While it may be more difficult than usual for a person with poor credit to rent an apartment, it is not impossible. Those with poor credit may wish to use a co-signer, offer to pay a larger deposit or set up recurring re... More » Business & Finance Real Estate

Fix poor credit by prioritizing the negative entries on your credit report and satisfying your debts by paying the balance or arranging a payment plan settlement with creditors. Raise your credit score by correcting any ... More » Business & Finance Credit & Lending

To lease an apartment with bad credit, one should be prepared to put up a larger deposit, demonstrate strong income, and provide letters from previous employers or landlords, says U.S. News & World Report. Other strategi... More » Business & Finance Real Estate
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