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Asking Questions When Renting a Place? Here are 9 Good Ones

MyApartmentMap - Aug 9, 2011

It’s always vital to ask questions about your, could be, future new home. Despite all the obvious questions such as price, payment date, late fee, and utilities to name a few, there are some other questions that are pretty important to ask as well. Landlords want to rent their place, and willingly will not give you information that will deter you from renting their apartment. 

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Things for Pet Owners to Consider When Preparing to Rent

MyApartmentMap - Dec 6, 2010

Pet owners will tell you, time and time again, it’s critically important that you do your homework on any pet-friendly property before you sign a lease or rental agreement. Even if you’ve been told that dogs, cats, birds and the like are welcome, you’ll still want to double-check all the applicable accommodations to ensure that the apartment at hand will be able to meet the needs of you and your pet. In order to know you’ve thoroughly researched a property, you might want to consider the criterion listed below while you peruse pet-friendly apartments.

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Warning: Craigslist Apartment Rentals Scam

MyApartmentMap - Sep 23, 2009

Apparently, Nigerian con artists have taken to Craigslist in search of uneducated internet users who will unknowingly send their money(deposit) for an apartment rental that doesn’t even exist. Here’s how the scam works, you think you’re looking at a legitimate apartment ad. The images of the apartment, both inside and out, look great, the neighborhood is good and most importantly the price is right. Lots of times, these images are from a real location, a location the scam artist scoped out in advance, sometimes these fake apartment ads even contain a real address. People in search of an apartment drive by the address, decide they like the apartment and send their deposit in before ever seeing the inside of the rental property. This deposit they are sending in, is actually going to some scum bag in Nigeria who makes a living by ripping people off. The real owners of the apartment they think they just secured, they have no clue this took place. On top of all this, these con artists are having potential tenants fill out a credit application, which is turn opens up the possibility of credit fraud and identity theft.

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