Don’t get scammed, ask for ID when Renting anything

    It’s happened yet again.  An unsuspecting “renter” has entered into an “illegal lease” agreement on a short sale in the San Fernando Valley.

    Santa Clarita realtors

    It came to our attention by the “Buyers agent” representing the buyer at one of our Short Sale listings.  The buyer told their agent that there seemed to be someone moving into the property that they were in escrow in.  We had received approval from the Bank with which we were negotiating the short sale with.

    Our client, law enforcement, called the division that patrols that specific area of the SFV.  They made contact and do you know what the “renter” is considered?  They are a Victim.  Don’t you be a victim when looking to rent a property.

    Ask the “representative” that is giving you a deal that is “Too good to be true”, for ID.  Get their drivers licence number and paperwork from them that says they are “allowed or authorized” to represent the Owner.  If you found the rental on line on one of the “Ad Type sites” and they freak out when you ask for some ID, then you know they are about to take advantage of you.  When it comes to the time of you verifying who the owner is – shoot us an email and we will send you a title report showing who the owner is.  If they don’t know the owners name, that is when you should throw a flag on that play.

    Ask to see the “rental or leasing” contract that the “owner” signed.  Contact your real estate agent to ensure the property is not in some phase of foreclosure.  Have your real estate agent friend, call the landlords representative and see if they are the “real deal”.  Heck, we would do this for someone we did not even know.  It is only the right thing to do.

    What is the next step?  Well the LAPD will work on getting the “Victims” out of the property.  I will pay extra for the post and sign that was taken down and destroyed.  Hopefully, the “victims” will move out without a problem without an eviction.  If it requires an eviction? – Then this short sale will probably go back to the bank as a Foreclosure 🙁

    Be smart, call your real estate agent with any questions related to renting or leasing.  Even if they, like us, don’t represent clients with rentals or leases, they can be excellent guides if they have a “play it forward” attitude.

    Make sure you view our video on how to keep safe when renting or leasing.

    Your New Foreclosures alert, Paris911’s Auction Alert for Santa Clarita Valley, found a match.

    Stage Radar ID Street City Zip State Type Sq Ft Beds Baths Sale Date Est. Value Est. Bid

    Auction 1014645b 21508 STOVER FLAT CT SANTA CLARITA 91390 CA SFR 1847 3 3.00 03/20/2012 $321,128.00 $346,594.00

    Auction 517064525 27240 TRENTON PL VALENCIA 91354 CA SFR 2895 4 3.00 03/26/2012 $523,351.00 $671,784.00

    Auction 500584370 19340 ACKERMAN AVE SANTA CLARITA 91321 CA CND 1894 3 2.00 03/26/2012 $265,613.00 $519,849.00

    Auction 370552 19830 ERMINE ST CANYON COUNTRY 91351 CA SFR 1665 4 2.00 03/26/2012 $292,362.00 $436,351.00

    Auction 502244 28318 MEDLAR DR VALENCIA 91354 CA CND 1346 3 3.00 03/26/2012 $294,648.00 $623,236.00

    Auction 507524696 28419 EVERGREEN LN SANTA CLARITA 91390 CA SFR 1592 3 3.00 03/20/2012 $333,965.00 $379,371.00

    Auction 736104 28610 BLACK OAK LN CASTAIC 91384 CA SFR 3284 4 3.00 03/26/2012 $601,654.00 $748,767.00

    Auction 509742398 18536 FAIRWEATHER ST SANTA CLARITA 91351 CA SFR 1120 3 2.00 03/19/2012 $213,028.00 $400,193.00

    Auction 27203 27567 CARAWAY LN SANTA CLARITA 91350 CA SFR 1200 3 2.00 03/26/2012 $268,890.00 $441,356.00

    Auction 24522459 27407 WHITEFIELD PL SANTA CLARITA 91354 CA CND 2750 5 3.00 03/19/2012 $622,280.00 $804,461.00

    Auction 520548984 28241 TAMARACK LN SANTA CLARITA 91390 CA SFR 2214 4 3.00 03/23/2012 $408,889.00 $642,432.00

    Auction 505259001 20305 CALHAVEN DR SAUGUS 91390 CA SFR 2970 5 4.00 03/22/2012 $509,494.00 $403,463.00

    Your New Foreclosures alert, Paris911’s Pre-Foreclosure Alert for Santa Clarita Valley CA, found a match.

    Stage Radar ID Street City Zip State Type Sq Ft Beds Baths Sale Date Est. Value Est. Bid

    Preforeclosure 513060843 17347 CREST HEIGHTS DR SANTA CLARITA 91387 CA SFR 3220 5 4.00 06/30/2012 $479,056.00 $645,170.00

    Preforeclosure 799727b 19313 CEDARCREEK ST CANYON COUNTRY 91351 CA SFR 1144 4 2.00 06/30/2012 $235,588.00 $490,255.00

    Preforeclosure 503108306 27954 CARVEL DR CANYON COUNTRY 91351 CA SFR 1238 3 2.00 06/29/2012 $233,394.00 $365,654.00

    Preforeclosure 503607970 19920 CHRISTOPHER LN SANTA CLARITA 91350 CA CND 2118 3 3.00 06/26/2012 $310,961.00 $554,061.00

    Preforeclosure 517011633 27886 CARAWAY LN SANTA CLARITA 91350 CA CND 1160 3 2.00 07/03/2012 $224,652.00 $413,985.00

    Preforeclosure 509558929 26457 THACKERY LN STEVENSON RANCH 91381 CA SFR 3103 5 3.00 07/03/2012 $630,582.00 $609,798.00

    Preforeclosure 509607874 14608 WATER LILY CT CANYON COUNTRY 91387 CA SFR 1512 4 2.00 06/30/2012 $322,933.00 $293,197.00

    Preforeclosure 517164025 28144 ROYAL RD CASTAIC 91384 CA SFR 2055 5 4.00 07/03/2012 $359,892.00 $421,480.00

    Preforeclosure 23772231 27207 ROCKGROVE AVE SANTA CLARITA 91351 CA SFR 1080 3 2.00 06/30/2012 $239,572.00 $407,334.00

    Preforeclosure 520307704 27480 WESTOVER WAY VALENCIA 91354 CA CND 1666 4 2.00 07/03/2012 $412,769.00 $500,497.00

    Preforeclosure 24524024 28071 VERNAL WAY SANTA CLARITA 91350 CA SFR 2070 4 3.00 07/03/2012 $374,453.00 $451,451.00

    Preforeclosure 505298220 20950 JUDAH LN SANTA CLARITA 91321 CA CND 1243 2 3.00 06/29/2012 $148,634.00 $190,840.00

    Preforeclosure 505298644 23515 LYONS AVE 236 SANTA CLARITA 91355 CA CND 675 1 1.00 06/29/2012 $124,182.00 $166,102.00

    Preforeclosure 517447444 27066 CROSSGLADE AVE 5 CANYON COUNTRY 91351 CA CND 1114 2 2.00 06/26/2012 $150,511.00 $273,663.00

    Preforeclosure 23799892 22625 OXFORD LN SANTA CLARITA 91350 CA CND 1877 4 3.00 06/30/2012 $300,444.00 $540,490.00

    Preforeclosure 505443984 24121 DEL MONTE DR 132 SANTA CLARITA 91355 CA CND 1112 2 2.00 06/27/2012 $212,154.00 $304,381.00

    Your New Foreclosures alert, Paris911’s Santa Clarita Bank Owned Real Estate Alert, found a match.

    Stage Radar ID Street City Zip State Type Sq Ft Beds Baths Sale Date Est. Value Est. Bid

    Bank Owned 507593815 27973 SKYCREST CIR VALENCIA 91354 CA SFR 1763 4 3.00 03/09/2012 $401,473.00 $364,500.00

    Your New Foreclosures alert, Paris911’s Sold to Third Alert for Santa Clarita Valley CA, found a match.

    Stage Radar ID Street City Zip State Type Sq Ft Beds Baths Sale Date Est. Value Est. Bid

    Sold to 3rd 517448798 28012 DANVERS PL CASTAIC 91384 CA SFR 1480 4 2.00 03/08/2012 $306,651.00 $258,500.00

     

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    Paris and Connor MacIvor

    Connor and Paris MacIvor are in the Top 1% of Realtors Nationwide, starting their real estate business in 1998 with RE/MAX Gateway - Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia CA. Their becoming licensed real estate consultants and representatives came from the horrible experience they had when they bought their first home. There were many things that the agent they had hired did not explain and disclose, which per law he should have. Getting that agent on the phone after they closed escrow and after he had gotten paid was impossible. Paris and Connor called the broker, the board of realtors, the office manager and all they received was the promise of a phone call back. The remedy did come, but not as fast and in the way they wanted. That act - that bad agent was the reason why Paris and Connor became Realtors. That was all they needed to vow to never let the same fate befall anyone else, that befell them. Today Connor and Paris are focused on client service. Protection and top-shelf service with regard to their real estate clientele. They primarily work within the Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia CA. However, for a referral, where 80+ of their business is referrals they have License and Will Travel to other parts of Ventura County, Los Angeles County, and Orange County to handle real estate transactions for those who trust their real estate operation. Writing on their Real Estate Blog is a passion. SCVnest.com/blog is where you will find over 10,000 real estate articles. Go to SCVnest.com/radio to listen to their latest real estate radio broadcast.

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