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How to Rent an Apartment Sight Unseen

By on May 4, 2018 in Education with 0 Comments
How to Rent an Apartment Sight Unseen

As a general rule renting sight unseen is far from ideal, and, overall, is considered inadvisable. There is only so much that you can determine through photographs and enticing unit descriptions; that may not tell the full story. A thorough walk-through of a property is crucial to ensure that the unit has up-to-date safety measures […]

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The True Cost of Renting an Apartment

By on February 28, 2018 in Education with 3 Comments
The True Cost of Renting an Apartment

One of the biggest surprises first-time renters run into is underestimating the true cost of living on their own and how to budget for expenses beyond a monthly rent payment.   It is important that every renter understand there are expenses that need to be factored into their budgets in addition to a rent payment. […]

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Questions to Ask Your New Landlord – Before Signing a Lease

By on February 2, 2018 in Education with 2 Comments
Questions to Ask Your New Landlord – Before Signing a Lease

Asking the right questions when meeting your potential landlord or property manager will give you insight on relevant information relating to a future housing situation and set the framework for further interactions with management. Renting a new home is technically a business transaction and you will benefit from treating your interactions with any potential managers […]

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How to Find a Great Rental in a New City

By on November 8, 2017 in Education with 1 Comment
How to Find a Great Rental in a New City

Moving to a new city can be as daunting as it is exciting.  Whether work, school, family or adventure drives you to relocate to an unknown town, proper preparation is the best way to make a smooth transition into a new location.   One of the biggest steps for every mover is finding a new […]

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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 Stop a Tenant from Damaging Your Rental Property

By on April 24, 2017 in Education with 4 Comments
How to Stop a Tenant from Damaging Your Rental Property

We’ve all heard our share of tenant horror stories, but outside of a few bad eggs, damage caused by tenants is often not the result of rowdy behavior or blatant disregard for property care, but is caused due to ignorant and negligent tenants. The average tenant will be unlikely to punch a hole in your […]

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Spring Cleaning Tips for Tenants – Infographic

By on April 7, 2017 in Education with 6 Comments
Spring Cleaning Tips for Tenants – Infographic

Spring has arrived, and that means it’s finally time to open our windows to clear the must caused by a harsh winter. While landlords may be knocking on your door to assist with important spring maintenance, tenants should begin preparing their homes for spring cleaning. Now is the perfect time for renters to tackle any […]

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Tenant Tips for Pest Infestations in a Rental

By on March 31, 2017 in Education with 3 Comments
Tenant Tips for Pest Infestations in a Rental

Infestations in a rental home are the nightmares of landlords and tenants alike. No landlord enjoys facing the costs and hassle associated with hiring an exterminator to ensure their investment is protected, and no tenant relishes the thought of creepy crawlies venturing into their bed and pantry. Factors like weather, surrounding properties, and a tenant’s […]

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How To Help Your Tenants Get Their Security Deposit Back

By on February 22, 2017 in Education with 1 Comment
How To Help Your Tenants Get Their Security Deposit Back

Ten tips for landlords and property managers on how to help your tenants get their full security deposit back by preventing property damage and keeping the unit clean. Despite what some renters might think, most landlords are not out to get them. Asking unfairly high rent prices or keeping every dime of a security deposit […]

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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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