Posts Tagged ‘Credit Reports’

Required Documents for Renting an Apartment

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The required documentation you’ll need to present when renting an apartment can vary from city to city. It can also depend on whether you’re renting from an individual property owner, or from an apartment complex owned by a corporation or real estate company. Whatever the situation is, you’ll need to show at least some of […] read more

How to Save for a Mortgage while Renting an Apartment

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While your apartment may offer many amenities and luxuries that you absolutely love, it may not be the end-all of living spaces for you. But because you pay a rent note every month, you are not sure how you could possibly ever save enough money to buy a house. But all it really takes is […] read more

Renting After Foreclosure – Is it Possible?

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Foreclosure is a fact of life for many people in this economy. Some wonder if it renting after foreclosure is a possibility. You are not alone, and there are many people on your side. Michael Moore is rallying for a cease on all foreclosures until the mortgage mess is settled. People in the government are […] read more

How The Recession Affects Apartment Rental Rates

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Apartment rental rates fluctuate during economic recessions and booms. How rates will be affected in your local area is dependent on several factors. These could have either a positive or a negative impact on your search for an apartment (or how much you’ll end up paying for your monthly rent). Here are some of the […] read more

Identity Theft Prevention Tips for the Apartment Dweller

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Whether you realize it or not, identity theft is something that you, as an apartment dweller, should worry about. With the amount of personal information being collected and stored these days, every effort should be made to minimize the odds of your information falling into the wrong hands. What is Identity Theft? Identity theft results […] read more

How to Sublet Your Apartment

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When you make the decision to sublet your apartment, you have also made the decision to, yourself, become a landlord. It is important to consider the legal ramifications of your decision, and it is important to go about the sublet properly to ensure that you do not have any legal issues. Follow these guidelines in […] read more

Choosing Between a Furnished and Unfurnished Apartment

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When looking to rent an apartment there are many decisions that you must make. One is whether to rent a furnished or an unfurnished apartment. The Furnished Apartment Furnished apartments are great in a bunch of situations. If you find that one of these describes you, a furnished apartment may be the perfect choice. Just […] read more

How to Improve your Credit Report

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If you're thinking of moving into a larger apartment complex, chances are that your potential landlord or management company will run a few checks on your rental application. They may ask for character references, run a criminal background check and speak to former landlords. But these things don't usually present many problems for renters. What will really drag down an otherwise positive rental application is a poor credit score and the problematic credit report that accompanies it. read more

Charging Your Rent on a Credit Card

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These days, it seems like you can charge anything on a credit card: bus passes, school tuition, even a pack of gum. One thing that does get people pulling out their checkbook month after month is rent. Even this is slowly starting to change. Across the country, more and more apartment complexes are accepting credit cards for rental payments. We spoke to building managers and landlords across the country to see whether they allow tenants to pay rent on a credit card. read more