Hi Terry, we are looking to buy a house, but we are not interested in a ranch style house, we interested in a two story house. We will be coming to Tucson to visit my brothers in late May or early June. If you have new homes to show us we would appreciate that. But I must tell you that I cannot have carpeting in the house because of my allergies, also we don't want linoleum under any circumstances. So it must be tiling or wood flooring, but we both prefer tiling if possible.
My address is: 1511 Brightwater Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. 11235
Francis, my office is in Central Tucson and that is a good share of my business. The inventory is not great but there are always new houses going on the market every day. Let me know what you are looking for and I will set up a free search for you. Ric925az@gmail.com 520-548-8940. I and my Team hope to hear from you soon.... more
The answer depends on your agreement with the agent of your preference. Most busy agents can't invest the time to show you multiple rentals, since the referral fee paid to them is very low and doesn't even pay for gas. If you have a separate agreement with your agent to compensate them, they could give you more personalized service. In the absence of that, contacting each listing agent on the rental may be your best bet.
The best tip is the same as when signing any contract, since a lease is a contract between landlord and tenant. Read it carefully and be sure you have a complete understanding. If you can't understand it clearly by reading it, ask questions. If it still isn't clear, perhaps a clarification should be added so there are no future issues should a question arise on an important item such as ending your lease.
In Arizona, landlords are also required to provide a walk through form to give the tenant an opportunity to list any items room by room that are not in good repair on move in. Both parties sign agreement, so repair of pre-existing damage doesn't come up when it is time to get your deposit returned.
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Yes Mr Mcgowen is wrong, wrong, wrong. Tenants have rights, even in forclosure. The problem is rights are expensive to enforce in any venue. The landlord also has rights. Even if the property is in forclosure, you are still obligated under the terms of most leases to pay your rent. Your best bet is to go to the county recorder, look up your address and see what is recorded. If forclosure is started, your property will be notified by certified mail and by notice on the door, and by recording at the county recorder. This info can be found on their website for a small fee.. Even if the property is in forclosure, the owner may be working on any number of things to resolve that would create no damage to you. The worst thing you can do is walk away from your lease because of speculation.... more
You need to be sure there is not a trustee date. If there is, you may not be aware if the Landlord is not telling you. Check with the County records to be sure there is not a trustee date on the home. You may want to get more advise from a Real Estate Lawyer about your Tenant rights. When you are ready to Buy, let me know, I work with agents all over the United States.
This is not normal!!! I work with a lot of Management companies and I have never heard of the buyer paying the broker's fee. Can you pay the broker's fee? Yes. Anything is possible as long as it is mutually agreed upon. If you really want this rental then I would ask for the management agreement between the broker and the Landlord to see if it stipulates in that agreement that the buyer is to pay the broker's fee. How did you find the rental did they disclose to you that the broker's fee is to be paid for by the renter?
A rental agreement is also negotiable, just like if you were buying a home. In my opinion the rental market is being hit by the economy so making a offer to rent is not out of the question. An offer to rent might be something like saying that you will pay rent but not the broker's fee. See what the landlord says it is worth a shot. The worst they could say is no and you are right back where you started - paying the broker's fee.
My true advice is try buying a home instead of rent - if you can. The price of homes are low and interest rates are low. Matter of fact one of my lenders today said that the 10 yr fixed rate is 3.875%. But you know your circumstances best.
I would love to answer any more questions that you might have or provide my services.