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Thu Apr 25, 2013
charles butterfield answered:
Thank you ADJ for your question:

Rentals in those neighborhoods are almost non existent.

Currently there are far more people who want to rent or buy homes in this area than there are homes for sale or rent.

For more information you may reach me at my cell phone: (408)509-6218

Thank you,
Charles Butterfield MBA
Real Estate Broker/REALTOR
American Realty
Cell Phone: (408)509-6218
Fax: (408)269-3597
Email Address: charlesbutterfieldbkr@yahoo.com
DRE#00901872
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Tue Apr 2, 2013
Cindy Davis answered:
None of us could possibly tell you without knowing the exact location. There are detached town homes...they do exist. Why do you assume it's fraud?
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Sun Aug 25, 2013
Terri Vellios answered:
The agent either (1) has not changed it on Trulia, (2) Not changed it on the MLS, or (3) Has no control over the syndication from one old website to the link you are finding the property. ... more
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Sat Apr 5, 2014
Kimberly Nicholson answered:
Here is the link for the district and schoold finder.http://www.schvision.com/schoolfinder3/sjusd/
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Tue Dec 17, 2013
Jason Walter answered:
I hope you found a nice place to rent but if not, check Craigslist, apartments.com, Zillow, Trulia and local property management companies. You could even drive the neighborhoods that you are looking to move to and locate "For Rent" signs. Good luck! ... more
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Mon Jul 1, 2013
charles butterfield answered:
Thank you, Mary:

The address is undisclosed, therefore it is impossible to determine whether or not it is for rent.

The contact person does not have an active, valid Real Estate license.

The fact that the person that is advertising this property does not have an active, valid Real Estate License is a red flag.

Many scammers have been placing fake advertisements of property for rent that they do not own and do not have a written agreement with the owner of the property to rent that property.

The scammers then take your money for the deposit and prepaid rent and disappear with your money.

This is a particularly cruel hoax because you have lost your money for the deposit and prepaid rent and you now have no place to live.

I recommend before you deal with anyone or give them any money or information that you demand to see a copy of their Real Estate License first. Also, it is required that all Real Estate Agents put their DRE License number in their advertisements. If there is no DRE number in the advertisement, then the advertisement is probably a scam.

Thank you,
Charles Butterfield MBA
Real Estate Broker/REALTOR
American Realty
Cell Phone: (408)509-6218
Fax: (408)269-3597
Email Address: charlesbutterfieldbkr@yahoo.com
DRE#00901872
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Fri Jan 17, 2014
charles butterfield answered:
Thank you for your question, Carol:

Yes, the advertisement that you have linked to is is a scam.

The advertised rent is less than half the fair market rent for this property. No legitimate property owner rents their property for less than half the fair market rent for that property.

Also, no legitimate property owner leaves the country without making prior arrangements with a licensed property manager to make certain that the property is properly maintained and rented.

The contact person listed in the advertisement does not have a valid, active California Real Estate License and is not the owner of the property.

Unfortunately a number of scammers have placed fake advertisements for properties for rent to collect the deposits and prepaid rent. The scammers then disappear with the deposit money and prepaid rent.

I have flagged the advertisement as suspected fraud.

I recommend that you also flag the advertisement as suspected fraud and report the advertisement to The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office, The San Jose Police Department and The Federal Bureau of Investigation.
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Thank you,
Charles Butterfield MBA
Real Estate Broker/REALTOR
American Realty
Cell Phone: (408)509-6218
Fax: (408)269-3597
Email Address: charlesbutterfieldbkr@yahoo.com
DRE#00901872
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Tue Feb 26, 2013
Grace Hanamoto answered:
Good eye Dennis!

Yes, this one is also a scam rental and has been posted in many areas where local real estate is offered. Remember if it is too good to be true, it usually is not legitimate.

I've flagged this listing with Trulia.

Thanks,
Gace
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Thu Oct 31, 2013
Grace Hanamoto answered:
Nope, scam. Out of state manager and the home does not appear to be a rental. Run!! I have already reported this as a scam. Remember, anytime you see an out of state manager, 99 percent of the time, it is not a legitimate offer. ... more
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Fri Jan 17, 2014
Terri Vellios answered:
That home closed escrow recently. Below is agent who represent the buyer:


Ralph Rodriguez
DRE: 01169616
Status:
Association: Santa Clara County Association of Realtors
Phone: 408-807-3073
Fax: 408-754-1501
Cell:
Email: ralph@ralphrodriguez.com
Web Site: www.apr.com/ralphandrachel
Broker Code: APR.18
Office Name: Alain Pinel Realtors
Office Phone: 408-528-7718
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Sun Feb 24, 2013
Terri Vellios answered:
You are correct. It is criminal. It is spammers and scammers doing it. Until the web "police" find a way to weed them out you are going to continue to see these types of offer attempting to take advantage of the uninformed and innocent. ... more
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Sat Feb 23, 2013
charles butterfield answered:
Thank you for your question Ferdiewen:

I like the area. I have several clients who own homes in this area and they like it.

However I have found that the best way for you to tell if you will like the area is to knock on some doors and talk to some of the homeowners and ask them what the like and do not like about the neighborhood.

That will give you a better idea than almost anything else that you can do to tell if you will like the neighborhood.

Thank you,
Charles Butterfield MBA
Real Estate Broker/REALTOR
American Realty
Cell Phone: (408)509-6218
Fax: (408)269-3597
Email Address: charlesbutterfieldbkr@yahoo.com
DRE#00901872
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Terri Vellios answered:
I could not find a house on the tax records in Santa Clara county with that address.

go to www.RentOMeter.com and it will help you weed through the false pricing.

Have an amazing day! ... more
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Tue Sep 17, 2013
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Fri Feb 1, 2013
Frank Herman answered:
These ads are becoming the norm in todays market. We are seeing these types of ads on Vacant & foreclosure homes. To protect yourself confirm with the person who is renting out the property that they are a property management company or have a Real Estate License (aka Dre#). You can look up their dre # or name on www.dre.ca.gov
You will also want to confirm that the home you are renting out is not in default or going to forclosure. Good luck
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Mon Jan 21, 2013
charles butterfield answered:
Thank you, Julie:

Fortunately home prices and rent prices drop as you move farther from The Silicon Valley. Gilroy, to the south is often a good place to look for lower priced housing, as is Tracy to the east.

For more information, you may call me at my cell phone: (408)509-6218, or send me an email at my email address: charlesbutterfieldbkr@yahoo.com

Thank you,
Charles Butterfield MBA
Real Estate Broker/REALTOR
American Realty
Cell Phone: (408)509-6218
Fax: (408)269-3597
Email Address: charlesbutterfieldbkr@yahoo.com
DRE#00901872
.
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Mon Jan 21, 2013
Dan Tabit answered:
Julie,
You are wise to be skeptical. Find a local agent to work with you and verify this or any other rental listing. There are scams on Trulia, Craigslist and other sites. Whatever you do, NEVER send money in the mail for keys. ... more
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Elena Talis answered:
Look at Craigslist, Trulia, Zillow, etc. The usual suspects. Not sure you can get 3 bedrooms for $1600 though...
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Mon Nov 26, 2012
Laura Feghali answered:
Hello Mary,
No, a business license is not required to rent out a residential dwelling. You would be the landlord/owner but possibly would need to hire a property manager to oversee the property if you are not residing in the area.
If it is a commercial property then you definitely would need to have someone manage and oversee the tenants.
I suggest that you work with a local real estate agent there to assist you in marketing the property and guide you through the rental process.

Good luck to you!

Laura Feghali
Prudential Connecticut Realty
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Sun Nov 25, 2012
Terri Vellios answered:
I pulled up a quick tax record and did not see a house on Gregg with that address.

Now there is a house for sale at 1880 Gregg Drive. You may have found a scam.
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