When dollar amounts are the same, we're more likely to say yes to renting -- and less likely to compare options or gather information.
It may work well for someone who needs to furnish an apartment for a short time. Otherwise, think again.
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If you have less-than-perfect credit, a rental property may still be within reach.
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