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Old 07-29-2010, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Leesburg, VA
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I am trying to move back to NM from VA and I am not sure how to go about it. My dilemma is how do you get a place to live when you don't yet have a job? I am all for moving down there with no job but not sure how to rent a place with no pay check stubs. I can get a 1 bdrm at a decent price and can live off my savings for a little bit just not sure if places would rent to you without having a job and no proof of a job. Anyone been able to do this before and how?
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Old 07-29-2010, 07:14 AM
 
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I am trying to move back to NM from VA and I am not sure how to go about it. My dilemma is how do you get a place to live when you don't yet have a job? I am all for moving down there with no job but not sure how to rent a place with no pay check stubs. I can get a 1 bdrm at a decent price and can live off my savings for a little bit just not sure if places would rent to you without having a job and no proof of a job. Anyone been able to do this before and how?
Unless the landlord is extremely desperate to rent the place, you are not likely to be able to rent without a job. You get the job first, then you rent the apartment. The landlord doesn't want to have to go through the eviction process, if you can't find a job.
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Old 07-29-2010, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Leesburg, VA
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I figured that but I have read some posts where people have moved then got a job and just curious how they did that because it's hard to find a job when you don't live in that city or state and you can't move without a job.
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Old 07-29-2010, 09:04 AM
 
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The way I did it was by telling them I was self employed--which I was, only the year *before* last. I have great credit and an excellent rental history. They asked for the last two months in advance, instead of one. I provided them bank account information to show substantial savings and tax returns and proof of unemployment.

It can be done. You just need to have your ducks in order and provide the information they need to prove that you will pay your rent.
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Old 07-31-2010, 12:34 AM
 
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Depending on your age you can find roommates who dont care.

If you are renting and give the landlord 3-4 months in advance im sure they would be willing to overlook the fact. (if you offer 3 months rent in advance on a 6 month rental, you would find something for sure)
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Old 07-31-2010, 12:05 PM
 
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Default Sublet or share

You should be able to find a decent place to live through Craigslist. Look in the sublet or share category. If an apartment has a private owner, they may not make you jump through the proof of employment hoop. Also, make sure you have about six months worth of living expenses in the bank. You may need it if the desired job doesn't materialize as quickly as you would like. Good luck.
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Old 07-31-2010, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Leesburg, VA
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Thank you all for the good advice and I am also looking into places with short term leases like 3 months so that way I can pay up front for the whole lease and have a time to find a job.
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Old 08-02-2010, 07:02 AM
 
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Three months is good and month-to-month would probably be even better. You could also look into hotels with weekly or monthly rates.
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Old 08-03-2010, 08:59 AM
 
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Thank you all for the good advice and I am also looking into places with short term leases like 3 months so that way I can pay up front for the whole lease and have a time to find a job.
It is possible~i have done it twice now The BEST bet for you is to call different apartment complexes~they take into account your income as of THE DAY YOU CALL~as long as you have the deposit and first months rent~you are OK in most cases We are moving in 4 weeks and are in the same situation and have had no problem in renting.
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Old 08-04-2010, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Outer Space
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It is possible~i have done it twice now The BEST bet for you is to call different apartment complexes~they take into account your income as of THE DAY YOU CALL~as long as you have the deposit and first months rent~you are OK in most cases We are moving in 4 weeks and are in the same situation and have had no problem in renting.
They never asked what you were going to do for money once you got there?
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