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has anyone rented from home advocate trustees?

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DO NOT RENT FROM THEM!!!!!! They promise homeowners in mortgage default to rent out the house to save it from foreclosure, pocket the money (including the deposit) and refuse to return any calls or emails about it. Including the CEO himself.

It seems fine in the beginning, but believe me- you will pour money into fixing up a home that you will just be booted from.
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I read your situation; I am going through this situation please reply to me in how I can speak with you regarding this situation. I have been scammed myself for the past two years, and I do see their are plenty of other victims like us. Please respond via email srodriguez353@gmail.com. Thank you.

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We rented from them in January 2009. The house was a little dirty when we moved in, but we accepted it in as-is condiditon cause the rent was a good deal. So far they have been ok. As long as the rent is paid on time, they leave us alone.

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If your referring to home advocate trustees out of seattle, yes. We've been renting from them for over a year. We're in the process of moving now because of a job relocation, but they were ok landlords. We got a cheap rent because they dont do work on the property, but we were ok with that because we got a 3bd place for $200 less than regular rent prices. I'd rent from them again but they dont have any properties availabe where we are heading in Houston

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Rented in April 2011, rent was good at $995 for 3 bed/2 bath with a pool in Tempe, AZ however, house was dirty, the pool was green, the former owner left food in the fridge that was rotted. I had to paint the entire interior, put in lights and light switches the former owner took as well as blinds and additional fixtures etc. The pool had to be drained and the motor didn't work, nor did the dishwasher. They don't cover those items. When it was all done we unexpectedly spent $4k to make it comfortable and had signed a 2yr lease. No longer a great rent deal, but I liked it there. I knew that they were part of walkawaytoday.org and that they took over distressed properties from owners who just wanted to bail on them and then tried to buy them cheaply from the bank. They then either rent or sell them as is therefore making a profit. What I did NOT realize is that they had NOT acquired the home prior to us renting. Within 2 months of us renting, it was posted all over the exterior of the house that the house would be going up for auction in 3 months. HAT assured me we had nothing to worry about and that they were actively trying to obtain the property and that even if they did not acquire it, we would be protected by our "fully executed lease." The auction date comes, is postponed for a month. The 2nd auction date passes and low and behold, they did not acquire the property, it was returned to Freddie Mac. Freddie Mac offered us $3k to get out in 30 days, $2k to get out in 60 days and $1k to get out in 90 days. The max offer was $3k. Well, I was already out $4k in improvements AND the other $995 in security deposits that HAT did NOT return. Once notified of the auction I continued to pay rent because they assured me they thought they would be able to acquire the property and I didn't want to get evicted once they did. And the lease they assured me would protect me only protects you if you are paying MARKET rent. Which I wasn't because I rented AS IS!! Scam artists!
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Thank you so much for sharing. Our 1st forclosure notice was taped to our back yard fence this week (15 Oct 12). Not sure if this has been happening for awhile and that we were'nt paying attention (previous notice's could of been blown away). We moved in this 3bdr 1.5 bath for $995 month AS IS. w/1yr lease. We re-newed our lease for another 9 mo. (until March 2013).Didn't get notice til this week. If we move out before lease is up,what do I need to do so they cant screw my credit??

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So all in all, they got $8,000 from me and all they probably ever did was send a few papers to the bank. Additionally, I spent $4k in improvements. You CANNOT reach them by phone, only email and they take a few days to get back to you. Everything is done online, you never see anyone. Regarding "major repairs" from their contract "tenant shall pay the first $250 as a deductible, against any major repair cost per each 3 month period, starting from the date of move in. Landlord will pay for any amount over $250 for major repairs - examples *AC repair, *Heating repair, *Water heater repair, *Leaky roof, *Major electrical, plumbing or sewer issues. Some things NOT included - cosmetic stuff, painting, flooring, window coverings, cleaning, door/cabinet locks or repairs, pool repair, appliance repair, septic tank maintenance etc. FURTHER if after moving in and turning on utilities significant mechanical defects are discovered - major plumbing, major electric, mold, major AC/heat replacements, roof issues, flood issues etc. the Landlord can either repair it if they so choose AFTER you pay your $250 deductible OR they can cancel the lease. The Tenant can move out immediately with a full refund of monies received by landlord. Landlord will not be liable for any additional compensation - so good luck to you. If the house becomes inhabitable they can cancel the lease and give you 30 days to vacate. If they have to pursue legal action against you, you get to pay for that too. It is all a big scam. DO NOT RENT FROM THEM! Additionally, the guy who previously owned the house named MARIO VILLARRUBIA, I hope you got yours on this too. Mario bought a house in North Scottsdale for the same price as this one and then signed it over to walkawaytoday.org thinking he could just bail it. And Mario, spoiled food that has been sitting in a refrigerator for 3 months that has no electric is just NASTY you jackass! I hope you choke on some spoiled deer meat.

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BEWARE everyone in the Treasure Valley! I have done a lot of research on the property at 9003 W. Highlander, Boise, Id 83709. Do Not Rent form this company. Nice property, but Home Advocate Trustees is a very shady company.
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Want to break my lease w/Home Advocate Trustee's after reading this. Got my 1st foreclosure notice (auction 30 days). How do I prevent them from scewing my credit?

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I am renting from them currently. i have been receiving paperwork from the bank and attorneys regarding foreclosure since ive lived here. they keep telling me its ok and they specialize in saving homes from foreclosure. i just spoke to a friend's friend who owns a mortgage company and said they are running a scam and to quit paying rent.. oh and the last pack of papers i received said the house is being sold nov 19..in 11 days..
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Just out of curiosity, do they make larger repairs, such as heating systems, busted pipes, etc....?

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I have rented from Home Advocate Trustees for almost a year now without any problems or complaints. I have always been able to communicate with them and any issue was resolved. Home Advocate Trustees represents the homeowner/mortgagor in which the homeowner/mortgagor has a signed, notarized and executed agreement with them. Home Advocate Trustees then becomes the Property Management Company and/or Third Party Liasion for the homeowner/mortgagor. Home Advocate Trustees assist the homeowner/mortgagor by communicating with their mortgage company in trying to get a workout option (such as a modification) for them but that is also based upon whether the homeowner/mortgagor qualifies based upon their income and expenses (also debt to income ratio). Mostly nine times out of ten they don't qualify for a modification because if they did then their house would not be in foreclosure. What most tenants do not know, deny or fail to realize is that the property they are renting is already in foreclosure but by no fault of Home Advocate Trustees. It is the homeowner/mortgagor fault for not being a responsible adult and allowing their home to go into foreclosure by not paying their monthly mortgage when it is due in a timely manner. So for those people who are upset, mad and/or dislike Home Advocate Trustees, I would suggest to please channel any comments to the rightful individuality. Also, you can contact the county/city property tax office to verify the Owner on record of the property you are renting. It is so much easier and quicker to go to their website and under Property Taxes just enter the rental property address. This is public information. So in conclusion, I would advise to always research any endeavor/commitment you make in life because ultimately YOU are liable for the decisions YOU make. WE are all accountable for our own actions. Take Care.

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I have been renting from HAT for a year now and have been getting forclosure notices on my door about every other day. I tried calling and leaving several messages and emailing them several times about my house going up for auction in may. They never responded back so I told them that I wad not going to pay my tent untilled they contact me about this matter..... still nothing! So the "proclaimed" owners of this house stooped by and told me that I didn't need to pay February rentto get their house back and that they will know in 45 days if they will have it!!! But I asked them what would happen if they didn't get it. And they told me that I would have to move out in 30 days after the auction.... what do I do????? I don't trust these supposed owners... who should I contact? I did contact the states attorney general and filled out a complaint form but what else? I have 3 kids and my husband is out of town working for the next 3 months..... so very confuand frustrated! since I wasn't going to get my deposit back and that they will write up a contract eight me to start paying them in March...... I am so confused right now..... they said that they were trying to get a loan

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