If the $125 is for water sewer and trash then no it is not high. Normally the owners will increase the rent by the amount of those utilities thus making the rent here nearly $1,525.00. Be sure to have the amount locked in for a year. Sacramento water and sewer bills are to go up over 40% in the next three years.
All the best,
Bob Thomas, RMP, CRS
KTB Property Management
It's best to work with a realtor to give you the real story on a home. As the others have mentioned, some homeowners, who are facing foreclosure, rent their homes out while the home is going through the foreclosure process. That may or may not be okay, depending on if they have told the new tenants the reality of the situation.
I am not discussing the law here, just saying from a practical standpoint, I would encourage all would-be tenants to check whether the home is in foreclosure before moving in. In addition, I might add something in the lease contract stating the landlord's intention to keep the mortgage current of inform the tenant of any lapse in payments. it's terrible to find out by getting a knock on the door....
If you are looking at buying, rather than renting, it's best, again, to work with a realtor who can tell you which homes are legitimately for sale.... more