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Rental Basics in Mesquite : Real Estate Advice

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Joshua Marri…, Real Estate Pro in Southlake, TX
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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Jean-Leon Ma…, Real Estate Pro in Tempe, AZ
Thu Jan 15, 2015
Jean-Leon Magnotto answered:
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I believe you actually have to call customer service to have an account deleted entirely. Good luck ! ... more
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Theodis Barn…,  in Mesquite, TX
Wed Jul 3, 2013
Theodis Barnes answered:
Hello Mrs. Johnson:

Dealing directly with the owner is your best chance of getting a rental property. A management company isn't likely to take the risk. When a property is vacant for awhile the owners will only want to make sure you can make the payments.

Theo Barnes
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Chris Hutchi…, Real Estate Pro in Hurst, TX
Sun May 19, 2013
Chris Hutchinson answered:
You have a very tough case. Being self-employed is difficult enough to prove your income but when you have bad credit and you're self-employed and you have dogs it's very difficult to find a landlord that trusts you could pay rent.

You may need a cosigner someone that has good credit W-2 income and can show that they have a history of paying rent.

Actually I think your best solution would be to start fixing your credit now. Save up enough money to find an owner finance house where your credit doesn't matter as much and buy something that way you never have to worry about this again once you own your own place. Usually you can do it with 10% down +4% closing cost.

Chris Hutchinson
The Michael Group
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