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Lee Taylor, Real Estate Pro in 30030
Lee Taylor answered:
What can you do to look out for yourself before and after moving into a rental?
Use common sense.

Before - Don't compromise on things that affect quality of life just because it meets budget. Be duly diligent.

After - pay on time, .live by the lease ter ... more
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Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Do I need to provide appliance for my tenants? Question for PM.
There are certain Landlords out there, many it would seem;
who are only interested in the money and what the Tenants can do for them.
No thought is given to circumstances that brought ... more
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Kawain Payne,…, Real Estate Pro in Long Beach, CA
Kawain Payne, Realtor, Notary answered:
What are the pros & cons of dealing with a landlord vs a property management company?
If you are renting and dealing directly with the landlord you will have a more personal relationship with the person who owns the property.

When a landlord uses a property management ... more
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De Vonte Wil…, Real Estate Pro in Setauket, NY
De Vonte Williamson answered:
Where can i find a commercial rentals? I need a lot for a used car lot by wednesday
Yes, working with a local Real Estate Agent is your best bet. You may also want to check out local print and newspaper ads.

You could also check out;

http://www.cbcworldwide.com ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 14, 2013 Rental Basics in Atlanta
Giovanni Rus…, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Giovanni Russo answered:
I'm a young woman looking to move to Smyrna, GA/Vinings Area. What area is lease crime ridden?
Just google the words crime statistics followed by zip code. For example "crime statistics 30305". You will receive a great return on this search. Trulia even provides this data!!!
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Sherrie Crow, Real Estate Pro in Decatur, GA
Sherrie Crow answered:
What should a landlord do if they find their tenant's illegal substances in their rental property?
I would have said to call the police----- but after reading this article, I have no idea! That is downright scary.
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Bruce Ailion…, Real Estate Pro in Marietta, GA
Bruce Ailion,CRS,CRB,MSRE,ESQ answered:
how do you find a property manager in atlanta, but more importantly how do you verify their credentials and rating?
There are many directories of property managers and many places were property managers advertise. Finding a property manager is not difficult unless you have a problematic property. G ... more
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Marcus Cutro…, Real Estate Pro in Clayton, GA
Marcus Cutrone answered:
Why are 1 bedroom apartments so much more expensive?
cost is based on baths and kitchens. a 2 bed 1 bath does not cost much more to build than a 1/1.
plus the 1/1 may have the same or close to square footage.
the 2/2 having an addition ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 4, 2013 Rental Basics in Atlanta
Kevin, Other/Just Looking in
Kevin answered:
Need help finding a loft, townhome, house rental in 30309 with broken lease on my credit.
Your best chance is to give at least 6 months rent up front as collaterall. THEN they would know you're serious about fixing your living situation.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 22, 2012 Rental Basics in Atlanta
Erika Francis, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Erika Francis answered:
Are rental prices going up for 2 bedrooms 2 1/2 baths at Cross Creek townhouses ?
The prices on the town homes in cross creek are based upon the the repairs or upgrades that a individual owner puts into their units. I have 2 town homes available for rental in Cross C ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 4, 2012 Rental Basics in Cross Creek
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Renting out a condo
When you bought the Condo, you were given a copy of the CCR's, this spells out rules about pets, parking, painting, subletting, etc.
Does that sound familiar?
Since there are probabl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 27, 2012 Rental Basics in Atlanta
Matt Epps, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Matt Epps answered:
What are some tips for renters before signing a lease?
Issues we've been seeing in this market, are home owners/landlords renting out their properties with full knowledge they are behind on payments, with the property in danger of bein ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 11, 2012 Rental Basics in Atlanta
Adrian Provo…, Real Estate Pro in 30305
Adrian Provost answered:
Is it reasonable to negotiate rent price with a landlord? Would signing a longer lease help?
Negotiation is always reasonable, but isn't always necessary. Signing a longer lease would only make sense if it was mutually beneficial for both parties involved.
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Suzanne MacD…, Real Estate Pro in Mount Arlington, NJ
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
I want to get a couple of homes and rent them out toget extra income here in atlanta do i need a real estate license or a brokerage license or nither?
You shouldn't need a real estate license if all you want to do is be a landlord. You might want to work with a realtor, however, to help you purchase these homes and find and keep ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 27, 2012 Rental Basics in 30344
Chuck Smith, Real Estate Pro in 30033
Chuck Smith answered:
What is usually expected to be maintained by the tenant vs the landlord?
Andrew,

This really depends on your lease. Typically I have seen that landlords are responsible for the major systems throughout the home (appliances, roof, plumbing, electrical, e ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 23, 2012 Rental Basics in Atlanta
davidwbrower, Real Estate Pro in Woodstock, GA
davidwbrower answered:
Can being open to a longer lease help when negotiating a lower monthly rent payment?
Absolutely. A LL would rather have a 2 year lease for $100 less than a 1 year lease with the chance of their rental being vacant for 2 months after tenant moves out. Think about it. $10 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 23, 2012 Rental Basics in Atlanta
Jon Porrey, Real Estate Pro in Grand Rapids, MI
Jon Porrey answered:
I am preparing to rent a house and have been asked to mail the security deposit via certified check. Is this legit?
I have been a landlord for 15 years and the first month's rent and deposit I have always asked to be paid in either cash, money order or certified check. From then on I do accept t ... more
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Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
I am going to lose my house to foreclosure. I have a great job history. How hard will it be to rent a place?
Much will depend on the individual landlords, but one can consider paying additional security, pre-paying some of the rent, etc.; since you state that you are going to lose your house t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 27, 2011 Rental Basics in 30306
Suzanne MacD…, Real Estate Pro in Mount Arlington, NJ
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
Am I obligated to pay rent?
I am not an attorney, nor am I from Georgia but here in New Jersey you would be obligated to pay rent to whoever owns the condo. For now that is your landlord. If she is in bankruptcy, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 24, 2010 Rental Basics in Atlanta
Michael Hamm…, Real Estate Pro in 30078
Michael Hammond answered:
Is there anyway to get the taxes reduced on a rental property?
Contact the county assessor's office, Investor, and request an appeal. If that doesn't satisfy you, you should be able to request a board of equalization review. Good Luck!
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 26, 2009 Rental Basics in 30315
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