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Rental Basics in Charlotte County : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Aug 14, 2016
Charles Wolfe asked:
Thu Nov 20, 2014
Tammy Hayes answered:
Contact a couple of local rental specialists and ask them to look for you. You can also search the MLS and online rental sites as well as the local newspaper.

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Mon Apr 18, 2011
Whitney Long answered:
Leasing agent fees are negotiable, however if your agent is working hard to sell your home or find you a home then those listing fees are well worth the money. Good Luck!
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Tue Feb 16, 2010
Jason Stevens answered:
If you are concerned with paying the entire lease up front and then having the house go into foreclosure (which is what I assume you mean by protecting yoruself) then I would just simply ask the seller if they own the house free and clear. If they own the house free and clear then have them show you copy of satisfaction of mortgage from the bank. Or if they they paid cash for the house all you need to do is a have a title company do a title search on the property. They will see if the property is free and clear or if there is a mortgage or equity line out on the property. You can then ask the seller to present to you a letter from his/her lender stating that their mortgage is current and not in default or no late payments. Your closing agent can also tell you if there is currently any foreclosure lawsuits on the property. The last thing you want to do is pay for a full year just to have the sheriff show up and say the house has been sold at auction. You can also put the money in escrow with a neutral third party as you mentioned after doing the above. Any realistic seller will understand your position and once they see you have the money upfront they shouldn't have any reason not to go along with your requests.

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Wed Sep 9, 2009
Rosemarie Conti GRI answered:
Thank you for contacting me. Linda from my office specalizes in rentals and lease options. If you want to give me your phone # or e-mail address I will forward it to her, or you can e-mail her at --
Thanking you again for your inquiry.
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