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Old 05-09-2008, 11:42 AM
Location: Phoenix AZ
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I am relocating to Philadelphia I will be working near the Airport, the issue is I have a rather large family and need at least a 5 to 6 bedroom house to rent, No doubt I have past issues l have been divorced and a victim identity theft in other words my credit is shot and I am trying fix that, I have been in Phoenix for nearly three years renting from the same agency in the same house with no late rental payments and I can give proof of that, My income with the move to Philly should be near $100,000 yrly but I have rejection issues when it comes to applying what should I do, I am open to lease to own property as well
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Old 05-09-2008, 04:02 PM
Location: Villanova Pa.
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I would suggest looking into South Jersey where your money,especially 6 BR, will go alot further. Look into Gloucester and Camden Counties NJ. Delaware might also work-New Castle County.

Renting a 6 BR in some of the nicer Pa burbs is going to start $3500 and go way up depending on location.

Heres a good rental real estate site. Choose a county. Click all cities,private listings, and put in your criteria, 6 BR for example.

Good luck

Weichert Rental Network

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new castle county
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Old 05-09-2008, 07:12 PM
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I'm thinking you will find more houses of that size (old homes) in PA than South Jersey, not sure why I think that but I do. I guess because Philly is so much bigger and older in terms of housing stock...Jersey has more sprawl but I don't think you will find as many larger homes there.

So your looking at Delaware County, the best sections of which will cost you $4+k a month, or SE Delco or western or southern Chester county for less money but your commute time will suffer and you may still need private schools.

I found quite a few 5 bedroom places in University City, which can be rough and has rough bordering areas in West Philly in the $1-1.5K range and Upper Darby/Lansdowne, which is much safer but the schools are pretty bad, Lansdowne especially in the $2-3K range.

But if you can afford a higher rent I would look to Delco or Chester County and rent in the nicest area you can afford...its either that or pay for private/Catholic school...your choice...
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