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Rental Basics in New Jersey : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Feb 15, 2017
Michael Abramsky answered:
Don't just go by the credit score, take a look at the credit report in order to determine whether the renter is in a good enough financial place to pay their rent on time every month. Are the credit scores low because of late payments and a foreclosure from a few years ago or does the renter have court judgments, tax liens, charged-off credit cards and past due debt in excess of $200,000? Don't let a score dictate whether someone is a good renter or not. Look inside the actual report and find out why the score is low. ... more
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Thu Jan 5, 2017
Linda Twining answered:
I have a moderate income studio for sale in Washington Oaks in Princeton. It has a full kitchen, full bath and washer dryer. It's owned by Princeton Township and they will purchase it back when you are ready to move. Price ranges from approx $77,000 - $135,000 depending on your income which must be between approx $31,000 and $51,000 to qualify. This can be purchased with NO MONEY DOWN. So, it's actually cheaper than rent in most cases. It's a great deal. If you would like more information, give me a call. 609-439-2282 Best and good luck! Linda ... more
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Thu Dec 22, 2016
Stayfocus908 answered:
The real estate lady asking for 1 1/2 mo. Security deposit half month rent cause I'm moving in on the 15th and 1 more months rent is this right I'm guessing The extra month rent is for her pockets ... more
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Wed Dec 7, 2016
Avani asked:
In trulia, is there any economical rent/buy home for 2adults and a kid with affordable prices in 08820?
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Mon Dec 5, 2016
Lennaire Miller asked:
Looking for a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom that allows cats in and around the Orange area.
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Wed Nov 23, 2016
Linda Tom answered:
It is common to submit a security deposit in the landlords name with the lease application. Depends on the situation and how the agent wants to handle the property in receiving applications ... more
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Wed Nov 23, 2016
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Fri Oct 28, 2016
Mmgold1129 answered:
Maybe it's got to do with the fact that this property is currently not available for occupancy even though the listing says that it could be occupied as of 9/15. At the 11th hour renters were informed that a failed inspection would prevent occupancy. To date no information has been provided as to the problem or the timeframe for resolution; as of 10/28, there is no date for occupancy and the listing agent can't even tell anyone who the appropriate person is to contact. If it looks fishy, and it smells fishy well you know the rest. My advice is to stay away!! ... more
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Sun Sep 25, 2016
Ken S answered:
Have you ever heard of supply and demand? Market conditions? An owner's market? There are many reasons why fees fall on tenants rather than landlords, in various neighborhoods and cities. If housing is in short and high demand, or highly desirable or sought-after in a given metropolitan area (i.e. Hoboken), then the burden typically falls on the applicant / tenant to pay the commission...just like it does in NYC, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, and countless other cities where realtors work hard to earn a living because there is a huge demand for housing. Just because you "believe" you shouldn't have to pay for a service doesn't mean you get to change the market! And frankly, many landlords figure if you can't even afford to pay rent, security and a broker's fee upfront, then that means you don't have a lot of savings, and therefore you are a risk to them anyway as a tenant. They'd usually prefer someone more financially qualified to rent in their buildings. Broker fees in Manhattan are typically up to 15% of the annual rent, almost always paid by the tenant. You have nothing to complain about. ... more
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Thu Sep 15, 2016
Rashana Pierrelouis asked:
Trying to find a 3bedroom in Woodbury that is 1000 which is very hard. My roommate has 2 evictions I have none at all, so I have to find a private owner which is hard to fin. If someone…
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Mon Aug 29, 2016
Jlynch answered:
Have you heard about https://rentberry.com? They don't charge fees for listing
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Thu Aug 25, 2016
Hbrittain answered:
Yes, it's absolutely legal. Have you decided what services are going to advertise with? I recommend to use https://rentberry.com. It's absolutely free to post the property there.
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Mon Aug 22, 2016
2reesegirls asked:
i signed my lease on the 13th. my move in date was the 19th. my land lord failed her C.O. inspection on the 18th. Can i get out of my lease? Township law says you cant "occupy, rent, lease...…
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Tue Aug 16, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
No, this is not normal. You shouldn't have to pay anything to just look. Sounds like a scam.
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Fri Aug 12, 2016
Rjerrymartin asked:
How much prior notice does my landlord's realtor have to provide me before showing the single family house I rent to prospective buyers? I signed a 1 Year lease(prior to the my landlord…
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Mon Aug 8, 2016
Mehmet Ors answered:
unless there is a dramatic reason it does bind you or the landlord. Unless you both can agree to dissolve the lease between you two. also you can google some of the same cases trough legal blogs. ... more
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Fri Jul 15, 2016
Tomi M asked:
I have 5 years of steady employment. The bankruptcy was discharged approximately 2.5 years ago and a foreclosure happened approximately a year ago. This was all a result of a layoff after…
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