If you're wanting to rent a place, I STRONGLY suggest you click on my profile here on Trulia & read my 2 blog postings called "RED FLAGS - RENTAL SCAMS - PUBLIC BEWARE", if going through my profile doesn't work, just google that phrase & it will link you to my 2 postings.
I tell you how to easily spot the scammer, how they talk & act about your renting their fake deal. It will aid you in your quest to find a Real rental & rent from a Real landlord.
The scammers will tell you, you can have 5 dogs, bad credit ok, you can rent the place for 3yrs no problem, go peek in the windows to see the house because we're getting a high volume of callers & can't meet you right now, send us a security deposit & we'll mail you a key, etc etc, use your common sense!
I don't look back on this same Trulia thread for answers posted after mine.
Emily S. Knell
Realtor Since 1996
Realty ONE Group
Short Sale Specialist - 100% success rate