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The decision to rent to an unemployed individual, is up to the homeowner. There isn't a standard. Every property is different. Usually the homeowner will run a credit check and employment verification regarding past credit history. Sometimes, the homeowner will allow a co-signer. Our area has a quick turnaround for rentals, therefore, what is availble today may not be here tomorrow. I am available to help you in your search for a new home. When you are ready, please contact me via the (blue) link(s) or my website. I look forward to talking with you.
Usually when renting, the landlord will do a credit check on the prospective renters. Every landlord is different with different criteria. Even though you have no rental history here as long as you have good credit and some good references you should be okay. Feel free to contact me if you have more questions.
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Exit Realty of the South
I have some friends who spent 2 years in Australia and when they came back stateside, they were able to rent (even without full time jobs) because they could verify income and had a good credit history. Will you be employed or be able to show an employment history? There is also almost always a credit check just to make sure you are good for your other bills, but it's going to be up to the individual property owner to determine whether they will rent to you.
Please let me know if you need any help finding a place or have other questions.
Leigh Ann Cates
Keller Williams Realty