I found an ad in Craigslist for a home available for a Lease Option. I called the
number in the ad: (650) 263-3209
And I was told over the phone that the home owner of the house that I am interested
in doing a lease option has signed up with www.newhousehunters.com and that all
I needed to do was call the owner to set up a walk through. And the owner's
information will be available in their
However, I needed to pay $40.00 and this information would be
made available to me.
But, this was not the case, I never received the login information. And my Realtor
friend was able to find the owner info in Public Records which we contacted and
the Home Owner had no idea their home was being advertised!
Further, I did some research and found that the
website merely aggregates pre-foreclosure data
and the bulk of home owners don't know that the home is being advertised their
system posts the listing using the Google maps pictures. [continued below]....
this was the property I was interested in. Gadenside Home (Craiglist Ad)
I requested a cancellation on the following grounds:
1)Services not received (I have not received the login information and never
2)Services not as advertised. (Ad states property is available for a lease
option, but the owner is not even aware the home is being advertised).
3)Bait and switch tactic (the Craiglist ad appears in the lease section but no
lease option is available, instead the I ended up signing up for membership
in for their website, and no login was ever provided.)
I never heard back from House Hunters LLC regarding my cancellation and refund
Other complaits I have found: Webutation Complaints ScamBook Complaits Better Business Bureau Review (F rating on House Hunters LLC) Some Craigslist Ads