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Rental Basics in Dallas County : Real Estate Advice

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Activity 59
Mon Jul 17, 2017
julie eckhardt asked:
Fri May 19, 2017
Jackfelipe11110 answered:
I have a felony invade arrested and. Need a duplex or house to rent me and my wife she have no felony 817435 0845
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Sat Apr 29, 2017
Judy.wick asked:
Wed Apr 5, 2017
837collinsblvd asked:
rental scams from potential renter , how to know in advance if they are legitament renters
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Wed Feb 1, 2017
Tiffany asked:
pay the first month rent and a double deposit if need be. Can anyone point to someone who can assist.
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Tue Nov 8, 2016
Accessgroup80 answered:
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Thu Oct 6, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
How bad is your credit? It will be hard to find a rental property with both bad credit and rental history. You are probably better off purchasing a home if you qualify for a loan. Let me know if you'd like to be connected to a lender or two and you can decide what you need to do from there. You can phone me.

Susie Kay
United Real Estate Dallas
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Tue Sep 6, 2016
Joshua Marriott answered:
That's a tough one. Most homeowners will deny the pit bulls since home insurance does not usually cover them in the event of an attack. Might try buying your own home :-)
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Thu Dec 31, 2015
Janrennalls answered:
can I give my address of my apt. and told the sq. footage?
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Fri Nov 13, 2015
Dan Tabit answered:
Why were you declined? If between the original approval and the decline something happened with your job, credit or deposit, they may have a valid reason. If you feel they declined you due to a protected status issue such as gender, race or religion, you will need to contact the local housing authority and register a complaint. ... more
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Sat May 16, 2015
Ella Banks answered:
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Mon Apr 20, 2015
Asher Almas answered:
You can search online at various websites. It will be difficult with rental history issues. Find a landlord you can speak to one on one would be the best suggestion.

Asher Almas

Keller Williams
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Thu Jan 15, 2015
Jean-Leon Magnotto answered:
Here is a link that should allow you to stop getting emails by editing your settings :

I believe you actually have to call customer service to have an account deleted entirely. Good luck ! ... more
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Wed Oct 15, 2014
Ereka Jones answered:
I agree with you the other Realtor here! Rentals need to be researched thoroughly and the best type of rental I personally think is one that is governed by a Property Management company.

Many scammers are out there. I've received calls from Prospective Renters who have paid money for deposits only to return to the property and see it boarded up and no sign of the person who accepted the deposit money!

Beware! Beware!
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Sun Sep 21, 2014
Kenneth "Kenny" Bebensee answered:
Just pick any 1 Realtor who is experienced with section 8 and they can help you. Be loyal to them. It is hard finding qualifying properties.
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Fri Sep 19, 2014
Jake Jamison answered:
That is unfortunate discovery to find when you're ready to get all settled in to a new place. I would recommend a carpet installation company to replace it, rather than try to attempt the task yourself. They will make sure the job is done correctly and should ensure their work under a warranty.
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Mon Jun 30, 2014
Bruce Lynn answered:
This might be tough unless they listed the apt in the MLS.
Otherwise what written agreement do you have with them to pay you?
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Tue Jun 24, 2014
Jeff Dean answered:
Credit normally is not a big issue with most apartments. They may require an extra deposit. If you have broken leases or evictions then that is more problematic. For rent homes it is alot more difficult with poor credit. Find a good real estate company that can help you. I also own an apartment locating company that can help apartment searchers for free. Visit for more information. ... more
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