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Caroline Otto, Renter in Park Slope, Brooklyn,...

are all rental postings on trulia vetted to see if they are real? some deals seem too good to be true. thanks

Asked by Caroline Otto, Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY Wed Mar 30, 2011

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With all due respect to Trulia, don't assume that what you see here is 100% accurate. I'm sure some of the data was innocently entered incorrectly. And it's possible that other listings are not so innocent. Also--though it's probably not applicable to Brooklyn--you have to be sure you understand what you're reading. For instance, a manufactured home might have a monthly payment of $300 to purchase. However, if it's in a park there might also be a land lease/ground rent of $500 or more. So while the listing would be correct that you could buy for $300 a month, your total cost might be $800. (Something like a condo where the PITI might be $2,000 a month, but with an extra condo fee of $700.)

So--always, always verify anything you see.

Hope that helps.
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