How difficult will it be to rent a home in the Frisco/Plano area with a low credit score?

Asked by fiskite1999, Frisco, TX Mon Feb 13, 2012

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Archia Jones, Renter, Mount Pleasant, TX
Fri Jul 26, 2013
Were you able to find an agent that helped you with this? We are going through the same situation.
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Jessica Bate…, Agent, Beverly Hills, CA
Sun May 5, 2013
Great article here on lease to own properties and a way to get the home you want with bad credit.

Good luck!
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Pelin Guzel, Agent, Dallas, TX
Mon Jul 23, 2012
I think it depends on the reason of having your credit low. Most of the landlords know that if you credit would be higher you will buy a house in this market. Working with a Realtor wil help you to find the best house and the best deal in your area.

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Dallas Texas, Agent, Dallas, TN
Fri Jul 13, 2012
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Bruce Lynn, Agent, Coppell, TX
Sat Mar 3, 2012
It is getting tougher due to demand.
You may want to offer double deposit or deposit plus 1st and last month's rent.

that usually gets attention.
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Susie Kay, Agent, Dallas, TX
Mon Feb 13, 2012
It all depends on the landlord and how low your credit is. Renting is really hot right now and obviously landlord will choose the most qualified tenant among his pool of potential tenants. If you need help with improving your credit score I have a couple of lenders that I work with that can help you or you can call me and we can chat and see what your options are.

Thank you!
Susie Kay, GRI, CHMS, SFR
Residential/Commercial/Investment/Property Management
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III Lincoln Centre, 5430 LBJ Freeway #280
Dallas, TX 78240

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Cheryl Cory, Agent, Dallas, TX
Mon Feb 13, 2012
I have a better way than to give a higher deposit with low credit score. text - email - call --- I'll help you find a place.
The bigger issue is usually rental history...unless you owned your own home and it was foreclosure or something like that. Sometimes low credit makes no depends on the owner and also depends on caused the score to be lower...if it's bankruptsy, medical bills etc... and how long ago. Also ... I've had some people say their score is low when it's like 550 and for rentals...that's just fine for many landlords.

Cheryl Cory
214-213-6340 text or phone
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Sherry Renfr…, Agent, Frisco, TX
Mon Feb 13, 2012
Hi Fiskite1999-

It can be a little harder to find a rental home with a seller willing to work with low or bad credit scores. It requires a real estate agent to work hard and really negotiate and plead your case.

I have been able to negotiate a higher deposit for my clients that have low/bad scores and get them in a home. I would be happy to help you too!

Please feel free to text, call or email and I can give you more information on what some sellers have asked for in advance when trying to rent with a low or bad credit score. There is hope!

Best regards,

Sherry Renfroe
Ebby Halliday Realtors
(214) 215-4145
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Linda Lorenzo, Agent, McKinney, TX
Mon Feb 13, 2012
Depends on how low. If you have a reasonable explanation for your credit rating it is always good to send that along with an application. With the people who now have to rent due to loss of their home, landlords are a little more lenient. Also if you have good rental history and a good job those are all considerations. Let me know if I can be of any help. Good luck to you.
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Andrea Brooks, Agent, Plano, TX
Mon Feb 13, 2012

In many cases it depends on what has caused the low score. Typically a higher security deposit is required to overcome any concerns the landlord might have.

If you need help locating a lease property just let me know!

All the best,

Andrea Brooks
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