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Rentals in Cook County : Real Estate Advice

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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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Fri Feb 17, 2017
Steve White answered:
Thought I would chime in here.

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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
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Thu Jan 19, 2017
Rfabbrini asked:
I posted a rental through Zillow and it propagated to your site. But the address is not disclosed and I would like it to be. How do I get to the rental listing so that I can get the address…
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Thu Jan 19, 2017
Bill Delis asked:
ive gone through the help topics that show how to remove it. but it doesnt say to edit or delete listing anywhere. pleasee help
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Fri Dec 23, 2016
Darolyn Lee asked:
I'm employed
36/no kids
have a neutered cat
Voucher holder
looking for a one bedroom that accepts cats and has heat/ cooking included Jan 31st
locations: Near North…
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Thu Dec 22, 2016
Christine.woods32 answered:
Real estate commission is negotiable. And the question of who pays the commission on a rental, the landlord or the tenant, is also determined by local custom.
If a landlord hires a realtor, then he is more likely to pay for the real estate service. If the tenant is represented by its own broker, then tenant needs to pay. ... more
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Sat Dec 17, 2016
Andrew Carpenter answered:
How is your home search going for you?
I would be happy to help you if you don't currently have a Realtor.
I would need your email to set up a search for you.
Some other things that would be useful are price range, number of bedrooms and bathrooms desired and if you need a garage. ... more
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Thu Nov 24, 2016
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Trulia is not set up for phone contact with consumers. Trulia & Zillow phone support is only available to agents who pay monthly advertising fees.

You will get a faster response asking a question here & letting contributors answer your question. ... more
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Sat Nov 19, 2016
Marilyn Benton answered:
Mon Nov 14, 2016
Maricris A answered:

If you would like to post a rental on Trulia, you will be redirected to use our partner site, Zillow Rental Manager, to list your rental on Zillow, Trulia and other top sites. Please follow this link for instructions on how to post a rental listing:

If you have additional questions or have issues with posting your listing, please reply back to this email and I will be happy to help you.

Zillow Rental Manger Help:


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Sat Nov 5, 2016
Ddavila3290 answered:
that is terrible, someone dies and you are worried about money as if you wont meet the same fate one day ...greedy ass
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Sat Nov 5, 2016
Ddavila3290 answered:
2 because it is 2 people per room no matter the gender.
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Mon Oct 31, 2016
Manny Christopher answered:
Look for rentals that are not in highly desirable, or competitive areas. Some landlords just want to fill vacancy, and don't give a sh-t about credit reports, etc. Some will even give you courtesy as a veteran.
Some wont ask on their app forms. You do need to provide a last address most of the time. This is where you have to become creative. Maybe you lived with a relative who could vouch for ya. Worse case scenario, you pay a higher deposit fee. Just don't screw it up again!!! LOL.
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Mon Oct 24, 2016
Leonie Fraser answered:
Get a credit report and see what you need to do to fix that
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