Typically, an application is good for at least 90 days from the time you are approved. If this time-frame passes, you simply need to email paperwork@avidpgh.com and request that we review your file to make it ‘active’ again.

Yes! We understand that bad credit or no credit does NOT necessarily mean you shouldn’t qualify to own your own home. We look at a variety of factors, and encourage you to complete one of our applications to get approved – It’s free!

Once you submit your application ALONG WITH ALL PROOF OF INCOME and VALID for current and previous landlord(s), it takes a few business days to process your application. If you don’t hear from us a week after you have submitted your application IN FULL (including sending all income verification and supporting documents), email us at properties@avidpgh.com to inquire about your application.email us at properties@avidpgh.com to inquire about your application.

Our Lease/Option to Homeownership Program has a simple three step process for you to make one of the homes yours!

Step 1: Visit the home in person.

If you want to own your own home and are considering making one of our houses a home for you and your family, don’t you think it would be a good idea to visit the house in person? After looking at the photos and watching the video walkthrough on our website, go stop by the property and walk around the outside, look through the windows, walk or drive the neighborhood and talk to neighbors! If you are going to be living in your new home for years to come, you want to make sure it is the right fit and feels like home!

Step 2: Complete the application

Go to the “Apply Now” tab on the website (https://avidpgh.com/application.html) and submit your application, ensuring to READ & FOLLOW ALL DIRECTIONS.

If you would prefer to complete a paper application, you can find them in the info box at any of the houses, or at our office, 1 Forestwood Dr. Ste 101 Pittsburgh, PA 15237 between 8:30 AM and 2:30 PM or by appointment (for appointments you can submit a request through our contact page, here: https://avidpgh.com/contact.html)

Step 3: Meet us at the home!

After we have reached out to you and notified you of your approval, you will schedule a convenient time to meet us at the home or homes you are interested in. At this meeting, you will take as much or as little time as you need to decide if this is the home for you. Once you decide on your new home, we will complete the paperwork, you will switch utilities, and you will get the lockbox code to move into your new home!

Check out this page to get an estimate on how much you will need to have in hand to be able to move in to the home of your choice.

Yes, you are required to carry a renters insurance policy.  You should know that the insurance we carry on the home only covers the structure, and does not cover any of your items, belongings or your personal liability.

Renters insurance is not that expensive, policies start at around $165 a year – $14 a month or so.

With proper notice, you can leave at any time as long as you are not in violation of the terms leaseWith proper notice, you can leave at any time so long as you are not in violation of the terms of your lease agreement.

AVID Management Group, LP uses a the AppFolio platform to collect monthly home payments and bill payments for your home.  With AppFolio you can easily pay online with your bank account or credit card and build your credit history.

When you submitted your application, you would have created your account with AppFolio.  Once you are converted to a resident, you will need to:

  • Set up your payments
  • Add your bank account details to pay free via ACH. (Credit card and debit cards are accepted, but have fees associated with using them)
  • Verify bank account (can take 2-3 business days)

That’s it! It’s important that you set AppFolio as it is the only way you can receive your “on-time-payment discount”.

No, there are no refunds for any reason whatsoever.

We do allow pets.  Depending on type and breed, you may be required to carry additional liability insurance.

There is no fee for having a pet, but we do require that you notify us at the signing of your lease, or of any newly acquired pet.

If we do not receive notice of acquiring a new animal or are not notified at the signing of the lease, you will incur a $50 monthly fee.