Be weary of scams with out of town owners or landlords that tell you to drive by and check out the house. If they ask for you to send the deposit in the mail and then they will send you the lease and the keys RUN. There are a lot of shady scams out there being run by criminals overseas. I would not think Trulia would be as bad but Craigslist can be very sketchy listings from time to time.
Welcome to the Triangle. Your going to love the traffic, or lack there of, compared to Atlanta metro area.