its a scam.,The Property was sold back on DEC.5 2014 - I did a reverse address look up. I have attached the link below. The interior pictures on this site do not match the pictures on realtor site where the house was sold. Be careful on search dealing with (supposed) private owners.
Most often you will fond scam listings in rentals because they let anyone post ads unlike the for sale area that mandates you must be licensed. When it sounds to good to be true , it is. NEVER rent a home sight unseen and NEVER wore money for a rental... more
My daughter almost got caught up in a scam like this on Craigslist. The thing to remember is that if it seems too good to be true, it's probably BAD. ALSO!!! NEVER EVER fill out an application before seeing the home in person. Remember that every application requires your SS number and no legit rental company or owner would ask for that without meeting you first and showing you the property. In my daughters case, as soon as she told the guy her Dad was a Realtor he hung up on her. When I found out about it the next day and tried to call him, the number was already disconnected. Good Luck... more
Rent to own agreements are drawn up by people that EXPECT you to miss a payment. Once you do, you lose everything you have put into it. There are LOTS of people out there ready to let you gamble on this! Be careful. Why not engage a mortgage broker to assist you with repairing your credit and preparing you for the purchase of a home. You can also hire a good real estate agent, (preferably a CRS) that will work with you through the process (even if it takes years, which it shouldn't.) Protect yourself and avoid these scams.... more
Niki from Trulia here. We are excited that you are using Trulia for your real estate needs. The listing at http://www.trulia.com/rental/311633445 is no longer active on Trulia.
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We are actively working to filter out incorrect or inactive listings from our site and appreciate your patience as we continually refine our process. We hope your experience with Trulia is memorable and thank you for using Trulia for all your real estate needs.... more
Managing one of the largest brokerage firms and property management companies in Fairfield I would have to say "Yes" if he plans to sell soon, or live in for his benefit. "No" if he plans to rent. The home will not get more rental value. It will appeal to more and make the home more desirable but not to the extent of extra rental income. When he decides to sell, then perhaps that will be the best time to install new windows.... more
I would recommend you stay away from the "Rent to own" scenario. Often these deals end up very sour. Imagine all that can go wrong. Typically you pay a premium (Higher Rent) to allow partial funds to be set aside for a presumed down payment. You agree on a price, terms etc., But things change and change fast. I always ask the question "What If". What if the values go down, what is the go up, what if interest rates increase, mortgage insurance goes up, what if the home doesn't appraise during the purchase period, what if something major happens to the home, what if Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac stop allowing 3.5% down. All these can cause serious issues and a loss of your hard earned savings towards the home. These questions and hundreds more should be answered prior to any "Rent to Own" deal is made. The smart move would be to rent either month to month or for a shorter lease period and save, save, save. You will be surprised at how quick you can save 3.5% for a down payment.... more
One of the unique things you can gain from viewing a "Walk Score" is the ability to see all the surrounding amenities within 1 mile radius of the property. When viewing the map you can see the banks, gas stations, grocery stores, shopping centers, schools, parks ect., all within walking distance from the home.... more