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Walter Gheor…, Home Buyer in Outside U.S.

How tough will it be to find a apartment with no credit history or rental background ( new in US ) ?

Asked by Walter Gheorghiu, Outside U.S. Thu Jun 27, 2013

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Hi Walter,
Welcome to the USA! :)
Not having credit history is not necessarily a bad thing, it just means you are like a white canvas...but you will need to prove you have a source of income (employment, retirement funds, etc) in order to pay for rent each month. Some landlord will require you to put either a larger deposit or pay extra months of rent ahead. If you are looking to rent for less than a year you can try hope this info helps. :)
Wish you much success! Please let us know how it goes.

Valentina Ogden
Realtor, Coldwell Banker Residential RE
2 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 28, 2013
I have proof of employment since i will be coming to the US for a job , and i`m looking to rent a apartment in a complex and figured i better ask in advance to know what to expect , i have seen a lot of this communities emphasize they want credit check and background info.
As mentioned here i think i`l have no problem if i`m willing to pay a larger deposit.
Flag Fri Jun 28, 2013
You will probably need a larger deposit than normal. The Property management company or landlord will perform a credit check, criminal check and check your references.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 27, 2013
Hello Walter:

If this is question about rental...In Orlando there are places that will honor a lease rental after a criminal background, eviction background and up to 4 months deposit or advanced rent depends if the Landlord and Buyer accepts the terms of the rental agreement. The typical deposit for a person that has acceptable credit, rental history and criminal histoy is only no deposit in apartments and 1 month deposit on condos.

Monthly rent prices close to Universal Studios area about:

1 bedroom apartment or condo $700.00 us -$1,000.00 us
2 bedroom apartment or condo $800.00 us - $1,200.00 us
3 bedroom apartment or condo $900.00 us - $1,500.00 us

This is based in the season that we are now (June 2013). Prices and Terms vary depends on the Landlord.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 27, 2013
If you will buy it in cash, no problem. If you need finance, you must have at least 20% for down payment plus closing cost. If you need it to make a contract lease for a year you must give 2 or 3 security deposit plus monthly rental payment.
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