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Old 08-06-2013, 04:05 PM
 
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I need help !!!! I am looking to move in the Charlotte area but because of past events my credit is not so great. Can someone help me with places that I can start looking.

Thanks !
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Old 08-06-2013, 04:08 PM
 
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Most corporate type apartments will work with you on credit issues as long as you don't have any evictions or lease breakage etc. That's a deal breaker.

Private landlords usually give a break if you can explain it or have sufficient income.
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Old 08-06-2013, 04:12 PM
 
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where do you suggest me to start looking when it comes to finding private landlords. Im not from the Charlotte area but my job is relocating me the area. I make a steady pay check every week but because of my past, and divorce it set me back tremendously.
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Old 08-06-2013, 04:39 PM
 
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I would suggest starting on Craigslist. If you go to some real estate websites that deal with rentals, they have the criteria they require on the website. Also, if you know of anyone at your new job, ask around. That is how we found our last house.
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Old 08-06-2013, 04:49 PM
 
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Thank You so much,
I haven't started at the job just yet, so im going to hop on Craigslist first..and hope for the best.
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Old 08-06-2013, 04:50 PM
 
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A lot of private rentals do not check credit reports. They are more interested in where you work, how long you have worked there, etc. Domestic situation.

Unfortunately I don't really know a good place to find these places. We rent our condo by putting sign in the window. Usually rents in a couple of weeks. We've tried advertising on Craigslist but that is really unproductive.
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Old 08-06-2013, 04:54 PM
 
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A lot of private rentals do not check credit reports. They are more interested in where you work, how long you have worked there, etc. Domestic situation.

Unfortunately I don't really know a good place to find these places. We rent our condo by putting sign in the window. Usually rents in a couple of weeks. We've tried advertising on Craigslist but that is really unproductive.
Thank you for your reply,
Do you suggest when I come looking next week that I just drive around and hope to find a for rent sign in the window of places? Time is really pushing near so I am trying to find a place soon.
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Old 08-06-2013, 05:53 PM
 
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Most important is serious criminal history, no landlord that I know would take the risk on possible disturbance. Second is evictions.
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Old 08-06-2013, 05:58 PM
 
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Not trying to pry but if you just have debts/bad debts etc but no evictions/lease breakage fees, most corporate owned apartments will work with you on credit. Camden, Bexley etc.

If time is a crunch, you can stay at an extended stay and then give yourself a few weeks to adjust to work and see what areas you want to rent in and drive/look online etc. (craigslist or hot pads)
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Old 08-06-2013, 06:34 PM
 
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I need help !!!! I am looking to move in the Charlotte area but because of past events my credit is not so great. Can someone help me with places that I can start looking.

Thanks !
You may be able to find a rental through a rental agency. At the end of the day, the owner makes the final decision even if the rental aganecy doesn't recommend the potential tenants (they typically have a list if criteria that determines their recommendation).. You should offer to leave a deposit of two months versus one and that should help the homeowner feel more comfortable in renting to you.

Hope this helps!
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