Be prepared to apply if you love the apartment!
A good rule of thumb to remember when it comes to your budget is that landlords typically look for a total annual income that is at least 40X the rent. For example, if the rent is $2,000 per month, then most landlords will require $80,000 of total annual income.
Stake works with various property owners that may have different requirements, but these are good documents to have on hand and ready to email:
Property operators also may charge an application fee to run a credit/background check.
If they approve your application, you should typically expect to provide a security deposit, first and last month's rent at lease signing.