Trying to find an apartment to rent without going through a credit check is like trying to find a kid who hates candy. It’s not easy; however, with a little effort and persistence, it can be done.
If you’ve ever filled out an apartment application, you’ve probably wondered, “Did I fill it out right? Did I give the right answers? When the landlord runs my credit, what are they really looking for?”
An apartment search is a tricky task with the albatross of bad credit hanging around your neck. But take heart, apartment-searcher: your credit score is not beyond repair. Whether you’re in the throes of an apartment search or you just want to get your credit score back on the right track, there’s hope for you yet.
The truth is that the best thing you can do for your credit score (and your apartment search) is establish good habits when it comes to keeping track of your finances. If that sounds daunting, don’t worry—let’s break it down. Here are 5 ways to get a better credit score and get on with your apartment search.