Rental Scams on the Rise

The California DRE issued a consumer alert this week warning renters to be on the lookout for fraudulent landlords.  The imposters often are able to convince potential renters to pay money, which may include a first and last month’s rent and a security deposit, as well as follow up rental payments, for a house that is not owned by the supposed landlord. The scams are getting increasingly elaborate and more common place so keep an eye out.  I have several

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Best American cities to invest your real estate dollars

Experts predict “best” places to invest, American cities where the housing market is expected to a) rebound, b) stay strong, and/or c) improve. And this time, San Francisco proper is on the list. In fact, it tops the list. Trulia, a top real estate site for buyers, sellers, and renters, has identified the 10 cities the site’s data and analysts thereof consider best positioned to thrive in 2011. 10 Real Estate Markets that Will Thrive in 2011 1. San Francisco,

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