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Your Questions About Las Vegas Cheap Apartments No Credit Check

January 27, 2013

David asks…

how much are residential hotels in Bakersfield and Stockton?

Monthly rent. Looking for the cheapest monthly rent in Cali.

Administrator answers:

The economy in Bakersfield and Stockton is so bad that an apartment may be more likely to let you in without an extensive income check / credit check. Stockton is one of the most dangerous cities in America.

The cost of living for both of those places is about average.

Extended Stay America is a good chain for such a thing – call them and ask about their LTL – long term lodging rates (also found on apartments.com but not their website)

I used this site to book my recent Las Vegas trip:
http://www.hotelscombined.com/?a_aid=26451

Carol asks…

Where can I find a 20$ loan quick for an apartment?

I have good credit. There are many apartments available for $30,000-35,000 in Las Vegas. I have 10k down. Where can I find a quick loan for around $20,000-$25,000 15yr fixed. Thank You. (please no writing me saying theres no apartments for that cheap there. If your that concerned with the “how” you can go to yahoo realestate) I know its not much so dont write me saying how cheap I am either. I know how much I can spend and what I cant. So if you cant be nice dont comment please. THANK YOU!!! :)

Administrator answers:

You can get a loan for that amount just about anywhere. The first thing in purchasing a home (or condo as it appears in your case) is to get a pre-approval letter from a lender. Then find a Realtor to make sure you’re getting a good deal on the property.

With good credit and such a large portion of the loan down, you won’t have to worry much about being approved. Check in the sources section for our mortgage rates table (to calculate what type of mortgage rate you can get), as well as the mortgage payment calculator to see how much your bills will be monthly with this new loan.

Hope this helps :)

Daniel asks…

Can you rent apartments in Vegas for $450-$500 or are these scams?

I’m in California and there’s no such thing as an apartment in my area for $450-$500, so I was looking at moving to the eastcoast, but I noticed Las Vegas has lots of them listed on Craigslist. I know lots of scammers use Craigslist, so can anyone who lives in Vegas tell me if these are genuine prices I’m seeing? I know anybody can be a scammer, but what I’m asking is do these prices sound like they could be legit, or is it just unheard of for apartments to be that cheap in Vegas like how it’s unheard of in California?

Administrator answers:

While there is no way to guarantee you are dealing with a legit landlord with an actual place to rent, there are “red flags” to look for in a fake posting.

List of “red flags” of a fake Craigslist room for rent

1) Low rental price for the area, did not hire a management company, suddenly decided to rent it out or google map can’t find the address
2) Owner out of town/state/providence/country doing charitable works, mining or on an oil rig
3) Owner says the keys will be shipped to you or won’t give you a phone number
4) Owner mentions religion, god-fearing or cleanliness repeatedly
5) Owner sends you a dozen questions as the “application” in the body of an email instead of using an attachment
6) Owner says you are the perfect renter but you can not view the inside of the dwelling in person
7) Owner uses incorrect terms for the area such as hob/stove, water/hydro, gas/petro, color/colour, trash/rubbish/garbage
7) Owner misspells common words, uses strange punctuation or Odd Capitalization 8) Owner says all utilities, services and monthly fees are included
9) Owner says he wants you to fill out a credit application to get your credit score and includes a link to some site
10) Owner refuses to answer or answers vaguely your questions about: closest public transportation and what type (train/taxi/bus/subway/tube), name of electric/gas/garbage/water companies, closest medical facility/library/grocery/bank/dry cleaners/post office/McDonalds

And the BIGGEST red flag of all:

Owner wants first/last/deposit via Western Union or moneygram

( or suggests you send money to a friend via WU or MG as proof you have the funds )

Any one from the list is highly suspicious, 2 or more and you definitely have a scammer. No. Exceptions. EVER. For any reason.

Western Union and moneygram do not verify anything on the form the sender fills out, not the name, not the street address, not the country, not even the gender of the receiver, it all means absolutely nothing. The clerk will not bother to check ID and will simply hand off your cash to whomever walks in the door with the MTCN# and question/answer. Neither company will tell the sender who picked up the cash, at what store location or even in what country your money walked out the door. Neither company has any kind of refund policy, money sent is money gone forever.

If you have responded to a scammer, you are on his ‘potential sucker’ list, he will try again to separate you from your cash. He will send you more emails from his other free email addresses using another of his fake names with all kinds of stories of great places to rent, lottery winnings, millions in the bank and desperate, lonely, sexy singles. He will sell your email address to all his scamming buddies who will also send you dozens of fake emails all with the exact same goal, you sending them your cash via Western Union or moneygram.

You could post up the email address and the emails themselves that the scammer is using, it will help make your post more googlable for other suspicious potential victims to find when looking for information.

Do you know how to check the header of a received email? If not, you could google for information. Being able to read the header to determine the geographic location an email originated from will help you weed out the most obvious scams and scammers. Then delete and block that scammer. Don’t bother to tell him that you know he is a scammer, it isn’t worth your effort. He has one job in life, convincing victims to send him their hard-earned cash.

Whenever suspicious or just plain curious, google everything, website addresses, names used, companies mentioned, phone numbers given, all email addresses, even sentences from the emails as you might be unpleasantly surprised at what you find already posted online. You can also post/ask here and every scam-warner-anti-fraud-busting site you can find before taking a chance and losing money to a scammer.

If you google “fake apartment rental”, “fraud Western Union house rent scam”, “fake craigslist apartment rent scam” or something similar you will find hundreds of posts from victims and near-victims of this type of scam.

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