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Property Q&A in Hayward Highland : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Feb 3, 2014
John Juarez answered:
Hallmarks of a typical on-line rental scam:
1. Rent is lower than it should be for the subject property.
2. Property cannot be seen
3. Because the owner is out of state or out of the country. Just drive by and peak in the windows.
4. Sent money (wire good funds, no personal checks) and the keys will be mailed to you.
Often accompanied by a story that the owner had to relocate suddenly and they are looking for a good family to watch over their beloved house until they return…thus the low rent.

Also, watch out for similar scams in which the “landlord” wants you to fill out a rental application which provides information of a personal nature which the scammer can use to steal your identity.
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Sat Oct 12, 2013
Lisa A. Martinez answered:
The address for this property is 3724 Oakes Dr Hayward, CA 94542. The current status is "price change" to $758,00 and is still taking offers. Feel free to contact me in regards to viewing the property in addition to getting pre approved if not so already. Send me your email address & I will send you the listing of this property. ... more
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Mon Jul 15, 2013
Dawn Rivera answered:
Hi Olga, if you click on the link for the home you can contact the rental company. It says it's for rent, but I would be careful of scams. You should ask to meet at their office.
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Mon Jun 3, 2013
Pacita Dimacali answered:
This property was just sold for $165K as a short sale in March 2013.

If you want to know who the new owner is, you are best advised to go to county public records for that information.

I seriously doubt the owner, whether for this property or for another, would appreciate our giving out that information on such a public forum as Trulia.
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Sat Mar 16, 2013
John Juarez answered:
Do not expect to see any open house since the house is not for sale. The photos are from the mls listing from when the house was on the market, and sold, in the middle of last year. The posting on Trulia is simply a reporting of public record information combined with an estimate of value much like you would see on Zillow or ... more
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Sat Jan 5, 2013
The Medford Team answered:
Guess what … if the listing has the logo for RealtyTrac ...

Then what you are seeing is NOT an actual listing … it is an advertisement for RealtyTrac.

RealtyTrac is a provider of data for distressed homes. This data is used by investors and Realtors to track distressed homes. When you see the RealtyTrac logo, you are not looking at a home that is actually available for you to buy: what you are seeing at is either (1) the notice of default for one of the mortgages on the property in question, (2) a notice of an impending trustee sale or (3) a notice of a completed trustee sale.

RealtyTrac notices can be very deceptive because they usually give loan amounts, not the purchase price or fair market value. When and if this particular property hits the market, it will be at market price for the neighborhood.

Bottom line: RealtyTrac is trying to get you to sign up for their service.

The following links may be helpful:

When Is The Price Not The Price?

It’s Too Good To Be True: REALLY – Top 4 Buyer Myths

If you want to know when these or similar properties will actually hit the market, have a Realtor set you up with an auto-feed that will alert you the moment they become active on the MLS.
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Tue Jun 5, 2012
Angeles, Elizabeth answered:
Please call me 925 621 1236
Thank You
L Angeles
Legacy Real Estate & Associates
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