Since your post is 2 years old I thought I would ask if you ever considered buying in the Abington area. There are so many homes that would be perfect for a first time home buyer. I know the area very well and you may be able to buy a home for close to the same price as you are paying to rent. If you think this may be something you want pursue, please contact me!
Coldwell Banker Realty Corp
Every landlord has different qualifications, but I would recommend that you be honest with the landlord about your credit just in case. Some landlords who do look at credit scores will often be more acceptable if you put an extra month or so of rent down up front. Hope this helps and best of luck to you.... more