There’s no denying that it’s difficult renting in Portland Oregon right now because there’s a shortage of rentals and a huge demand for properties but that’s not stopping people from renting here and with multiple people submitting applications for the same property some renters may feel like they don’t stand a chance of their application getting seen before a rental has been offered to someone else.
In this article we will share with you several tips you can to get ready for renting in Portland Oregon so you will be able to rent the property you really want.
Tip #1 – Review Your Credit Profile
Before renting in Portland Oregon you should purchase a copy of your 3-in-1 credit report to confirm that you don’t have any unpaid bills or items which could hold your application back from approval until a property owner approves it.
For items on your credit report that are false or inaccurate you should start the dispute process right away because it can take up to 30 days for the item to be removed or corrected on your credit report.
Tip #2 – Get Your References in Order
Write down your personal references in an address book or save a file to your smart phone so you can easily access them when filling out your application so you can start renting in Portland Oregon.
Doing this will also keep you from having to guess when it comes to your previous landlord’s name or addresses of companies you may have worked for in the past.
Tip #3 – Save For the Deposit
Review rental properties online and start saving money now for the full deposit you will need to move into a property because if you have the full deposit available in cash this will help you to stand out from other renters who need to make payments or require 24-48 hours to come up with the deposit.