.In half way house trying to get out!!. Need a felon friendly Apt. in the Denver area.Got the money,and working! Non violent,felony..Please help.!!

Asked by sirchaz515, Denver, CO Thu Apr 10, 2014

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Robert McGui…, Agent, Denver, CO
Sat Apr 12, 2014

There are some people I know who specialize in housing for former offenders and have a support system. Contact Bob Woolfolk - 303-296-2425 or Elaine Smith - 303-291-0275. All the best and God bless you in your search for a home.

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Robert - excellent suggestion. Kudos and God's blessings to you and your family.
Flag Sun Apr 13, 2014
Wisdom Real…, Agent, Denver, CO
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Be very, very careful of scams. There are a lot of them going around the rental market right now in the Denver Metro area. Do not send a check to anyone unless you have verified they are the owner of the property for rent or are authorized to manage the property. If it seems too good to be true it is. Good luck!

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Larry Brake, Agent, Aurora, CO
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Yours is a difficult situation, but not impossible. Robert McGuire's suggestion below sounds like an excellent place to start, especially since they have experience with helping people in similar circumstances.

Be careful if you're checking out Craigslist. There are a lot of rental scams on that site, and your circumstances could actually open you up to those sort of scam because they know you have limited options. Most of the scams will have rental rates, and/or deposit requirements, that seem to good to be true. That's because they are. They usually tell some story about doing mission work out of the country, or taking care of a sick friend or relative. The scam usually involves having you wire money or sending a money order out of state. If you call on one of those, and share your story with them, and they ask you to send money out of state, don't do it. It's a scam.

I also agree with Ron below, in that your best bet will be up front with people right away. Decent people will respect you situation, even if they can't help. And those that can, are more likely to, if you're honest with them about your circumstances.

You may also want to consider working with a property management company. It won't cost you any more, and they can vet options for you. That might save you time and frustrations.

I wish you the best of luck, and hope you find your new home soon.
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Thank you Larry for your suggestions and leads..And, for the advice about what to look out for..
Flag Mon Apr 14, 2014
Ron Rovtar, Agent, Boulder, CO
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Hi sirchaz515:

This can be a tough situation. But I think the best you can do is to start contacting some of the listings you see online at websites like Trulia. You probably mention your situation upfront and answer any questions before you schedule appointments. This way you will eliminate the definite "No" option before you go visit a location. You also should get some letters of recommendation from people who can vouch for you. Additionally, don't be afraid to ask the "No" people if they know of any options. People do like to be helpful. And, when you do go to visit a possible "yes" option, pay particular attention to how you dress and be polite without seeming to be working too hard at it.

Good Luck!

Ron Rovtar
Berkwhire Hathaway HomeServices
Real Estate of the Rockies
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Can you help me,or do you have any leads in Denver..?
Flag Fri Apr 11, 2014
Thank you for your advice.
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