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Housing Wanted: The Perfect Pet-Friendly Rental

By on February 15, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
Housing Wanted: The Perfect Pet-Friendly Rental

Anyone with a furry friend knows that pets are more than just fun to have around–they’re part of the family. Pet owners can also tell you how difficult it can be to find a rental that they love where their pets are greeted with open arms by property management. If you find yourself in need […]

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Best Property Management Conferences for Rental Professionals

By on February 13, 2017 in Education with 2 Comments
Best Property Management Conferences for Rental Professionals

Here’s a look at the top property management conferences in 2017 for managers, landlords, owners, investors, business leaders and key players in the rental industry. Attending a property management conference gives you an opportunity to network with your peers and discover trends about the market, emerging technology, and renter interests.  These events are great educational […]

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Rentec Direct Assists Visually Impaired Landlords and Managers Through Compatibility with JAWS

By on February 10, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
Rentec Direct Assists Visually Impaired Landlords and Managers Through Compatibility with JAWS

For Lance Lyons, choosing Rentec Direct for his rental management business wasn’t just about the features or highly rated customer service reviews, but its ability to run with another essential software program-a program that is absolutely vital to Lance’s success. Lance, who has been blind since he was 29, relies on a software program called […]

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How to Hygge Your Rental

By on February 7, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
How to Hygge Your Rental

Hygge (pronounced hoo-gah) is the next big trend in home design. Flip through any lifestyle or decor magazine and you are bound to come across another reason why this Scandinavian tradition is spreading like wildfire. Not only a design mantra, but truly a way of life, hygge is the embodiment of warmth and delight you […]

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Oregon Landlords Must Pay Renters’ Moving Fees

By on February 6, 2017 in Education, News with 4 Comments
Oregon Landlords Must Pay Renters’ Moving Fees

Portland, OR is making headlines for another pro-renter policy that is going to cost landlords thousands of dollars. How many thousands? $2,900 – $4,500, depending on the type of house a landlord owns. The latest city ordinance will require Portland landlords to pay their tenants a relocation fee for a no cause eviction or if […]

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How to Create the Perfect Rental Resume

By on February 3, 2017 in Education with 2 Comments
How to Create the Perfect Rental Resume

Make a lasting first impression with a Rental Resume to make sure your landlord remembers you during the rental application process. Applying for a rental home can be as competitive as landing your dream job.  The best properties will attract the most qualified tenants, and as a renter, the application process should be approached like applying […]

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How to Throw a Last-Minute Resident Super Bowl Bash

By on January 31, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
How to Throw a Last-Minute Resident Super Bowl Bash

It’s almost time for the event that avid sports fans and dedicated snack fans alike wait for all year: Super Bowl Sunday! If you find yourself wishing you had planned a fantastic resident party that your tenants will be talking about as much as the halftime show, it’s not too late. As long as you […]

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Rent vs. Buy – Which Housing Option is Better for Me?

By on January 30, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
Rent vs. Buy – Which Housing Option is Better for Me?

Not sure if your next home should be rented or purchased? There are benefits and downsides to each side of the rent vs. buy debate.   Here’s a look at some of the pros and cons, including costs, customization, and responsibilities, of renting or buying a home so you can make an informed decision. Monthly […]

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Out-of-the-Box Amenities Renters Love

By on January 27, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
Out-of-the-Box Amenities Renters Love

For a large demographic of renters, amenities are everything; offering out-of-the-box amenities that renters love will ensure your properties stay competitive, and greatly help with resident retention. Residencies who want to supply the amenities that will attract Gen Y renters (who make up 56% of the renter pool) need to start taking cues from the […]

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Landlord Disclosures: What You Have to Tell Your Tenant – State Guide

By on January 25, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
Landlord Disclosures: What You Have to Tell Your Tenant – State Guide

Landlords and property managers are required to follow their federal, state and local laws about informing tenants of policies, facts, and rules about the property. Any information that is shared with a renter about the property or a renter’s right are considered disclosures.  Landlord disclosures can either be included in the lease or rental agreement, […]

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