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swfriedman1, Renter in McKinney, TX

Rentals in DFW area with bad credit. Are there any rentals that wont look at credit history?

Asked by swfriedman1, McKinney, TX Mon Nov 12, 2012

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Try other places that won't look at your credit history. Mine has been resolved thanks to EZ Lease Rentals, my credit has been approved because of their help. I am able to lease a car as well.
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Finding a rental that won't look at your credit history is close to impossible. I suggest you get the help of EZ Lease Rentals, it's a company that I've tried who helped me rent a home of my choice even with bad credit.
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It depends on how bad the credit is as your rental history and employment are equally important. In today's market credit issue is quite common so some landlords are willing to take that into consideration as long as you have a solid rental history and employment. I would suggest working with a credit repair company to help with the credit issue. If you don't have one, I can give a name or two for you to call. If you are not currently working with a realtor, I'd be happy to help you.

Best of luck,

Susie Kay, Realtor®
United Real Estate
III Lincoln Centre, 5430 LBJ Freeway #280
Dallas, TX 78240

Servicing your real estate need is my priority!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Nov 12, 2012
Something to consider that is equally (or maybe even more) important than your credit score will be your rental history. If you have been evicted recently, this will be harder to overcome than if your credit score just has a few dings.

Renting a home is a wonderful option for you while you work to improve your credit score. Just make sure that you pay your rent on time. This is VERY important.

Good luck with your home search. If you are not working with another real estate agent or apartment locator, please feel free to call. We would be happy to assist you.

Melissa Hailey - North Texas Top Team, Realtors
Coldwell Banker Jane Henry Realtors
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Nov 12, 2012
This is s common question for renters so good thing you asked.

Many Landlords/Property Managers look at credit to see the amount of outstanding expenses you have to pay on a monthly basis to make sure you can afford the home you are wanting to rent. We all know that not everyone has good credit because if you did, you would probably be buying a home instead.
Occasionally some extra deposit money is required but usually if the credit problem can be easily explained (divorce, loss of job in the past, death of family, etc) then it can be overlooked.

If you want help locating a home to rent, My team would be happy to help you. We can also negotiate with other Landlords on your behalf and our service is Free to you.
If you want the name of a few good credit repair companies, we can help get you set up with that as well.
Contact me if you have any questions!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Nov 12, 2012
Hi Friedman-

That is a subject many renters are asking, especially those hit hard by the economic crisis.

As an agent that works with leases constantly, both on the tenant and the landlord side of the transaction, I do have instances where I have placed tenants with bad credit into a rental home. It takes alot of negotiating and hard work, but it can happen.

Most landlords will accept a larger security deposit, 2-3 months in advance. In order for this to work, you MUST have a solid work history, longer than 3 years on the job, and good rental income.

I would be happy to go over these things with you and see if there is anything I can do to help.

Please feel free to text, call or email.

Best regards,

Sherry Renfroe
Ebby Halliday Realtors
(214) 215-4145
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