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Thu May 14

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footsox replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 1:29 AM

Re: Poll: Flood Insurance

We are in Southwest Florida and we have flood insurance on our house that is paid for (no mortgage). We also have flood insurance on 3 rent houses -- all paid for with no mortgages. We constantly mull over getting rid of it, but it would be just my [more]

Wed May 13

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footsox replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 4:38 AM

Re: Painted popcorn ceiling

We just did this last week. I agree with jeffbrig (previous post). Just REALLY cover the floor and up the walls. Use some plastic sheeting you can roll up and throw entirely away. We used a cheap spray bottle and a 12 inch drywall knife. The popcorn [more]

Mon May 11

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footsox replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 12:10 PM

Re: Lawn mowing prices?

Thanks for the replies. If the mower stops working, we will have it repaired, so we will always be supplying the mower and gasoline. He will not have to do much trimming - there is no fence to trim up against and the shrubbery is such that he can mow [more]

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footsox posted to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 12:07 PM

Low VOC caulking?

Can anyone recommend a low VOC sealant/caulking I can use to install a glass shower door? The actual shower door is glass, but it has a metal frame around it. We will be screwing through the metal frame and into the wall tiles and then into the wood [more]

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footsox posted to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 12:13 AM

Lawn mowing prices?

I am hoping to get a little help with lawn mowing prices. I am responsible for doing the upkeep on my brother's house. He is handicapped and lives in upstate NY. I live in Florida. He used to try and mow it himself and it was a fiasco, (rarely [more]

Fri May 8

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footsox posted to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 4:01 PM

Caesarstone vs. Silestone

Has anybody done any research on which is better - Caesarstone or Silestone? After having granite counters in the kitchen, we are definitely going to do some kind of quartz-like counters in the bathroom. I think these are the top 2 brands. Just [more]

Mon May 4

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footsox replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 12:58 PM

Re: Glass shower doors?

Thanks guys! I think I am squeegee "challenged." LOL It sounds like most of you have adjusted to it, so I shall try also. The thought about being the first one into the shower and making the spouse do it, is a great idea though. [more]

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footsox replied to the Owning Rental Property board. 2:35 AM

Re: Online Bill Pay for tenants to pay rent?

Hi Shannoncreek,
Thanks for all the info. I really appreciate it. Just one more question.... it appears from your time frame -- that a tenant could pay you on the first of the month, and it could take 5 days for the money to show up in your [more]

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footsox posted to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 2:25 AM

Glass shower doors?

We are planning a remodel of our main bathroom. Right now it just has a shower - no tub. We never use a tub anyway. It has a shower curtain and for the remodel, we thought it would look better to splurge on a glass shower enclosure. I really am [more]

Thu Apr 30

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footsox replied to the Owning Rental Property board. 11:05 PM

Re: Online Bill Pay for tenants to pay rent?

Thank you so much ShannonCreek. I appreciate all the info. I am going to call them on Monday when I get back from vacation. It sounds like a great deal. I am looking for low fees, and a way for tenants to pay by using just my e-mail address, and not [more]

Sun Apr 26

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footsox replied to the Owning Rental Property board. 11:15 PM

Re: Online Bill Pay for tenants to pay rent?

Hi Shannoncreek -

Can you tell me if the DWOLLA service acts as the bank? For example, let's say I have an account with Chase Bank and the tenant has an account with Bank of America. Do we just use the DWOLLA website as a service to transfer [more]

Wed Apr 22

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footsox posted to the Owning Rental Property board. 9:53 PM

Online Bill Pay for tenants to pay rent?

So, in case anyone is following my posts, we dumped the crazy tenant that couldn't have her money for 3 weeks and took the next applicants. They checked out perfectly and we love them already. They said their previous landlord had them use [more]

Tue Apr 14

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footsox replied to the Owning Rental Property board. 2:39 AM

Re: Crazy Applicants

Well, the possible tenant finally called back late Monday afternoon. It turns out they "could not have their money until the 23rd or 24th." At least we know what their reason is. We told them we cannot hold the rent house and that was [more]

Mon Apr 13

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footsox replied to the Owning Rental Property board. 10:59 AM

Re: Crazy Applicants

It is now Monday at almost noon. I sent them another e-mail and we have called and left a voice mail. We are giving them until 6pm. - we figure since they have a job, this would give them the whole day, in case they cannot contact us from work. Then [more]

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footsox posted to the Owning Rental Property board. 3:44 AM

Crazy Applicants

We are in the process of advertising a rental. We found a perfect looking tenant and ran the background check and credit check and they looked great. I sent them an email on Saturday afternoon, stating they were accepted and we needed to get [more]

Wed Apr 8

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footsox posted to the Owning Rental Property board. 2:06 AM

How do YOU screen tenants?

I am looking for tips you use to screen possible tenants. I think Jonathan suggested that in the ad you tell them they have to have a minimal credit score of 600, so that you weed out some of them from the start. (Good idea - thanks) He also states [more]

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footsox replied to the Owning Rental Property board. 1:50 AM

Re: Potential tenant & odd situation

Good idea about taking photos of all the pets. I never thought of that. Thanks!

Footsox

Thu Apr 2

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footsox replied to the Owning Rental Property board. 12:18 AM

Re: Potential tenant & odd situation

Thanks for the replies. I hope I didn't sound discriminatory regarding how many people could comfortably fit in this house. I guess I am really just looking at it from the viewpoint on more people equals more wear and tear on the house in general. [more]

Wed Apr 1

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footsox posted to the Owning Rental Property board. 12:30 PM

Potential tenant & odd situation

Hi Guys. I am looking for your advice. Here's the situation. We have a rent house that we just bought. We have made some minor repairs and it was finally ready to advertise on March 14th. We ran an ad on Craig's list (where we had great success in [more]

Fri Mar 20

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footsox posted to the Photography board. 4:54 PM

Inexpensive camera with wide angle?

Hi Guys, I am looking for an inexpensive automatic camera, probably something $150-$250. One of the features I would like to have is more of a wide angle possibility. From time to time, I have to take photos of the inside rooms of rent houses, and [more]

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