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Renters Need Excellent Credit Scores to be Approved for An Apartment

As a renter, you’re probably aware that credit score plays a major part in the renting game and your main concern should be to keep it in top-notch shape. If you’re planning to move to another city, the recent study published by apartment search website RENTCafé shows the average credit scores of renters in different U.S. cities, as well as the average rent that you would be paying. While the national average credit score of rental applicants was 650 in 2017, Georgians who were approved to rent Atlanta apartments had an average score of 664. When it comes to high credit scores though, Atlanta is only 16th on the list. Check out the top 10 cities with the highest approved average credit scores for renting: Boston leads with the highest average credit score of approved applicants Boston renters approved for an apartment had an average credit score of 737, the highest among the 50 largest U.S. cities. As for the average rent, Bostonians pay about $3,232/month. If you live in San Francisco, CA or plan to move there, you’ll need a very high credit score. San Fran applicants approved for an apartment had an average score of 724. Renting in ...

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MAJOR Things You’ll Likely Forget when Finding Your First Apartment

You’re itching to start moving; you’ve turned a new page in your life, and you’re ready to get out there and do great things. The first item on your list will almost always be where you plan to live. That first apartment is a big investment. Through friends and family you’ll have heard enough advice of what to expect during the move and some ways to keep the costs low but there are always some things you’re likely to forget when finding the first apartment … The Right Help When Sourcing a Place You’ll want to work with an individual that is willing to take the time to get you the extra buck while finding you the best value for your budget. Get on the horn and begin calling around the local real estate agents and apartment finders in your desired area. Take a cruise through the neighborhood and pay attention for the signs. Ask friends and family if they’ve had experience with anyone that provides local help. You may also want to lay out your goals when you find someone in the apartment hunting process. These ideals such as active lifestyles, green living, future planning (such as kids), or starting a ...

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