The rental market is very tight right now. For rentals most are manged by property managers and as a renter you contact each one. Most have websites now that you can find the details on and see how to submit an application. You are wise to watch for scams as they have become prevalent, they end up on Trulia from data feeds. Trulia has a posting on things to watch out for.
The Placer SPCA has information on working with landlords to accept pets on their website.... more
Go to www.crimemapper.com and check out for the zip code 95843. you can study crimes in certain neighborhoods, but past history is not always an indicator of future events.
Best bet? Visit the neighborhood at various times of the day or days of the week. Some indicators that concern me personally is if homes are not well maintained, or lots of cars are parked on the street, especially if they have cobwebs under the tires. Disuse of an area promotes vagrancies and less people that are watching out for neighborhood safety. That isn't a scientific approach but my personal assessment when looking for the safety and care in a neighborhood. When people don't care for their neighborhood, then crime is more accepted.... more
I would recommend checking crime statistics, megans law databses etc... for that neighborhood. Also, driving by in the evenings and weekends can give you an idea of how loud/quiet a neighborhood is. That way you can decide for yourself if you are comfortable with the neighborhood.... more
I live and work here in Elk Grove and would love to help you find a home. Feel free to email, text or call me at any time.
Affiniti Real Estate
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If your rent is very competitive, one option is to see who else shows interest in renting your property, short of which, you can limit the number of occupants and ask for the names of the future occupants and their exact dates of occupancy, in a written lease.... more
I would like to refer to www.lawguru.com, where you can post questions that pertain to real estate law to lawyers, for free. I am a real estate broker, I also manage properties for my client. Here is my input:
In general, a contract with the tenant should include a "house rules" clause. Typically, these house rules can be modified by landlord at any time as long as it is communicated to tenant. This is one way to control the behaviour of tenant, should landlord feel that it is not appropriate.... more
There are actually several good schools in the Elk Grove area. Elk Grove is knows as one of highest rated school districts in the state. Here is a link that shows the schools and their ratings.
While construction of new homes has been limited over the past few years, you will find new construction starting up again. There are some new homes in the 95757 zip code off Elk Grove Blvd. If you would like some additional information, I would be more than happy to assist you. Just give me a call at (916) 838-8209.
Thanks, Margaret... more
There are many scams out there with rental offers too good to be true. Since you seem leery I would suggest checking closer. Never ever pay to see a rental and never send money out of state or to another country if asked. Make sure the owner or landlord shows you the property otherwise it well could be a scam.... more
Here are some great websites to find rental properties in the Sacramento area:
Also, in some areas of Sacramento it's actually cheaper to buy than to rent. Just a thought!
Good luck with your search!... more
Let us know how the renters insurance works out, that's usually the main issue with rentals and even some homeowner policies is the insurer finds out you have a breed of a dog that they don't like to insure and everyone gets their policy cancelled... more
The best way to find apartments is to just put it in the search online. Agents here only work with sales and not so much apartment rentals. It might be best to search 'apartments in the zip code'. Good luck!... more
Income for mortgage qualification is based on your gross income. It appears you are looking to rent so this may or may not be the case depending on what the owner of the property or management company require.... more
Real estate agents mostly focus on real estate for sale, you might want to find a property management company that focuses on that.
here you can find some rental units http://www.trulia.com/for_rent/Sacramento,CA/
Homes for rent http://www.trulia.com/for_rent/Sacramento,CA/SINGLE-FAMILY_HOME_type/
good luck... more