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Fri Apr 21, 2017
Deannawalker50 answered:
I see tenant screening in two different ways:
1) independent services, just like Exeprian, Tenantverification etc. They are specialized only on tenant screening with all credit and background checks, reports. Mostly, it is paid, but in general - fast and high effective.
2) services that are included in sites, that provide rentals for landlords and tenants just like Cozy, MySmartMove etc. It is what you mentioned.

For my personal use, I tried Cozy, SmartMove, the best one for me is Rentberry's tenant screening because it connected with Experian, it's free and it's a great deal you know. Because I really did'nt find anything that may be so simple and ready for use as Experian. Try it if you want.
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Fri Apr 21, 2017
Solomonjohnson911 answered:
You'd better ask your lawyer, it's hard to give advice online with such short description of the problem. I can recommend you to read subsections 5-9 of RCW 59.18.150 of the Residential Landlord-Tenant Act. ... more
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Fri Apr 21, 2017
Solomonjohnson911 answered:
Hi. It's hard to find an apartment with a pet. There are sites that are considered on renting with pets. Also, I know that pet resume can be helpful. If you are interested, I can give you links to pet cv samples in pdf. ... more
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Thu Apr 20, 2017
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Thu Apr 20, 2017
Patrick Haris asked:
Also I have three listings on the MLS does Trulia automatically get the listings or do I have to imput them. All three are showing as OFF Market
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Thu Apr 20, 2017
Marie Cunningham answered:
I am looking to rent a house in Evergreen Park , Oaklawn that accepts Section 8 2 bedroom voucher
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Wed Apr 19, 2017
Traub05 answered:
It all depends on the market. I'm selling a home where it is very desirable, no inventory and a large international corporation is moving into the area. Supply and demand, I have one of a limited supply. Once I list my home through a flat rate MLS that also pushes it out onto multiple websites I will have multiple offers within days. I will of course put fresh paint, hired a stager and my home is impeccably maintained. I know where to start with the price because I visited several homes and saw what they sold for. I also invited realtors over and they gave me their opinions. I was right in the same ballpark as they were. I offered to let them list for a reduced fee but they declined. So I will do it myself, hire a lawyer to complete the transaction and offer to pay up to $3,000 for the buyer to hire their own attorney. When I'm all done I will have paid less than 10k for what realtors wanted to charge me $42,000 for. I will have saved myself $32,000! Maybe the average person isn't up for the work. I however value my asset, am willing to work hard to protect my equity and will be reasonable in my price. This will be the third house I've sold without a hitch. Realtor scare tactics such as legal problems, you'll value your house wrong, you won't be able to get your house out to as many people as we can etc.... it is all BS. Even if both agents and their support worked 150 hours for a total labor time of 300 hours that would mean everyone was making $140 an hour! That's everyone in the transaction for 300 hours. I'm willing to bet that figure is more like 50 - 75 hours in a hot market. In other words about $560 an hour. So what makes a real estate agent who took a $3,000 dollar course in a few weeks worth somewhere between $140 and $560 an hour? Nothing!!! Hire an attorney at a flat rate and save your hard earned dollars. Tell the realtors to go rip off someone gullible. It's about time this whole scam got shut down! ... more
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Tue Apr 18, 2017
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Tue Apr 18, 2017
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Mon Apr 17, 2017
Milesesq answered:
I have a similar question. I sold my cooperative apartment and the Coop issued a Paid Assessment letter. Two months later the Coop board stated that the managemnt company had made an error and asked me to pay for a check that was returned prior to the PAL being prepared. Do I have to pay it? ... more
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Sat Apr 15, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
First you need feedback from those showings. What do those buyers say? Why did they not put in offers? Perhaps getting a second opinion of value to make sure your home is priced right
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Thu Apr 13, 2017
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Thu Apr 13, 2017
Audra asked:
June 1 is my ideal move-in date, however I would consider May 1 for the right place. I am relocating from Green Bay, WI. Thank you for any leads!
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Wed Apr 12, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Contact the listing agent for the condo and have him/her ask their client (seller) to find out from the HOA which lenders approve mortgage loans for the condo. HOA's can find out from the new owners of recent sold condos the names of mortgage lenders who approved them. ... more
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Tue Apr 11, 2017
Angelica P answered:

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Mon Apr 10, 2017
Patrick answered:
Sauganash is a community with beautiful, unique homes that are typically passed down from generation to generation.It has access to two metra lines and Edens Expressway. Saguanash Trail is great for walking & bike riding. Locals love the quiet neighborhoods and nature but that also means a lack of night life and forest critters. ... more
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Mon Apr 10, 2017
Alysse Musgrave answered:
You can buy one with a 580 credit score but you shouldn't. Interest rates and the cost of financing are based on the lender's risk. The higher the risk to the lender, the higher the cost to the borrower. Wait until your scores are around 640 before you try to buy a home for far better pricing.

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