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Tenant Security Deposits - NCREC

Lots of Great Q&A on Security Deposits here!
Posted by Rebecca Williams on January 29, 2020 in  Renters/Landlords
Each year, hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians rent houses, apartments, mobile homes, and other dwellings as their residences. For the first-time tenant—and some veteran renters—this can be a confusing and somewhat unsettling experience. The more you know about the process of renting residential real estate, the better you will be able to protect your interests and carry out your responsibilities under your rental agreement. This booklet addresses an important aspect of the rental process which generates man... read more

Renting - NCREC

Posted by Rebecca Williams on January 15, 2020 in No Category
I am here to help you buy and sell real estate, but also like to share great information that relates to those actions.  If you are currently Renting, or thinking about buying an investment property, this is a good read for you!  The relationship between you (the tenant) and a landlord begins when you enter into a contract— typically a lease. The terms of a lease generally are not dictated by law. However, many of the duties that you owe to each other are controlled by statutory law and cannot ... read more

Fair Housing - NCREC

Questions and Answers on Fair Housing Laws
Posted by Rebecca Williams on December 29, 2019 in  General Info
I am here to help you buy and sell real estate, but also like to share great information that relates to those actions.  Today I chose to highlight Fair Housing.  The purpose of the fair housing laws is to protect a person’s right to own, sell, purchase, or rent housing of his or her choice without fear of unlawful discrimination. The fair housing laws are intended to allow everyone equal access to housing. State and Federal fair housing laws prohibit discrimination in the housing market on the basis of race, color... read more

Working with Real Estate Agents - NCREC

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Posted by Rebecca Williams on December 23, 2019 in  Working with Real Estate Agents
Working with REAL Estate AgentsWhen buying or selling real estate, you may find it helpful to have a real estate agent assist you. Real estate agents can provide many useful services and work with you in different ways. In some real estate transactions, the agents work for the seller. In others, the seller and buyer may each have agents. And sometimes the same agents work for both the buyer and the seller. It is important for you to know whether an agent is representing you as your agent or simply assisting you whi... read more

Military Lease Termination - NCREC

Great info for Military members and those renting to them!
Posted by Rebecca Williams on December 15, 2019 in  Renters/Landlords
As a Veteran myself, I have had many investors and renters ask questions about different stipulations when renting to and as a military member.  I wanted to share some information on the topic for those that may be impacted.  This pamphlet focuses on questions regarding the rights of members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, National Guard, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard to terminate a lease contract under North Carolina and Federal law. While it is written primarily from the viewpoint of those individuals, it is equall... read more