Zillow Advice: Finding a Rental - Renting with Bad credit http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Renting-with-Bad-credit/469188/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate I am looking for a 2 bedroom ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Renting-with-Bad-credit/469188/ I am looking for a 2 bedroom in New Castle County Area but I am not able to get approved for most apartments because of my credit.&nbsp;My fiance' lost his job due to diabetes and now we are staying in&nbsp;a motel paying 265/week.&nbsp;We both have good paying jobs&nbsp;and paying that much for a motel is more than enough to rent an apartment.&nbsp;Any suggestions?&nbsp; Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:01:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Renting-with-Bad-credit/469188/ 2015-04-20T19:01:00Z I am looking for a 1 bed ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Renting-with-Bad-credit/469188/ I am looking for a 1 bed room apartment, I live in Bronx NY and want to live near my grand children. If anyone know of a one bed room apartment in the zip code area 10473 please send me an e-mail at 5@gmail.com. I do not have a high credit score so if anyone can give me additional information about how to apply for this apartment it will be appreciative. I have to move as soon as possible. If anyone know of someone that have two bedroom apartment and want to rent out one room that also will be helpful. Thanks may God Bless all of you and the woman with the grand children I pray that you will get an apartment soon.&nbsp; Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:41:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Renting-with-Bad-credit/469188/ 2015-04-17T14:41:00Z I filed chapter 13 almost ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Renting-with-Bad-credit/469188/ I filed chapter 13 almost 2 years ago due to illness I am better now with health and working at the hospital .Now I am going through the process of a divorce I am looking for a renter home with 3 bedroom for me and my daughters my husband always paid rent I have not paid rent myself since 1993 I will get alimony and child support of at least 1700 a month .I need advice please He is in the military as a Master Sergeant (E-8).&nbsp; Mon, 16 Mar 2015 07:50:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Renting-with-Bad-credit/469188/ 2015-03-16T07:50:00Z I too am having difficulty ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Renting-with-Bad-credit/469188/ I too am having difficulty renting a place. The rental agencies won't even allow us to apply unless we have a credit score of 650. That seems a little high. And what do people with poor credit do? There has to be something out there besides trailers Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:09:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Renting-with-Bad-credit/469188/ 2015-03-03T11:09:00Z If your making 8k a month, ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Renting-with-Bad-credit/469188/ If your making 8k a month, $1,400 shouldn't &nbsp;matter. Just saying!<br/>&nbsp; Thu, 01 May 2014 02:55:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Renting-with-Bad-credit/469188/ 2014-05-01T02:55:00Z [promotion deleted by Zillow ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Renting-with-Bad-credit/469188/ <p class="p1"><em>[promotion deleted by Zillow moderator. Please see our Good Neighbor Policy for posting guidelines]</em></p> Sat, 26 Apr 2014 22:56:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Renting-with-Bad-credit/469188/ 2014-04-26T22:56:00Z i live in blue spring mo ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Renting-with-Bad-credit/469188/ i live in blue spring mo and i am raising three grandchildren and are being evicted &nbsp;. i have until may 6 the landlord i rented from failed to take care of his townhome and i refused to pay any more rent . i'm tired or paying &nbsp;a plumber and he wont's so it there anyone in blue springs mo that will rent to me . if you would my my email address is cspencer349@gmail.com..i only have two week and i have three grandchildren. help!!!! Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:13:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Renting-with-Bad-credit/469188/ 2014-04-13T23:13:00Z I am quite surprised at the ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Renting-with-Bad-credit/469188/ I am quite surprised at the responses and at that someone is still having rental issues when the foreclosure was 4 years ago.<br/><br/>As someone who has marketed more than 4,000 rental properties in multiple large cities, foreclosures, short sales and bankruptcies are now considered business decisions, not ways to escape responsibility.<br/><br/>Paying first, last and security deposits are actually helpful, and paying additional advance rents is also good...but unnecessary. You might consider paying an additional $100-200 monthly instead of a lot up front. This is smarter. If you renew a lease at the end of 12 months, ask the landlord to have it written in the lease that your rent will go down (might not work, but it is worth a try).<br/><br/>I am unsure why you would have such a difficult time finding someone that would rent to you with a 4 year old foreclosure, but if the balance of your credit is good, you should have no problem if you look for a property owned and managed by an individual.<br/><br/>The best place to find a rental property, as much as I love Zillow (and I do), is Craigslist. I checked your area and there are a lot to choose from in all areas in every budget.&nbsp;<br/><br/>On Craigslist, look for posts that have an orange "pic" versus "img". "Img" usually means that the post was made by a management company or real estate professional. "Pic" usually is posted by an individual.&nbsp;<br/><br/>As you read through the ad, you will be able to detect from the script if it was written by a property owner or real estate professional.<br/><br/>When you speak with the person by telephone&nbsp;(do not email), ask the questions about the property you feel are important to you, provide ONLY what they ask of you. This is an initial interview. If they ask if you have had a foreclosure, be honest, say 'yes, 4 years ago' but the balance of your credit is very good and you have NEVER been evicted and paid your rent on time since your foreclosure; you can provide excellent rental history.<br/><br/>If the subject does not come up during the telephone interview, don't bring it up. <br/><br/>Meet the owner at the property, allow them to see you face-to-face. Owners can tell genuine people who care about paying rent and taking care of their investment.<br/><br/>If you like the property, then during your conversation, advise them that 4 years ago you did have a foreclosure. Bring up the excellent rental history, income you have, and other good credit that you have.<br/><br/>Because of my extensive rental market history, I truly believe what I have told you to be factual. Good luck. Fri, 26 Apr 2013 06:36:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Renting-with-Bad-credit/469188/ 2013-04-26T06:36:00Z I suggest that you look at ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Renting-with-Bad-credit/469188/ I suggest that you look at some companies as there are a lot of companies out there that help a lot of people rent a place even with bad credit. This <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.ezleaserentals.com">company</a> will help you out, coming from a personal experience with them, they are really the best. I was able to rent a place even with bad credit.&nbsp; Fri, 26 Apr 2013 05:21:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Renting-with-Bad-credit/469188/ 2013-04-26T05:21:00Z As landlords (not in your ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Renting-with-Bad-credit/469188/ As landlords (not in your area), we've been willing to rent with people with a credit history such as you describe but require a deposit of three months rent in addition to the standard deposits. <br/><br/>What to do:&nbsp; <br/>a) you are more likely to be able to plead your case with individual landlords of the Mom &amp; Pop variety.<br/><br/>b) be prepared to strengthen your position with a larger deposit in a separate account (as described above).&nbsp;&nbsp; This is not lost money, just adding insurance that you will meet your obligations. <br/><br/>It looks like there are lots of options at or below $1400/month in the twin cities. <br/><br/><br/><br/><br/> Thu, 22 Nov 2012 01:52:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Renting-with-Bad-credit/469188/ 2012-11-22T01:52:00Z