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Josh Barnett, Real Estate Pro in Oklahoma City, OK
Josh Barnett answered:
I am interested in renting a condo/duplex/triplex/sm home in the Plano/Richardson/N Dallas/Addison area in mid June. When should I begin to search?
Check out Trulia's "Rent" tab above, lots of great options, if you cannot find what you are looking for on the "Rent" tab, review the Sunday addition of the Local Paper.

Best of Lu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 19, 2013 Rental Basics in 75024
Melissa Trang…, Real Estate Pro in Plano, TX
Melissa Trang, GRI answered:
Hi, looking for a rental home; single family, located in a great school district in Arlington, Texas.
Hi Kebowl,

I specialize in residential real estate. I can help with any lease, set you up on automatic email that send you what's available in the area based on your search criteria, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 26, 2013 Rental Basics in Plano
T.E. Sumner, Real Estate Pro in Rockwall, TX
T.E. Sumner answered:
to early to look for a rental home in the MckinneyTX area and surrounding for October?
It's about the correct timing to start your search.

Around mid-September you want to go view some homes. Start now with researching the areas to make sure you like 75067.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 29, 2012 Rental Basics in 75070
T.E. Sumner, Real Estate Pro in Rockwall, TX
T.E. Sumner answered:
to early to look for a rental home in the MckinneyTX area and surrounding for October?
Most homes come on the market about a month before they're available for move-in. Some a little earlier, and some much closer to availability.

Apartments, on the other hand, often ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 30, 2012 Rental Basics in 75070
Carla Pennin…, Real Estate Pro in Georgetown, TX
Carla Pennington, Realtor(R) answered:
Should I even start looking for a rental home if I want to move middle of october?
Properties coming on the lease market right now are most likely available to be occupied October 1. My experience is that a landlord will hold the property about 2 weeks to make a move ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 22, 2012 Rental Basics in 75024
Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Frisco, TX
Susie Kay answered:
does rent include taxes?
Yfeder,

I'm not sure what you meant, but as renters you do not pay property tax, the property owner will.
I'll be happy to show you some properties for lease if you are not currentl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 26, 2013 Rental Basics in 75024
Linda Lorenzo…, Real Estate Pro in McKinney, TX
Linda Lorenzo - (214) 578-3131 answered:
Hello, How can me and my family go about getting emergency help to find a place to live and not be homeless?
You might go first to the Samritan Inn, it is the only homeless shelter I know of. It is located at 1710 N McDonald in McKinney. The phone number is 972-540-5302. Here is a link to t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 17, 2012 Rental Basics in 75002
Ashley Purvis…, Real Estate Pro in Frisco, TX
Ashley Purvis, ABR, SFR answered:
I am interested in renting a house in the Richardson/Plano area. When should I start looking for availabilty in beg/mid June?
You really should start your search around the first couple of weeks in May. This is because of two reasons: 1. Rental homes are not usually on the market for more than a few weeks, th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 19, 2013 Rental Basics in 75024
Linda Lorenzo…, Real Estate Pro in McKinney, TX
Linda Lorenzo - (214) 578-3131 answered:
How difficult will it be to rent a 4 bedroom home in Plano, TX (and surrounding areas) after going through a short sale?
Jenna,
You are not alone there are many others in your situation. The fact that your credit is good in other areas will be to your advantage. I have had clients that have also had sh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 11, 2011 Rental Basics in Collin County
Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
Bruce Lynn answered:
Can an HOA deny a homeowner the ability to lease their property if the rental cap has not been met? If so, on what grounds?
Likely in your HOA documents. Designed to protect home values.
Appeal with the board.
Foreclosure pricing (if that is the alternative) would be more devestating than rental cap.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 26, 2010 Rental Basics in Collin County
T.E. Sumner, Real Estate Pro in Rockwall, TX
T.E. Sumner answered:
We just bought our first investment property. It's going to be rented out. Our realtor told us that IRS requires a separate bank business
Your CPA can advise you better, but basically, no.

You will need to track your expenses and income for the rental property, but nowhere is there a requirement to keep a separate ac ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 30, 2009 Rental Basics in McKinney
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