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Bob Brandt R…, Real Estate Pro in Schaumburg, IL
Bob Brandt Re/Max 847-274-3193 answered:
Can a courtyard be used as a playground? All our balconies face courtyard & we have about 20 kids using courtyard as playground, disturbing
Courtyards are generally areas that anyone and everyone can use, young and old. So, you can go and join in the fun.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 14, 2013 Rental Basics in 60090
Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
Does Chicago have rent control?
Each unit owner can do what they want with their places as long as its within guide lines of the associations and the law.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 9, 2013 Rental Basics in Chicago
Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
How can we document the condition of the unit at the time of move-in? With pictures or in writing? Other ideas?
I think those two things, possibly even video.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 10, 2013 Rental Basics in Chicago
Geoff Ommen, Real Estate Pro in Barrington, IL
Geoff Ommen answered:
how do you find rentals .... having a hard time getting anyone to call me back
Give me a call or send me a note letting me know what you are looking for. I am sorry other agents are not being responsive.

Geoff Ommen
Broker Baird Warner
ge ... more
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Philip Sencer, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Philip Sencer answered:
What is the avg. 3 bedroom rental price in Bucktown? How has tax rates and insurance costs increased this year in Bucktown?
Sounds like landlord BS and no way to confirm, but not sure why he needs any reason to increase the rent if he wants to. Rents range from 2K to 4K+ depending on lots of factors like # b ... more
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Alison Hillm…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Alison Hillman answered:
Ill be moving to Marion in a month. i am looking for a QUIET 1 bedroom one bath apartment to rent or a small house. Any suggestions?
Hey there-

Take a look at some of the local listings here on Trulia:

Ali, Community manager
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 2, 2014 Rental Basics in 62959
Elona Hamilt…, Real Estate Pro in Grayslake, IL
Elona Hamilton answered:
I need somebody to help me rent out my end unit Townhouse, 3 bedroom 2 full bath, 1 finished basement in Madronna Village in Round Lake.
Hello Ramon,

You can give me a call at 847-543-8875, and I can assist you.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 23, 2013 Rental Basics in Round Lake
Suzanne Hami…, Real Estate Pro in Orland Park, IL
Suzanne Hamilton answered:
What risks do a lease option hold for the buyer and what benefits do a lease option hold for the buyer?
Rental with a lease option usually only gives the renter first rights if the owner intends to sell. It doesn't establish a sale price or even allow a rental rebate toward purchase, unl ... more
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Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
Does a landlord have to schedule an appointment with a tenant in order to make non-emergency repairs?
Hi Trulia

Yes, always. Minimum 24 hours notice.

Good luck.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 19, 2013 Rental Basics in Uptown
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
would like to start in a rent to own program to help rebuild my credit?
A LEASE/OPTION is very dangerous:
There is no set CONTRACT,
The TERMS can be daunting,
No one can see into the future; how much the house should sell for in 3-5 years, so it will hav ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 2, 2013 Rental Basics in Aurora
Rissamae24, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Rissamae24 asked:
eviction revoked My husband was evicted but two days later the landlord filed paperwork to cancel the eviction because she had finally received tbe money we sent her... If that happens is there.still an...
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 29, 2012 Rental Basics in Illinois
Allan Erps, Real Estate Pro in 10989
Allan Erps answered:
What are the pros and cons of living in a highrise?
cleaner air & the views on the pro side. Power outages & bad weather as a few cons!
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 14, 2012 Rental Basics in Chicago
Irina Karan, Real Estate Pro in 33131
Irina Karan answered:
What questions do you as the landlord ask of references of your future tenant?
Some landlords require applications being filled out by the tenants - asking about
their current employment, residence, income and assets. The tenants have to agree to
submit such in ... more
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David Hanna, Real Estate Pro in 60417
David Hanna answered:
Should tenant rental history be reported to the credit bureaus? Some landlords are starting to do so. Thoughts?
Yes. Many tenants we are seeing now have little credit history or damaged credit. We have very few tenants not paying promptly and on time, so this is a good thing for building or repai ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 7, 2012 Rental Basics in Chicago
David Hanna, Real Estate Pro in 60417
David Hanna answered:
My friend has documented every instance that she contacted the property manager with a problem. What is her next move?
Move on to contact the management company, ask to speak to the superior of her property manager, and explain her issue.
It is hard to give any more advice without much more information ... more
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Deallen, Real Estate Pro in Illinois
Deallen answered:
I have sent my info on several homes to Rent in my area. Does the agent contact me? Or do I need to call them? could not seem to find that info?
Hello Kathy,

Give me your information and I will contact you.

Best Regards,

DeAllen T. Adams
Leasing Agent
1 Westbrook Corporate Center, Suite 300
W ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 29, 2012 Rental Basics in Westchester
Connie Mitch…, Real Estate Pro in South Padre Island, TX
Connie Mitchell answered:
How is renting a home different than renting an apartment?
In my area, the big differences would be maintenance and privacy. With an apartment, upkeep is taken care of by the complex. Renting a home, the owner might require you to pay up to a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 29, 2012 Rental Basics in Chicago
Jorge Vega, Real Estate Pro in 60622
Jorge Vega answered:
I found a great place in South Shore,however,there's a move-in fee of $875 which is equal to a month's rent. Does this move-in fee sound appropriate?
Since the recent change in Illinois tenant rights many owners have decided to opt out of the "security deposit" option and use a aone time non refundable "move-in-fee&quo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 30, 2012 Rental Basics in Chicago
Joshua Berns, Real Estate Pro in Yorkville, IL
Joshua Berns answered:
Any advise on how to get a realtor to even look at my application before dismissing it based off of my credit score?
There are many things that homeowners are looking for before accepting a rental application. Credit score is a big factor, but many things come in to play as well. Do you have pets? Hav ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 12, 2012 Rental Basics in Oswego
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