It's a prudent idea to rent in a complex. Otherwise if you decide to rent from an individual owner you must do research to verify the person collecting the rental money and deposit is actually the owner. We have had several cases in Tampa where someone advertises and then meets the tenant at the property and collects the money. Then the sheriff shows up and that tenant has to move and may have difficulty ever getting their money back.
I would think with verifiable income and possibly an extra deposit you will not have any problem.
No credit history is better than a negative credit history.... more