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Rentals in Colorado Springs : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Jan 5, 2017
Lynda Rinker asked:
We are a family of 5 with 2 old dogs that is looking for a 3/4 bedroom home asap. We have below average credit but are currently working on it, husband works steady full time job he has…
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Thu Jan 5, 2017
Lynda Rinker answered:
Hello, i am not sure what to do for your question but... if you are still wanting to rent it we are needing to rent a place that is 4 bedroom we have four kids myself and my husband. If you are interested in talking with me a little more that would be awesome. ever hopfull, lynda ... more
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Thu Dec 22, 2016
Christine.woods32 answered:
The simplest way to get an apartment when you have bad credit is to find a landlord that doesn’t do credit checks. Check Craigslist an online classified listing.

The classified section of your local newspaper is another place where property owners advertise for rentals. Thus, search there too.

Ask real estate agent help, they probably know the market better.

Good recommendations could help you as well.

Getting someone to co-sign your lease is another option.
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Wed Oct 26, 2016
Gvalenti711 answered:
I think the best chance you will have will be to find a private owner who is renting. This means any signs that are handwritten are the ones to call. Another huge factor will be to have cash in hand, money always talks. And then, once you secured a place to live, you can take your time and find the right place for you and your son by networking, building references and building local credit. Be careful who you allow into your life and that of your son. Keep traffic down and maintain a respectable lifestyle. Get to know your neighbors and allow them to know you. You can earn a respectable place in any community if you have carefully and thoughtfully steps that folks can see and respect. ... more
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Thu Feb 11, 2016
Michael Glist answered:
Renting a home is a little different as most landlords for homes will not hold a home for you for to long maybe 30 days at the most. So if you are looking for a home you will want to start looking about 30 days before you move.
Also when you buy a home the minimum required down payment starts at 3% so a lot less than you were thinking. I'd be happy to chat with you and let you know what needs to be done to buy a home so you are on track and ready when the time comes to buy.
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Wed Feb 10, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
Hi Cheyenne,
Buying is certainly NOT the same as renting. However, renting a place will require decent credit history, employment verification, and probably a background check. You should try googling property mangement companies in Co. Springs. You can search online, but there are many scams out there (including here on Trulia).

You actually can buy without 20% down. You can buy with as little as 3.5% down for an FHA loan. However, you'll need a decent credit score of at least 620-640, plus stable income, job history, good debt to income ratio, $$ in savings for your down payment & closing costs etc.

You'll probably want to schedule trip to CO to look at properties before you sign a lease. Good luck!
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Fri Jan 22, 2016
Michael Glist answered:
Theres a chance that if your husband indeed has no credit that we can get him approved for a home loan. Not sure if you are still looking and if that would be an option for you guys but just figured i would throw it out there. If you're interested feel free to contact em for more details. ... more
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Sat Oct 10, 2015
Karen Peyton answered:
Using the agent tab at the top of the page, contact agents in the area you would like to live. Provide the type of rental property you want (e.g. house, condo), the number of beds and baths, and your budget. If you will have a place of employment, give the agent that information too. From there they can advise you and provide photos of available rentals.

Since many agents work in sales and not property management, you may have to cast a very wide net for someone to assist with a rental. Also don't forget social media and your "network," who despite being far away may have connections to real estate professionals in Colorado Springs.

Best of luck to you!
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Thu Sep 24, 2015
Michael Glist answered:
Sounds like they are just trying to get you to pay more through some bogus tax.
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Thu Aug 27, 2015
Cdurbin answered:
We may consider a 6 month lease although we would prefer 12. We understand the Home building quandary. If we committed through the end of the year it would put us with an empty place at a time when no one is moving. We would need our original asking price of $1,195 for a 2BR - 2Bath condo in a GREAT neighborhood and complex. ... more
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Sun May 24, 2015
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Mon Apr 20, 2015
Nick Bailey answered:
2050 Cantwell Grove, Colorado Springs. Was posted as 980 a month with utilities and furnished. REquires you to send deposit then keys are sent to u from West Africa. It today now says rent is 3200/mo. Very shady. ... more
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Mon Apr 20, 2015
Nick Bailey asked:
How do you notify Trulia they are advertising a scam rental?
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Mon Mar 2, 2015
djennifer009 answered:
What kind of pets do you have? There are some specific renovations that you could do yourself after you find a house. If you find a home that you want to purchase, you can add a fenced back yard and a pet door after moving in. That way both you and your furry friends will be happy. ... more
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Fri Jan 30, 2015
Josh Barnett answered:
If it sounds too good to be true it just may be. Meet the person at the local sheriffs office when completing the transaction.
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Thu Dec 25, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local authorities with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
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Thu Sep 18, 2014
Glenn Huxtable answered:
Since that's just 2 months from now, you should start looking online now to get a feel for what's available at what prices in various locations. I'd recommend contacting a local realtor and/or property management company now and let them know what you're looking for and what your budget is. Ask them how the rental market is there and how long it should take to find a suitable home.

They can hopefully send you a list of homes currently available that meet your basic needs and then set you up on an automated search that will email you as new homes become available for rent.

Then a week or so before your get to your new location you can coordinate looking at the available homes with the agent you like best. This should put you several days ahead of showing up in your new town without prior contact.

Good luck with the move!
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