Check Craig's List but beware of the many "phising" scams where they insist you complete an on-line application "prior" to seeing the rental and you end up providing bank account, soc. sec #'s, all those very sensitive information to someone in Nigeria!! Look for the tell-tale signs of slang not of THIS country! Many Realtors have properties themselves or know of clients renting property.... more
Constance, Have you checked Craigs List? Beware, however, of big rental scams. NO PERSONAL or BUSINESS information (checking accts,Soc.Sec#'s) over the internet!! When renting a property in today's scam world I would ask to see identification of the party you are dealing and ask if they are the owner. If they are the owner then ask a local realtor to pull up the "tax records" to verify they really ARE the owners!!! If they are a property manager then see their ID and get a DRE Lciensing number. Check them out!!
We have seen many horror stories of prospective tenants giving personal financial information only to find out it's a big scam!! Careful. I use a property manager named Sue Carrel. Her number is: 707-237-5199 Ext: 705... more