Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula, Excellent Sales and Property Management (House Match Inc)

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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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Yeah I've got a comment. WA landlords, come on down to Arizona where we play no such nonsense games.

Aug 15, 2017 08:17 AM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
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Well, it IS Seattle, so cannot say I am surprised, but I can see the unintended consequences now when landlords sell their properties in Seattle and everyone starts complaining there are no available rentals.   

Aug 15, 2017 09:15 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
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Wow... that's interesting.  I'd hate to be a landlord in Seattle.  Maybe they can start utilizing a "by referral only" policy, by-passing traditional advertising and background checks.

Aug 15, 2017 08:20 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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I have no comment on this... I don't rent property and have no itention of doing so... it's another crazy law, however, showing government's continual intrusion into the private lives of citizens.

Aug 15, 2017 08:26 AM
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Bob Crane
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I just use business reasons anyway, most criminals also leave a path of financial destruction too.

Aug 15, 2017 04:18 PM
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John Meussner
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Unbelievable.  It's patchetic that restrictions are put on property we "own".  

 

Land of the free is not Seattle.

Aug 15, 2017 09:47 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Seems an add-on to the HUD rule about criminal histories.  Sounds like you can still look up the info though, so that's good.  It doesn't worry me, there are plenty of ways to work within that reg and keep habitual evictions and axe murderers out of your properties.

Aug 15, 2017 09:45 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
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First Seattle, next Portland and then the rest of the state. Whatever happened to private property rights?

Aug 15, 2017 09:37 AM
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Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
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methinks no landlords in the group creating this ordinance.

Aug 15, 2017 09:27 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Landlords have little control including evictions where the tenant lives for free and the courts think they are doing the right thing!

Aug 15, 2017 09:07 AM
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Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula
House Match Inc - Poway, CA
Excellent Sales and Property Management

This may be a tough pill to swallow.  As a property management company, we try to put in tenants who will honor the lease, care for the property and pay rent timely.  It think a criminal with violent tendencies, or someone found guilty of cooking meth, embezzling, etc might not make the best tenant?  

Am I wrong?

Aug 15, 2017 08:18 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Is it legal to comment?? 

Aug 16, 2017 03:47 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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Well,you can deny based on the credit. It would be highly unusual for someone with criminal records to have good credit, no?

Aug 15, 2017 11:34 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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2/3 of America consists of people with some sort of blemish or record of something. Whatever one has done, lets move on is the rule of thumb

Aug 15, 2017 10:08 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Christine,

I am in agreement with Nina Hollander on this one also. A

Aug 15, 2017 08:34 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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It is wise for landlords and/or those representing them to know local laws and act accordingly. 

Aug 18, 2017 09:52 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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I don't do rental property, but this is amazing!   Have not heard this in CO yet....

Aug 17, 2017 06:43 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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Thanks for sharing.

Aug 16, 2017 09:13 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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Speechless in San Jose. 

Aug 16, 2017 07:46 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

There are some exceptions but the fact is, criminals are slowly gaining more rights than property owners.

Aug 16, 2017 07:32 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
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Wrong in so many ways. What about the safety of the residents? I can see lawsuits for failing to insure the safety of the innocent

Aug 16, 2017 07:17 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I would not be a fan of this regulation.

Aug 16, 2017 05:58 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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Buy your investment properties here in San Diego; we can still background check your tenants!

Aug 16, 2017 04:53 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula - I hate to be a landlord in MA - and now, in Seattle, too!

Aug 15, 2017 10:25 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Just WOW! I will sell my rentals if that ever happens in NC!

Aug 15, 2017 08:31 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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I have attended some classes on this being considered discrimination and felons that have repaid their debt to society should not be punished further. i don't agree. Sex offenders have to register for life so it follows them.

Aug 15, 2017 08:16 PM
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Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
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Every city councilperson should be obligated to manage 10 rentals for a year before they're allowed to pass ordinances against landlords

Aug 15, 2017 07:04 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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Aren't they the same ones that raised the minimum wage and now workers are making less because their hours were slashed?

Gotta love it ... NOT ;)

Aug 15, 2017 03:59 PM
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Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Real Estate Agent

Doubtful that would ever get passed in AZ.

Aug 15, 2017 03:01 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I thought that crimes were public record so they can be viewed

Aug 15, 2017 02:40 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

if that's the law, I would not buy investment property in seattle....

Aug 15, 2017 01:25 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

It's is sad and scarey to be landlord these days.

Aug 15, 2017 01:20 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
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That is ridiculous. Thank goodness it's not the case here in AZ.

Aug 15, 2017 11:04 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 That city is run by Marxists and Snowflakes.  How long before it implodes?

 

Aug 15, 2017 10:39 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Fair game in Oklahoma.

Aug 15, 2017 10:32 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

That seems discriminatory to sex offender? Either records count or they don't. We don't have that problem here in IL yet but I'm sure it will be coming along soon.

Aug 15, 2017 10:20 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Some Landlords will start liquidating their rentals !

Aug 15, 2017 10:20 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing this information.

Aug 15, 2017 08:28 AM