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fiearadreams, Renter in Houston, TX
fiearadreams asked:
Cannot find a place due to bad credit....options? Horrific credit. High 500's. Good job and rental history. Misdemeanor criminal history almost 20 years ago Pay is 5-7000 a month. Current LL gave a little over a month to find a new place.…
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DeAnn Spradl…, Real Estate Pro in Katy, TX
DeAnn Spradlin answered:
finding a affordable apartment
Not sure about price drops but I can help you with apt searches. Feel free to contact me anytime

DeAnn Spradlin
Imagine Realty International
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Rodhe Stevens, Home Buyer in Columbus, OH
Rodhe Stevens answered:
In general, who should pay for pets control in rental property?
It looks like you have realized or already knew that things like pest control responsibility should be addressed in the renters contract, but that in the case of your contract they are ... more
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Kenneth Bebe…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Kenneth Bebensee answered:
As a homeowner am I required to give my tenants access to the community pool?
That depends on your HOA rules and California housing rules.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 22, 2014 Rental Basics in Collin County
Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
Bruce Lynn answered:
anyone know of a collection company that collects commission owed by an apartment community as a realtor commission??
This might be tough unless they listed the apt in the MLS.
Otherwise what written agreement do you have with them to pay you?
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 30, 2014 Rental Basics in Coppell
David, Real Estate Pro in Tucson, AZ
David answered:
Can a home be rented while a red tag is in place?
Red tags in Tucson are for an "unruly gathering". Yes the home can be rented.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 27, 2014 Rental Basics in 77061
Jeff Dean, Real Estate Pro in Irving, TX
Jeff Dean answered:
How do I rent a nice, affordable place with poor credit?
Credit normally is not a big issue with most apartments. They may require an extra deposit. If you have broken leases or evictions then that is more problematic. For rent homes it is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 24, 2014 Rental Basics in 75081
Travis Reed, Real Estate Pro in San Antonio, TX
Travis Reed answered:
I need to rent a house with a mother in law suite or back apartment for no more than $1000. Is that possible to find?
Renting at your price is possible, not sure if you would be able to find one with a in law suite or secondary apartment but you never know. Sometimes it is the least likely that work ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 24, 2014 Rental Basics in 78221
Patrick Lee, Real Estate Pro in Amarillo, TX
Patrick Lee answered:
average rent for 3 Be, 2 Ba
Most I've seen have been in the $900-$1100 range.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 13, 2014 Rental Basics in 79109
Vanessaa_x, Home Buyer in Springfield, VA
Vanessaa_x answered:
Pit bull friendly apartment list in Houston?
Having the same problem! Did you ever find a place that allows you too?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 3, 2014 Rental Basics in Astrodome
Roberta Stor…, Real Estate Pro in 77057
Roberta Storey answered:
I am currenly renting a apartment. My lease contract is 1 yr if I buy a house and move out before my lease expired do I have to pay penalty if any ?
Hello Chris,

I suggest that you carefully read your lease and go in and speak with the management. Each company may vary on their rules in this situation.

I have experienced this ... more
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Diana Tawil, Real Estate Pro in Helotes, TX
Diana Tawil answered:
I am looking to rent house in Bridgewood ranch or Shaenfield Crossing area, possibly 2 story and under $1,300.00. Start renting at Fourth week of Jun.

I would be happy to set up a search for you and email those results.

Please let me know if you would like me to do this as there is no cost to you at all.

Feel free to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 27, 2014 Rental Basics in 78221
Kenneth Bebe…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Kenneth Bebensee answered:
take housing voucher im on section 8
Just pick any 1 Realtor who works section 8 and be loyal. A lot of Realtors do not work them because clients are not loyal and its a lot of work and takes time.
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 23, 2014 Rental Basics in Dallas
Sly, Renter in 78250
Sly asked:
what can be done if the apt office is refusing to renew lease? We got a letter from the office stating that they will not be renewing our lease. They dont give us a reason why or anything like that. We sent a letter to management asking if they would…
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 20, 2014 Rental Basics in 78213
Kenneth Bebe…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Kenneth Bebensee answered:
I you rent to a 500lb person, is it considered normal wear and tear that after living there 7 yrs, the furniture has given way, and damaged the floori
7 years the furniture has run its course. Was it brand new, top quality when they moved in? Probably not. Buy new furniture.
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 19, 2014 Rental Basics in 75216
Quinntonia G…, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Quinntonia Glover answered:
Are apartments allowed to tell my husband that I can't live as an occupant with him because I have previous landlord debt? I don't work and he does.
Unfortunately anyone over the age of 18 history is considered. Your best option would probably be to look for a property strictly by owner who may be lenient on credit. Good luck on you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 15, 2014 Rental Basics in Houston
Chris Prince, Real Estate Pro in 77019
Chris Prince answered:
Becoming a leasing agent. What can any agent do or what can only brokers do?
Hi Dan. Just to clarify, you don't need a real estate license to be a leasing agent at an apartment complex or in new home sales working for a builder. They both might be good avenue ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 1, 2014 Rental Basics in Houston
Paula Raymond, Real Estate Pro in Killeen, TX
Paula Raymond answered:
where can I find a list of rentals, that accept section 8/ housing choice vouchers in the Killeen area?
You should be able to contact the HUD housing office in Killeen. Also - when you call a property management office - just ask them to indicate which homes accept HUD.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 29, 2014 Rental Basics in 76542
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