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Property Q&A in North Park : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Feb 26, 2014
John Juarez answered:
It is always necessary to be careful and watchful when checking out rental ads on the internet.
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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Mon Jan 27, 2014
Kari Shea answered:
Hi Whitney,

We have found that Craigslist is your best option for a rental. 85% to 95% of all rentals leased in San Diego County are found using Craigslist. It is used to advertise rentals by property owners, property management companies and agents alike. The rental listings are far more up to date than what you will find anywhere else. Check often and call/e-mail right away as many rentals move quickly. The best way to sort is by entering the zip code in the Search Box and then check the box for your dogs.

Beware of rental scam listings and ads that "look too good to be true”. Make sure you talk to the person managing the property and meet them to see it. Scams usually involve people asking for a deposit in order to see the property. The "owner" usually states they live out of state or out of the country. Other scams involve people stealing pictures from homes for sale and then posting it as a rental with a low rental rate.

Best of luck to you,

Mark & Kari Shea
Shea Real Estate
National Association of Realtors
CA BRE License 01713506
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Tue Jun 11, 2013
scott neal answered:

If you are asking for the MLS# on this property it is 130027680. Although it is now pending and no longer available. You should be working with a good real estate agent that can get you into properties when they come on the market. This market in San Diego is red hot! Call me if you need help 619 507 4773 ... more
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Wed May 29, 2013
Pat Dunlap answered:
Yes, we can show the property anytime that works for you. Please give me a call at 858-336-1005 Pat Dunlap
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Mon Feb 25, 2013
Troy King answered:
If you'd like to check out a comparable property in the area.
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Tue Feb 5, 2013
Sinead McAllister answered:
Hi Kelley,
If you are interested in this type of home, newer construction, modern design, feel free to email me directly and I can send you some other homes that meet this criteria that you might be interested in. There may be hope for you yet on this one, although it has received two offers, it is only describing one as strong. There doesn't seem to be any downside to throwing your hat into the ring. Worst case is they don't accept it and then you are in exactly the same position as you are now. Feel free to contact me to chat anytime.

Sinead McAllister
McAllister Homes Real Estate
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Thu Jun 7, 2012
Gary Strohmenger answered:
Be very careful when looking over the net. Make sure you verify the owner and ask for ID. There are alot of rental scams going on right now.
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Sun Jun 3, 2012
Monica & David Stone Team answered:
Hi Natalie,

I'm not showing any current rental listing at this address. I also noticed it was posted on Trulia over 180 days ago, which usually means it's an old listing and has been rented many weeks ago.

If you welcome to go to my website, as this site only lists active rentals in all of San Diego and is updated every day so that you have current info at your fingers.

By the way, I’m the co-founder of Greater Good Realty. In addition to providing valuable information about the San Diego real estate market, my company donates 10% of our commissions to local charities and non-profit organizations throughout San Diego.

We hope to make a difference for those in our neighborhoods!

Good luck on finding a place and feel free to contact me if you need assistance.

David Stone
Greater Good Realty
Cell: 619-206-1551

CA DRE#01888818
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Sat May 26, 2012
Kim asked:
you can contact me

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Sat May 19, 2012
Noah Newbegin answered:
Have you been pre-approved for financing yet? Its important to do before you make an offer, or even before you start looking for a home so that your offers are taken seriously, and you can move quickly when you do come across the home that is perfect for you.

Noah Newbegin
Ocean Mortgage NMLS# 322028
Senior Loan Consultant NMLS# 780201
Ph: 858-345-2776
Cell: 858-212-4794
Fx: 858-362-9177
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Wed May 16, 2012
Kari Shea answered:
Hi Linda,

The ad says pets ok, go to and click on Contact Property Manager at the bottom of the page.

Best of luck,

Mark & Kari Shea
Shea Real Estate
Serving Greater San Diego
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Sat May 12, 2012
John Arendsen answered:
"Unfortunately, these and other sites don't have all the real-time information, and also some folks have a bait and switch strategy."

Not to sure about what that's supposed to mean but if you want some solid credentials you may just want to check us out. We've been in this area and in this biz for the past 100 years collectively and I'm just talking about my family.

And I'm not to sure what Hector means about the "It is your choice if you want to chase the carrot, or hire a Realtor to give you the actual inventory."? Come on Hector............what's up with that kinda talk?
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