How can I get a cashier check or money order when I don't have a bank in CA?
September 4, 2007 10:49 PM Subscribe
How can I get a certified check to pay the deposit on a rental property when neither of my banks have branches in the state I'm now living in?
posted by visual mechanic to Work & Money (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I flew to California without finding a house because the house we did find fell through. So now we're here, found something better, and got approved. Great! Except, they want a certified check for $7200 tomorrow and I don't know how to get that.
My banks where I have funds to cover this amount are ING Direct, which is online only, and PNC Bank, which doesn't have any branches here in CA, and Commerce Bank, which is the same deal. I do have credit cards, but I don't really know how cash advances work (I tried to get some earlier this week to pay to pick up my transported car and it froze all my accounts), and the Property Management Company says they won't accept cash.
Help? I need to get this check tomorrow so we can move out of the hotel, move into a proper place, and get the kids into a school...