You can contact the listing agent who will be able to help you learn more about that specific property (and probably will know a lot about similar properties in the area). To find an agent, just click on the yellow button on the property's Trulia listing and you will be able to start a dialogue.
Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can help with anything else. I am happy to be a resource for you. Good luck with the search!
Ali, Trulia Voices Community Manager... more
You should have the option to make a few changes to protect yourself. Also ask the potential land lord questions. Are there specific ways to protect the pipes from freezing in the winter? Does he have the pipes insulated? The landlord should offer ways to safeguard such an occurrence.
Should you turn off the water at the meter when not in use during a freeze? Plumbing problems and broken windows; the tenant should only be responsible if those issues are caused by you (intentionally or by careless acts and/or neglect.
The neighbors kid chunking a baseball through the window should obviously not be your expense to repair. Backed up plumbing created by extended vacancy or plumbing issues in the past should not be your expense either.... more
About to give away your big down payment? If you do not qualify for traditional financing today you may not in the future as well, it is a lot more complicated than you realize. Info in the link below may keep you from getting hurt, good luck,... more
I am a specialist in the Brookland Park neighborhood and also live there. I have renovated several homes and just sold one there this month. Would be happy to work with you if you have not found someone to do so yet.
Sean L Craft
804.338.3800 - mobile
I would be willing to help locate available rental properties for you. I would just need to know what budget you need to stay below. Contact me at 804-243-0057 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we can get started.