I'm in the Oak Hill area and work with lease clients frequently these days - the rental market is really booming and also very competitive for the best properties. I've dealt with this situation a couple of times, and the results vary greatly from one management company. The key factor has been employment in Austin and whether you have already located and are actively employed locally. I have had the experience that clients new to Austin with no employment ended up being forced to rent directly from an owner with a sign in the yard - not a property listed in the Multiple Listing Service - because the owner/landlord had less stringent qualifying guidelines and wanted to get the property leased without an agent or management company involved.
My best advice is to ACT QUICKLY if you see a house that interests you - likely it will be leased quickly!!
Call Me, if I can help! Best wishes,
Keller Williams Realty
512 431 8318
A landlord or management company will evaluate several items on your application: 1) Your credit scores; 2) Your ability to pay (they typically look for a salary of 3X the monthly rent);3) Landlord verification or mortgage history.
If you do not have the mortgage or rental history, they will look at your credit, employment, and ability to pay. If you're a stay at home mom, retired, or independently wealthy, the landlord will ask for specific deposit or lease terms, such as first and last month's rent in addition to your security deposit, and increased security deposit, or both. Good luck, and let me know if you need any assistance!
My condolences about your loss.
You'll have no problems locating a great place. Best of luck in your search.
If you need help, please keep me in mind.
Austin Home Girls Realty
Reinae Kessler - Broker
Bringing along a pet will cut your available properties in half and it will cost much more upfront.
Call or email me if you have any questions.
I can search all of Austin and the surrounding area for properties for you.
Call me today at 512-423-8317.
Judy Willey, Licensed Real Estate Agent
FIRST CALL PROPERTIES
It won't be a problem as long as you have a good credit history (score) and an prove income at least 3 times the rent. What kind of rental property will you be looking for (house, condo, duplex)? Are you familiar with Austin? Do you have a particular area in mind? When are you planning to be in Austin? If you contact me, we can discuss all these details and I can then send you some listings of rental properties that fit your criteria. We can also discuss what the leasing process involves (applications, security deposit, etc.)
Your credit history will be the most important factor in deciding if they will accept your application. If your credit is good you will not have a problem.
REALTOR | Mortgage Broker
Keller Williams Realty | 360 Lending Group
Many times an agent will have a relationship with the leasing agent and can explain the situation. Your credit history will vital as well. U specialize in helping people relocate to Austin so feel free to give me a call.
Ronnie Lopez, Realtor
13740 Research Blvd #M2
Austin, TX 78750