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Rental Basics in Lubbock : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Jul 19, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
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Mon Aug 3, 2015
Richard Obi answered:
Hey there Stacy. I am Richard Obi with Century 21. I don't know if you have found a place yet or not. But here is what I would do. Depending on if you want to live in an apartment or a house. I would get with an apartment locator or rental locator. Typically they don't charge you a fee, they charge the landlord a fee for bringing you to them. However, they have a wide inventory and know which places are more laidback on credit and background, etc. Also, alot of companies have a leasing department such as Century 21, westmark, etc. Generally, they are more strict about placing some sort of deposit. Last but not least good ole Craigslist. Craigslist has a ton of great places for rent where you deal directly with the owner. In this case you would be more likely to negotiate a lower deposit possibly. Just make sure that everything is legit and of course when you meet up with them bring along another adult like your bf for precautionary reasons. Hope that helps. Take Care Stacy.

Richard Obi
Century 21
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Mon Mar 24, 2014
Dan Tabit answered:
Why is this important to you? If you can afford $1,000 per month rent, find the best place for that amount. If you want to offer less, you can try but there are no guarantees. It's always possible the landlord will not only decline your terms, but accept another tenant.
If something is over priced, you can try on that one but again no guarantees. Some landlords may accept less from someone they know and trust. Someone who has the skillset to do projects around the house that are needed, thus saving the landlord money. These situations are rare and often develop after the fact. I would just encourage you to focus on choosing a rental within your budget and not try to negotiate everything. Most landlords won't unless it's been vacant a long time.
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Wed Feb 27, 2013
Meggingates answered:
how soon do you need a place. I have an opening and just refurbished. On 27th close to store and by trams. 2813808390 M gates
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Tue Feb 26, 2013
Elizabeth Arduain answered:
Welcome home and thank you for your sacrifices. The best website and company to help you with your rental needs would be and you an also call them directly at 806-796-7368. ... more
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Fri Jun 5, 2009
Michael Franks answered:
You know, friends don't always make good roommates. Consider sticking it out at the student housing. The rent is almost the same and you'll always have a second place to stay if either pad gets a little too crazy/boring/dirty. I crashed on many a couches during my college days. Besides, anything beats the dorms! Good luck, Timothy! Let me know when you or your friends are ready to invest in a house. ... more
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