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Sat Oct 14, 2017
Perri Sepulveda asked:
Wed Aug 23, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
There is no such thing as life insurance for a rental lease. Life insurance is for your family if anything happens to you and your family needs your income to survive. What you are referring to is Renters insurance. This is insurance against your apartment if there is a fire or damage to your apartment. You need to decide if paying the premiums is worth it to you or not.

Ignore Sally's reply as real estate agents are only interested in buying or selling real estate to earn commissions. They can't answer questions about insurance because it's not their expertise.
You DON'T need a lawyer as Sally suggested. She doesn't know what she is talking about. You just need to call several insurance companies and get quotes for renters insurance.
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Thu Aug 17, 2017
Blanchj1 asked:
Thu Jul 13, 2017
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Tue Jul 4, 2017
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Fri Jun 23, 2017
Gutierrezjose295 answered:
What will be the average interest when you buy a 264000 with a 670 credit score and what can be the average mortgage at 30 years.
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Wed May 31, 2017
Ray answered:
I LIVE BEHIND THEIR RECENT DEVELOPMENT AT HEATHER BROOK IN MORGANTOWN. THEY ARE NOT GOOD NEIGHBORS. WE WATCHED THEM POUR A CONCRETE FOOTING FOR THE 25 UNITS STRAIGHT ON TO COMPACTED DIRT WITHOUT A GRAVEL BASE, THEY FINISHED THE DEVELOPMENT IN FRONT OF US IN MARCH BUT HAVE YET TO SEED AND PLANT A TREE LINE. MY WIFE AND I LOOK AT MUD DO TO POOR DRAINAGE. THE NEW NEIGHBORS HANG THEIR LAUNDRY ON THE DECK RAILING AND DOUBLE PARK IN THE ROADWAY. IT WAS KIND OF HUMOROUS WATCHING 3 DIFFERENT DECK INSTALLERS CORRECT THE INCOMPETENCE OF THE THE PREVIOUS SUB-CONTRACTOR. i HAD TO CONTACT OSHA FOR SAFETY VIOLATIONS THAT WERE UNADDRESSED BY BERKS. I WOULD NEVER BUY A HOME FROM THEM AFTER WATCHING HOW THEY BUILT THIS DEVELOPMENT. SUB-CONTRACTORS APPEAR TO DO THERE OWN THING AND NOT PROPERLY SUPERVISED. ... more
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Fri Apr 21, 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:

http://www.trulia.com/post-rental/

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.

Zillow Rental Manger Help:
https://zillowrentalmanager.zendesk.com/hc/en-us

Thank you for using Trulia!

Mary
Consumer Care Advocate
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Fri Mar 24, 2017
Barbaram asked:
The Tenant has provided income statements and all banking information for checking and savings. Asking for 401K informations seems to be taking it a little too far.
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Mon Sep 12, 2016
Angelica P answered:
Hi,

I apologize but we do not have an option to combine 2 consumer accounts. My recommendation is to deactivate the other account and use the account that you prefer.

For future reference, you can contact us through the link below.

Thank you for using Trulia!

Angelica
Consumer Care Advocate
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Thu Aug 25, 2016
Tyler answered:
Go to your county website. I live in PA and I google westmoreland gis viewer and it goes to a map with a bunch of selection tools like type in address to see the property lines or the owners name or parcel #, etc. ... more
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Tue Jul 26, 2016
Angelica P answered:
Hello,

We’re excited you’re using Trulia for your home search process. We are a real estate search engine so we don't represent the homes found on our site. Please follow these steps to begin your home search:

1. Click the "Rent' tab at the top of our homepage.
2. Enter your desired city and state in the search bar and hit Enter.
3. Click 'Max Price' to select what your highest price would be to pay for a home. Click 'Min Price' to set the lowest price you would pay.
4. Click 'More Filters'.
5. Select your preferred property type, square footage, etc.
6. Click the red 'Apply' button.

This will begin to pull up listings that are more tailored to what you are looking for.

If you are interested in a listing, click on the "Contact the agent" button to get in touch with a real estate professional in your area. You can also take advantage of our vast network of agents here:

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We hope your experience with Trulia is memorable and thank you for using Trulia for all your real estate needs.

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

http://www.trulia.com/help/ask/


Thank you for using Trulia!

Angelica
Consumer Care Advocate
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Tue Jul 12, 2016
Elmntl1 answered:
Yes it is. The property management has to protect the residents safety and security as well as the property grounds. I manage an apartment complex so I have to know what we can and can not do. Of course if ever you question what is going on refer to the PA Landlord Tenant Handbook, not only does it address what a landlord can and not do it also addresses a tenant's rights and responsibilities. ... more
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Sat Jun 4, 2016
Michellegrim03 asked:
Looking for a 203k contractor to do some remodeling on a house in West Lawn (near Reading Pa). Any takers??? Send me your number and I'll call
you to set up an appointment for a quote.
Thanks…
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Thu Jan 28, 2016
Larryjaniceandkids asked:
Sun Jan 24, 2016
My NC Homes Team answered:
She can ask oyu for this information and if you want to stay you'll supply it. There's nothing wrong with the request other than it's a month late.
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Mon Jan 18, 2016
raidkha asked:
I worked full-time job for a year right after college. Currently, I will be starting medical school and my income is pretty much my loans. My wife works full time with decent income but…
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Wed Nov 25, 2015
Amelia Robinette answered:
You probably signed a release in your rental application for pending landlord to get any relevant info from past landlords.

If the persons living condition effects the property, then yes. A past landlord can tell a pending landlord about those conditions. For example, if a tenant is very messy and leaves food out to rot and collect bugs, that's going to be a problem for a landlord and will result in extra expenses treating for bugs.

If a tenant is in a rock n roll band and has jam sessions at the property, that could be a problem as well, since it goes to "quiet enjoyment" for the tenant and any neighbors.

If 'living condition' is something defined as a protected class (race, religion, sexual orientation, etc.) then NO, it's not legal for that information to be used to deny you housing. The previous landlord shouldn't mention it.

Most states have exceptions to housing discrimination depending on the type of property and number of properties owned, you'd need to check with a landlord/tenant attorney in your jurisdiction to get more detail.
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Wed Nov 4, 2015
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
They are verifying a reference or an address check.

Can they, sure, do they have rights, no.

Can they check through other means: Yes.

Will it cost them: yes.

Up to you now
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Tue Oct 13, 2015
Karen Peyton answered:
Carolina,

Since your zip code indicates you're in Arizona, you can research a "fishy" company's license and that of any agent on the Arizona Department of Real Estate website: http://www.re.state.az.us/

If you find them in good standing, you can look for online reviews for assurances they are on the "up and up." On the other hand - why do business with a company when your "gut" tells you something isn't quite right?

Truly it is up to the company with the agreement of their investors (property owners) to determine how they will do business, though providing unattended access to prospective tenants "seems" a bit reckless. I speculate asking for your credit card provides (them) some modicum of security since you couldn't leave your keys or driver's license, but this practice is not common place. If you find your card was actually charged the application fee despite NOT making application, immediately request a refund and take it as far as necessary to be made whole.

Best of luck to you! I know finding suitable rentals is becoming increasingly difficult.

K.
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