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10 Reasons Why My Rental Application Was Denied

By on January 4, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
10 Reasons Why My Rental Application Was Denied

In a tight rental market with scarce availability and high rents, getting approved for your dream apartment can be as hard as actually finding one that fits your budget. If you keep finding yourself scouring rental listing and filling out applications only to get denied again and again, it might be time to change your […]

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Renter Safety: Keep Your Residents Safe During the Holidays

By on December 16, 2016 in Education with 0 Comments
Renter Safety: Keep Your Residents Safe During the Holidays

Along with the holiday cheer and festive spirits each winter, comes a few Grinches that seem to think the holidays are a good time to threaten the safety of your renters, their belongings and your property. According to CNN, December is a peak month for burglaries as folks leave homes unattended during the holidays.  A […]

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Winter Maintenance Tips to Remind Your Renters

By on December 5, 2016 in Education with 0 Comments
Winter Maintenance Tips to Remind Your Renters

When the cold weather hits, nothing can ruin the holidays (or a Tuesday night even) than a call from your tenants saying a pipe burst. The good news is, most damage to a rental property due to winter weather can be prevented with a little extra effort from your renters. Preventative winter maintenance includes protecting […]

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Damage-Free Decorating: DIY Faux Holiday Mantel

By on December 1, 2016 in Education with 0 Comments
Damage-Free Decorating: DIY Faux Holiday Mantel

The holiday season is in full swing, and renters everywhere are faced with the dreaded decision, to spread holiday cheer and risk damaging their apartment or to sit out of the decor festivities because they want their security deposit back. If you’re hosting a holiday bash and want to ring in the Christmas season with […]

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Renter-Friendly Holiday Decorating Ideas

By on November 28, 2016 in Education with 1 Comment
Renter-Friendly Holiday Decorating Ideas

The holidays are a festive and wonderful time with friends, family and great food. If you are a renter though, it is sometimes difficult to fully get into the holiday spirit when your lease restrictions put a huge damper on your cheerful decor ideas. However, a no damage policy doesn’t have to stand in the […]

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Hosting a Holiday Bash in a Small Rental

By on November 18, 2016 in Education with 3 Comments
Hosting a Holiday Bash in a Small Rental

Despite the many benefits of renting, too much space is often far from that list. If you’re in the mood for some holiday fun, don’t allow a small apartment to get in the way of celebrating the way you want. Creativity and a little pre-planning can go a long way to create a holiday atmosphere that’s […]

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Responsibilities of a Property Manager

By on September 28, 2016 in Education with 4 Comments
Responsibilities of a Property Manager

If you own an investment property and are considering hiring a property manager to oversee your rental property or if you are a current landlord who is considering entering a career in property management, you might be wondering about the specific tasks a property manager is responsible for completing–outside of simply signing leases and collecting […]

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Top 5 Things Every Renter Must Know

By on August 15, 2016 in Education with 0 Comments
Top 5 Things Every Renter Must Know

First-time, and even experienced, renters can sometimes find themselves in over their heads. It can be easy to get caught up in the process of finding the perfect furniture or the right rug for a new place, and unintentionally disregard key skillsets of a great renter. If you are ready to move forward with a new […]

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What to Do When Your Landlord Raises the Rent

By on August 12, 2016 in Education with 8 Comments
What to Do When Your Landlord Raises the Rent

Getting a notice from your landlord that your rent is increasing would ruin anyone’s day. Unfortunately, this stress inducing reality has been happening across the country as reports of rental rates hitting an all time high have been making headlines regularly. After the initial shocks wears off (and the superlatives subside) it’s time to start […]

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Renter’s Guide to Understanding HOAs

By on June 27, 2016 in Education with 0 Comments
Renter’s Guide to Understanding HOAs

If you just moved into a rental property that belongs to an HOA you might be a little confused about your new responsibilities as an HOA renter. This guide will give you an overview of what HOAs do, how rules are enforced in the community, and what your landlord’s duties are when you rent an […]

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