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Old 10-11-2015, 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by mike12326 View Post
Dude you want to rent an apartment that's $1300 with a $1600 income?? Are you nuts??! You're only asking for trouble. Plus no LL will rent you that $1300 apartment with a $1600 monthly income anywhere. Not just here. If you want rent a place for $1300 you should at least be making $2000 a month after taxes. When you're able to make more income, I would advice you go through a private owner because real estate places are very strict. Good luck buddy
Hahaha yeah I guess I am nuts for thinking I can rent a place where I'd literally be broke. Thank you for your advice
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Old 11-02-2015, 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Cida View Post
Certainly nothing wrong with temp agencies. But I think that the problem will be not that a LL wants you to have worked somewhere for a year, but that they understand that a temp technically has no stable income. What agency is it? For instance, they may regard it differently if it's a long-time established agency.

I think that your first choice should be trying to rent a room for something under $1000, to let you save up some money. I think your second choice should be a roommate, again, paying as little as possible. I know you'd like your own place, but let's be realistic. Don't use up all your savings on this.

When you do get to the point of trying to get your own place, start by offering an extra 2-3 months rent, not 6. Your best bet for this would be to avoid a corporate LL or managing agent, and find some nice real person renting out an apartment in his own building.

Hello there, alot of things you're saying does make sense but there's one thing i kind of disagree with you on. Technically, a temp agency IS considered a company so I think that if he stays with that one agency for atleast a year, and they keep finding him work, he'd be ok. But of course with that said, his income would have to be much more than what hes making now and his credit score would have to be in great shape.

Danny aint lyin when he says that now a days, it's pretty difficult to get hired within the actual company right away. Now a days most jobs seems to be through temp agencies. Unless you work in a retail store or mc Donald's . I know this because I know many people who are in the same boat. It's way different now than how,it used to be. You're right though, his best bet would be to go through a private owner. Most public Real estate places might deny him.
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