Rent rates are always very dependent on neighborhood and conditions - but we do provide estimates and landlord advise (we have considerable jproperty managemant experience) -- call if you want help, Bob Foust [phone number deleted by ZIllow moderator. Please refer to our Good Neighbor Policy for posting guidelines]
We are in California (Fullerton) and we do just that -- we list our homes that welcome sec. 8 in the Orange County office where section 8 coordinators can refer our homes to clients -- it works.
We have such a system, but we are in Southern CA -- are you in VA?
We work with and "train" a lot of first time landlords. We personally hold rental properties as an investments and have done this since 1972 - lots of experiences, good and bad. We encourage such investments. but some people do get worried about the downside issues of being a landlord. Talk to someone with lots of experience, personal experience.
I did one personally up to the last day - then it went the typical way.Reverse 1031's are harder, cost more, have more paperwork, and have many risks, but are sometimes worth it-- you get the upleg property that you want (before someone else does).Avoid it if at all possible, and I would share more and the company I used if you call or email me.
We do property management for parts of LA, Orange, and Riverside Counties. - we may be able to help or at least refer you to someone close by (click on profile for contact information)
More and more here in California we see landlords accepting the section 8 programs. We also say "go for it" - many owners change their minds from a"no" to a "yes" and you never know when this is going to happen until you ask.
We rely on past experiences for the most part. We give new people a try, then see their quality and responsibility, and then go from there.
We have "good way" - is it the best? We think so, but then again, we might be slightly partial.1) go to [website removed by Zillow moderator.]2) go to the right hand corner of the first page - Real Estate Search3) select Property type button, and find residential lease,select that4) fill in your criteria5) select SearchThis will connect you to all listings on the local MLS, feel free to use it as much as you wish - Good LuckBob Foust at [phone removed by Zillow moderator]
You have every right to stay around and keep an eye on your belongings, etc. I suggest that you promise to wait outside as they tour the house, but stay close enough to watch.The showing agent really just wants to be walking with the potential buyer so that they can discuss the home, improvements, repairs and that sort of thing, without your presence hindering the discussions.Just have them make appointment times that you can live with.