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Rentals in Fontana : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Apr 22, 2017
Ws Homeowner answered:
In this competitive rental environment, seems like owners/landlords have the luxury of selecting from many potential tenants. Human nature is choose tenants that present the least risk. I.e. limit number of people in home, no pets, high income, great credit, great income, long-term job, great referrals. Dogs present not only the risk of aggression, but also just exiting bring dirt and smell into the house no matter how diligent a tenant is. Some insurance companies do not allow (their definition) 'dangerous breeds' so that makes things very difficult.

But if you highlight your attractiveness as a tenant and tell the landlord why you make a great tenant that can help. I.e. a small note as to what you do as a tenant to reduce risk (carry your own renters insurance with liability coverage), got your last deposit back in full, willing to pay an extra amount of deposit for cleaning, etc. Be up front and address possible negatives and turn them into a positive, would tell me as a landlord that you think ahead and understand how to get along in this world.

Good luck
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Tue Sep 23, 2014
Lon Mapes answered:
When you get inquiries that seem out of the "norm" then you do need to be pessimistic and play it safe.
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Mon Apr 21, 2014
Thayna Garcia asked:
Tue Apr 8, 2014
Niradia Demmings 3232097677 answered:
Hi Theresa,
I would love to assist you in a home buying appointment. Maybe we can discuss your interest and prepare a plan to invest in your new home. Feel free to reach out to me. I am a local expert in your area. My contact information is below if you have further real estate questions! I look forward to speaking with you soon.

Niradia Demmings,
Licensed in CA, #01720135
Cell: 323.209.7677
My Profile:
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Tue Apr 1, 2014
Mike Hsieh answered:
As a landlord myself, I would never ask potential tenants for security deposits via Western Union. Be careful of these scams, owners will never ask you to wire any money prior to approving your rental application. They may ask for minimal amount for credit check ($20-$35 per applicant in personal check or other forms of payment), but that should be it. ... more
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Tue Apr 1, 2014
Mike Hsieh answered:
In which community? Please elaborate. If you would like to browse for more info, feel free to check out the US Bureau of Labor Statistics:
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Mon Mar 31, 2014
Kawain Payne answered:

Please never send money to anyone claiming to be in another country.

Kawain Payne,Realtor
Bekshire Hathaway Home Services
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Thu Mar 27, 2014
Mike Hsieh answered:
The scammers can't really do much with your number and your name, so don't worry too much about it. But if you have the scammer's name and phone number, I would report that person to the local authority.

Mike Hsieh, Realtor
RE/MAX Champions
121 S. Mountain Ave
Upland, CA 91786
(909) 770-5055
BRE# 01812059
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Wed Oct 23, 2013
Annette Lawrence answered:
There are many reasons not to publish a homes address. Let's say I'm a home seller.
#1. I don't want my community on the entertainment circuit of tire kickers
#2. I want to know who is coming into my community gawking at all the homes.
#3. I want serious buyers ONLY driving on my street.
#4.Serious buyers will call the listing agent.
#5. The listing agent will sort the duds from the jewels.
#6. A serious buyer will not be foiled by minor inconvienece
#7. The activity that results is worth pursuing
#8. The buyer has demonstrated seriousness
#9. Buyer is qualifed, informed and prescreened.
#10. Self selection methods produce higer quality results.
Serious buyers do not use aggregate websites, they do use resouces that display, accurate, reliable, comprehensive, relevant, timely, and responsible data. When you get serious about buying, you will need to be connnected to the local MLS. It's as simple as that.
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Tue Jul 16, 2013
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Fri Feb 8, 2013
Loreena_clark answered:
I got it last November.. I fell on hard times but I'm bck on my feet.. I just need help finding a decent place I have three young children & I don't know what to do having this on my credit report. ... more
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Fri Feb 1, 2013
Hena Martin answered:
Sometimes the seller will do a owner carry back with a substantial down payment and more details that take play in this transaction .E mail me or call HENA MARTIN BROKER
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Sun Jan 27, 2013
princessmartinez1965 answered:
not at this time i know section8 do help you buy a house but you have to bee at your current job for a year i just started . Thank You
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Sun Oct 28, 2012
Tina Lam answered:
There are plenty of rental scams out there. Are you inquiring if anyone has been scammed on Trulia, through Trulia or in Fontana? I suspect the answer is yes to all three.

As for how to spot a scam, just use some basic common sense. If you can't reach the listing agent or if the rate is ridiculously low (like 1/3 of the market rate), then you should suspect a scam. ... more
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Tue Jan 3, 2012
Garrigus Real Estate answered:
Be forewarned that you will most likely be dealing with investors flipping foreclosures when you seek a lease option, but they can be a great way to buy a house if you need some time to get your affairs in order. ... more
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Wed Dec 8, 2010
Alo webb answered:
Your friends surprise foreclosure notice is a common occurrence in many states nationwide. Even though landlords are suppose to notify tenants when a property is in foreclosure and not issue new leases they do not always follow the rule of law.

To avoid a surprise eviction I strongly recommend signing up for a Foreclosure Alert Service, if you are a renter or plan to rent. This will help you to receive immediate notice if your landlord is in foreclosure or the property you are about to rent has a pending foreclosure proceeding. You can locate a servicer to provide you with this information here,

According to the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), some 40% of those who experience home-foreclosure are renters, Therefore, it is fair to assume that this incident of surprise foreclosure evictions though easily preventable if a tenant has a foreclosure alert service on their apartment, is common nightmare for 4 out of 10 renters.
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