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Sun Sep 10, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
Sounds and smell like a scam. The way it is written and remember, when it sounds to good to be true it always is.
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Fri Aug 25, 2017
Darryl Justice answered:
I live in West Portland Park off SW Barbur in Ridgeview Terrace. It is a 20 min bus ride downtown about 5 miles. The apts here have a 6 mo lease option and a 2 bd 2 ba goes for $1250. It is run by Bluestone and Hockley and has a 1 bed available now for $900, the cheapest I've seen online ... more
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Tue Aug 22, 2017
Crystal Lauderdale answered:
I am Crystal, 37 married my soul mate and best friend of 15 yrs we have two boys one 6 and one 17 we are looking to move. Our current landlord just raised our rent a lot and its to expensive for us we have two dogs very very well behavied one really old just lays around the others a chiwawaha. Anyway we have about ten yrs good rental history can pass background check but we have bad credit. A lot of these companies won't take people who have dings in there credit. We can easily afford 1500 a month looking for 3 bedroom house to rent. Portland and surrounding areas we currently reside in West linn. Thank you. If anyone knows of a renter or company please let me know please. Thank you ... more
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Mon Jul 24, 2017
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Sun Jul 16, 2017
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Thu Jul 13, 2017
Sue answered:
Yes, get a job. No landlord want to pay for your lazy-ass lifestyle.
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Tue Jun 13, 2017
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Tue Jun 6, 2017
Gary Clark asked:
If you can not do that, then you can close my account.

Thank you.

Gary William Clark
Owner of 11 single family homes in Coos Bay, Oregon.
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Thu May 4, 2017
Ashley Hansen asked:
Our landlord of 3 years just sold the property, a duplex. We were never told we had to leave. The new owners recently said they would give us 60 days from closing, today. Well they are demanding…
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Sat Apr 22, 2017
Paige Shumway answered:
My wife and son and I are very interested in renting your home. What is the price and when is it available? We have to move by May 31st because the house we currently live in is scheduled to be remodeled to rent to college students. We lived there for 18yrs but are ready to downsize. We have to steady employment and would love to be your tenants. You can contact me at 541-908-5852 or by email at machawkfan@gmail.com

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Michael McReynolds
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Wed Apr 19, 2017
Mary answered:
Hi,

I am happy to help you get your listing posted on Trulia.

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:

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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.

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Wed Feb 8, 2017
Dave Neikes answered:
Hi I have a large house with 5 bedrooms with there own baths i have rented to the coast guard with good luck for all parties you can call and chat anytime 503 440 3378
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Thu Jan 19, 2017
Daniel Brown answered:
Use "Single Family Home" option for searching manually and for any saved searches, make sure any other searches are deleted.
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Sun Dec 4, 2016
Mattie answered:
I think if you first send photos of your dogs, and then you get dogs added to your rental insurance, then, also bring your dogs with you along with their Vet records, you would have better luck...especially in nicer places, where the owner has kept things up nicely, and/or boutique-style units. Deposits are higher because of many people before you which did not take care of their dogs, so even though your dogs are good...that is not the case with many owners of dogs...and repairs are very expensive because it is labor costs plus time which means lost rent between tenants...for example, it might take a few weeks to fix damage, so if place is $1000/month, that's $750 lost rent for 3 weeks, plus labor costs and material costs, plus time finding/ordering different materials, and so on...so $400 deposit, for example, is not much if repairs do need to be done, and it needs to be a deposit with some bite to it, so that it means something & tenant wants it back...if it were $50 it would not cover a thing, plus too easy to walk away from. Owner's protect their assets by charging 1st/last/security/dog deposits to offset possible damages, because to evict a bad tenant can take up to 90-days also...and the only thing an apartment owner has to sell is use of the apartment...so when someone squats, they are stealing...like taking a TV from a TV Store...its just that people don't think in those terms...so...?I would save up for deposits, and make sure you rent from a reputable owner...ask other tenants what they think too...Cheers! Mattie ... more
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Tue Nov 29, 2016
Carrie Ward answered:
Hi,do not transfer any money without asking the home owner to provide proof they own the home.
Secondly,if you inform them you would like your lawyer to review the info,if they never call you back then it's a scam.Or inform them your relative is a police officer and you love the home and want to view the home with them one more time,if it's a scam,they won't call you back looking for your deposit money. Remember this is your hard earned money,and never give cash,Always have proof of a cashiers check from a bank or a money order.I also learned this the hard way.
I myself have seen and even viewed pictures of homes,supposldly for rent,and they are using photos of homes that are on line,and some are scams.
I have even seen them using names such as pastor,and in my own personal experience was a scam,so beware if they are going by or using that title
Most likely they will always say I'm out of town and I need you to send the deposit.
If they text alot reqeusting info and you are not speaking with them personally
.(they usually will call you immediately and speak with you the first time,if you keep calling them back and there is no answer Beware

If you see a very big large home,and they are asking an usually low price,and have very little information listed on the home ,
if it sounds to good to be true it might be a scam.
I've even been told,they will have someone meet you and your suppose to give them the deposit.
Some scams are so good,they email you an application form asking for your social security number even.Yes,I've had this happen.
And they're saying they have a church home,
Some legit owners are actually out of town,so you need to be very careful.Most legit owners who do live out of the country will have a property manager or a realtor they pay.For example I viewed a home and the owner lives in France,but this was legit,a licencd realtor met me at the home.
Ask the home owner to send you proof that they own the home.
Have you been inside the home?
Who showed you the home then?
We're you given a lock box code or did you apply to view the home through a self viewing?
Review,everything that has occured in your situation.

You have a right to ask the owner for certification and just explain you would like to see proof that he owns the home(just as the owner asks for your information,I'd,License,etc)
Don't ever give your social security number out if asked on the phone,etc.
Remember the world we live in,and watch out for yourself.Since I experienced this first hand I am sharing my knowledge with you.
I wish you the best and hope this is helpful.
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Mon Nov 28, 2016
Candice_keil answered:
I'm going to build a duplex in North Portland, I would be interested in renting out to a family that is needing both properties, thanks.
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