Everyone needs a place they can call home. Owning a home is the American dream but with the mortgage crisis it is becoming more difficult for people to buy a home. I have always helped investors find tenants. I hope that they will call me to buy more properties, list with me when they want to sell and the tenants may call me when they are ready to buy. It is getting to be difficult these days.
Consumers have not been saving for a down payment because 100% financing was common. Whether you want to buy a home or rent one, you need money.
Landlords ask for a security deposit which can be a month or a month and a half times rent or more, ( restrictions depending on state law ) and the first month's rent in advance.
Landlords also expect good credit and many do not allow pets and ask for a pet deposit if there are pets.
I receive calls for rentals all the time and I find I can not help because not all rentals are listed in mls.
The calls I receive are from
1. People who have pets . It makes it difficult to find rentala.
2.The people have bad credit .
3.They do not have enough for a security deposit.
I like to help but I find it difficult. I look up the mls and if nothing is suitable , I refer them to the local newspaper and tell them to call private landlords.
If you are looking to rent a house in Bucks County, you can call an agent, but not all homes are listed. Please look up the newspaper. www.phillyburbs.com
When you read about events please check the year for the event as some people find information a year later and think it is for that year. . The posts remain online even after the event.
Gita Bantwal is a Realtor with RE/MAX Centre Realtors in Bucks County, a Northern suburb of Philadelphia. You can view 1000s of listings on her web site www.GitaBantwal.com
She can be reached at 215-343-8200x124 or direct 215-275-8491 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like a FREE MARKET EVALUATION OF YOUR HOME IN PHILADELPHIA, BUCKS or MONTGOMERY COUNTY call me at 2152758491
Gita specializes in Active adult communities and is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist. She holds the ABR designation (Accredited Buyers Representative) and specializes in selling to first time buyers as well as move up buyers.Gita also hold the CRS designation , Certified Residential Specialist and the CDPE designation as well. Information about real estate market is deemed to be correct but is subject to errors and omissions and should be verified independently.. Opinion expressed by me or others in my post and comments is not to be construed to be legal advice.I am licensed in Pa. Check real estate laws in your state as they may be different than in Pa.