Category: Tenant Advice

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Battle of the Apartment Amenities

When it comes to apartments, all amenities are not created equal. Renters are familiar with photos of sparkling pools, modern fitness centers and fun community events – but what kind of amenities have the most appeal to renters? Are elements of luxury living needed to attract tenants? Or can smoke-free housing, pet-friendly policies and excellent […]

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Ready for an Investment Property? Considerations Beyond Cash Flows

After putting pen to paper and crafting a careful budget of cash flows, many prospective landlords feel confident to move forward on an investment property. However, there are considerations beyond the basic cash flows to review before becoming a landlord. Managing a rental property comes with managing tenants – and that can mean juggling both […]

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Should You Care About Your Tenant’s Source of Income?

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Most of us tend to do it without even noticing.  When either making conversation, reviewing a resume, or meeting someone for the first time, when we learn what a person does for a living, we immediately start developing thoughts and perceptions about the person.  We live in a society that places a great deal of value on […]

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How To Interpret Credit Reports

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Realtor.com recently published an article outlining a number of missteps that people often take that causes their credit reports to be negatively impacted.  Although the article itself was aimed at potential homeowners, the same lessons apply to potential renters as well as landlords/property who need to properly understand credit reports if they are to have any […]

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Renting Vs Buying? Buying may be a dream, but renting may be the right choice for you

Homeownership is considered one of the criteria one needs to fulfill to live the American Dream. A survey recently suggested that the majority of prospective first time buyers want to purchase a home because they consider it necessary to lead a good life and improve their social status. Despite that, ‘whether to buy or rent’ […]

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Converting Your Home into a Rental? Four Important Tips to Follow

If you are planning to move out of your primary residence – be it a single family home or an apartment – and convert it into a rental, you are likely to assume it’s going to be an easy job. You’ve been living in the property for many years and everything that a prospective renter […]

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Important Things to Consider When Your Lease is Running Out

If you are living in a rented apartment, your lease will run out eventually. When it expires, you will either have to get the lease renewed or vacate the place. If you are looking to keep your apartment and the landlord agrees to it, you will need to discuss the new lease’s terms and conditions […]

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Have bad credit? Don’t Worry Because You Can Still Rent an Apartment

Bad credit can be detrimental to your chances of renting a decent apartment. Reason: the majority of landlords check a rental applicant’s credit report to ensure if he or she will be able to pay the rent on time, if at all. If you have an eviction or any other serious issues appearing on your […]

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