Evening leonesimkins, I hope by now you have connected with a local real estate agent and they have given you a sense of what the rental rates should be for your property. Additionally, they can offer a specific estimate of what your property is worth.
If you are still looking for assistance, do not hesitate to call or email.... more
Stephanie, congrats on your new search in the Dartmouth MA area. I am assuming you have tried the normal routes of craigslist, apartment finder, etc to find a dog friendly rental. Have you tried working with a real estate agent who can then review the listings for dog friendly openings? Additionally, I would check in with the pit-bull rescue league to see if they have any suggestions of friendly landlords.
One the benefits we can provide is isolating specific rentals based on these unique needs. Take a look on my Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/adamatexit) at my recent post on dog friendly rentals: http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fon.trulia.com%2F1EvCFKk&h=2AQG55bB2
Happy to help provide any further guidance and assistance you may require.... more
I will second the suggestion to be very careful of ads for rentals found on sites, including here on trulia. There are a lot of scammers that lift photos of other rental or for sale properties, then they create a fake ad with a too good to be true rental rate. They typically say they are out of the country on business or some other bogus excuse as to why they cannot meet you in person at the property -- but hey, wire them money up front and they will take the rental property off the market for you.
Remember, if it sounds too good to be true it probably is.... more
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local authorities with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
It will be more difficult but not impossible to do. Will depend on the seller and their flexibility based on what you can show. If it were me, I'd have a problem if you could not show me a recent tax return that documents something about your income. If you could show me a recent return, and had bank statements for the past 6 months showing regular deposits that support your employment, that would help. You may be required to put more of a deposit down to hold the property in a lease agreement...again depends on the motivation of the seller and the best job you can do to prove your credibility. Good luck. Tom Hinz www.shortsaletosell.com... more