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Would you rent out your home for a commercial or civic purpose?

That was the question I recently had to answer on two separate occasions. And while the answer may seem obvious to you, for me, it was a dilemma that was not easily decided.

The first request to rent my house came from a location scout. Believe it or not, these people really do exist in Los Angeles, and one of them showed up on my doorstep on a cloudy afternoon. She explained that she needed to find a house that had an unobstructed front porch …