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Rentals in Tempe : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Jun 8, 2017
user8347935 answered:
Right. It is legal. The job of the property manager is to make money and maximize profit for the owner. Every time a tenant moves out before the term of the lease either the property manager or the owner loses money. They are trying to make up for the loss. ... more
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Sun Jan 15, 2017
1200collegeoonthehill answered:
As an owner, I don't like to read the above comments as the landlord does not know the potential renter and is painting with a broad brush, then hurting feelings with an ignorant comment. Tact can go a long way.
I have seen extreme differences in the students I rent to. Generally speaking, the ones with strong GPAs do the following: pay their rent on time, notify me if there is a water leak, notify me if something is broken, reply to my text inquiries within a few hours, and generally rent responsibly. We have a big investment we protect by renting to responsible students. In return, they live in a decent complex with a great location, have an owner who upgrades and improves, keeps the place in working order, communicates when water will be shut off in the building due to maintenance, or parking lot interruptions, etc.
Further, as young adults, it is time for the students to arrange these things on their own. If I see a parent who is super involved, part of the rental process, wants to take the tour with the student, that is a huge red flag for me, as it typically means the parent will be over involved in other situations that are normally handled between the student and owner, and it greatly complicates processes, communications, etc. .
A rental agreement can be a positive situation, and I strive to make it so. I reject that the owner/renter relationship is inherently adversarial, and part of the groundwork in that is renting to students who demonstrate responsibility, treating them like the awesome young adults that they are, and keeping communication lines open with clear expectations.
Because they typically do not have a viable credit history, as they are young, the GPA serves as a type of credit history. Yes, of course students can be responsible and have a low GPA, and my own son is in that category, and he is not a partner. That is why I always take a personal reference as well as a work reference, make those important calls, and find out more about the character of the person who is going to take care of my investment for the next year. I love the personal reference calls, as I get to learn about these neat kids, how they mowed the lawns, raked the leaves, watched the dogs, etc., as these kids were growing up. Always fun and interesting calls.
Yes, many kids love to party, the occasional door gets knocked off, the occasional room smells of pot, and typically there are some bottles of liquor on top of the fridge. I recognize all of that. I charge the kids for the door repair, , I tell them to stop smoking pot inside as it is stated in their lease that all smoking is outside and give them the cost of repainting the room with KILZ then regular paint (aboout $400) and it stops. Kids who are responsible typically own their mistakes and move on. A strong GPA is a strong indicator of responsibility. The statistics agree with that and so for every strong correlation is an exception, which I take into consideration.
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Wed Dec 23, 2015
Pamela Campbell answered:
Yes, contact Apartment Options, we can assist you. Check us out at:

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Mon Jun 29, 2015
Tobi Hawley answered:
Yes, you can. I have found others a home in similar situations. Many rentals are individually owned. If you can explain your situation, your story, provide proof of income, steady employment, recent bank statements, pay stubs, if you have good references other than eviction, can show you now currently pay your bills on time... you have a good case to present to an owner. It also helps if you are able to voluntarily offer more deposit funds. There are owners that will give you a chance. ... more
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Wed Apr 1, 2015
Ino Loloci answered:
Hello Lea,

Are you looking to rent or own?
Send me an email and I can assist you in any questions you might have.

Thank you,

Ino Loloci
Attorneys Realty
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Thu Sep 11, 2014
Lori Souza answered:
Have you tried Little Cottonwoods on McClintock and Guadalupe, or La Tierra Condominiums? Those are quiet complexes in Tempe.
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Thu Aug 28, 2014
Ron, Kristina Wilczek answered:
Some realtors specialize in buyers and sellers and others specialize in rentals. Locate a rental specialist, perhaps someone who is a property manager, and they can help you sort through all the details. ... more
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Sat Apr 12, 2014
James Wehner answered:
Bad credit may not be the only issue. We lease to tenants with bad credit, but it depends on why there credit is bad. We can overlook short sales and foreclosures as long as the tenant has good income to debt and there aren't any evictions or recent collections and late payments. What is your budget? ... more
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Wed Sep 18, 2013
Tyler Truscio answered:
The above answer of 5 is correct. However, HOA's can limit that even further. If an HOA says no dogs, then no dogs are allowed because owners have agreed to the HOA's CC&R's at the time of purchase. ... more
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Mon Jun 24, 2013
Jeffrey Masich answered:
Michael Suth

Hi Michael:

I would be pleased to answer any questions about age restrictions that you may have. Or, would you like to see homes with age restrictions under a certain age?

Feel free to give me a call.

Jeffrey Masich, Realtor, GRI, MBA
Arizona homes and land for purchase or sale
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Wed Feb 6, 2013
Ryan Buckley The Premier Group answered:
Hey man, let me know if you need help looking for a place.

Ryan Buckley Realtor®
Turning your Dream into an Address
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
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Mon Dec 31, 2012
Jennie Miller, Pllc answered:
Yes, this very attractive to a landlord and you could ask for a discount.
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Tue Nov 13, 2012
Pamela Campbell answered:
Hi Carla, I have short-term OPTIONS in Tempe that are available now.

Please contact me if you are still searching:)
Apartment Options
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Tue Nov 13, 2012
Pamela Campbell answered:
$5000, is enough to qualify for several properties that we represent. Please check us out online at, click the contact link and fill that out. We have 5 office locations in the East Valley, and several credit friendly Landlords. Your situation is definately workable with OPTIONS in our inventory of over 500 properties...

Thanks for reading,
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Sun Apr 29, 2012
Pat Hune answered:
Jeff: I have a multifamily in Tempe coming on the market soon that is 100% rented. We have not finalized the price. If you are interested let me know and I'll send you the details one we have them. We also do property management so if you are looking for a good property manager let me know.

Pat Hune
1st Southwest Realty
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Sun Apr 22, 2012
Chris Harvey answered:
5609 S HURRICANE CT B Tempe, AZ 85283



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