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Rental Basics in Sonoma County : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Jul 13, 2017
Jude asked:
Wed Sep 7, 2016
Kanak asked:
want to change the price of the rental I listed
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Mon Jan 26, 2015
Tim Moore answered:
Rental scams are everywhere on line these days. Some people just never get offline and obviously many must fall for the scams because there is no shortage of them.

Just never ever send money no matter how good of a lie they tell. ... more
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Wed Jul 31, 2013
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The quickest and most simple step is to run a property profile online. This establishes who the actual owners are. If the people you are talking to are NOT the vested owners...run away as fast as you can! If they ARE, then you may want to proceed with caution.

I can run a property profile for you in less than 5 minutes. Please call me directly at (707) 583-8116 if you would like me to do so.

Thanks,

Tim C.
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Tue Jul 30, 2013
Lori n Connie answered:
Yes, renters should always insure their belongings in case of flood, fire, theft. Things happen sometimes that are unfortunate. Always insure.
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Thu May 23, 2013
Dolores Barron asked:
Wed Apr 24, 2013
Robert Chomentowski answered:
You might want to write a cover letter to the landlord explaining how you are a great tenant but you are just young and have no credit yet. You might provide character references and get letters from your cell phone and car insurance that payments have been made on time. ... more
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Tue Nov 27, 2012
Johanna Sandev answered:
I don't deal with rentals but I wish you the best of luck . Maybe you can qualify for section 8 housing due to your recent misfortune. I would try that if you haven't already, and I will keep you in mind should I come across anything. Best Regards, Johanna ... more
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Sun Nov 25, 2012
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Your credit can be as low as 580 and you can still qualify for a 3.5% down, FHA loan. What is your score?
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Wed Nov 21, 2012
Steven Ornellas answered:
Hi jannielou4:

I believe Debra meant to suggest you research the "California Lodger Law", which is covered in the link I provided below. -S
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Mon Nov 19, 2012
Terry Bell answered:
Dear Vilay, maybe now is the time to think about buying! The rental market is getting expensive right now and if you have any credit, this is the time to come onboard to becoming a home owner. Give me a call and let's go "window shopping" Terry Bell, CPS RE Santa Rosa, CA 707-292-5712 ... more
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Sat Nov 14, 2009
Mike Kelly Allison Norman answered:
Check Craig's List but beware of the many "phising" scams where they insist you complete an on-line application "prior" to seeing the rental and you end up providing bank account, soc. sec #'s, all those very sensitive information to someone in Nigeria!! Look for the tell-tale signs of slang not of THIS country! Many Realtors have properties themselves or know of clients renting property. ... more
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Tue Sep 8, 2009
Mike Kelly Allison Norman answered:
Constance, Have you checked Craigs List? Beware, however, of big rental scams. NO PERSONAL or BUSINESS information (checking accts,Soc.Sec#'s) over the internet!! When renting a property in today's scam world I would ask to see identification of the party you are dealing and ask if they are the owner. If they are the owner then ask a local realtor to pull up the "tax records" to verify they really ARE the owners!!! If they are a property manager then see their ID and get a DRE Lciensing number. Check them out!!
We have seen many horror stories of prospective tenants giving personal financial information only to find out it's a big scam!! Careful. I use a property manager named Sue Carrel. Her number is: 707-237-5199 Ext: 705
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