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Moe, Renter in Garland, TX

I am relocating my family of four to garland, tx sometime in September I would like to know if its harder to rent when you have bad credit?

Asked by Moe, Garland, TX Sun May 27, 2012

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I can help you get into a rental and get your scores up so you can purchase for yourself. Call me 214.984.1213 Randy
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 31, 2013
Yes, it is harder.
Don't think it's getting easier, either. The rental market is pretty hot, which means owners have their choice of renters. Bad credit can sometimes be explained away - that the circumstances that caused it are gone and will not occur again. And sometimes the owner will accept a larger than normal security deposit to lower the risk of default.
Usually, though, you're competing with other people and their story may better or worse than yours.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon May 28, 2012
Renting is on a case by case basis. Each landlord has their own criteria they are looking for in a renter besides just getting paid on time. My advice would be to hire a great agent and apply. Let your agent plead your case and explain the dings on your credit. Happy to help!

Lisa Montes
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon May 28, 2012
I specialize in residential leasing and families in the same circumstance. Typically pay double security deposit and 1st months rent

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 27, 2012
Harder ~ yes. Impossible? Not in my experience. These days, it seems just as many tenant prospects are afraid that the landlord may be having credit issues, too, so both parties are asking for greater transparency.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 27, 2012
I agreed with John. But its all depends on the landlord. It will help if you can put down more security deposit. In gernally, they ask for one month of deposit so if you can do two months. It will help the situation a lot plus good rental history of course!

Let me know if I can help you further.

JP and associate
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 27, 2012
Generally great rental history can overcome bad credit however more and more landlords are getting stricter because they can. Worse case scenario if accepted you would have to put up a double deposit, be prepared though to make your chances better to put in more than one application, it betters your odds and if turned down on one you would have one to fall back on. Call, email or text me your search criteria and I will get you a search started so you can start to see what is out there. I wouldn't physically start looking till August as most homeowners will only hold 30 days or less with a deposit. I look forward to assisting you.

Best Regards,

John Greer
United Real Estate Dallas
214-460-8381 Cell/Text
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 27, 2012
I have a client whom is moving out of her home in August and wants to rent out her house in September. Perfect for your situation!

I'm not sure how large of a home you're interested in but it is in Garland, 3 bedroom/1 bath/2car garage and she isn't concerned with credit as long as there is a rental history.

If this does not meet your needs, I am sure I can help you find something in Garland to meet your needs. We can work with landlords around credit issues occasionally.

Give me a call if you would like to help me find you something. There is no charge to you.


Donovan Lord
Novanlord Realty
214.762.7386 x1001
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 27, 2012
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