From my understanding to determine "living space" the area must be above ground level. Which is why raised ranches show up well. However, towns tend to vary on some of issues as to how to record a finished lower level. I did have the town add a bedroom and bath (in my basement) to the number of rooms but it did not change living sq. ft. Basements are included in total square footage. If you want to see how your house shows up on town records go to http://visionappraisal.com/ and go to your town and put in your street address. It will show total sq. ft and living space..
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If you just filed it may be a problem. A year ago is great, remember that you have to pay your bills for 7 years now and creditors know this. Landlords vary widely anyway, if one says no then another may say yes. A co-signer will help greatly.
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This could all be negotiable on type of rental that you have, such as a 4-plex or condo. Obviously a Manager will have more to look after and more liability in a single family house. A condo especially one maintained by an association is much less stress than the usual home. I managed over 700 rentals for 3 years and personally would just negotiate with each client. You may also look for a discount in bulk, multiple units=lower percentage. Newer homes are less of a worry producing less tennent/ upkeep problems as well.... more
Hartford is like every other major New England city right now. The industries that drove it are moving out and being replaced by smaller upstart corporations. Hartford has seen a rebirth of sorts in the last 10 years however. Obviously the insurance industry isn't what it used to be, but the academic and medical communities always bring new people, and I would think the market for 6 families would be good for the younger, more transient buyers/renters. Let us know if you have more specific questions.... more