Generally, a single family home rental will request a full month's deposit, but an apartment will not necessarily do so. What is your current location where you live - it might help you if we find something in the same area as you are in now, since you are familiar with it.
You can reach me at the contact information below.
I'll need a little more information before I can help. If you'll send me your e-mail address, I can forward the Residential Lease Application used by members of the Texas Association of Realtors. You'll be able so see just what you need in terms of paperwork and documentation. If all else is favorable, some landlords will allow us to establish a payment schedule for the security deposit ... i.e. rent plus a given amount each month until satisfied.
A couple of other questions ...
What is your budget?
Are there any pets?
Does anyone smoke?
Are there any credit or prior landlord/tenant issues?
If you can answer these in the negative, so much the better. Please get in touch. I'm sure we can find a home that will work for you. I look forward to your reply.
I work and live in Northwest area particularly Cy-Fair and I would be happy to assist you in finding a place. You stated that you are looking for an affordable place....what is your price range?
FYI: My office is near the Medical Center so I am quite familiar with most of Southeast and Southwest Houston as well including Pearland.
You can reach me at 832-293-5385.
Karen Collins, Broker Associate
Peggy West Properties