Thanks to recent news we know that Portland Oregon is among the lowest vacancy rates in the United States and sadly rents here are continuing to rise faster than ever.
Portland Oregon Average Rent
Right now the average Portland Oregon rent is over $1,442 per month compared to $1,118 in May 2013.
A rent increase of over $300 in just two years is huge especially if you’re a family living on a budget so the big question is how can you find affordable properties to rent in the Portland area when they all appear to be gone?
In this article we will share with you some tips on how to make your rental application more attractive to owners when you find a Portland Oregon Vacancy.
How to Make Your Rental Application Stand Out
If you plan on renting in Portland Oregon in the coming months you can make your rental application stand out from the rest by doing the following:
- Purchase your credit reports – This will enable you to confirm if you have any unpaid bills or inaccurate items on your credit reports which you may have been unaware of.
- Get your references in order – Since some renters use “fuzzy” references when applying for new rentals you can make your application stand out by using correct references and making sure your references are aware they may be called.
- Save for the full rent and deposit – Another thing you can do to strengthen your position as a renter is to save the full money required for the deposit and first month’s rent on a property because there will be some renters who will ask owners if they can make payments
- Search for properties outside of Portland – Although you might be looking for rental properties within the city you can find some excellent homes, condos and apartments for rent right outside of the Portland Oregon area.
Contact a property manager for help finding a rental since they will save you the time, money and hassle of searching for properties for rent yourself especially since most listings these days on websites like Craigslist or Zillow will already be rented by the time you call or email them.