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Brentnie is a contributor for Rentec Direct. She occasionally stops by to deliver practical industry tips, providing guidance for tenants and landlords alike.

How to Save for A Home While Renting

By on February 16, 2018 in Education with 1 Comment
How to Save for A Home While Renting

For many future homeowners, renting is an important step at the beginning of the buying process. If you’ve ever weighed the pros and cons of renting vs. buying a home, you may find that renting now and saving up for a home in the future is the best plan for you. There are certainly a […]

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10 Resident Event Ideas That You May Not Have Tried Before- Infographic

By on February 9, 2018 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
10 Resident Event Ideas That You May Not Have Tried Before- Infographic

Hosting a resident event is a classic way to put your appreciation for your tenants on display and to encourage a great resident community. You may feel inclined to avoid hosting the same old event, but know that planning can be a time-sink. Truthfully, hosting a great resident event is not difficult. Even a small […]

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Child-Proofing Your Rental Property

By on January 31, 2018 in Education with 2 Comments
Child-Proofing Your Rental Property

Except in the circumstance of senior-specific housing, federal fair housing regulations prevent landlords from refusing to rent to families with children. While many landlords understand this, landlords who fail to fully understand the implications of this law can land themselves in legal trouble. Something as seemingly-innocuous as suggesting a family with a toddler avoid renting […]

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How to Keep A Vacant Property Safe

By on January 19, 2018 in Education with 1 Comment
How to Keep A Vacant Property Safe

It’s no secret that a vacant property will seriously affect your bottom line. In the ideal world, any time you experience tenant turnover, you would be met with the ability to easily replace your former tenant with a dream tenant, in no time at all. The reality, however, doesn’t always fall in line with the […]

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The 5 Types of Minimalist Design

By on January 17, 2018 in Education with 0 Comments
The 5 Types of Minimalist Design

Minimalism as a decor choice and a lifestyle pursuit is growing like wildfire. As more and more subscribe to the trend of living simply, it’s easy to put all minimalists under the same design umbrella. However, like every decor trend, there are different branches of the same premiss. If you’re a minimalist at heart (or […]

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2018 New Year’s Resolutions for Landlords and PMs

By on December 27, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
2018 New Year’s Resolutions for Landlords and PMs

New Year’s Day may not be here yet, but it’s already time to step back and create your business and personal goals for the new year. If you’re in the market for some new year’s resolutions, here are some great tips to bring success in 2018. The new year is the perfect time to refocus […]

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The Renter’s Guide to Styling a Bookshelf

By on November 29, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
The Renter’s Guide to Styling a Bookshelf

Behold: the bookshelf! It’s truthfully underrated and should be touted as the renter’s best friend when it comes to decorating and creating small space storage. Creating an attractive living area without compromising your floor space can be a challenge for any home or apartment dweller… doing this without installing permanent fixtures presents a whole new […]

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How to Protect Your Security Deposit This Holiday Season

By on November 20, 2017 in Education with 1 Comment
How to Protect Your Security Deposit This Holiday Season

The holiday season is right before us. Full of hectic charm and warm wishes, it can be easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of family gatherings, school plays, and office parties. In the excitement of preparing for the holiday fun, many renters unintentionally ignore the terms of their lease agreement. This can not […]

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Hosting Thanksgiving in a Small Space: Tips for Apartment Dwellers and Renters

By on November 13, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
Hosting Thanksgiving in a Small Space: Tips for Apartment Dwellers and Renters

Small space living requires some compromises, but a seasoned small-spacer knows that most disadvantages merely need to be met with a little storage and decor creativity. That said, even the most steadfast minimalist can have their second-thoughts when considering the possibility of hosting for the holidays.  With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, you might be wishing your […]

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5 Slip Prevention Tips for Your Rental Property: Infographic

By on November 6, 2017 in Education with 4 Comments
5 Slip Prevention Tips for Your Rental Property: Infographic

Autumn and winter weather bring fun holiday adventures, surprise guest visits, and general commotion as this busy time of year comes into full swing. As you anticipate all the events that will occur within your rental property, guest and tenant safety should be at the forefront of your mind. While the cold seasons can bring […]

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