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Rental Basics in Pierce County : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Aug 4, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
You will need to have pet insurance with damage and liability coverage. Once you show proof of insurance, landlords will be more willing to rent to you. Beware, if anything happens to anybody, you will be sued. ... more
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Thu Nov 10, 2016
Kary Krismer answered:
You should know about this:

No one really knows what this means yet, but having older felonies probably works in your favor. Things that would work against you would be something like maybe having run a meth lab or killed an apartment manager. ... more
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Tue Jul 19, 2016
Angelica P answered:

The data you reported is coming from your county records, because of this I am unable to edit the information. This data is gathered by a third-party data collector and only updates on Trulia when discrepancies are identified at the next data collection cycle.

You have the ability to edit your home facts that appear in the Owner Information section. Please follow these instructions on how to edit your home facts. This includes editing the number of bedrooms/bathrooms, square footage, home features, description and more.

Sign into your Trulia account. If you do not have an account, you must first register in order to update your home facts.
If you haven't already claimed your home, navigate to the property page, go to the "Edit Home Facts " button and verify ownership.
If you have claimed your home, click on the same "Edit Home Facts" button to update your home facts.
Make sure to select Publish Updates at the bottom of the page.

For future reference, you can feel free to contact us about this type of inquiry through our contact form here:

Thank you for using Trulia!

Consumer Care Advocate
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Sat May 17, 2014
Dan Tabit answered:
The Landlord Tenant law in Washington will have an answer for you. I've attached a link that may be helpful. Check out section 4 letter D to see if it applies to your situation. ... more
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Thu Jan 16, 2014
Spencer Gray answered:
What do you mean cleaning your rental history? Do you have some less than favorable history?

Most landlords will check rental history based on what you have provided within the application.
Many landlords will also review credit scores.

Landlords can also send you to collections for not making good with rental agreements.

Basically rental history is similar to credit; time and changes in habits will improve your standing.
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Sat Mar 9, 2013
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Wed May 16, 2012
Tim V. Johnson answered:
The first question I would ask you is, how long do you plan on living in the area. This would help me determine if you should buy or rent. Both have there benefits. Purchasing will build equity over time and you can decorate the interior of the home the way you like it. Renting gives you the opportunity to live in an area and see if it is a place you would want to live long term.

The other part of the question is that some REALTORS / Agents will help you find a rental but others may not. My philosophy is whether you are buying or renting you are a client and I try to help you make the best informed decision. If you rent now, I'm okay with that because at some point you may want to buy and if I treat you like I would like to be treated you may end up calling me when you are ready to make that home purchase.

Downtown living has become a "cool thing" for many people. Many downtown areas have revitalized their areas to attract new business and new residence.

If you have any questions regarding Real Estate, renting or buying I would enjoy speaking with you. Find a local "Live Person" REALTOR who will listen to you and help you find the right fit for your housing needs.

Tim Johnson
Windermere RE Puyallup, Inc.
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