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Rental Basics in Saint Louis : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Dec 25, 2014
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
I do. I advise my landlord clients to do a three pronged background check, credit history, eviction history and criminal history. It only costs $25 per person (I can give you the vendor I use if you contact me here on Trulia) and I find that anyone who cannot successfully pass the background check just goes away! I also get employment/income verification so we know they can afford to pay the rent, and references.

My landlords are very happy! I have rarely had a 'bad apple' get past all of that, not that it doesn't happen, it does, but it's rare.
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Sat Jan 26, 2013
Kristin Dodson, REALTORĀ® answered:
There are all kinds of Government assistance for each state. Go to your cities website and see if there is a link, or better, yet type into the browser,

What apartment buildings give rent assistance?

Here is an example on how some work:

Lets say the Basic rent is $700, you qualify because of low income, the government gives the apartment landlord $200 to subsidies and you pay only $500 per month. Some will include unities too! It may take awhile,to check around and you can always ask if they need help for exchange for rent!

The best of luck to you, Kristin Dodson, Realtor
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Wed Mar 6, 2013
Tim Moore answered:
As Realtors we do not steer people to areas we feel are good, bad or whatever. That is your decision to make and what I find disgusting you might just love. Have an agent show you things in the area and price range and you decide what you like. ... more
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Sat Jan 26, 2013
Monica Brewer answered:
Try Stephen Kuhn at (314) 843-4443. He covers it all.
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Wed Jan 9, 2013
Bob Waters answered:
The 63139 area is one of the best areas of Saint Louis. This is a family friendly area, with good homes, schools and convenient shopping. Prices remain stable in most of this area and you can pick up a multi-family unit for a good price. Single family properties can get pricier and thus command higher rent. ... more
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Fri Apr 9, 2010
Maria Morton answered:
Ryan Shaughnessy is a Realtor and Attorney in St. Louis who will be able to answer your question. His number is 314.397.3182 -office.
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Tue Sep 15, 2009
Chris & Lisa Grus answered:
Consult a real estate attorney in Deleware. In some cases it could be based upon the lease.
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Sat Sep 19, 2009
Chris Mabry SRS,e-PRO answered:
Your landlord should have no problem releasing you from your lease if you are active duty military being relocated. Show them your orders and you should be good to go.
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