Did you find something yet? What part of Santa Barbara county? A new listing just came on the market in Goleta that would work for your situation...Feel free [contact info deleted by Zillow moderator. Please see our Good Neighbor Policy for posting guidelines]
Thank you for taking the time to report the scam and warning other would-be renters. It's appreciated!
Yes, under the description and photo (or map) of your home are a list of options to choose from. Click on 'edit', 'edit home facts' and verify you are the homeowner or have the right to 'claim the home/listing'. After that you can edit the facts, description, upload home photos, etc.
Yes, please do report it! I get a lot of inquiries about 'really cheap' rentals...which is a waste of a tenants time. Zillow is great about quickly removing the property and blocking the user from listing anything further.
You need to claim your home and then you are free to update the information, which usually comes from tax records. I have helped other local clients do this, so let me know if you need assistance!
If you send me an email, I will forward you a link with sold property information.
Local banks are your best bet! There is usually some hefty fees involved in contruction loans, so make sure to ask upfront.