It can be somewhat challenging getting landlords to take a risk with your past rental history. You can offer to put up several months in advance or offer a larger security deposit and commit to a longer term lease. I'd encourage you to get written rental references for landlords you have had over the past 5 years.
Another option is making a purchase. With an income of 70K a year you can afford a very nice property and your mortgage payment will likely be 50-70% less than the rent would be on the same property. The lender will not look at your broken lease as an event preventing you from obtaining a mortgage. If you still owe your previous landlord money and they have filed a collection on your credit report the lender may require this item be paid as a condition for you to obtain a mortgage.
If you have any other questions or would like to discuss your real estate needs in greater detail, whether it be rentals or your decision to make a purchase, please feel free to reach out to us at any time.
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