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Sat Jul 11, 2015
Susie Kay answered:
Each individual landlord or property manager is different so you may want to try again and write a letter of explanation of your current situation. Make sure that you also have a good recommendation/referral letter from your previous landlord. You may need to show them your bank account with a good balance as well. If you are willing and capable, you can pay the lease a year ahead so it eases landlord's anxiety.

I hope this helps!
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Tue Jun 2, 2015
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Mon Jun 1, 2015
Susie Kay answered:
Samantha,

I would suggest that you contact a local realtor to help you find a property.

Good luck!
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Fri May 15, 2015
Josh Weinland answered:
I am a disabled Veteran myself, give me a call and I can assist you. This is usually dependent upon the type of crime and how long ago it was.
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Mon May 11, 2015
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Mon May 11, 2015
Marc Dominguez answered:
Unfortunately Megblake421 you will be encoutering 2 major hurdles. The first is that most leased homes that allow pets will have a pet restriction against pit bulls. Second hurdle will be against leasing to persons who have shown a recent poor rental history. With that being said you can overcome these two hurdles. Your best bet will be to seek rentals that are owner managed. They generally are less concerned with the breed of dog. Second, you should probably be prepared to place 2 x the requested security deposit due to your recent broken lease. Good luck with your home search. ... more
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Mon May 11, 2015
Marc Dominguez answered:
Hi Tony,

I help renters in the Zip Codes you listed. Feel free to call me at 210-204-9663 Call me so that I can help you further.
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Wed Apr 22, 2015
Aaron and Cheree Tiry answered:
Have you checked out the "rent" section at the top of Trulia? There may be something in there. Otherwise you could also check Craigslist.com to see what they have for posted for rentals. ... more
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Sat Apr 11, 2015
seeking an apt answered:
The other scam is the pet rent. I have seen children do more damage then a dogs or cats. They should have a children rent and deposit. Kids fight, commit petty theft, and other crimes. I had a Jaguar car and they stole the hood ornament off the Jag to use it as a bottle opener and that wasn't in a rental community but home owners children who lived two blocks away. These parents wouldn't even let their kids take responsibility for what happened but blamed me for owning the car to entice their children and if they got arrested the children would lose their football scholarship to college. But I had to pay to have the hood ornament replaced because my deductible for my insurance wouldn't cover it.

Also, what about landlords who do not fix their properties? The law in Florida states that the tenant has the right to withhold the rent and take them into Tenant/Landlord court, meanwhile the landlord has started eviction and they go to their favorite judge. Shouldn't the Landlord be responsible for their properties? They treat mold with a cover of paint or spray it with Tilex. When the drywall should be removed with the mold and replaced with new drywall, the mold will never go away unless removed and properly commercially cleaned but that would be to costly to maintain and keep up the property. I believe maintenance company people should be forced to live in their roach infested, mildew and mold infested properties until they are properly fixed. Those that live on the property live in a mint perfect apartment or home, those apartments that they show as "models" are in mint condition and they refuse to show the apartment you are going to be renting until they give you the keys after you sign the lease and they take your money. I believe that if the landlord doesn't fix the problem within an appropriate time frame of 5 business days, that the rent should be free or taken off from what the tenant paid for fixing it. If an appliance breaks, the landlord should be sued if it is a refrigerator three times the amount of what you had in the fridge for food plus every day purchase of food. If a washing machine breaks, the landlord should be charged three times the amount it costs to wash in a laundromat. If the dishwasher breaks, the landlord should be charged three times the amount of the water it takes to wash dishes plus hardship. They breach their contract when they don't fix and a lease is a contract.

I have rented property out to people and I had wonderful tenants. If something went wrong, it was fixed immediately. I exterminated every month, whether needed or not. My tenants were happy and my rent was paid on time. I never asked for proof that they earn three times the rent. In order to pay three times the rent with today's salaries, you need in a two bedroom apartment four people living there, all working. Families cannot afford the $2000.00 rent on three bedroom apartments or homes. Let them go vacant. We need a class action lawsuit against rental maintenance companies who demand three times the rent.
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Thu Apr 9, 2015
Rory Rogers answered:
Go to the San Antonio Police Department website and search crime statistics and there are even maps to search by specific areas. The direct link to the information is provided as follows: www.sanantonio.gov/SAPD/CrimeandCallInformation.aspx
Always make a well informed decision based on credible information.
Rory Rogers
Zars & Rogers Realty
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Tue Mar 24, 2015
Megblake421 asked:
Roommate has a broken lease 8-10 mths old
We have 2 adults net pay 1500 and 1700
We have a two year old
Want to live within 7 miles from culebra and 410 (work there and have moped)
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Mon Mar 16, 2015
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Mon Mar 16, 2015
ylucas answered:
I would love to help you please free to give me a call...1-888-511-5930.....
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Tue Mar 10, 2015
Geneva.rockett asked:
Seeking a three bed two bath house for me and my children I currently reside in Arkansas looking to be in San Antonio as soon as this school year is over. I have poor credit and really need…
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Sun Mar 1, 2015
Sahar Samadian answered:
Depending on the size and breed of the dog and the landlord there may be some flexibility. You have to disclose this information up front prior to viewing a home to see if it would be a problem or not when you contact the landlord or listing agent. Also, beware there will be a much larger non refundable pet deposit.

If you have a realtor they should ask this question to the counter party prior to showing you the property.

Good Luck!
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Wed Feb 25, 2015
Shannon Knight answered:
"Desperate," do you have any money you could put down?

I work with a team of investors who have several properties in the San Antonio area available for lease with the option to buy.

Your credit isn't as important as your ability to pay a small chunk down - usu b/w $2k-$5k, and that money can go toward the purchase of the property if you decide you want to own the house.

We even have a credit-repair process that gets you going in the right direction so you are more likely to get financing a year or two down the line.

Let me know if you're interested and we can see if any of the lease-option properties look good to you!

Either way, good luck and I wish you the best!! :D

-Shannon
sknight@dskassociates.org
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Fri Feb 13, 2015
Travis Reed answered:
Most property managers in San Antonio have pet restrictions and do not allow pit-bulls on listed properties.

Usually the best way to find a rental home is searching the for rent by owners. Outside of Craigslist which has gotten a lot better about postings, you can Google search "For Rent by owner" or when driving you will see the signs in the front yard.

Always remember, see the home first before making any decision. If they are not willing to show or say they will mail you keys then it may not be a real listing.
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