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Rental Basics in 78746 : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Mar 30, 2013
Ronald Cullinan answered:
Kevin, if you include duplexes in the search, then the average rent / square foot in you target for the last year has been about 60 cents / square foot. The only actual house that rented in that period was $1.13 / square foot. There are some other neighborhoods that aren't far from your target area that will yield rentals too. However, that being said the Austin Rental market is incredibly hot right now due to so many people moving here to find work and for our wonderful lifestyle. Be sure you have an agent to help you that understands the market.

Ron Cullinan
Avalar Austin
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Mon Mar 25, 2013
Doug Vogelsass answered:
Try the Austin Tenants' Council.

IMO, they are the best deal going when it comes to assisting tenants with their rights.

Good luck, dude.

peace in your home,
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Sat Mar 30, 2013
vivianne dordea answered:
it all depends on location, size and type of property
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Fri Feb 8, 2013
Bill Austin answered:
The answer lies within your lease, refer to it for the answer.
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Thu Oct 31, 2013
Mia Sanchez, ABR, GRI answered:
Were they evicted by the Judge/Jury? In order to end the process request eviction and even if they do move out be sure to still ask for the eviction. It is the only way to end the process. In my little experience with Travis County you can get an eviction with late fees, back rent and court costs. Bryan White at was very helpful with me on my case. Good luck. ... more
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Sat Jun 9, 2012
Richard Kolton answered:
As I understand it. He can still deposit it, apply $150 towards the trip fee for refusal of entry per paragraph 14 and apply monies towards the Late Fees due and the balance towards rent which will leave them still short on the rent and he can still continue with the Eviction process.

Or should he simply hold the Money Order until the Court Proceeding which is not scheduled until the 20th
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Wed Oct 5, 2016
Bill Austin answered:
I am going to go out on a limb here and make an assumption that you mean "pests" not "pets".
As a landlord it is your property and you should protect your investment with the basics including pest control. If you want a tenant to pay for it add it to the lease agreement upfront. I do NOT see this as a requirement from most landlords.
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Fri Apr 13, 2012
Stuart McWilliams answered:
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Sat Oct 1, 2016
Doug Vogelsass answered:

Danny L. Hardeman
Texas Brokers License #0517774

Blue Crown Properties - Austin
512.537.4770 office

He will help you.

Doug Vogelsass
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Fri Apr 13, 2012
John Watts answered:
Your real estate agent should be reviewing the lease contract with you prior to signing the leasel.
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Sun Jun 26, 2011
John Crowe answered:
I don't know the answer though I will contact a couple of people who might. If you find the answer, please share.

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Thu Mar 14, 2013
John Watts answered:

I would be happy to assist you finding rental property in North Austin and/or Mesa Park. I would provide you with a private web site that would update you daily, based on your home search criteria. There is no charge for this service. I would need to speak with you to gain a better understanding of your needs and desires. My contact information is available on my web site. Look forward to hearing from you. ... more
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Mon May 17, 2010
Bruce Lynn answered:
You probably need to check with your local building inspector or planning and zoning. There could be rules that limit zoning to "single family" residences with definitions about what consititutes a single family. ... more
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Fri Jun 25, 2010
Bill Austin answered:
My nephew just move to FL, Melborne area. Austin is not that close to the beach if you are talking about the Gulf. Best case form Austin is about 3 hours to Galveston. We have good lakes though. The beaches on the gulf, in my opinion are not to good until you get to South Padre island, which is about 6 hours away. Downtown is real cool with lots of clubs and live music. Drop me an email or call direct so I can learn a little more about what you need.

Bill Austin ~ ~ 512-709-6343
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Thu Apr 1, 2010
Steven Nusinow answered:
Hi Nini,

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Mon Jun 21, 2010
Jeffrey Schnabel answered:

The application fee is typically small, on the order of $40 to $50, compared to other costs. If you feel the situation was miss represented, then you should certainly make any and all demands that are in your best interest. With respect to the representation you were expecting from your agent, if you're dissatisfied with the result and you feel there is an issue that should be addressed, try to work it out with them first. If that doesn't bring satisfaction, find out who the agent works for and approach the broker.

If that doesn't get the results you're looking for, consider filing a complaint with the Texas Real Estate Commission.

Hope things work out for the best.

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Wed May 13, 2009
Anne Edwards Johnson asked:
Across the country there are so many home owners loosing their homes to foreclosures and these people need a place to live, which means leasing for a while. Educating lease prospects i...
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Tue Dec 18, 2012
Dallas Texas answered:

If a home is pre - foreclosure property owner HAS NOT PAID the mortgage for months. Unless home owner works issue out with bank home will be foreclosed on . Most pre-foreclosures also includes taxes, insurance most likely not been paid.

SO YOUR BENEFIT: If you are searching for a short term lease these options are GREAT most likely home owner MAY NOT be working out with bank all payments go direct to property owner. You MIGHT be able to negotiate reduce lease payment due to pre - foreclosure status.

Owner most likely will not want to repair or maintain home , so bottom line is what is go into "eyes wide open" if you are served with eviction notice.
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Sun Feb 1, 2009
Anita Dallas answered:
Are these listings for apartment complex units for rent? If so, are the listings posted by a real estate agent, NOT the complex management?

Then it may be that the agent does not have personal photos of the interior and there are copyright regulations about using photos of others. The agent is offering to help you lease an apartment there, but does not necessarily have the complex management's permission to use existing property photos.

If it is a privately owned property where the available unit is still occupied, then it may be as you suggest, the tenant does not want photos of personal belongings made public.

I agree w/you that is would be more helpful to see photos of the space available, a floor plan...something other than the pool, parking lot, etc.
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Sat Jun 20, 2009
Anita Dallas answered:
Since you are not familiar with Austin, it might be a good idea to rent for a short time until you are familiar with the area. It may be that your best bet is to rent an apartment,. In my experience it is easier to negotiate a shorter term lease with an apartment complex than a privately owned property. Most owners would like a 12 month lease, but apartment complexes will usually accept a 6 month lease and some as short as 4 months.

Having said that, it is possible that a private owner would agree to a shorter term lease as long as it is again available for rent during the summer months (June - end of July at the latest). In addition to being the busiest season for real estate for sale, summer is also the busy season for the rental market as well.

If your plan is to move during the summer, you will probably have to agree to a 12 month lease if you choose a privately owned property such as a single family house, duplex or condo.

I would suggest you contact a REALTOR who handles both leasing and sales. In this way you can get expert advice about which Austin areas and neighborhoods might be most suitable for your long term purchasing criteria AND get help locating available rentals in those areas.

When you get in touch with an Austin REALTOR, you will probably be asked about your list of criteria in order of importance. Location, price, size, proximity to work, school, amenities, pets, etc.
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