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Fri May 13, 2016
Ifshtein asked:
sites. The usual two types of answers : prices are not updated, or this is a typo. Should I believe it?
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Tue Feb 3, 2015
Arpad Racz answered:
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Thu Dec 19, 2013
Josh Barnett answered:
Trust your gut, if you feel that it is a scam, then look at other options.
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Wed Nov 13, 2013
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
There can be several reasons, namely the listing for a rental is actually for sale,
And the ad is a scam.

The property has already been rented hence no one returns calls

And lastly, renting the property maybe a low priority, hence the delay in getting back.

When there are just web links it gets risky for a renter.

Do not mail any deposit in the mail without being sure it is legit.

Good luck

Perry
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Thu Oct 17, 2013
allan erps,ABR,SFR answered:
Rent a better possibility than own for sure. Letters from your employment plus character references from place of worship, etc. should help you!
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Wed Sep 25, 2013
Zachary Daniel answered:
$800/month is on the low end of the spectrum. It'll be difficult to find a studio apartment. You may find a single room in a shared home or apartment for this rate though.

As an example, individual room rentals near Stanford University can be found for $750-$900/month on the Stanford off-campus housing page. Meanwhile studios / single bedroom apartments generally are in excess of $1,300+ a month. ... more
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Sat Sep 21, 2013
John Juarez answered:
Diane,

We can't make a better answer is we don't know what property you are referring to. Please post a link if you saw it on a Trulia rental ad.
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Sat Aug 31, 2013
Keith Jean-Pierre answered:
I would suggest you try the regular rental sites:

http://www.craigslist.com
http://www.apartments.com
http://www.trulia.com (Rentals Section)
http://www.zillow.com (Rentals Section)
http://www.realtor.com (Rentals Section)

Between all of those, you will get a very clear picture if you can find what you are looking for. Good luck!
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Tue Aug 27, 2013
Juliana Lee answered:
When trying to get a rental, the landlord will surely want to see your credit report. It would be a good idea to make your credit look as good as possible and with no recent late payments. Since you already live in Santa Clara you are probably at least somewhat familiar with the local cities and housing market.

You should probably start educating your boyfriend about the local rental market. It doesn't make much sense to try and find a place to rent until you are ready to rent it. Most landlords make a fairly quick decision among the people who apply. Just send links to places that you think would be nice so that he can express his opinion and the two of you will have a consensus of what you want to rent.

Santa Clara home values at http://julianalee.com/santa-clara/santa-clara-statistics.htm
Santa Clara just sold information at http://julianalee.com/santa-clara/santa-clara-home-sales.htm

Juliana Lee
Top 2 agent nationwide at Keller Williams Realty, the nations largest
Cell 650.857.1000

Over 20 years experience
Over 1,000 homes sold in Santa Clara County and San Mateo County
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Mon Jun 10, 2013
Susan & Sabrina Caton answered:
The rental and for sale market has been slow in Santa Clara, not enough inventory! Thus rents have gone up with increased demand. Craiglist seems to have the bulk of rental inventory directly from the landlord - but beware - there are many scams on craigslist. ... more
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Mon Jun 10, 2013
Susan & Sabrina Caton answered:
Many rentals are handeled outside of Realtors and directly with Landlords and Tenants. Though, working with a Realtor or rental agency will help in making sure disclosures are done properly etc - it is not uncommon to work directly with the landlord. You do want to make sure everything is spelled out, who is paying what, what is included in the rent, guests with extended stay, garbage / utilities, pet issues etc. If you feel overwhelmed you can hire a Realtor to help you, or have the landlord hire one to facilitate the deal. ... more
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Fri May 17, 2013
Juliana Lee answered:
I believe having the company sign the rental contract could cause problems for you. If the company signs the rental contract they are the ones obligated to fulfill the obligations and not the actual tenant. By knowingly doing this you might be giving implicit consent for subleases with no control over the sublease. If your property is damaged, you would have to seek compensation from the company. The person living in the house would have an additional layer to shield him from being held responsible for his actions.

Santa Clara real estate information at http://julianalee.com/santa-clara.htm

Juliana Lee
Top 2 agent nationwide at Keller Williams Realty, the nations largest
Cell 650-857-1000

Over 20 years experience
Over 1,000 homes sold in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties
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Thu Aug 23, 2012
David Allen Rivas answered:
Impossible! Santa Clara county rents are way up and for a 3/2 your looking more like 2800+ Watch daily listings on craigslist.com and you might get lucky.
Best wishes and good luck.
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Fri Jul 13, 2012
Scott Godzyk answered:
On a rental you only need to disclose what they ask, if they ask and you do not disclose and sign it leaving things out, you may be perjuring yourself. It is better to be honest when asked. You then can also include that the payment is made by your sibling in full. You may want that in writing to be able to forward to a landlord if asked. ... more
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Wed Feb 29, 2012
Jeremy Lehman answered:
Who are you asking this question to? You may have been looking at a specific property. You'll need to go back and find that listing and talk directly to the agent.
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Tue Oct 4, 2011
Don Tepper answered:
That's a viable idea. In fact, a friend of my son's is doing that right now. He house-sits vacant mansions that are for sale in Florida. I'm not sure whether he does it for free or whether he gets paid for it; I think he gets paid a small amount.

The requirement, of course, is that he keep the house in spotless condition at all times. And he does, so it works out great for him, great for the Realtors, and great for the sellers.

Tip: Don't think of yourself as a renter looking for free rent. Think of yourself--present yourself--as an entrepreneur offering a low-cost (or no-cost) service that will benefit the Realtor and the seller.

Contact Realtors who handle upscale properties in your area and work something out.

Hope that helps.
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Thu Aug 18, 2011
John Souerbry answered:
I have a 2 bedroom available in Sunnyvale, near corner of Hollenbeck and Homestead. We consider the circumstances of the BK and current income and debt. If interested, send me an email ASAP.
In this market, we often rent to those with post-BK, short sale and foreclosure situations. It just takes a little more paperwork to help someone re-start their lives. Current employment is the key.
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Wed Aug 3, 2011
Andrea Wince ~ Lic. 01439761 answered:
Hello Lisa, have you checked out Trulia's new rental section ? The MLS does not have a lot of rentals. I could email you some listings. If you want to email me through my Trulia profile I will send them back to you. Craigslist is also a good resource for rentals as well as Apartments.com ... more
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Sun Jun 26, 2011
Frederick Raia answered:
Hello Alj

We are in Santa Clara and we deal with corporate, furnished rentals. If you call our office and ask for Lori she will be able to give you information that should help you to locate what you are looking for.


Realty World Relocation Express
3400 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, Ca. 95051
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