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Old 09-18-2009, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Sunset Mountain
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I see the websites updated, but I guess the realtors don't necessarily keep up with the updated websites spewing their names as contact info.

When the secretary says, "I'll put you into Brian's voice mail" and I leave a message, that's a sign that he's still working.

I was told by another agent that they don't get paid for rentals, so they won't call me back.

At least I know it is not me, when I get frustrated I tend to personalize things.

I have been checking the sun and citizen weekly, perhaps I should bump it up to daily. All I have been finding are winter rentals in this area, and we want to stay longer than May.

I'll keep digging, thanks guys!
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Old 09-18-2009, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Monadnock region
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good luck! I hope you find something soon.
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Old 09-18-2009, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Providence, RI
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Kat,

Have you put your repair requests to the landlord in writing? In most states, he then has a certain period to respond and/or repair to code. if he doesn't comply, you can withhold rent......
read this...

Renting, Security Deposits, and Evictions New Hampshire Consumer's Sourcebook Consumer Protection - NHDOJ (http://doj.nh.gov/consumer/sourcebook/renting_security.html - broken link)
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Old 09-18-2009, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Sunset Mountain
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Kat,

Have you put your repair requests to the landlord in writing? In most states, he then has a certain period to respond and/or repair to code. if he doesn't comply, you can withhold rent......
read this...

Renting, Security Deposits, and Evictions New Hampshire Consumer's Sourcebook Consumer Protection - NHDOJ (http://doj.nh.gov/consumer/sourcebook/renting_security.html - broken link)
yes, my mother in law has written each problem down and mailed it to him.

He was supposed to bring by a lease 4 months ago, but still hasn't for which I'm greatful for so we can leave if we need to.

I'll read this article though, and pass it along to my MIL since she only deals with the LL here.
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Old 09-18-2009, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Wandering in the West
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Boy, I remember that frustration! I had the same problem with realtors not calling me back about rentals when we were in NY and desperately trying to get to NH (and I'll remember those realtors when we buy a place). We have a dog too and it was really hard to find a place that would allow one. What made it even harder is that I must be the last remaining person on earth who still smokes and we don't want to live in apartments or condos or trailer parks or the burbs - we like our space.

I called all the "no dogs" ads anyway and offered them a generous deposit for the dog because I know she won't destroy anything. I called about houses that had been for sale for a while and asked if they were interested in renting. I searched all the local papers' classifieds online and finally found the place we're in now on Craigslist. It's a vacation rental, but the vacationers aren't booking so much now and the landlord decided to just rent it by the month. We actually wanted to move to Grafton County and ended up in Gilmanton, but at least we're close enough to go look at properties in Grafton now (it was 8 hours from our place in NY).

Check out Craigslist - you can search for just the pet friendly rentals. If nothing else, a vacation place that's being rented for the winter would buy you some time. I'll keep an eye open for you too and let you know if I see anything for rent in the area. There's a place around the corner from me with a For Rent sign, but it doesn't look like it's in great shape and I haven't seen anyone there in the year I've been here. I don't know if it's been properly winterized or not. But if you get desperate, I'll get you the number.

Oh, and Iron Out will help with the yellow from the well water.

Hang in there, something will come up!
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Old 09-18-2009, 09:22 AM
 
Location: The Jar
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Call a real estate company and ask to speak to their newest agent (fresh out of school-if at all possible). The new ones, are the hungry ones.
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Old 09-18-2009, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Sunset Mountain
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I e-mailed that link u sent me Be Free, so I'll keep you updated thanks for the tip!
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Old 09-18-2009, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Seabrook, New Hampshire
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Angel Guaron helped me out tremendously as a new buyer, and I think that she is just about the best in the seacoast/north shore area. Mike Scanlan is also very knowledgeable and helpful, though he has been focusing lately on commercial real estate. Both have been forthright and trustworthy, and both have stuck their neck out to help me in a jam.
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Old 09-19-2009, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Wandering in the West
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Good luck, Kat - hope it turns out to be the place for you.
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Old 09-19-2009, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Sunset Mountain
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Angel Guaron helped me out tremendously as a new buyer, and I think that she is just about the best in the seacoast/north shore area. Mike Scanlan is also very knowledgeable and helpful, though he has been focusing lately on commercial real estate. Both have been forthright and trustworthy, and both have stuck their neck out to help me in a jam.
I'll add them to my list, thank you so much!

Val sent me websites to see if we qualify for housing and programs to buy a house instead.

I called for them to send me brochures on their programs. Wish us luck guys, and thank you again for all of your suggestions.

CDF has helped us along in our lives to live here, and I can't thank you enough for your advice in a pinch again!
Kat
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