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Property Q&A in Mount Airy : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Apr 4, 2013
James Gordon ABR SFR SRS answered:
That is great Cynthia. Now you need to get in contact with someone that can help you. Posting on a public forum is no help for your situation.
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Mon Aug 20, 2012
Cathy Miles answered:
I have had several buyers call me lately about single family home rentals being advertised on Craig's list where the "landlord" asked to have money deposited into a bank account as upfront money. Lockbox codes were given out after the money was deposited. The "renter" then goes to the property, only to find out that the code does not work or if it does, they move into a home that is actually listed on the MLS for sale. Scammers are busy in our area lately, trying to pull in quick money from unsuspecting renters. Usually, most renters become skeptical when they are asked to wire money upfront into an account. Always check the local MLS to see if the home in question is actually listed there. If you are not sure, call any Realtor® to double check. Never wire any money upfront.

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