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How Much Rent Can I Afford?

By Steven Shaw on 6/29/2015

How Much Rent Can I Afford?

When with one of my friends recently, I walked past a building covered in “for rent” signs from a property management group in Chicago, where we live. “Oh, hey, it’s the company that robs me blind every month,” my friend muttered as she saw the logo.

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Can You Be Denied an Apartment Because of Bad Credit?

By Steven Shaw on 12/15/2014

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The most well-known consequence of having bad credit is trouble getting loans or credit cards, but a low credit score can also make it difficult to find a place to live. Landlords, especially large property-management companies, will likely check your credit report before approving your lease, and there are plenty of negative items that landlords see as deal-breakers with potential tenants.

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What Happens When a Landlord Checks Your Credit

By Steven Shaw on 9/18/2014

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You’ve found the perfect place to rent and now — gulp! — the property manager tells you all you need to do is fill out an application so she can run a credit check. Whether you’ve got great credit, bad credit, or no credit, it probably makes you a little uneasy: Will there be a problem?

In this guide, you’ll learn all about landlord credit checks, how to prepare yourself for one, and options if your credit isn’t stellar.

 

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How to Stop a Landlord From Ruining Your Credit

By Steven Shaw on 4/28/2014

How to Stop Your Landlord From Ruining Your Credit

Lori seems to have had bad luck with landlords. When she left her first apartment, she says she cleaned it thoroughly but her landlord charged her $1,200 for a cleaning fee. They kept her $500 security deposit toward that cost, then charged her another $675, which they turned over to a collection agency. In the second case, she had to break the lease, but she says the management of the apartment complex gave her the go-ahead due to the circumstances. Instead of the final bill she said they agreed upon, she received a letter from a collection agency demanding much more.

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How to Rent With Bad Credit

By Steven Shaw on 1/18/2014

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We’ve all heard about the importance of your credit scores when it comes to buying a home. But credit is important for renting as well. Some landlords won’t rent to people with low credit scores. This doesn’t mean you can’t rent a home or apartment, though. There are some ways to get around this and prove to a potential landlord that you can afford the home and will make payments on time.

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Just Released: WilliamPaid Survey Reveals that Apartment Renters Want Utility and Rent Payments Included in Credit Reports

By Steven Shaw on 8/21/2013
More than 70 percent of American apartment dwellers said that they want their utility and rent payments to count toward their credit history, according to a WilliamPaid survey of more than 1,000 renters that was conducted on July 12 to 15, 2013. The findings, which were released today, also indicate that one-third of respondents had been denied lines of credit within the past year, demonstrating that Americans need all the help that they can get when it comes to building good credit for their futures.
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Think You Can’t Buy a House? Try the One You Rent

By Steven Shaw on 7/11/2013

Think You Can't Buy a House? Try the One You Rent

If you have never owned a home before, or owned a home in the past, or previous circumstances require you to rent a home now, and you’re hoping to buy a house again, there’s one possibility you might not have considered: purchasing the home you’re currently renting. That’s right — make a purchase offer to your landlord to buy the home you presently live in. The blanket belief your landlord doesn’t want to sell simply may not be true. By communicating your intention to purchase the house directly from your landlord, the transaction becomes easier for both parties.

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