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hello, is it possible to rent an apartment/studio in a not-dangerous neighborhood when your salary is only 25,000? also, do landlords always have restrictions on how much you must earn in order to rent an apartment? thanks!

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Depends on where you want to live. In New York City probably not, in some small town probably yes. Rent depends on the area.

It is up to the landlord whether the approve you or not. They may check a variety of things including credit, personal references, and employment history.

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Umm, can we get a little more info?

You'll be living alone? What city/state are you looking at? What's your credit score? Do you have anyone who can be your co-signer? How long have you been in the U.S.?

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Depending on where you are in the US, some landlords will require your paystubs and do a credit check. There are also restrictions on how many people can live in the apartment.

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Away from major cities it's probably enough. I just looked for an apartment for a while here in Ohio. Most landlords require your income be 3 times the rent.

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