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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I schedule a showing?

Fill out a lease application.

Why must I fill out a lease application to see a house?

We do not charge a fee for showings, so the application helps us determine who is motivated to move.  If you like one or more of our properties, and are willing to complete the application, then we know you are interested and serious about moving.

What are the qualifications for my lease application to be approved?

Everyone has different circumstances, but the general points for qualification are:

  • Income is verified, and greater than three (3) times the monthly rent.

    To rent a property that leases for $1,000 per month, for example, your income must at least total $3,000 per month.  We require documentation of legitimate income sources, such as pay stubs, social security documentation, child support, disability, alimony, etc.

  • One year of good rental history.

    We verify with your current lender or landlord that you are in good standing with good payment history.

  • No evictions or judgments from landlords or property managers in the past five (5) years.

    If you have been evicted, or have any open judgments within the past five years, the probability of approving your application is very low.

  • No current judgments from utility companies.

    You must be able to turn on gas, electric, and water utilities in your name to rent a property.  Any open issues on your credit must be resolved before qualification.

How much is the application fee?

There is a $35 application fee ONLY IF YOU WANT YOUR APPLICATION TO BE PROCESSED.  Our leasing agents review unprocessed applications and schedule showings at their own discretion.  Priority is given to processed applications.  The application fee covers a credit check, rental history verification, and income verification.

Will you pull my credit when I submit my application?

We pull credit on every lease application that we process, but we DO NOT process your application until you pay the processing fee.  Bad credit does not necessarily mean your application will be denied.  We are more scrutinous of rental history and judgments from utility companies than student loans, automobile loans, etc.