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Wed Feb 3, 2016
Kathy Burgreen answered:
You need to understand that landlords and owners check credit to ensure you will pay rent on time every month. They cannot discriminate on protected categories (race, gender, religion, family status, etc.) but they CAN discriminate based on financial, credit and criminal information.

Why does your credit suck? Are you employed? Are you paying off your outstanding debts? Do you pay bills on time? Did you have a foreclosure, short sale or judgement? Do you have medical bills due?

Landlords, property managers & owners will accept low credit scores IF the reason is medical bills for some emergency operation for example or for cancer treatments. However, if your low credit scores is because of careless spending or because of a foreclosure or short sale, that will be tougher on the landlord.
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Fri Oct 10, 2014
Mary Elizabeth Northam answered:
Hubby and I are in the same boat. we need to move to Jacksonville Florida but have an open bankruptcy from all my medical bills. I feel like I ruined my family when I got diabetes and all...Im stuck with a apartment that looks like I need to keep a CLOSE eye on our cars rims. I told hubby no night jobs cuz Im in fear of being there alone at night.. Im sorry to say it but I dont think no one is there to help folks like us. we make very good money but due to that bankruptcy... I ruined my family..... ... more
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Fri Mar 14, 2014
muxlowkrystyna answered:
No they dont, Do NOT move there. They lie about everything and will raise your rent, Also its a horrible neighborhood, most pizza places wont even deliver after dark.
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Mon Jan 27, 2014
Sue Cruddas answered:
I have a one bedroom on Piney Green Road rents for 430.00 No Pets - includes water and trash, you'd have to pay electric.

Another apartment for $500 2 Bedroom - you pay utilities. Call me if you are interested 910-340-5000 ... more
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Sun Jan 19, 2014
Jamie Brewer asked:
We are looking for either a one bedroom no higher than 800 a month. Or a 2 bedroom, or 3, no higher than 1000. Pet friendly would be nice but it is ok if it isnt, I am just really trying…
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Tue Nov 12, 2013
Annette Lawrence answered:
1. Real buyers and sellers are not using Trulia or Zillow.
2. The buyers the selelr wants aleady know the community and the inherent value.
3. Serious, qualified buyers are working with REALTORS who provide access to the MLS where real home for sales exist and from which verification is required.
4. Seller understands their homes data appearing on aggregate websites like Trulia and Zillow, is no longer under their control.
5. Real buyer who need more information knows who to call.
6. A permate hazard of interior photes living FOREVER on the internet presents a real hazard to the current owner and any future owner.
7. The seller has listed the home using the cheapest method possible
8. Interior pictures will be available when the house is cleared.
9. It really, really spooky inside
10. It is a fake home for sale and the image you see if extracted from previous for sale posting.
If you are a serious home buyer, you need to base your purchase decisons and actions on what youi see in the local MLS. Any REALTOR can provide you FREE access.

Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor FL
Move to the Front of the Line
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Sun Sep 29, 2013
Ulrike answered:
Three years ago I was in the same situation as you are now. I have moved twice since I got here because you should really come first and check out the area. I am finally in a rental for $1,050/month and like the area. There are a couple of rental homes across the street and around the area I live in. It is VERY quiet on a cul-de-sac, outside Jacksonville but yet close to everything. It takes me about 30 minutes to get to beaches which are amazing by the way. If you like you can e-mail me at I'd be happy to help if you wish. It is hard to find something over the internet, because many locations are near where many young Marines reside and it can get pretty "active" around those areas, to say the least. ... more
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Mon Sep 16, 2013
Keith Lawrence answered:
Bed Bugs.. Yuck! Sorry to hear about you bug problems. I’m sure it’s a royal pain in the back side. You will be happy to know as a tenant you have options..

To answers your questions
1) The Apt Management Company says we have to pay for damages is it true?
The Answer is NO. Pest control is a function of management. Upon written (preferable certified mail) notification, the owner/manager should take steps to correct the problem. If they choose not to fix it, you have the option of going to the magistrate office and asking for a constructive evection (Google Constructive Eviction), bring evidence of infestation, the letter requesting the problem be fixed and an written response for the owner/managers.

2) Could the bugs be coming from another apartment? Absolutely. Bed bugs like and other pest migrate from one apartment to another. If you have never had a problem with bed bug prior to now.. It is more than likely you may have gotten them from an adjoining unit.

3) Paying for Damages? I would assume that the owner/manager is referring to the cost of Pest Control. I would ask for clarification. Bed bugs are no joke and difficult to get rid of. Good luck in your endeavors and I hope this helps. Please see enclosed link. If you need further assistance give me a call.

Keith Lawrence
Century 21 American Properties, Inc.
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Mon Aug 19, 2013
Ellen Hough answered:

There a lots of rental properties on the market here, I would be glad to help you find the right place for you and your family. Please feel free to call or email me.
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Sun Aug 18, 2013
Denise Phillips answered:
This home is still for rent for $1,377 and for sale for $215,000. It is only 7 miles to the main gate of base and they are building a new highway in town that would make the commute time less, if you'd like to see this home or any others text me or email at chaun128 at yahoo, I am certified to sell bank foreclosures and I can get you the best deal possible. I can set you up on an automatic email so when homes for rent or for sale come on the market they are emailed to you the first day listed.
Regards, Denise Phillips, Century 21 American, Jacksonville, NC
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Sat Aug 3, 2013
Wes Wilson answered:
My apologies...the link for the City of Jacksonville Transit system did not attach to the last answer. It is listed below.
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Sat Jun 8, 2013
Terry Britt answered:
I have a place that has a large fence in back yard that is pet friendly. The fence side are a privacy fence. The home is available and very close to Camp Lejeune. Any questions just let me know.
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Sat Apr 27, 2013
customerservice answered:
Yes. At Hinson Arms I will rent to you. I have some units for $650. They are two bedroom townhouse apartments. Two couples are fine with no children since they are only two bedroom. You can visit my website at or call the office at 910-455-0108. We are open Monday through Friday 9 am to 5:30 pm. ... more
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Wed Jan 30, 2013
Julio Rovera answered:
Good Morning Yolanda,

My name is Julio. Were you able to find a home near Jacksonville Commons Middle School...?
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Thu Nov 29, 2012
Lois Hutchins answered:
Thanks for emailing! We have 2 very nice homes that are available in the Dixon Elementary School District. 119 Stoney Creek Drive in Jacksonville and 133 Lawndale in Sneads Ferry. Stoney Creek is $900 and Lawndale is $995 per month. Please let me know if you need additional information or would like to schedule a time to take a look at these homes. Thanks! ... more
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Fri Nov 2, 2012
Walter Whitehurst answered:
Go to - it is a list of all homes for rent between 750-850. You can also do searches for the Carolina Forest area. ... more
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Mon Jun 18, 2012
Eric Bomhard answered:
In Jacksonville, many home owners will allow pets, yes cats,too, with a non refundable one time pet deposit of $150 to $250 per pet. In most of the MLS listing that say pets are allowed or negotiable, the limitations are on weight or breed of the dogd. Yes and there are a few that say no cats. When you make your requirements known and your agent does the search, you will be given many choices that allow cats. ... more
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