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Rental Basics in Washington : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Jul 27, 2017
Wdb20012 asked:
I posted on Trulia. When I created the listing, I made sure my phone number and address were not in the posting. The posting has now been copied onto Hotpad WITH my phone number and address.…
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Wed Aug 17, 2016
Mariamkhandwala asked:
Mark Chandran
5282 Loughboro Rd, NW,
Washington DC, 20016
I am from Canada and can't visit the place in person before signing lease. I'm afraid of online rental scams.
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Mon Jul 11, 2016
Scott Campbell asked:
1.) I have noticed a lot of independent brokers listing apartments in DC? I have a background in property management and would like to do this on the side? How does one become an independent…
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Thu Jan 14, 2016
maynardGkrebs answered:
Given how GW overcharges for housing, you'll find plenty for that kind of money.
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Fri Jul 17, 2015
Diane Christner answered:
What is your specific question?
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Fri Jul 17, 2015
Patricia Williams asked:
I have a Government Subsidy to rent an apartment in Washington D. C. its government money that pays a certain amount of the rent and I pay the rest.
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Fri Jun 19, 2015
Pey Behin answered:
For something decent, low 4Ks.
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Mon May 4, 2015
Geterries Mack asked:
Thu Jan 23, 2014
Tony Taylor answered:
Depends on square footage and updates to the property. But generally speaking a 2BR/1BA in Logan average $2500-$2700 and 2BR/2BA averages from $2800-$3100
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Sun Dec 29, 2013
Akil Walker answered:
Hello Sheldon,

A quick way is to add the new MLS #. If the listing MLS'# did not change you still can do it, or just add it as new listing again. The second option will take more time.

Best of Luck
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Sat Feb 9, 2013
Rentals Gone Wild answered:
Hi Sj,

Try our Apartment Locating Team. We're well known in the DC area and specialize in rentals.
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Tue Aug 14, 2012
Ericka S. Black answered:
Hey Swinton,

Here is a listing in NW that states "Section 8 welcome" (http://mrislistings.mris.com/Matrix/Public/Portal.aspx?k=3041248XKJ4T&p=DE-175725917-812). Let me know if you want to check it out.

Talk to you soon,
Ericka
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Mon May 21, 2012
Zaza Pasori answered:
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Mon May 21, 2012
Zaza Pasori answered:
Read your lease documents, Most of the people dont read their lease before signing it.

Good Luck

Zaza Pasori | Realty Resource, LLC
2722 Connecticut Avenue NW
72, Washington, DC 20008
Cell:202-412-5221 Office:703-437-5580

Equal Housing Opportunity

Principal Broker: Realty Resource, LLC 715 Tonquin Pl, Leesburg, VA 20176
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Mon May 21, 2012
Zaza Pasori answered:
Hi,
Your landlord - and his agents - may enter your unit with reasonable notice for repair and maintenance, inspections, and to show the unit to prospective tenants. Please see your lease for details.

Zaza Pasori | Realty Resource, LLC
2722 Connecticut Avenue NW
72, Washington, DC 20008
Cell:202-412-5221 Office:703-437-5580

Equal Housing Opportunity

Principal Broker: Realty Resource, LLC 715 Tonquin Pl, Leesburg, VA 20176
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Fri May 11, 2012
Rentals Gone Wild answered:
Yes, unless a lease is signed by both parties, the property owner or manager can continue to show the property.
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Thu Jul 21, 2011
David Burnham answered:
Are you saying that you are renting the entire apartment out for 2 months? If so, then the answer to your question is technically yes. You will need to register with DCRA, have them do an inspection, get a CoO, file the unincorporated business tax, etc.

You would want to double check this with DCRA, but I remember in January 2009 a lot of people were doing one week rentals for the Obama inauguration and the DC council passed a waiver stating you did not need to register for that week. So I am thinking if it took an act of the council to waive the requirements for that week, then it is likely you need it for even a short term rental.
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Mon Apr 11, 2011
robert leary answered:
Ignorance would never work as a defense. The bbl process is cumbersome, but it is the law.
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Wed Jul 28, 2010
David Dorfman answered:
Depends.

Some landlords will do first come first served.

Some will do it based on credit app.

Someone can offer MORE then you.

They can't discriminate.

They can accept or charge more for pets - PET RENT, PET DEPOSIT etc. ... more
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Wed Apr 8, 2009
Lise Howe answered:
Earnest money deposit in this case would be the same as the security deposit except that it is at risk, as you pointed out, if you don't go through with the rental. I don't think it has been terribly common in the past, but given the state of the economy, everyone is a bit on edge financially, and an owner is not going to want to take his/her apartment off the market, and then have you change your mind at random. This may be the new way to guarantee performance. ... more
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