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Stacey Redgr…, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Stacey Redgrave answered:
Hi, i'm looking to rent a 3 bedroom townhouse in Raleigh that allows cats. Every place i've called doesn't allow them. Any suggestions ?
Hi Jb! Even searching for rentals can be tedious. You may find it easier to work with a Realtor who can search through all the MLS listings for you and weed out the "no pets" listings ... more
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Mary LaFon, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Mary LaFon answered:
Are rental prices usually negotiable for the client? Is it professional to ask the potential landlord?
It is totally negotiable. For an example if you ask for. 12-15 month lease (the longer the better) ask for $50 off monthly rent. Also, remember that your cut is negotiable as well! If t ... more
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Vivian Olkin, Real Estate Pro in Chapel Hill, NC
Vivian Olkin answered:
What are the most requested features by renters?
Tenants want the same things many of us want: wood floors, large kitchen, good counter space, appliances in good working order and gas range if possible, ample closet space and storage ... more
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Venita Peyton, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Venita Peyton answered:
I am looking for a long term lease for a single family rental home in Raleigh, NC May 2012
Now. We'll need to know the minimum number of bedrooms and baths you'll need and when you can come for a viewing of potential properties. I know one homeowner who is currently rehabbing ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 11, 2012 Rental Basics in 27612
Jolie Kim, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Jolie Kim answered:
What are some tips for renters before signing a lease?
Check the monthly fee, rental period, security deposit amount and condition, who should be contact to when something is repaired, rental condition, if the house is in the process of sho ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 6, 2012 Rental Basics in Raleigh
Jackie Allui…, Real Estate Pro in 27617
Jackie Alluisi answered:
Is including the electricity bill in the rent risky for the owner?
It depends on what type of A/C and HVAC units a landlord has. Are they efficient? Electricity bills can get pretty expensive since the landlord could not control what temperatures the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 11, 2012 Rental Basics in Raleigh
Conder Realty…, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Conder Realty, LLC answered:
Are bed bugs tenant or owner responsibility?
It depends, if the landlord can prove the issue was due to noncompliance of the lease, the tenant will have to take care of it. However, if the tenant can prove the problem existed prio ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 2, 2012 Rental Basics in Raleigh
Tom Bohlmann, Real Estate Pro in Wake Forest, NC
Tom Bohlmann answered:
Would most tenants agree to a rate increase for a month to month lease rather than signing a long term commitment?
That is the norm.

But why would you want tentants who could move out with a 30 day notice?

Good Luck
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 3, 2011 Rental Basics in Raleigh
Margaret Hor…, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Margaret Horst Kathryn Krieger answered:
Are tenants prepared to pay additional months rent upfront if they have credit issues?
Maybe . . . maybe not . . .

See
http://rismedia.com/2011-10-23/market-meltdown-boon-landlords-welcome-strategic-defaulters/

"A new survey of former homeowners who have walke ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 29, 2011 Rental Basics in Raleigh
Christina Mc…, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Christina McCaffrey answered:
What are some maintenance precautions that tenants should take to prepare for winter weather?
1. Get to know your neighbors...they're going to be the people who help you if you need anything in an emergency.
2. Keep kitty litter handy in case you need to use it on icy dr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 22, 2011 Rental Basics in Raleigh
Susan Crawfo…, Real Estate Pro in North Carolina
Susan Crawford answered:
When can I remove the personal property of an evicted tenant?
Bill,

The best suggestion you can receive at this point is to discuss this matter directly with an attorney that knows tenant/landlord North Carolina law. As real estate agents, we ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 7, 2011 Rental Basics in Raleigh
Erica McClen…, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Erica McClenny answered:
I am from NJ and would like to relocate to North Raleigh, NC with a Section 8 voucher.
I'd contact or post an ad on craigslist stating what you're looking for and your approved voucher amount. You may also want to contact the Raleigh Housing Authority. http://www.rhaonli ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 27, 2011 Rental Basics in 27614
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