There are lots of good rental agencies here in Portland. Many property managers are also Realtors. If you send me your detailed requirements telling me what you are looking to spend, how long you want to rent and where you want to live, I will be happy to put you in touch with one of the many rental agencies I work with.
Wendy Van Vechten
Congratulations on your extensive rental history.
Most landlords keep good records on their units. As long as you have made your rental payments on time and paid the agreed to amount, that should help alleviate any concerns a prospective landlord would have with a tenant that has a bankruptcy.
My suggestion is that you contact your existing landlord and request a copy of your rental history to provide to your future landlord.... more
You'll need a documented salary history of two years that is enough to support mortgage payments plus any other debts as well as semi decent credit without any recent lates or outstanding collections. Sorry but there is no way around that if your goal is to buy a home.... more
Craigslist is the number one source for rental properties- whether managed by a large company or by the owner. As a high risk tenant, your best bet is to find someone who is not a high risk tenant to co-sign the agreement with you. If you are able, another option would be to come up with a larger deposit an/or offer to pay last months rent up front as well.... more
OK sounds like you are in the Navy possibly like my boy. I wish I had the agent to have you call to help with a rental up there but I dont - I just wanted to say welcome to Oregon...I hope you enjoy it and are always safe! Thank you for what you do!... more
I live and work in the neighborhoods you're inquiring about. There's quite a bit depending on your price. Craigslist is one source, another source is NW Rental Group (503.715.5160). Mention my name: Dennis Haggar, Coldwell Banker Seal. 503.351.1301.
I know the condo market very well and would be happy to help when it comes time to buy.
Best Regards... more
Just out of curiosity...have you considered buying vs renting? The reason I ask is that purchasing gives you a lot more flexibility on what you can/cannot due...you don't answer to anyone but yourself. Also, interest rates are at an all time low making purchasing easier and for some, a better solution to renting.... more
There are several great areas that might fit your needs. Your best method of finding a home in an area you like is to contact several property management companies and find out if they have anything that meets your needs. I've worked with several and can put you in touch with them. Please contact me when you have a chance.... more
There will be no problem accomplishing that...it's always just a matter of $$$!!! :-). So, other information would be necessary, such as for how much are you pre-approved (your first step should be contacting a mortgage broker and discussing your individual situation), are you interested in close-in urban neighborhoods or the Portland Metro 'burbs (both offer good schools and good homes), do you like older, vintage homes or prefer newer construction. Finding a home in a new city is definitely a process on a good day. If I can help you further determine your search parameters, start an email campaign with available properties or refer you to some good mortgage people, please let me know. Welcome to Portland....
Janeese Jackson, Principal Broker
Real Estate Resource
503-709-0802 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Craigslist is the absolute best place to search for a rental home. As a landlord, I don't even post elsewhere, as that is where all the serious renters search. You can also try Oregonlive.com and may find property managers list properties there. Trulia of course has a rental section, but I have personally never even looked at it. Also, many rental companies have large inventories of homes, so if you inquire about one of their properties, ask for a list of all homes coming available. Most landlords probably don't realize that pigs can make great house pets, so you may want to provide references from past landlords, or perhaps a few letters from people that know your pig and can attest to his awesomeness.
If you have a specific neighborhood in mind, cruising the streets for rent signs can't hurt.
Also, there are very few one bedroom homes- if you are trying to save money but still want something that feels like your own, you are more likely to find one side of a duplex.
Good luck.... more
Your best bet would be to interview a few agents and choose one to work with you closely to narrow down specific areas and neighborhoods that would work for you. Your price range will help determine what areas would work, and is the best place to start.
All the best!
Cindy Westfall, ABR,GRI
Premiere Property Group
Lake Oswego, OR 97035