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Cdscorp1, Home Buyer in Boston, MA
Fri Feb 5, 2016
Cdscorp1 asked:
During the renovation the water will be off all day in my building can they do this while I'm in the apartment if its not an emergency?
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Ernie Behrle, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Sun May 24, 2015
Ernie Behrle answered:
rentals are still a form of home ownership of sorts and why wouldn't you want to protect your personal property ?? Rental insurance is decently inexpensive.
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Ernie Behrle, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Sun May 24, 2015
Ernie Behrle answered:
Under certain criteria, .ie fossil fuel heats, fireplaces, or attached garages etc.... they ARE required and rightly so.
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Ernie Behrle, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Thu Apr 9, 2015
Ernie Behrle answered:
I would say yes but then what doesn't get marked up some any more. Everytime something is handled, the price goes up and if a vendor has to drive somewhere to obtain something, I'm of believe their time and gas to travel are exceptable additions. ... more
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Ernie Behrle, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Sun Apr 5, 2015
Ernie Behrle answered:
I totally agree with Larry and it also depends upon the tenant. You may want to shorten those periods of you have concerns and could stretch it out to 4 months if they are someone you have total confidence in. Many landlords never visit though which can end up being troublesome. ... more
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Ernie Behrle, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Sun Mar 29, 2015
Ernie Behrle answered:
I don't believe so...the past several homes I sold to first time buyers had mortgage payments, including taxes and insurance, a couple of hundred dollars less than what they were paying in rent. To me, renting is more of a financial burden with zero rewards. ... more
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Ernie Behrle, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Tue Jan 27, 2015
Ernie Behrle answered:
Thanks for the update.. I'm sure someone here may benefit with this information.
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Victory Prop…, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Tue Jan 13, 2015
Victory Property Management answered:
This is certainly illegal. Fair housing laws protect familial status as one of the protected classes.

http://www.justice.gov/crt/about/hce/title8.php
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Ernie Behrle, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Sun Dec 21, 2014
Ernie Behrle answered:
That's always a good but touchy answer as everyone lives differently. Utility bills can vary widely depending upon who is living there. Some people use a lot of water while others very little. Some people like to use heat and air to extremes while others are very conservative. Always take in consideration how you live. ... more
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Victory Prop…, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Fri Oct 3, 2014
Victory Property Management answered:
A good rule of thumb is your income should be 3 times the amount of the rental rate. However, people live different lifestyles, and I agree with Don Tepper below that as much as your budget allows. ... more
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Tim Johnson, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Tim Johnson answered:
I am very certain that is an owner responsibility. It is also in the owners best interest to take out the bed bugs as soon as possible. They can hide in the smallest places and fester there. If you are having an issue with it I'd call your landlord immediately for yours and their sake. http://www.bestcontrol.ca/en/bed_bugs.html ... more
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Jose Rubio, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Mon Jun 24, 2013
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Teresa Pitt, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Sun Jun 9, 2013
Teresa Pitt answered:
Correction, email address teresapitt@hpw.com
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Melissa Albe…, Real Estate Pro in Wake Forest, NC
Sun Mar 17, 2013
Melissa Albert answered:
Hello Tara,

Please contact Nest Properties. They do a fantastic job.

http://www.facebook.com/nestproperties

(919) 825-0911

Good luck,
Melissa Albert
Keller Williams Preferred Realty
www.melissaalbert.com
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Ernie Behrle, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Thu Jan 3, 2013
Ernie Behrle answered:
JB... Try Hedingam Golf & Athletic. They rent up to 3 bedroom townhomes and I'm fairly confident they accomodate for pets.
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Monica Mendez, Real Estate Pro in Zebulon, NC
Tue Dec 11, 2012
Monica Mendez answered:
When are you planing to move?
It will depend on the date you want your next place be ready.
I will start looking if I were you because then you can find out the place where you want to live and you will know as soon as a rental becomes available. ... more
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Monica Mendez, Real Estate Pro in Zebulon, NC
Tue Dec 11, 2012
Monica Mendez answered:
Fence yard, big Kitchen, parking space, close transportation and shopping centers. It will depend on the person submitting the application but this are the ones I just get asked most of the time. ... more
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Monica Mendez, Real Estate Pro in Zebulon, NC
Tue Dec 11, 2012
Monica Mendez answered:
You can ask and the worst thing can happen they will say no but I found that sometimes they agree to a lower price. It never hurt to ask and if the landlord hasn't receive applications he will definetily will consider! ... more
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