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Ihram1635, Renter/Rentee in New York, NY
Thu Oct 20, 2016
Ihram1635 asked:
Daniel D. Th…, Real Estate Pro in Bridgeport, CT
Mon Aug 31, 2015
Daniel D. Thomas answered:
Good Morning Diamond, and thank you for the question. There are many available apartments for first time renters who have yet to established credit. In applying for an apartment, most landlords will want to verify your employment, credit, rental references, as well as require you submit a security deposit (to protect them against any loss) in case you vacate the apartment before the lease ends, or the apartment is damaged beyond normal wear and tear when you leave. You have the ability as a first time renter to make an offer on almost any apartment you find that meets your individual criteria. As a first time renter with unestablished credit, some landlords may be hesitant to accept your application due to your lack of rental history, but here are a few things you can do to make your application stronger. (1) Offer your potential landlord two months security, along with the first month’s rent…this will show you are committed to taking care of the apartment and honoring all the terms of the lease. (2) Provide both personal and professional references that your landlord can call…this will help establish the quality of your character (3) Add a handwritten note to your rental application. By adding a written note, you are able to give more information about yourself that isn’t asked on most standard applications. Must landlords want to have a sense of who their tenants are; by adding a written note, your application will stand out from the others, and you will have more control over what is presented to the landlord to review, before he makes a decision. (4) Be confident as you look for apartments, and don’t settle. Your first home is always the most memorable! ... more
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Jessica Hurta, Real Estate Pro in Bridgeport, CT
Thu May 28, 2015
Jessica Hurta answered:
Contact their support team. They can help you figure out why you can't post.
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Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Tue Sep 2, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local authorities with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/
https://www.crimereports.com/
http://www.homefair.com/
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kitty basco, Other/Just Looking in Bridgeport, CT
Tue Apr 1, 2014
kitty basco answered:
I have a few listings...40 Lorraine St. 501 Clark St. 134 Chatham Terrace 764 Garfield Ave........and that's only a couple...like I mentioned...I've called and emailed and no replies..
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reyrasean89, Renter in Shelton, CT
Thu Feb 27, 2014
reyrasean89 answered:
NEXT TO AN AREA FILLED WITH CRACKHEADS & PROSTITUTES!!
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Babita Singh, Real Estate Pro in Milford, CT
Fri Jan 3, 2014
Babita Singh answered:
Hi Anil,
Call me at 203-685-4457 we can talk about your rental need.
Also my email is babita.singh@raveis.com
Thanks,
Babita
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alonda Powell, Renter in 06606
Sat Dec 14, 2013
alonda Powell answered:
Listing Details for 814 Laurel Ave
Single Family Home For Rent
814 Laurel Ave 814 Laurel Ave Colonial home with 4 bedrooms 3.5 baths. Home has formal dining room, Living room with fireplace,and large size kitchen. Features full basement, 2 car garage detached, and hardwood floors throughout. Attic has 2 extra room and a bath..Text only 4697269355.
Listing Info for 814 Laurel Ave
Information last updated on 12/14/2013 02:49 PM:
Price: $900
4 Bedrooms
4 full Bathrooms
Single-Family Home

Status: For Rent
Built in 1930
Neighborhood: West End - West Side
Zip: 06604
Provided By: Postlets.com
2,574 sqft
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Claude Lewis, Real Estate Pro in Trumbull, CT
Wed Oct 23, 2013
Claude Lewis answered:
Lori Flick, Real Estate Pro in Trumbull, CT
Fri Oct 18, 2013
Lori Flick answered:
Did you fill out the information on the site so they could contact you? It's a real estate/property management company per the site the link comes back to.
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Lori Flick, Real Estate Pro in Trumbull, CT
Fri Oct 18, 2013
Lori Flick answered:
This home is not listed for rent in the MLS. It was listed for sale, until July 19, 2013. Always beware of handing over money, especially if asked for in cash. There are plenty of scams out there with homes not really for rent or sale but homeowners (or scam artists hijack legitimate sales/rentals) will advertise and take the money for. Be especially careful if they want you to send the money out of state.
Do you know it doesn't cost the renter to use a Realtor? The landlord pays the fee when the listing is listed on the MLS. Typically, my experience has shown me, that homes listed on the MLS for rent are in better condition with landlords who are serious about their investment. It's a little more of a process to rent this way but you are better protected from scams. You will have to fill out a rental application, credit check, landlord should do a reference check, and then you meet the landlord and if all is in good shape, you get the rent. It's a safer process. Money gets turned over at lease signing and at least one Realtor is involved, usually two. The agent who lists the rental should make sure that the person really owns the home so you are so much less likely to be scammed.
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Lori Flick, Real Estate Pro in Trumbull, CT
Mon Oct 14, 2013
Lori Flick answered:
Tia home is not listed in the mls as being for rent or sale since 2010.
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John Rodican, Real Estate Pro in Seymour, CT
Fri Oct 11, 2013
John Rodican answered:
Have you contacted a Real Estate Agent yet? Some landlords don't interact with potential renters until a lease is signed or have property managers or management companies speak with possible tenants. If you'd like, give me a call and as your Realtor I will see what we can accomplish. My cell is 203-996-5363 ... more
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morena864, Home Seller in Saint Petersburg, FL
Fri Oct 11, 2013
morena864 answered:
Find a local attorney specializing in tenant's rights: usually, a short, stern letter from a lawyer will be enough to provide motivation to do the right (and legal) thing.
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Claude Lewis, Real Estate Pro in Trumbull, CT
Tue Aug 6, 2013
Claude Lewis answered:
A two bedroom at that location would run between $1200-to $1500 monthly.Of course the tenant would be liable for payment of all utilities
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Claude Lewis, Real Estate Pro in Trumbull, CT
Wed Jul 10, 2013
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Shay, Renter in Bridgeport, CT
Fri May 31, 2013
Shay asked:
(considering a college student looking to pay an affordable and reasonable amount of rent).

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Kaylynn Boss…, Renter in Pittsburgh, PA
Mon Feb 18, 2013
Kaylynn Bossart asked:
Rent rate, utilities, cost of living in Bridgeport & Westport.

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