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Old 02-15-2013, 05:46 PM
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I been roaming around the craigslist and other places the last few days and keep seeing a pattern. We need a place to rent in Fargo; relocating there mid next month from Minneapolis because my other half got a decent job there.

We don't have good credit. We have awesome rent references, never missed a rent payment ever. What's up with all these "credit checks"? The both of us mostly got messed up on our credit rating cosigning for offspring and .. well, our kids damaged our credit pretty bad.

Is that the day and age now? Good credit our check into a homeless shelter? Seems like it, we had a heck of a time finding a place here in Minneapolis because of it.

Any apartment complexes around 600 a month (plus or minus a hundred or so) in the Fargo area that don't do credit checks? I've made umpteen phonecalls and numerous emails and .. maybe it's my luck, haven't found one yet. We're not very picky, just want a place to live and willing to part with money every month.

Call for help here, I'm getting frustrated. Think I'm just clicking on all the wrong ones and my internet time is limited the time being.

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Old 02-16-2013, 09:05 AM
Location: Fargo, ND
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They may not be as big of complexes or as nice as perhaps you were looking for, but a previous poster in a similar situation had success with RKAK Rentals.
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:12 AM
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Sorry but most places require a credit check now to rent, especially if its a actual apartment complex.

The only places I could recommend where they might not do a credit check is the old houses that get split up into apartments, those are mostly on the North side of town outside of the college. My sister lived in one of these when she did her first year at NDSU and she didnt have to get a background check. Most of these apartments though are not of good quality from what I have seen.

All of the actual apartments complexes that I know of require credit checks.
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:57 AM
Location: Greenbelt, MD
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I happened to see this on the front page.

OP - your best bet is craigslist.

Look for a basement in a house or maybe an entire floor. Maybe a separate unit beside the owners house. You may have to share the kitchen but you all should be able rent a place that has privacy without a credit check. Some owners will do a check while others may just want proof of income. It depends on who rents to you. The good references you have are going to help.
As the above poster already mentioned getting an actual apartment without the check is going to be very difficult.
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Old 09-19-2013, 11:12 AM
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That's a problem here in New Mexico too. Glad to see it's not JUST New Mexico, California, New York and Massachusetts.
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Old 09-23-2013, 10:45 PM
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It isn't an option for most people, but coming up with the first four months rent would work with most individual landlords. That's what I would do. I don't imagine a complex would have the flexibility.

I've never had a good experience in a complex.

I've always had a good experience with individual landlords.

I moved a lot in college because I was always taking off to do an internship in another state.
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