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hogfann5, Renter in Fayetteville, AR

I am an RN with excellent work history. Credit is rebuilding but only in the 500's. Do you think I can rent a house with that score?

Asked by hogfann5, Fayetteville, AR Sun Aug 5, 2012

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Be nice on the phone with the land lord and in person, bring up your good job, be able to pay first month's rent in advance and the deposit. They may not even check credit.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 8, 2012
Call me or visit my site can do 580 FHA with 3.5 down.

Randy Roberts
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 26, 2013
@mike, kudos for being a little bit flexible, and spelling out what you're really looking for. With the bad economy of the last few years, I'm sure that flexibility is getting you stellar tenants.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 11, 2013
I am a landlord with over 20 properties and it is not the credit score, as much as the reason for the score. I am more interested in a good rental history and a good job. If you have been on the job for at least 12 months and have a good reference for the past two places you have leased, then you will be able to find something to rent. But, if you have a bad rental history and your score is due to running out on a lease.........then, you may need to find a roommate with good credit that is willing to co-sign for you. Good Luck.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 11, 2013
You would likely need to show 6-12 month worth of rent in savings to rent a house without a co-signer.
Web Reference: http://www.archershomes.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Aug 5, 2012
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