You can start on you own by...... contacting companies that you currently pay on a monthly basis and ask for a letter of good standing.
Although this is not tied in to the big 3 Lovely credit bureaus... it does show on a short term basis that your coming back as a good payer and getting back in the swing of finances again.
Look we All have our ups and downs in the volatile economy so that's why its good to start where you do best..... such as Phone, electric, gas, cable etc..... get the idea?
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All the Best, John + Sheri
Philip J. Cunningham Sr
V.I.P. Realty Corporation
7942 Bustleton Ave
A lot of times getting paid well doesn't make any difference if you are not current on any of your bills. If you can show WHY you credit is bad and you have been evicted, and show that has changed, you might be able to find a rental.
There are always going to be investors out there that will work with you, but it is going to come at a cost. You might want to down size for a year or two, get things paid off and re-establish yourself. At that point, you will be in the driver's seat and able to take control.
A lot of us have been there and have struggled with bad times. But sometimes taking that step back to get control is worth it in the long run.
Oh, and one more thing. Sometimes pulling your credit and having an honest conversation BEFORE paying the application fee will allow you and the landlord to get a better feel for the situation. If they say NO WAY to the scenario, then dont waste your time and money.
For your situation, I would look at individual homes or smaller mom and pop-owned properties. Reason being, larger apartment complexes are more strict with their requirements.
I would suggest going to http://www.creditkarma.com and http://www.freecreditreport.com to fetch your credit score and report...for FREE! This will help you bypass many application fees since it costs the landlord money to pull credit reports.
Also, if you continue to run into problems, you may want to toss some money at the landlord - upfront rent payments. Just a thought.
If you need some more help or suggestions, just give me a call or shoot me a text / email.
Tyler J. Morrison