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Tue Jul 12, 2016
Rebecca Church asked:
Mon Feb 22, 2016
Jackie Washbish asked:
Fri Mar 13, 2015
RAB answered:
The scary thing about these scams - they do collect your email address to send you a "questionnaire" to the unsuspected person they may fill this out. I sent Truila customer service an email stating I was going to get JESSIE! The thing is, they say they work out of State, and will be gone for years at a time working as doctors/missionaries etc., but questions are scary because they ask for your full name and full current address, if you work late, work away from the house, what kind of car you drive, a photo of you/family. Ummm sounds like they're trying to rob you when your away from the current home you live in or while you are present!!!! Renters do not fill these out! ... more
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Wed Feb 11, 2015
Dan Tabit answered:
Trulia does not charge a fee to submit rental listings, so they have no budget to review and approve them. If they pretended they did, they could also be liable for people who still get scammed. What Trulia does do is post a warning on the rental page and I have a link to it below.
What I have found helpful is to put the listing address into a search engine and see how it appears on other sites. If it's for rent here and for sale everywhere else, it's probably a scam. If they want you to send money for keys, it's probably a scam. If the owner is in Nigeria, doing charity work, its probably a scam.
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Wed Feb 11, 2015
Jane Schaffer answered:
the scammers are out enforce. Trulia more than Zillow You can tell by their email address, grammer and lack of phone number in some cases. I wish Trulia would do something about it Jane ... more
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Tue May 15, 2012
Dan Tabit answered:
You are wise to be careful. The actual owners may be named Johnson, but the scammers can just set up a fake email with that name. Do not send money away for a deposit and hope the keys come back in the mail. Do not fall for a way below market rental for someone who "just wants someone to take care of the house."
There are variations of rental scams all over the place so make sure you are dealing with the actual owners and or licensed representatives.
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Fri Dec 30, 2011
Diane Gilmore answered:
Your question seems like a test of our MLS searching skills ;) A great test I might add.

Finding great one story homes for sale is always a challenge so the numbers will be low. I came up with 3 properties that met your search criteria with only one I feel worth checking out if you like North East Tacoma. It is a new construction home with a view of the Sound. There may be other homes out there but they might not come up on a search. These include 3 bedroom homes with a bonus or 4th bedroom and homes that have vaulted ceilings but that option was not checked by the listing agent.

It may be a challenge but you can find the right home so don't give up the search you just need to find the
agent that is willing to work hard to find it for you!

Diane Gilmore
Asset Realty Group
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Thu Dec 16, 2010
Dan Tabit answered:
I did a quick search of Tacoma & Puyallup and found 7 possibilities with 2 or more bedrooms. Any local agent can search for you. Ask if they have experience dealing with lease options before you select one. Negotiating terms on this type of arrangement can be interesting as there are loads of possible ways to work things out. If I can be of help, let me know. Best of luck. ... more
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Sun Aug 15, 2010
Derek Eyring answered:
I live in the neighborhood. Assessed values to not correlate to sales price at all. Fortunately, the North End has held up value-wise, however often times the sold price will be less than assessed value. It really just depends on a lot of factors. ... more
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Mon May 12, 2008
Don Dutton answered:
I'm not sure what the problem is Patricia but if it has to do with "Voices" you can go into "My Trulia" and select "My Searches and Alerts." You can then deactivate those alerts that are annoying you and change the frequency. ... more
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