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Rentals in Virginia Beach : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Jan 27, 2018
Kathy Burgreen answered:
You will have better luck if you don't mention your cat. The issue is landlords insurance policies do not cover damage or liability from pets, so if a tenant's pet does any damage or causes injury to somebody, the landlord could be sued. What I advised tenants with dogs is to purchase pet insurance so this way, they get sued - not the landlord. This is why landlords refuse to rent to tenants with pets. It's much easier and cheaper to say "No pets allowed."

However, since cats don't need to be walked outside, it's easier to sneak in a cat than a dog and cats don't bark either, so the odds of your neighbors telling your landlord that you have a pet is small. Just don't invite the neighbors inside your rental. Given this, you will need to be thoroughly clean and make sure your rental does not have any odors to it. Cats do create odors and the smell does get outside so if your neighbors smell it, your landlord will find out.

As for your credit, you can explain about your short sale. Most landlords know about the last housing crisis so you're not the first person with poor credit because of a foreclosure or short sale.
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Wed Nov 29, 2017
Eddie Edwards answered:
Use a Realtor and you have access to more listings and ZERO repeat ZERO scams. Where do you think Trulia gets there listings or the legit ones. From the Realtor database. Furthmore, why anyone would call a perfect stranger and then go to a home with your keys, wallet, purse, jewelry and then walk into a home and have the door shut behind you and then walk into a basement is something I can never wrap my head around but the criminals love it. If you use a Realtor you have representation, safety and access to more listings in real time, not unreal time. ... more
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Thu Oct 12, 2017
Darlene Winchester answered:
I'm not sure, but if you are still under the same lease agreement, and the rent isn't going to change....some one else may be able to take ownership. Don't be afraid to ask questions. ... more
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Mon Apr 3, 2017
Condecarla02 asked:
Dear Sirs
We are looking for a house near Cape Henry Collegiate preferably in a range of 8/10 miles and between 1.800$ to 2.200$.
Rental period – starting on the last week of August…
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Mon Apr 3, 2017
Condecarla02 asked:
Dear Sirs
We are looking for a house near Cape Henry Collegiate preferably in a range of 8/10 miles and between 1.800$ to 2.200$.
Rental period – starting on the last week of August…
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Sat Dec 17, 2016
Heidi asked:
I keep getting listings for rentals that are not at all what I am seeking. How do I change my search criteria profile so that the listings sent to me are appropriate for me? Thanks.
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Sun Nov 20, 2016
Gabriella Beale answered:
Hello,

I can set you up to start receiving properties through email, if you would like. What price point are you looking at?
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Tue Mar 22, 2016
Audra Rodriguez answered:
I am happy to help. Please check out my webpage www.audrarodriguez@lnf.com. 757-985-6457.
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Tue Feb 24, 2015
Nancy Sorg answered:
You can pick up The Apartment Book outside any grocery or convenience story or look at www.apartmentguide.com online. www.militarybyowner.com also offers some rentals by owner. Good Luck! ... more
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Mon Feb 23, 2015
Nancy Sorg answered:
You may find this Relocation Guide helpful:

http://www.sunraydirect.com/HamptonRoadsVA3/RoseWomble/
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Mon Feb 23, 2015
Nancy Sorg answered:
The City of Virginia Beach has great information on the City Web Site @ http://www.vbgov.com/government/departments/housing-neighborhood-preservation/renters-landlords/Pages/affordable-rental-housing-in-virginia-beach.aspx

Good luck!
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Fri Jan 30, 2015
Jordan Hammond answered:
Hi there! Welcome to the area. Did you ever get your question answered? I used to sell real estate in Northern Virginia and lived just outside the city in Falls Church. You will love Virginia Beach and I would be more than happy to help answer any questions you have - send me an email or give me a call.

Jordan Hammond
William E Wood & Associates
757-288-6545
jordanhammond@williamewood.com
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Fri Jan 30, 2015
Jordan Hammond answered:
I actually showed 940 Wildflower many months ago. I believe it was listed as a short sale at that time.
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Fri Jan 9, 2015
Kevin Taylor answered:
Some times yes but make sure you know who it is you are talking to and if you have any further questions let me know!
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Fri Jan 9, 2015
Kevin Taylor answered:
Most realtors would be able to help you out including myself, typically agents do charge a small fee but I can handle your free if you want! I understand military lifestyle as I am Ex-Navy so let me know if I can help! ... more
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Fri Jan 9, 2015
Kevin Taylor answered:
Its going to be very difficult to find but I am sure they are out there! Talk to any realtor about having them help you! Most charge a small nominal fee for this service, typically covers there gas and time! ... more
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Thu Oct 9, 2014
AJ Heidmann answered:
Not releasing the actual credit score/report is fairly normal, the agreement that the firm I am with has with Experian is that the actual credit score/report is not released, but graded at Poor, Fair, Average, Good or something roughly equal to those. If the applicant is denied a rental due to credit then we provide contact info for them to get in touch with Experian for a free copy of their credit report.

As for the applicants name, employer, annual income, etc, that is provided to the landlord to make a decision to accept or deny, so this seems a bit over the top. Maybe your agent is just being cautious in an increasingly litigious environment. Best of luck.
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