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Mon Jul 17, 2017
Samueldavenport answered:
There are way too many tenant screening solutions out there all competing for your business, and most of them are not worth what you pay.
The key to finding the right tenant screening service is simple: call the number listed and speak with someone. If you can't talk with someone who will tell you why you should be using their company, then don't use that service.
For me, I called a few different companies, and ended up talking with low-ranking salesmen and customer service reps who were the least bit helpful.
Then I called TenantMagic, and in seconds was connected with the owner of the company, and we had a fairly long and interesting discussion about what differentiates them and their service. Highly recommend TenantMagic for anyone out there looking for a great tenant screening service.
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Wed Jul 5, 2017
Sally Grenier answered:
Trulia isn't a real estate company nor a property mangement company. You need to contact those types of companies to see if they'd accept Section 8. This is just a website that pulls listings from various sources. ... more
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Thu Jun 29, 2017
Madeline asked:
This is for an apartment rental in a older 6-unit building and the realtor did say it is based on personal usage. I've seen numerous credible sources say they are required to provide…
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Tue Jun 20, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Go to Zillow Rental Manager and post your listing there. Zillow and Trulia are the same company now (Zillow bought out Trulia). Once it's posted on Zillow, it will appear on Trulia within 48 hours. ... more
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Fri Jun 2, 2017
Elizabeth_franz89 asked:
Is there any legal action I can take or anything else as I was lied to even after asking for clarification twice?
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Thu Jun 1, 2017
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Mon May 29, 2017
Solomonjohnson911 answered:
Dear, Connie! I understand you that renting for a long period sometimes is tough and seems to be overcomplicated. But, I would like to calm, that now you can find your rental property even without meeting with your landlord face to face. You will ask HOW? And I will answer Online.
Competition between different online rental services has created a very modern high-quality rental product, that allows to you search, contact, sign lease and pay rent online. Even your landlord will screen your credit check online. So you can live in Philly and prepare everything for moving to LA f.e. You will meet your landlord only when you will get your keys. So I would like to recommend you to use brand new rental services because of its modernness and time-saving technologies. Link in the reference
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Mon May 22, 2017
Solomonjohnson911 answered:
I've found 5 properties in Chica according to your request. You can see them in the source :)
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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:
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
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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Tue Apr 18, 2017
Msnicolecrane answered:
https://www.trulia.com/rental/4010295384-2329-W-Barry-Ave-Chicago-IL-60618?view=public&_ga=1.113190724.1740104952.1490569825
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Thu Mar 16, 2017
Angelica P answered:
Hi,

I have emailed you about this concern.

Angelica
Consumer Care Advocate
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Sun Feb 19, 2017
Diane Velasquez answered:
I am looking a place that I have a voucher section8 and I am looking for 2 bedrooms for me and my son and my grandson too but I try looking a place every where but I need to move before I don't want loss my section 8 this is my first time to be in my program with my section 8 and I like good condition and good neighbor to live and clean but please help us to find a place that accept section 8. But is hard for me to find because my credit score is low and I am Harding of hearing and my son try help me get a place and I need right way because my son need get surgery hernia and I working and I get social security disability month too but I need help me get a home for me and my son please is not easy to find a place for me I love to live in Suffolk or Long Island ny thank you 631-565-4405 My son phone ... more
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Sat Feb 11, 2017
Gaspar or yvette asked:
I am looking to rent a home under my Section 8 voucher. Prefer 3 - 4 bdrm 2 bathroom. Lived at my place for 11 years but owner is now selling. We are humble quiet adults, looking for…
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Thu Feb 9, 2017
Andrew Carpenter answered:
That depends not only on the landlord but what you are asking about. Are you just looking for a showing or have you already submitted an application?
Fun Fact: You can likely buy for the price of a rental in Chicago Lawn/West Lawn. There are also down payment assistance programs to help you reduce closing costs.

Andrew Carpenter
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
KoenigRubloff Realty Group
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Thu Feb 9, 2017
Andrew Carpenter answered:
Sure thing, I would need to know a few things to start. Is there a neighborhood you are interested in? How many bedrooms and bathrooms do you need? Are you going to be driving, do you need a parking space or is street parking ok with you? If not is it important to be near METRA, CTA train or bus stops? Do you have pets? When are you looking to move in? I also need to know what you are looking to budget for your housing every month. ... more
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Tue Jan 24, 2017
Andrew Carpenter answered:
I have worked with many renters who have poor credit. The 2 most common options are to offer to pay extra months rent up front or to have a cosigner that has good credit and substantial income. Often times this is a parent, relative or friend. I do not charge you for my services finding an apartment for you. If you would like help please contact me.
Andrew Carpenter
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
KoenigRubloff Realty Group
312.268.7655
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