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Rentals in Kansas City : Real Estate Advice

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Cierrajordan…, Home Buyer in Houston, TX
Mon Jun 15, 2015
Cierrajordan84 asked:
minelbap, Renter in Houston, TX
Thu Feb 12, 2015
minelbap answered:
need a house to lease / 3 bed rooms,2 bath, car garage (2) a nice back yard .
1000 a month at least
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Sandy Francis, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Mon Aug 11, 2014
Sandy Francis asked:
looking to secure a long term home rental (24 month lease)- must be pet friendly (large dog (Golden Retriever mix 9 years old), 3 cats (older at 8-9 years) do not mind rural areas, must…
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Josh Barnett, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, OK
Thu Apr 24, 2014
Josh Barnett answered:
Kathy Sutton, Real Estate Pro in Kansas City, MO
Mon Dec 9, 2013
Kathy Sutton answered:
Hi, - I have a 2 bedroom bungalow with basement, 4 car detached garage, newer roof, carpet, heating and cooling, a fenced-in back yard PLUS a wide front porch complete with a swing. This is in the Argentine area of Kansas City, Kansas and the price just dropped to $57,500. The address is 1618 S 29th Street

It's not rent-to-own, but with FHA financing, your $2,000 down payment could be a gift from a relative, and you could ask the sellers to pay your closing costs so that you would have very little out-of-pocket expense upfront. I believe your monthly payments would be in the area of $535.

To get pre-qualified for a home loan, please contact:

Lee McClelland with United Mortgage, LLC
888-220-1064 x 1021
lmcclelland@UMLoans.com | UMLoans.com

Once you get pre-qualified, please give me a call and I'll be glad to help you find a great new home.

Best regards,

Kathy Sutton
Platinum Realty
PH 816 809 0829
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Keith Jean-P…, Real Estate Pro in East Brunswick, NJ
Sat Sep 21, 2013
Keith Jean-Pierre answered:
I would suggest you try the regular rental sites:

http://www.craigslist.com
http://www.apartments.com
http://www.trulia.com (Rentals Section)
http://www.zillow.com (Rentals Section)
http://www.realtor.com (Rentals Section)

Between all of those, you will get a very clear picture if you can find what you are looking for. Good luck!
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Sharon Klein,  in Kansas City, KS
Sun Aug 4, 2013
Sharon Klein answered:
The Housing Authority has a list of landlords and available houses that accept section 8.
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Trevor Curran, Real Estate Pro in Great Neck, NY
Tue Jul 30, 2013
Trevor Curran answered:
Good afternoon Nathan,

I’m no real estate agent, just a humble Mortgage Banker, but I can give you some guidance on your search for the right rental apartment.

In my experience in the real estate trade, I’ve discovered that the consumer is best served by adopting some simple strategies, whether you’re buying a home, selling one, or renting an apartment.

First: remember that real estate agents work on commission. The better quality agents---and those with the most experience---will be testing you from the initial contact to determine if you’re serious and will commit to using their services. Why? Because real estate is like any other business; you don’t sit at a table in a restaurant to read the menu without actually buying food at some point. It’s the same concept: the experienced real estate professional has to earn a living by renting apartments to serious and qualified prospective renters.

Therefore, the smart consumer should be well-prepared and committed to respecting the real estate professional’s time. Prepare yourself with three fundamentals: amenities, location, and price.

Know your requirements for the apartment you wish to rent in terms of amenities (one bedroom versus three bedrooms; elevator building or private house), location (proximity to public transportation or need for parking), and price. If you present yourself as well-prepared you’ll have a better chance of working with an experienced agent who will work hard to find you the right apartment.

Second, start with the internet---especially TRULIA.com---but stay “local.” Here on TRULIA.com you can easily find a local professional by clicking on “FIND an AGENT” at the top of this page. There you can hone in on a seasoned professional in exactly the area where you wish to rent your apartment.

TRULIA provides exceptional tools to help you as a consumer understand the quality of the professional you’re working with. Read the agent’s profile; check out the recommendations from previous clients; get to know the level of experience of the agent and the areas that agent covers.

Third, real estate agents are prevented by Federal regulations from answering certain types of questions. They cannot discuss schools or school districts, crime statistics, and a variety of other issues prohibited by Fair Housing regulations. If your agent is vague when you ask certain types of questions, now you know why.

Finally, demonstrate your level of seriousness to your real estate agent. Show up on time for your appointments to view apartments. If you’re required to submit documents for the Landlord to review with your rental application, get them into your agent’s hands pronto. Not only does this help you potentially get one step ahead of a competing renter, but you’ll be viewed by the Landlord as a responsible renter. Landlords prefer responsible renters, don’t they?

I hope that helps you improve the results of your search for an apartment, and helps you with a better quality experience.

Trevor Curran
NMLS #40140

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Keith Jean-P…, Real Estate Pro in East Brunswick, NJ
Thu May 9, 2013
Keith Jean-Pierre answered:
I would suggest you try the regular rental sites:

http://www.craigslist.com
http://www.apartments.com
http://www.trulia.com (Rentals Section)
http://www.zillow.com (Rentals Section)
http://www.realtor.com (Rentals Section)

Between all of those, you will get a very clear picture if you can find what you are looking for. Good luck!
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