City Standards to Qualify for a Rental

City Standards: What to expect. Austin, TX (San Marcos-Georgetown | Horseshoe Bay-Bastrop)

The following are the city standards that apply throughout Travis, Hays, Williamson counties.

(TAR) ~ Private Market ~Hse~Condo~Twnhm~Duplex~GA~MF~ (Search Tool) click to search as you please

  • City Standard is FICO > 650
  • Typically 3 times monthly rent
  • Stringent credit/criminal history compliance
  • App Fee $35-75 per Applicant
  • Admin Fee $0-400
  • Deposit = 1 month rent with application.
  • Certified funds typically required ~ No cash, credit, personal checks…usually.
  • Budget 1.5 times monthly rent to secure rate and term
  • Approval process 3-5 business days

(TAA) ~ Apartment Communities ~ (Search Tool) click to search as you please

  • City Standard is FICO > 500
  • Standard = 3 times the monthly rent. Can range from 2.5 to 6 times the monthly rent.
  • Est. 85% of properties are open to challenged Credit History when you’ve good rental history.
  • Est. 20% of properties cooperate w/ challenged histories. Usually okay for POM or DUI. Any infraction involving sex~violence~theft are automatic declination(s); almost across all management companies. Outstanding housing balance, broken lease & evictions have similar limitations.
  • 1st time Renters always welcome.
  • App Fee $0-50 per Applicant
  • Admin Fee $0-250
  • Deposit =$0-1 month rent with application. Generally < $500 takes a unit off market.
  • No cash accepted~all other forms of payment are acceptable.
  • Estimate $400-600 to lock in your rate and term.
  • Approval process ranges from same day to an avg of 36 hours.

Required Documents both Private Owner (TAR) & Multi-Family Residential Communities (TAA).

  1. State or Federal ID
  2. Proof of Income city standard is 3 times the monthly rent. It can range from 2.5 ~ 6 times monthly rent.
  3. Disclosures (IABS) (CP)
  4. TAR form (TX Assoc Realtors) or TAA form (TX Apt Assoc) blank applications
  5. Apts typically TAA
  6. Private typically TAR
    • Fees = Non Refundable
    • Deposits = REFUNDABLE

Acceptable forms for Proof of Income ~ Combined Gross Monthly Income (before taxes)

  1. Employed~W-2 (pay stub~taxes are withdrawn or New Hire Letter.)
  2. Self-Employed~1099~3 to 6 months bank statements~Letter from Employer (on company letterhead)
  3. Retired~Unemployed~Liquid Assets 10-36 times the monthly rent~not all properties allow this.
  4. Guarantor (5-7 times monthly rent)

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