Broker recommendations/apartment tips for Boston with a child
July 13, 2013 10:35 AM Subscribe
Hi, I would love any recommendations people in the Boston area might have for rental brokers for an apartment in the Boston area, specifically nearish to Tufts. Someone who has successfully worked with a family with a small child would be ideal. General apartment hunting tips are also welcome. More details inside...
posted by the young rope-rider to grab bag (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
We're lovely people with good references, but here are some of the issues involved in finding a place:
--My son is nearly 2 years old, happy, relaxed, and mellow, but some landlords simply don't want to rent to people with kids under 6 because of lead laws.
--I have a relatively recent bankruptcy, but my credit before that was solid and responsible (meaning I don't have late payments or anything else--I paid everything on time until I filed).
--Neither of us has significant income; I will have $2000 a month in child support and unemployment insurance, but that's it. We plan to pay for the apartment primarily with savings (which are substantial) and can pay for a year in advance if necessary.
--We'd like to move on August 1 & can tell that it's getting tight for that time frame.
--We do not drive nor are we likely to learn.
So thoughts? Recommendations?