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What kind of rights does the owner of a home have when they agree to rent out their home through a rental management company? [more inside]
posted by emelenjr on May 20, 2013 - 10 answers

Have some spare money, should we buy a condo to offer as rent?

Married, and have some savings. Does it make sense buying a condo just for giving it out as rental? Caveat - I may have to sell it off in about 3-4 years though so I'm wondering whether it'll all be worth it. [more inside]
posted by bbyboi on Jul 31, 2012 - 12 answers

Infestation Risk

I'm looking to rent a studio or one bedroom apartment in Arlington, Virginia within walking distance of the Courthouse or Clarendon Metro stations. After a week or so of pretty intense searching (dozens of calls, two days spent wandering around) I finally found and visited a place in my price range (under $1250) a 10 minute walk from Courthouse. Unfortunately online reviews (20 or so) are largely (80%) negative and frequently mention roaches and bedbugs. How do I decide whether I can look past this or not? How do I broach the topic with the management? [more inside]
posted by elektrotechnicus on Aug 2, 2011 - 13 answers

Advice for screening a foreign renter

I own a condo in northern Virginia that I have been renting out for a few years and I have an applicant to move in...from overseas. He is post-doc at a government agency that has a two year appointment. What kinds of information should I gather to screen him as a tenant? And how do I deal with the broken lease from the previous tenant? [more inside]
posted by pithy comment on Mar 8, 2011 - 5 answers

Should I attempt to ask my boss to give me a raise?

Should I attempt to ask my boss to give me a raise? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on May 17, 2010 - 16 answers

Choose the form of the (real estate / finance) Destructor!

Our house in the Chicago suburbs has been on the market for a year, and isn't selling. Should we drop the price till it hurts even more, or try to rent it out and hope the housing market doesn't fall even more? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 12, 2010 - 15 answers

Where can I find NYC property value statistics for 2009-2010

I am looking to find out overall statistics for property rentals in NY for 2009-2010. I am trying to write a letter to prevent a rent hike and I want to fill it with some statistics to help better illustrate my point. Thanks in advance.
posted by lukeomalley on Jan 21, 2010 - 5 answers

Lot Rent

Do mobile home parks always charge lot rent? [more inside]
posted by VC Drake on Oct 14, 2009 - 5 answers

$30k: real estate or stocks?

I will receive $30k (canadian) as an inheritance. I'd like to invest it to start getting some revenue out of it. I have a few questions. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 22, 2009 - 15 answers

Wasted money

Why do people say that they don't want to waste money on rent? [more inside]
posted by Brennus on Apr 27, 2009 - 73 answers

If it's going to be empty anyway, why not?

How common is it, or is it common at all, for a commercial property management company to donate the use of space to a nonprofit? [more inside]
posted by Medieval Maven on Feb 27, 2009 - 6 answers

White Room for filming

Help me find an empty room for an art project. [more inside]
posted by kall on Mar 1, 2008 - 4 answers

Help me find a Manhattan apartment for 3-6 months

Looking for resources / advice on finding a Manhattan apartment for 3-6 months (Feb-July 2008). [more inside]
posted by kanuck on Nov 13, 2007 - 5 answers

How much is your w/d worth?

How much is it worth to you to have a washer/dryer in your building? [more inside]
posted by hattifattener on Oct 19, 2007 - 34 answers

NYC broker recommendations

NYC broker recommendations and resources [more inside]
posted by twoporedomain on Apr 23, 2007 - 10 answers

How to avoid paying an insane broker's fee when renting a Manhattan apartment?

How to avoid paying an insane broker's fee when renting a Manhattan apartment? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Jul 8, 2006 - 14 answers

As renters, is it reasonable to ask a form of compensation for our landlord's constant open houses?

Our landlord has decided to sell his house. As renters, is it reasonable to ask for some form of compensation for the constant "open houses" that we must partake in? [more inside]
posted by FearTormento on May 8, 2006 - 21 answers

Rent negociations

How to negotiate a good deal on rent with an owner inexperienced with the rental market? [more inside]
posted by saffron on May 5, 2006 - 4 answers

Managing Utilities

Multi-unit property, single utility meter. Unit size/occupancy varies widely, and so does the monthly bill. What's a fair (to both parties) way to bill tenants for utilities since their actual usage cannot be determined?
posted by nakedcodemonkey on Jan 14, 2005 - 19 answers

What's the best way to find an apartment in NYC?

NYCaptFilter: I'm moving to NYC (yay!) and sorry, but I'm going to drive you all nuts with questions for the next few weeks. #1: Best way to find an apartment? I know the city, but would like tips on finding a good place. Broker? Classified listings? Pitfalls to avoid? How do I find something rent stabilized? Any opinion about rentdirect.com? I promise to host a meetup when I get settled.
posted by CunningLinguist on Dec 10, 2004 - 37 answers

Yard Cleanup Before Sale

I own a house near College Park, MD and am renting it out to tenants now. The problem is the yard, which is in a real state of disrepair. Because I'm thinking about selling it next year, perhaps, I'd like some advice on taking a troublesome yard to a selling feature for as little money as possible. I assume I'll need to have the yard re-seeded, but I don't know what else is required or might help the situation. Keep in mind that I won't be there to do any of the work myself-- I'll be relying on 3rd parties to do it... Any words of wisdom from people who know something about this stuff?
posted by yellowcandy on Jul 21, 2004 - 6 answers

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