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Sat Jun 17, 2017
David Weaver answered:
We were renting a house from property managers. foreclosure noticed popped up on our rental. We had 90 days to vacate rent free.
Saved for 3 months and got a better place. We had rented for 6 years.
Do not pay him a thing, by law you are scott free!
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Mon Jun 12, 2017
Goldenruleassertively answered:
Hello Sseattle2,

Below if you google the content bellow, you will find information about federal and state mortgage assistance programs.

HOMEOWNERSHIP.WA.GOV - Assistance from the State of Washington

I agree with James.
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Sat Jun 3, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
In theory - Yes. However, how nosey are your neighbors? Neighbors will notice if you have someone living there besides you and they will tell the HOA. How quickly depends if your neighbors are tattle talers or wink and look the other way. Usually, the HOA doesn't find out about illegal residents until somebody tells them.

Yes, the HOA can take action. Usually you will get a written notice first, then they can step it up and contact the HOA's lawyer. From there, who knows.

As for the HOA's rules, the reason behind it is the following: In major cities (I know New York City has it and assuming Seattle does) the hotel industry is suing the cities to create a law that states city residents cannot rent out their homes for less than 30 days because it takes away money from the city's hotels. In New York City, there are employees who check Airbnb and vrbo.com for short term rental ads and residents can get fined. You can check if Seattle has a law. The hotel industry does not want to lose money by having local residents advertise their homes for rent.

If you are renting to your wife, you should be fine. Your neighbors will keep quiet because it's considered "normal". However, if you rent to one of your parents or aunt, uncle, etc. then the neighbors may say something.
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Fri Jun 2, 2017
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Fri Jun 2, 2017
Randy answered:
Not valid if not served by constable and or notarized as well.
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Mon May 29, 2017
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Thu May 25, 2017
Shoerx7 answered:
We have three cats now and when living in other homes have had the cats plus several dogs. So the wear and tear our animals have done to the home we lived in at the time is a reality, depending on the pet. Curtains shredded, door frames scratched by a dog wanting out when we were not home, etc. all add up over time.

I guess a meeting in the middle approach would be to set up a animal deposit that owner feels is apppropriate and renter expects not to be returned if needed to repair damage to property. Both parties need to video or take pictures and have a solid understanding that pet damage is not normal wear and tear to be covered by a portion of the monthly rent paid.

Another factor could be a special renter that wants a long lease, then "rules" about pets can be modified which we are getting ready to do to have two new clinicians come to our small town to expand healthcare services here. We will still want a pet damage deposit and clear lease language about their pets but the long lease and stable employment are offsetting concerns about their two dogs.

The reality is that smoking long term inside a house does create situation of residual smoke smell. Hotels have become very strict about smoking in a hotel room and have significant penalities if someone does smoke in a non-smoking room. So it is not only home rental market reacting to the shift from what used to be a majority smoking population to a minority not smoking. My wife still smokes but she self-decided years ago with the kids to only smoke outside. That takes discipline and a strong constitution when living in cold climes.

Hope this helps.
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Tue May 2, 2017
Angelica P answered:
Hi,

To post a room for rent on Trulia, please follow these steps:

From the Trulia homepage, hover your mouse over the 'Rent' tab.
Click 'Post Your Rental Listing' at the bottom of the drop down.
Under 'Post a room', enter your address and click 'Continue' (if you click 'Post a home or apt', you will be redirected to our partner site, Zillow Rental Manager).
Follow the rest of the prompts to add specific listing information.
Once you click 'Publish', the listing will appear on Trulia within 1 hour.

Please note the listing will show on Trulia and also our partner brand, HotPads.

I hope this helps!


Thank you for using Trulia!

Angelica
Consumer Care Advocate
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Sun Apr 23, 2017
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Sun Apr 9, 2017
Terri Tosh asked:
I m looking for a small 1 bedroom and I have a dog. I don't know what I'm going to do. Don't want to loose my section 8.
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Sun Apr 9, 2017
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Fri Feb 17, 2017
Jiatg asked:
My rental address is 2062 13th Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119.
your website said I already have it posted, but the ad is not shown on your website at all. I tried to repost a new one, your website…
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Mon Feb 6, 2017
Roseruss14 answered:
My 4012 80th Ave NW, Gig Harbor is in the Gig Harbor High School zone. Please check out the listing.
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Thu Feb 2, 2017
Billiejean asked:
.2bd 2ba $975 monthly. When im on the comp i cant see the ad but on my phone i can view it.
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