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Old 07-20-2016, 11:06 AM
 
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Hello,
I have never really done much in a forum, but I am getting really nervous! I have been hunting for homes and apartments in the Daytona Beach area and I thought I had an apartment in Port Orange, but a week before the moving truck was to come the complex denied my application! I had worked with them for months and they never gave me any indication that this was going to happen and I even kept asking them "I have a home to come too right?" I have two kids, a boy 7 and a girl 10 so schools are important. I just graduated with my bachelor's degree in human services and have been in healthcare for over 17 years. I just don't know where to look ???? I have talked to two realtors who have just been putting me on hold and I have filled out a ton of applications and played the waiting game, I can't keep doing these rental applications at the cost they want and keep getting denials. right now I have two applications waiting for approval and I think I have a good feeling about one, but my question is where do I look for housing that I have a chance of getting and not waiting forever to hear back? I don't want to live in the slums, I want something decent, but am anxious to just get this move over and move on.... any suggestions anyone!!! thank you so much for your input.
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Old 07-20-2016, 08:58 PM
 
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I don't understand the problem. We moved from Daytona to St Pete 7 months ago, and Daytona was one of the easiest places on earth to rent a place. There's LOTS of housing available, and the application process is the same as everywhere else. I had a place all rented by just calling a realtor when we sold our home sooner than we were ready to move, and thought we might need to stay for a few months. The realtor had sent the key and I was just going to put the money on a credit card on the phone when we decided to call the buyer and ask them to delay possession if they could, which they agreed to do.

When we originally moved to Daytona, we bought a mobile home in a senior park, and the application, credit, and background check took 30 minutes. So is there something on either of these that would possibly be a problem for you? If there is, just rent from an individual. There's plenty of nice condo owners that rent directly to people w/o going through realtors or property managers. I am pretty sure they are required to tell you why something is denied, and in any case, if you are denied you can go online or call and get a free credit report to see what's up. Usually, they're looking for court judgements against people, evictions, stuff like that.
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Old 07-21-2016, 07:53 AM
 
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Hello,
I have never really done much in a forum, but I am getting really nervous! I have been hunting for homes and apartments in the Daytona Beach area and I thought I had an apartment in Port Orange, but a week before the moving truck was to come the complex denied my application! I had worked with them for months and they never gave me any indication that this was going to happen and I even kept asking them "I have a home to come too right?" I have two kids, a boy 7 and a girl 10 so schools are important. I just graduated with my bachelor's degree in human services and have been in healthcare for over 17 years. I just don't know where to look ???? I have talked to two realtors who have just been putting me on hold and I have filled out a ton of applications and played the waiting game, I can't keep doing these rental applications at the cost they want and keep getting denials. right now I have two applications waiting for approval and I think I have a good feeling about one, but my question is where do I look for housing that I have a chance of getting and not waiting forever to hear back? I don't want to live in the slums, I want something decent, but am anxious to just get this move over and move on.... any suggestions anyone!!! thank you so much for your input.
Well, I guess the question is, why do you keep getting denied? Something in your credit or background check is causing it, in which case I don't know how we can help. Good luck, maybe you need to find a private landlord.
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Old 07-21-2016, 10:28 AM
 
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Well, I guess the question is, why do you keep getting denied? Something in your credit or background check is causing it, in which case I don't know how we can help. Good luck, maybe you need to find a private landlord.
Just to hitch hike on this --- You don't really need to "come clean" on this forum, but, you know perfectly well why you are getting denied... and it has nothing to do with the non-availability of places to rent. If you have a very shaky credit history with a record of non-payment, you may need to resign yourself to larger deposits.

Perhaps you could reveal if the issue is financial, social or something else. Otherwise, folks will have a difficult time helping-out.
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Old 07-26-2016, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Doral
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Dealing with tenants who have a background check issue is a challenge.

In any case, your best bet will be to find an individual landlord willing to deal with you directly - no middlemen of any kind. Look for things like duplexes, where the owner lives in one side, and rents the other half.

If the problem was a prior eviction, or other recent credit issue, cash is the best way to overcome landlord hesitation. Offer First, Last, plus 2 months of security deposit if you can.

On the other hand, if you have a criminal conviction, you really just have to overcome the hesitation of the landlord.

And regardless, worst off are the folks convicted of sex offenses, who have to disclose their issues not only to the landlord, but also to the neighbors before moving in. They're better off seeking rural areas (which are virtually non-existent in Miami Dade)
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Old 07-26-2016, 07:08 AM
 
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If it's a credit/non payment thing, offer to pay half the lease upfront in cash. May be your only option
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