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What is the Federal Fair Housing Act?

By on July 24, 2017 in Education with 1 Comment
What is the Federal Fair Housing Act?

Landlords, property managers and housing providers are required to honor the civil rights protections established under the Federal Fair Housing Act(Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968).   The Fair Housing Act is the set of laws associated with anti-discrimination laws for renters. The Fair Housing Act applies to other real estate transactions, […]

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The Dos and Don’ts of a Tenant Interview

By on July 19, 2017 in Education, Tenant Screening with 3 Comments
The Dos and Don’ts of a Tenant Interview

Properly screening your tenants is the most important step a landlord can do to protect their investment property and management business. In order to ensure that you have responsible tenants, that not only pay their rent on time but also value and take care of their home, there are certain qualifications landlords use to evaluate […]

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Impress Your Future Landlord and Get Approved for Your Dream Rental

By on July 11, 2017 in Education with 1 Comment
Impress Your Future Landlord and Get Approved for Your Dream Rental

In a competitive rental market, getting approved your next apartment can depend on more than just your credit score and income. A rental hopeful should always put their best foot forward when trying to impress a future landlord. In fact, apartment hunting can be as competitive as landing your dream job.   Some tenants have […]

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How to Legally Deny a Rental Applicant

By on May 23, 2017 in Education with 4 Comments
How to Legally Deny a Rental Applicant

Property managers are responsible for approving and rejecting rental applicants. As long as the reasons for denial are legitimate and meet Federal Fair Housing Guidelines, you have the right to approve the most qualified rental applicant to become your next tenant (and say “no” to the rest).   To understand just how often rental managers […]

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What is Cash for Keys for Rental Properties?

By on April 17, 2017 in Education with 1 Comment
What is Cash for Keys for Rental Properties?

Would you rather pay for an eviction and potential property damage from a disgruntled tenant, or simply pay the problem tenant to just disappear? If you have a renter who stopped paying rent or is a nuisance to rent to, you might consider a cash for keys agreement to get them to leave. Cash for […]

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The Most Important Tips For First-Time Landlords

By on March 30, 2017 in Education with 1 Comment
The Most Important Tips For First-Time Landlords

Congratulations on making the leap towards owning an investment property. Real estate investments are often seen as one of the most reliable (and profitable) investment opportunities due to the tax benefits and income potential. However, a reliable and profitable investment will only become safe and lucrative if managed properly.  A new landlord needs to take […]

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How to Create the Perfect Rental Resume

By on February 3, 2017 in Education with 3 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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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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5 Tips to Fill Rental Vacancies Before the Holidays

By on November 14, 2016 in Education with 0 Comments
5 Tips to Fill Rental Vacancies Before the Holidays

As holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas draw close, it’s easy for potential applicants to get caught up in the festive spirit. Before your potential renters make their holiday plans (or find new homes among your competition), here are 5 tips to ramp up your community’s marketing and fill your vacancies before the holidays. Do Some […]

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New Full Credit Report for Tenant Screening

By on November 3, 2016 in Product Updates, Tenant Screening with 0 Comments
New Full Credit Report for Tenant Screening

Rentec Direct now offers a New Full Credit Report for tenant screening and software clients. The New Full Credit Report from Rentec Direct provides a detailed view of an applicant’s credit history including FICO credit score, payment patterns and payment history, bankruptcies, liens and judgements, collection accounts, SSN validation and residence and employment information. The […]

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