I have never seen an apartment community manager on the Trulia website because it's primarily for the consumer and real estate agents, lenders, property managers, appraisers, etc.
Your best bet is find the location you're interested in and contact them directly.... more
You might want to try http://www.forrentbyowner.com/. You can search by your location and criteria and contact the owner directly. I'm sure you've tried Craigslist (which is always hit or miss) but you might want to try looking at some of the classified ads online for local papers like New Times or AZ Central. If you have an idea of a specific neighborhood you would like to be in, it might be in your best interest to drive through the neighborhood to see if anyone has "For Rent by Owner" signs posted in front of their house. Best of luck to you!... more
Just what is "your current situation". If you have never purchased a home before, it would be wise to have someone help you find a property and guide you through the process and possible pitfalls. If your situation is related to your ability to get financing, then it may be beneficial to look at carry back or private financing sources, but that doesn't relate to the search for a home. To get the best answer, you need to provide more information. If you don't want to do that publicly, then you should contact an agent or lender to provide information to help you make an informed decision.... more
YES! many of our renters in the last three to four years have experienced either a short sale or a foreclosure as well as bankruptcy filings. MOST landlord's look for your income to make sure you can pay the rent. If you have poor credit with no reserve funds, then you may have to address a landlord who is afraid you will file bankruptcy during the lease term and some may put in protections from that. Typical rule of thumb on rents is that they should not be more than 1/3 of your Gross income monthly. So if you are looking at $1500/month rents, then your monthly income should be over $4500.
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It depends on the terms of the lease. It could be a 30 day lease just to keep a warm body in the house until you close escrow on your deal to buy the home.
I think we need more specifics here....... more
It would have to be disclosed to the renters that the house is under contract. The renters may not want to rent then because they may not want to move again?
My suggestion is when you get here, spend some time driving these areas so you get a better sense of the areas and whether or not you like them, the shopping, commuting access to your job, etc. No one is going to tell you whether one area is good or not good because personal preference is a part of this process and no one knows your preference.... more
I'm more than happy to help you! Please email me and let me know exactly what you are looking for, price range, move date, etc.
Contact and invite a few local agents from different realty companies, and ask for a cma, comparative market analysis; review the data, ask opinions and go from there; cma's are provided free of charge by most agents, or consider hiring a professional appraiser...... more