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Wed Apr 10, 2013
Harry Stine answered:
Mary,

There is many renters in the PGH area that will accept a chapter 7. Most renters or property owners are very much in the same position as someone with a chapter 7. i work with a few Property owners that have no issue accepting a chapter 7 bankruptcy discharge as long as the income and verifiable and your able to pay the rent. Please feel free to contact me if you need any help. ... more
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Wed Apr 17, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
Lease/Option
You are desperate!
Your Credit or Finances, or both, will not allow you to go the conventional route:
You need the Seller to help you out!

The Seller will know it, and you are going to pay dearly for this service:
There aren't too many altruistic Sellers out there.

There is no FORM printed by anyone; there are just too many variables.
The terms that can be written into a Lease/Option can be dangerous to you:
How long is the Option period?
How much money are you putting in to the Option?
What happens if you are not able to execute the Option?
How do you know what your financial situation will be 2-5 years from now?
How much is the rent in the meantime?
Who will be responsible for maintenance and repair in the meantime?
What will be the Market Value of the home in 2-5 years?
What will be the Selling price 2-5 years from now?

This is the Ultimate Caveat Emptor!
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Sun Feb 24, 2013
Lynn Bryan answered:
The listings you're seeing on different websites are from tne West Penn Multi List where realtors from all brokerages market their properties. The agent forwarded you what was currently available from the Multi list - that is the most current and up-to-date resource of inventory. A little patience, flexibility and the assistance of one realtor and you'll find your dream home soon! ... more
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Tue Jan 29, 2013
allan erps,ABR,SFR answered:
This is not a meet & greet site so do not have any advice for you pertinent to real estate
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Thu Jan 17, 2013
Brian Teyssier answered:
Thanks for posting your question on Trulia.com!

The answer you seek will depend on the area of Pittsburgh you choose to start your rental portfolio.

My office has a property management division that can answer them and help you start your portfolio prior to any purchase.

Same goes with the FHA203k question, I have a lender or two that I can refer you to for the correct answer since that is their specialty and things change in the lending world.

Feel free to reach out to me if you need further assistance.
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Wed Oct 10, 2012
Allison Pochapin answered:
Hello, Wendy. I have a few agents in my office who can help you with rentals in those areas. Please feel free to contact me - allison@aarehomes.com (412) 519-7636 and we can chat further. Please let me know in your message where you are currently located, whether you are in the process of selling a house for this move and what your time frame is. I look forward to talking with you. Allison ... more
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Thu Oct 4, 2012
Molly Finley answered:
Since you will be here for years would you consider buying? I agree, very hard to find a rental that allows any pets. In Pittsburgh you could buy a home for possibly less/month then rent/month. Call or email me for discuss further options! Mollyfinley@howardhanna.com 412-427-9668 ... more
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Tue Sep 25, 2012
Alan May answered:
Most want a first month's rent and security deposit upfront, but it's going to vary from landlord to landlord.
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Mon Sep 24, 2012
Donald Bennett answered:
I see a couple of properties that match your criteria. Give me a call or an email address if you wish to see more information. I can also set you up on an automatic notification if other properties matching the criteria you are seeking become available. ... more
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Mon Sep 3, 2012
Sandra Woncheck answered:
I was able to find a single townhome rental in the Cheswick area, through the multi-list. You must tell me what your budget is and how many bedrooms you need. Also, do you have pets (sometimes landlords will not accept pets), when do you need to move-in, how long do you want to lease, do you need a garage, etc..? If you want me to look for a rental for you, then please provide this information to me. ... more
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Sat Jul 14, 2012
Blair W. Cohen answered:
I can help you if you are interested in purchasing but if you are looking to rent Arbors Management may be a broker to call. Also check some of the websites like Craigslist but be very careful as there may be scams. Unfortunately most rentals are not put onto the multi-list so you may have to contact numerous places. Also rentals are currently at a premium as there are not many available. If you are thinking of buying, with interest rates as low as they currently are, you may find that the monthly payment to own is less then to rent. ... more
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Sun Jul 15, 2012
Blair W. Cohen answered:
Try contacting Arbors Management. Also check some of the websites like Craigslist but be very careful as there may be scams. Unfortunately most rentals are not put onto the multi-list so you may have to contact numerous places. Also rentals are currently at a premium as there are not many available.
Good luck
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Sat Jul 14, 2012
Blair W. Cohen answered:
Taylor Allderdice is the High School and there is public bus transportation nearby.
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Sat Jul 14, 2012
x answered:
This is the address of the Sales and Leasing office of the Summerset at Frick Park neighborhood.

There are properties for sale on Parkview Blvd that claim to have both public and school transportation. I would contact the leasing office at 412 422 1144 to confirm what transportation is available. There may be school buses running in the neighborhood, but the nearest bus lines are at Forward and Beechwood Blvd or on Browns Hill Rd, which could be a considerable walk. ... more
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Sat Jul 7, 2012
Terry Dixon asked:
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Sat Jul 7, 2012
Terry Dixon asked:
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Mon Jun 18, 2012
Virginia Stump answered:
Can't help you there, but I can ask this question: Why rent for $600-$1000, when you can own an affordable home instead?
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Fri Apr 20, 2012
Don Tepper answered:
Very likely a scam. The scammers can easily check the same records with the assessor's office, then pretend to be the owner.

Tell you what: Ask the supposed landlords to e-mail you a copy of their driver's license. It probably should show 1305 W. Pierce as their address. Even if it doesn't, it'll have a picture. Take the picture, show it to the neighbors, and ask if that person really did live at 1305 W. Pierce.

But don't send any money unless you've 100% verified that the people you're dealing with are the owners. And at this point, you haven't.
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Tue Mar 6, 2012
Bev Kalb answered:
Hi Trisha,
Just be very careful. It could be that the owner is offering their property for sale or lease but there are many rental scams out there. I had a for sale listing of mine pirated and put on Craig's list as part of a rental scam and so did another agent in my office. They took the listing directly off the MLS so it looked very legitimate. Some red flags are if the rent sounds too good to be true and if they are asking for money up front often as a $200+ application fee. Some of the scams give a story about how they are out of the country and need someone to take care of their home. Also, be wary of offering your personal information such as bank acct. #s and social security #s. These could be used in identity theft.
Bev Kalb
Century 21 Longacre Realty
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Sun Jan 22, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Rather than waiting, why not simply contact local realty offices; you can locate some area agents here as well, under the find a pro tab. Also check local print media for by owner rentals, always verify ownership before exchanging any money; also ask the university for suggestions... ... more
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