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Joe Cano - R…, Real Estate Pro in 77008
Joe Cano - Realtor/Locator answered:
Relocating to Houston - Best way to Approach?
I do most of my business here in the City, but on occasion I have move-ins out at Katy, the Energy Corridor, Sugar Land and Spring. Visit my personal web-site or call me. Thanks and ha ... more
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Al Geffon, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Al Geffon answered:
In the state of Florida is a Rental Listing Agreement with a Real Estate Broker valid if it does NOT have an ending date and Cancellation Clause?
Your best bet is to call the FL Real Estate Commission ... 850.487.1395.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 11, 2013 Rental Basics in 77003
Mack McCoy, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Mack McCoy answered:
As a private owner, what are my rights in choosing whom I rent to? In other words do I have to follow Texas' fair housing law?
That's a good question, Gary.

I have a friend who fancies himself a pretty good cook, and he wanted to bottle up some spaghetti sauce and sell it to his friends, and the city wanted ... more
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Al Geffon, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Al Geffon answered:
Are single family homes a profitable investment strategy?
It depends on the objective. If you're looking for a place to "park" your excess funds, it could be a worthwhile component of an overall strategy. But for the individual looking to begi ... more
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Pchang, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Pchang answered:
someone could rent a house without a social security number ...
yes sometimes that happens
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 24, 2013 Rental Basics in Houston
Michael Cheng, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Michael Cheng answered:
Can a landlord raise rent or require a new lease if a roommate is moving out and a new roommate is moving in?
Trulia, it all depends on the terms of the lease.
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Al Geffon, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Al Geffon answered:
how difficult is it to sell a condo with a tenant in it. lease through 12/31?
It's possible ... but a written lease must be honored, no matter who owns the property. In most cases, only an investor would be interested, since there's a lease in effect until the e ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 11, 2012 Rental Basics in Houston
Randa, Renter in Houston, TX
Randa answered:
Can someone give me an approximate breakdown of the voucher value that section 8 tenants receive from HUD?
The voucher is based on the client income and it goes by the bedroom size. The location is does not matter but I've been told that Harris Co. voucher is slightly higher than City of Hou ... more
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Cedric McGrew, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Cedric McGrew answered:
looking for a rent to own 3/4 bedrm, 2 bath in 77094 or 77084
For a updated list please email me your direct email address to cedric@cedricmcgrew.com
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 19, 2012 Rental Basics in Houston
Jane Lindsey, Real Estate Pro in 77024
Jane Lindsey answered:
I own a duplex in texas and my tenant is 30 days past due.
I would have filed the notice to vacate on late day 2 (a NTV takes 3 days). And then follow the procedure from the constable for the final eviction.. Don't wait another day.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 1, 2012 Rental Basics in 77077
Howard Persky, Real Estate Pro in Sugar Land, TX
Howard Persky answered:
What are some tips for renters before signing a lease?
Get a REALTOR(r) to assist you.

Make sure that the rental form is the current, standard, TREC form and that there are no unusual charges or notations is the special provisions sect ... more
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Doverrdov, Other/Just Looking in Houston County, TX
Doverrdov answered:
Whom i need to contact for get a VA Loan in houston
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0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 6, 2012 Rental Basics in 77040
Joe Cano - R…, Real Estate Pro in 77008
Joe Cano - Realtor/Locator answered:
I need to relocate, do apartments give low rates based on income? I have been on the section 8 and hud waiting list for 4 years.
Generally, HUD will give individuals a list of communities that accept HUD.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 23, 2012 Rental Basics in 77082
Don Groff, Real Estate Pro in Cedar Park, TX
Don Groff answered:
when deposit and lease has been signed and tenant back down from renting will the owner give back deposit?
If the lease agreement has been executed they can not only keep the deposit but pursue for damages of non-performance.

Don Groff
REALTOR® | Mortgage Broker
Keller Williams Realt ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 3, 2011 Rental Basics in Houston
Matt Walton, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Matt Walton answered:
Rental: Sugar Land or Katy?
Hi Leia,

Both Katy and Sugarland are excellent choices and either would convenient to the Houston Medical Center. It will take you between 45 mins to an hour to drive from Katy. Th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 10, 2012 Rental Basics in Houston
Lilly Hughes, Real Estate Pro in Humble, TX
Lilly Hughes answered:
We are relocating to Houston and curious about good locations to reside. We were told that there are no zoning laws and wondering how that affects us.
I just tried helping someone lease who had animals. They needed a yard for three dogs. If you are wanting 3 bedrooms, 2 baths with garage you are probably looking at 900 or more monthly ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 13, 2011 Rental Basics in Houston
Rita Armstro…, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Rita Armstrong answered:
I have already called HPD and the property officer many many times and even the Manager but I have not seen any change.
If you have been unsuccessful with these actions, my best advice would be to consult a real estate attorney to learn what your options are under the lease agreement. Good luck!
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 26, 2010 Rental Basics in 77025
James Gordon…, Real Estate Pro in Cincinnati, OH
James Gordon ABR PBD SFR SRS answered:
How Can we get out of our apartment lease? We have purchased a house and need to get out of our contract -
Adriana you need to talk to the rental office. There may be an option to buy your way out of your lease early. You signed a contract that gave you the exclusive right to occupy your apa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 4, 2010 Rental Basics in 77095
Jenny A. Le, Real Estate Pro in California
Jenny A. Le answered:
I need to move out asap leasin a back guest house with no address meaning front house pays all bills and hands us our Bills.. can i quit my lease?
Landlord/Tenant laws varies by state. So you need to check with local Texas laws to determine your tenant rights and responsibilities.

Generally, the tenants are required to provide ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 5, 2009 Rental Basics in 77019
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