully honor the e ... more
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tim moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
tim moore answered:
Is it possible to have a button or some other indicator to show a single room rental, inside a family home?
If it's not the bedroom you would want to rent, then what room of a house would you prefer to rent??
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 13, 2014 Rental Basics in 90008
Jasmine Asvp…, Renter in Jackson, MS
Jasmine Asvp Jazzy Felder answered:
Why does Trulia have so many fake rental listings?
How do you know if a property is being used for fraudulent activities? I am considering two homes to rent on the Trulia website and I would like to be certain before I make any payments ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 13, 2014 Rental Basics in North of Montana
Nicole Fedor…, Real Estate Pro in 92866
Nicole Fedorchek answered:
have fully executed lease agreement but landlord has not delivered keys (listing agent can't reach her) is the agent allowed to deliver the keys to me
When is the lease start-date? You should have keys on that date. And yes, the agent can deliver them to you. It doesn't have to be the landlord.
Nicole Fedorchek, Realtor
Tarbell Rea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 12, 2014 Rental Basics in Orange
Zach Thalman, Other/Just Looking in Midwest, WY
Zach Thalman answered:
Looking to rent apartment in Miami without proof of income, what are my options?
Do you really have to show a proof of income for all apartment complexes? I didn't know that it was even something required. The apartments around my complex don't have that sort of req ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 12, 2014 Rental Basics in 33141
Jill Murty, Real Estate Pro in Mission Viejo, CA
Jill Murty answered:
Can a room tenant have a garage sale even if the landlord / roommate says no?
Having a garage sale against your landlord's wishes is an excellent way to ruin your living situation.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 12, 2014 Rental Basics in Hayward
dalifemme77, Renter in New Castle, DE
dalifemme77 asked:
We just found out the house we're renting is going to auction in the sheriffs sale next month. We have not heard a word from our landlord. They are also in bankruptcy. Do we have to leave when the sale happens? What do we do? Are we going to get our deposit back?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 11, 2014 Rental Basics in 19720
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
I have a tenant that rents a room and currently being evicted. While waiting for 30 days to be over she is destroying my pers. prop. Can I throw her?
Fluffy,
I'd call the cops. A tenant may have rights, but destruction of personal property isn't one of them. They may speed things up for you.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 11, 2014 Rental Basics in 94541
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