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Renters’ Rights When Your Landlord Sells Your Rental Home

By on June 16, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
Renters’ Rights When Your Landlord Sells Your Rental Home

  Question: I just found out my landlord is selling my rental house – what does this mean for my housing situation? Answer: If you rent a home and you discover your landlord is selling the property, don’t start panicking (or packing) just yet. If you signed a lease agreement, your current and future landlord will […]

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Do I Need a Co-Signer for My Rental Lease?

By on June 2, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
Do I Need a Co-Signer for My Rental Lease?

Sometimes a landlord or property manager will ask a rental applicant to have a co-signer sign the lease agreement. Sometimes referred to as a guarantor, a co-signer signs the lease along with the tenant and agrees to pay the rent if the actual renter is unable to for any reason. Co-signers are not expected to […]

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5 Surprisingly Brilliant Ways to Use Command Strips

By on May 30, 2017 in Education with 4 Comments
5 Surprisingly Brilliant Ways to Use Command Strips

Being a renter means you sometimes need to get a little creative with your decor and organizing to ensure you don’t damage your rental space and risk losing your security deposit. While it can seem like your options are limited, there are a lot of damage-free and creative solutions to ensure that your space is […]

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10 Reasons Why My Rental Application Was Denied

By on January 4, 2017 in Education with 1 Comment
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 0 Comments
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 0 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 9 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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