Relocating and Renting in Bend
Many people relocating to Central Oregon mat want to live in the area first before buying. There seems to be a lot of scamming going on nowadays. Remember the old say “if it’s too good to be true, it probably isn’t true”. These scammers especially target those moving from “out of the area”.
- Always work with a licensed professional. The simplest is to work with a Property Management Company, Relocation Service or Real Estate Broker. Be sure you are working with a licensed company. If the person you are working with is not the homeowner or an employee of a licensed professional you maybe at risk of being scammed. Visit the Oregon Real Estate Agency website to verify a professional license.
- If you rent from an individual homeowner you should do some research to make sure you are working with the actual homeowner. Visit the Deschutes County records website to verify the person you are about to give money to is the actual homeowner. Before meeting with the potential landlord verify the name of the homeowner for a specific address. As a renter you have a right to see their ID to verify identity before giving any money.
- Never make a payment by wiring money. This also puts you at risk. Most scammers get their money through wiring.
- Recently the House of Representatives passed a one year bill (2019/2020) that will require the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to discount FHA single-family mortgage insurance premium payments to qualified first time home buyers. HR 2162.
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