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A few hours ago
Kathy Burgreen answered:
First, having no credit is NOT the same as bad credit. Don't let anybody tell you otherwise - they are lying. The huge difference is:
Having bad credit (credit scores below 650) means the person either doesn't pay their bills on time; owes more debt than they can handle (their income is not enough to pay the bills) or they have a foreclosure, short sale or judgement against them.
Having no credit means you can just open a credit card or 2, charge very small amounts to it and pay the bill in full at the end of the month. Within 2 months, you will have a credit score and you can use that credit score to rent an apartment.

Your bigger issue is the one shot deal and your budget of $1,800. Your best bet is a studio or 1 bedroom. A 2 bedroom in Nassau County is over $2,000./month. I would look in places like Hempstead, Floral Park, Franklin Sq., Uniondale, Freeport, Rockville Centre, etc. I know these are not the best areas, but you need to realize that a 1 bedroom apartment in the better neighborhoods will be over $2,000./month and a 2 bedroom rents for about $3,000./month.
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Earlier today
Jun asked:
We are looking to rent an apartment and found one. Our broker told us that in order to secure the apartment/take it off the market, we would need to give the broker company a check for first…
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Earlier today
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Trulia and Zillow is for permanent residential listings. Both websites do not accept short term listings, so the reply from Steve is wrong.

Your best bet is go to www.airbnb.com OR www.vrbo.com Both websites are for short term rentals. Craigslist is full of scams so avoid it if you can. ... more
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Earlier today
Steve Bracero answered:
You can look at sites such as rentometer.com or craigslist.com within a 1 mile radius.
Make sure to look for similar with sq footage, beds, bath, amenities, etc.
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Earlier today
Steve Bracero answered:
Cozy.co or mysmartmove.com are two I would reccomend!
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Yesterday at 11:36am
Rebecca Johnson asked:
Would like to be pre-qualified that way I'm not wasting my time looking at something I can't have
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Yesterday at 10:50am
ericb asked:
The verbage in my landlord's contract really pertains to the bedroom and states nothing in regards to appliance repairs or anything outside of the domain of the bedroom. But he basically…
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Yesterday at 10:41am
Jay Apple asked:
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Yesterday at 10:33am
Jay Apple asked:
Mon Jun 26, 2017
Shelby Coltrin answered:
If you are still looking for a place, i have 1 bedroom available for rent in my home. its a new development and it probably a 5 minute drive to the base.
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Mon Jun 26, 2017
Tct.hoang asked:
When we put in an application in June for a July 1st move in. We had to give an application fee of $95 and a security deposit of one month's rent. We have two dogs, which was stated…
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Mon Jun 26, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
The County Tax Assessor's office. Some records are online - not sure if it applies where you live.
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Mon Jun 26, 2017
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Mon Jun 26, 2017
Krncobb answered:
See Judge Zobel's ruling in the Perry case. The only legal fees allowed are first, last and security deposits and cannot exceed the monthly rent, EACH.
And a key fee.
Anything else is illegal and is a serious violation of the Massachusetts Consumer Protection laws. Report such violations to the Attorney General's office. Landlords and realtors who commit such violations can be held liable for THOUSANDS of dollars in judgements and legal fees as realtors with valid licenses are perfectly aware such fees are illegal. ... more
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Sun Jun 25, 2017
Maureen Stump asked:
My whole family is very depressed because we can not find just a single with bathroom and small kitchen for my brother that is all he can afford. Every thing is way over price. He will not…
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Sun Jun 25, 2017
Maciemaciemacie asked:
THIS IS A SINGLE FAMILY HOME COMMENTS BY LANDLORD/OWNER
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Sat Jun 24, 2017
My727phone asked:
My adult daughter(age 35) just moved in with me into a my 55 park. (so far, they do not know she is there) I've heard they will throw us out for that. Is there any Florida or federal…
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