98.7% chance it's fake. The only way to be certain is to send the money and see if you ever get keys. I believe you won't because so many others have tried and failed. NEVER send money hoping for keys from someone you've never met for a home you haven't been in.
If you completed an application with sensitive personal information you might be wise to get your credit protected before they harm you in other ways as well. I'm sorry for your situation. Trulia, Zillow, Craigslist and any site that allows the general public to post rental listings have been plagued by these scammers and the public gets hurt on a daily basis.
If you want to find a great rental, find a local property management company. They can help you and keep you safe.
Please go to the listing and flag it (above the picture) as a scam.... more
Most new homes aren't even listed in the MLS, so there is no good record to track them. If you're thinking of buying, and trying to get a feel for what homes have been selling for in a specific neighborhood, you should hire a Realtor as a Buyer's Agent. He/she will be able to look up data in county records.
(you could too, but you may not be comparing apples to apples -- which is key when trying to determine a home's value).... more
You might want to try Paolomino Park off of Quebec and C-470. I believe they have rentals there, gorgeous gated community, have a bar and swimming pool on site and condos with beautiful views of the mountains.
Good question. Yes, basement square footage counts toward what we call 'total square feet'. It does also count toward appraised value as well. The above square feet is what you see primarily in the MLS listings in Colorado. The basement square feet is calculated differently and listed in a different place on the listing sheet. Most of the homes value is in the above ground square feet. The above ground square feet can be, say $200.00, while the basement square feet can be $40.00 - $50.00 per square foot depending on how elaborately done, and the quality of finishes. If you need more info or details or a Market Analysis on a specific property. let me know. We are here to assist you with all of your real estate needs.
Robert McGuire ASR
Your Castle Real Estate
Direct - 303-669-1246
It might be best to turn this over to a broker that has expertise. I referred a similar deal out recently. I'd rather have a 25% referral fee than a potential problem from future lawsuits or the real estate commission when the rules change...... more