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Rich Homer, Real Estate Pro in 34108
Rich Homer answered:
Hello all!! Just wondering if there is any real estate agents who can help 4 flight attendants looking for a safe reasonable apartments near lax???
Engage a local Licensed Real Estate Broker by clicking "Find a Pro" in the header of this website. www.naplesrealestateguys.com
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 11, 2013 Rental Basics in Los Angeles
TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
Does a landlord have to participate in Fair Housing programs in San Jose?
http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/states/california/renting/tenantrights

Here's a link which talks about tenant rights. Since we have Fair Housing Laws it only makes sense t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 1, 2013 Rental Basics in San Jose
Helen Yuen, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Helen Yuen answered:
What kind of rules exist for handicap tenants who live in a city with old buildings that do not have modern amenities?
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), businesses and certain government buildings are required to take steps to make their buildings accessible to those who are handi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 10, 2013 Rental Basics in Cow Hollow
Michael Cheng, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Michael Cheng answered:
Is being a landlord considered a full-time job?
It depends on how much time you put into managing properties. I have some clients who can manage their properties on just an hour a month.

Otherwise, if you're going by IRS defini ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 10, 2013 Rental Basics in Pacific Heights
Patrick &…, Real Estate Pro in Sacramento, CA
Patrick & Tina answered:
can a previous landlord call to my new place and tell them im a bad tenant if they already accepted my application an deposit?
First question would be "were you a bad tenant"?
Assuming that your current landlord had contacted your previous landlord,
otherwise old landlord wouldn't know who to call, they would ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 26, 2013 Rental Basics in Sacramento
David 'TAP'…, Real Estate Pro in Burlingame, CA
David 'TAP' Tapper answered:
S.F. Leases - If I terminate a lease 4 mo's early, do I owe a Lease Commission fee to the rental company? If so, how much is this?
Without knowing your lease, it's very hard to say. What do the terms say?

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0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 23, 2013 Rental Basics in San Francisco
Charles Butt…, Real Estate Pro in Saratoga, CA
Charles Butterfield answered:
How difficult is it to rent a home with not-so-good credit?
The rental market in San Jose is extremely active. There are far more people who want to rent homes than there are homes to rent.

Landlords can be very selective.

You will proba ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 20, 2013 Rental Basics in San Jose
Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
Why don't landlords accept credit card payments?
One good reason is that it costs them money to use credit cards so in essence, they are getting less money...
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 13, 2013 Rental Basics in Cow Hollow
Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tina Lam answered:
How does one rent an apartment in San Francisco if they have terrible credit but a decent salary?
The simplest way is to pre-pay for a full year of rent. There are lots of other ways that can work too.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 14, 2013 Rental Basics in North Beach
Sybil Archam…, Real Estate Pro in Parkland, FL
Sybil Archambault answered:
Why might a landlord hire a realtor to find her or him a tenant?
First of all a realtor will know exactly at what price to set the rent. Secondly we have the resources to list the rental everywhere including and especially on the MLS, thus expandin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 13, 2013 Rental Basics in Russian Hill
Helen Yuen, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Helen Yuen answered:
What is the best way to find monthly parking spots in Russian Hill?
There is a helpful web site worth checking out...
www. parkopedia.com/parking/neighborhood/Russian -Hill-San Francisco-CA
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 13, 2013 Rental Basics in Russian Hill
George Wolff,…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
George Wolff, Esq. answered:
When you get bought out of a San Francisco rental, are the cash proceeds deductable?
I believe that if you are the tenant being bought out, the proceeds may be taxable income to you.

If you are the landlord buying out a tenant. the payment might be a deductible busin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 13, 2013 Rental Basics in San Francisco
Jed Lane, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Jed Lane answered:
Can a landlord in California legally withhold the security deposit if a tenant is evicted due to default on rent?
The answer is going to be in the lease that was used when tenancy started. Most standard leases have a clause that states like the California Association of Realtors lease "All or any p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 13, 2013 Rental Basics in San Francisco
Jed Lane, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Jed Lane answered:
Rental Prices - Advice for an international
We have a lot of scams being foisted off on tenants. Be very careful of any opportunity that sounds "delicious". Never ever send any money to anyone till you've seen the place with the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 11, 2013 Rental Basics in San Francisco
Allan S. Gla…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Allan S. Glass answered:
Can I terminate my rental agreement 1 months in advance?
Dear Kaiclausschmidt,

First two things... Congratulations on the new job and I must note that I'm answering this question without reviewing your lease agreement. You may wish to con ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 12, 2013 Rental Basics in Los Angeles
Charles Butt…, Real Estate Pro in Saratoga, CA
Charles Butterfield answered:
Verification - rent increase for apartment
Thank you Ng.:

With respect to the verification of the current Fair Market Value of the apartment building where you live, you really need an appraisal by a competent real estate app ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 18, 2013 Rental Basics in 95136
Joe Patel, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Joe Patel answered:
How to seek out townhouse/SFH rental properties in Newark/Fremont?
You can check with Vikki property management company.She might have some rental home for you.I hope this helps you in your search for rental home.Good luck!!!

Vikki L Vincenzi
Regio ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 8, 2013 Rental Basics in Fremont
Emily S. Kne…, Real Estate Pro in Huntington Beach, CA
Emily S. Knell answered:
How do you find a rental unit with bad credit score, even though you have great rental history, including 7 years in one place???
Write an awesome cover letter about yourself, include a photo, go totally IT & do a short YouTube video on yourself. Try your best to meet the landlord in person. You're a worthy rent ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 5, 2013 Rental Basics in Reseda
Jerry Heard, Real Estate Pro in San Diego County, CA
Jerry Heard answered:
San Diego area neighborhoods
Try this site
http://www.thesandiegopropertyshop.com/Buyer-Information/Find-the-right-community
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 6, 2013 Rental Basics in San Diego County
David Heller, Real Estate Pro in La Jolla, CA
David Heller answered:
How far in advance should our family start looking for a long-term, unfurnished rental home in La Jolla, CA (and surrounding vicinity)?
Hi Adrea,
I suggest you find a Realtor that you feel comfortable working with now to listen to your specific needs and send you what is available now. This will help you better underst ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 1, 2013 Rental Basics in La Jolla
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