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Credit Checks and Tenant Screening

On 01:12 - 23 Jul 2017 | By Daisy Hammond

The difference between a good tenant and a deadbeat may turn up with the information you receive with you run a credit check on a tenant applicant.

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Why are Rents So Expensive Now? Beating the High Cost of Renting

On 04:09 - 16 Jul 2017 | By James Michael

How do you beat the high cost of renting?

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What is Rent Stabilization?

On 04:02 - 16 Jul 2017 | By Adrian Clark

You’ve probably heard the terms rent stabilization and rent control. Rent control refers to laws that restrict the amount that rents can be increased in a given area.

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What Should You Ask a Building Manager When Viewing a Rental?

On 04:26 - 09 Jul 2017 | By Michael James

What questions should you ask the building manager, landlord, or property manager when you tour an apartment?

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Should You Pay a Finders Fee?

On 04:05 - 09 Jul 2017 | By Janet Hill

Should you pay a finder’s fee when looking for an apartment?  In some markets, it can be impossible to find a decent rental without using the services of a realtor.

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Why are Inspections Important for Rentals?

On 01:38 - 25 Jun 2017 | By John Austin

When landlords and property managers utilize digital inspections, there is less likelihood that photos will be lost and paperwork will be buried.  Digital inspections are becoming more common, as they provide more detail, photos, time stamps, and other records of an event.

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Rental Housing and Emotional Support Animals: Know the Law

On 10:16 - 11 Jun 2017 | By Janet Hill

It really is best to consult with an attorney concerning the rules in your area for emotional support animals.

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Did Rent Go Up or Down in the Seattle Area?

On 01:33 - 04 Jun 2017 | By Daisy Hammond

Overall, the percentage of increase for the Seattle area was 5.2 percent compared with June of 2016.

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Co-Living is A New Approach for Renters

On 07:07 - 29 May 2017 | By Janet Hill

What is co-living?  Briefly, it is housing built with larger common areas and smaller private spaces in exchange for lower rent. Co-living is renting a  lifestyle, a mobile lifestyle

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NYC Landlords are Offering Perks to Tenants

On 03:56 - 21 May 2017 | By Janet Hill

New York City is one of the toughest rental markets anywhere, but with the coming busy season of new graduates looking for apartments and people who want to move in warm weather and before school starts, NYC landlords are offering perks to tenants.

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The House I am Renting is in Foreclosure

On 05:04 - 19 May 2017 | By Alan Hammond

You have been paying rent to  a landlord who is not the landlord anymore. What are your rights as a tenant in a foreclosed property?

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US Average Rent Continues to Rise

On 04:09 - 15 May 2017 | By Janet Hill

Across the country, rents rose 0.7% from March 2016, the slowest rate of growth since November 2012.

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Changing Long Term Rentals to an Airbnb

On 10:19 - 12 May 2017 | By Janet Hill

Short term vacation renting may be a more profitable alternative to the standard long term lease.

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How Can a Tenant Show Proof of Income?

On 08:30 - 08 May 2017 | By Daisy Hammond

How can a tenant show proof of income? Prospective renters will often state their gross income, thinking that this qualifies them for the apartment they want to rent.

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When Tenants are Noisy Neighbors

On 09:57 - 05 May 2017 | By Mary Clark

When your tenants become a nuisance for the rest of the community with loud parties, shouting, music, or a garage band, chances are you are going to hear about it.

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The Most Desired Amenities for Renters

On 10:16 - 12 May 2017 | By Janet Hill

For many tenants, finding the right rental home isn’t just about price and neighborhood. It’s about amenities.

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What is the Right Price for Your Rental?

On 08:51 - 12 May 2017 | By Janet Hill

How do you know the best price for your rental listing? For starters, use the rent rate analysis on MyRentRates.com. You can check a specific address, or a metropolitan area.

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Springtime Tasks for Landlords and Property Managers

On 03:20 - 26 Apr 2017 | By Alison Street

Spring gives you an opportunity to get things done in preparation for summertime, warm weather, and potential new tenants.

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Can You Rent an Apartment with Poor Credit?

On 08:48 - 12 May 2017 | By Daisy Hammond

Nothing is worse than completing a rental application, only to find the lease has been denied due to bad credit. What can you do to protect yourself, and have a chance if you have bad credit?

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Selling a Tenant Occupied Property

On 08:31 - 12 May 2017 | By Sally Haines

When a rental property is occupied by a tenant, there are rules that have to be followed, and tenants rights have to be respected. These vary by state, so it is important to check out the laws in your specific location.

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Short Term Rentals

On 08:26 - 12 May 2017 | By Alan Hammond

There are times when you need a rental for a short term, due to your health, your job, or your schooling. Or maybe you are traveling, and intend to be in an area longer than the average hotel stay.

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Trends in the Rental Market

On 08:25 - 12 May 2017 | By Alison Street

It's important to know the trends in the rental market, and set the right rent rate for your property.

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Buying a Rental Property

On 08:19 - 12 May 2017 | By Daisy Hammond

So you want to invest in real estate and buying a rental property is the first step. Where do you begin?

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Can I Sublet My Apartment?

On 10:15 - 25 Apr 2017 | By Daisy Hammond

Subletting, or finding another tenant to take your place, sounds like the perfect solution. But first, you need to make sure you know the rules and the obligations of subletting.

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5 Things You Need to Look for When Renting

On 10:20 - 25 Apr 2017 | By Adrian Clark

Here are some important questions to ask and things to keep in mind when you are looking for a rental home.

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The Tenant From Hell and What To Do About Them

On 02:05 - 19 Feb 2017 | By John Austin

The tenant from hell is the one who trashes the place. Or they just don’t pay. Maybe they always pay late.

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How Does Rent to Own Work?

On 04:23 - 05 Feb 2017 | By Janet Hill

How Does Rent to Own Work? It's something every tenant who wants to become a homeowner has wondered about.

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After Disaster- What Can a Landlord Do?

On 04:09 - 29 Jan 2017 | By Daisy Hammond

Knowing what to do after disaster is not as important as knowing what to do before disaster strikes for a landlord.

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After Disaster - What Can a Tenant Do?

On 04:03 - 29 Jan 2017 | By Daisy Hammond

Much of the pain of surviving a disaster can be lessened with preparation and clear communication in advance.

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Paying Too Much or Too Little? How Do You Know?

On 04:13 - 15 Jan 2017 | By Robyn Smith

Are you paying too much or too little for your rent on your apartment or house? If you are a landlord, how do you know what the market rate is for rents in your area without consulting a professional?

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How do You Determine a Fair Market Rent?

On 08:25 - 25 Dec 2016 | By Robyn Smith

When finding the fair market value of your rental unit, the first step is to find out what similar rentals in the area are going for.

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Rental Insurance for Tenants

On 10:45 - 15 Dec 2016 | By Janet Hill

Rental insurance for tenants covers losses from theft, casualties, damage from appliances, and liability for accidents

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The Dog Ate My Carpet

On 10:35 - 15 Dec 2016 | By Robyn Smith

What kind of damage can your pet do to your rental home, and how can you protect yourself from costly repairs?

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Building Good Tenant Relationships

On 02:52 - 11 Dec 2016 | By Michael James

Building a good relationship with tenants is something that a landlord can start from the very beginning of the rental process.

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All About Security Deposits

On 02:47 - 11 Dec 2016 | By Michael James

What does the security deposit cover? Is it a refundable security deposit?

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Background Checks - What Can They Tell You?

On 08:23 - 09 Dec 2016 | By Janet Hill

Gathering information about a prospective tenant and running a background check is an essential step for any landlord or property manager.

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What do Property Managers Do?

On 01:18 - 02 Dec 2016 | By Janet Hill

Property management companies manage tenants, collect rents, screen applicants, and ensure that a property is well maintained.

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Is your property pet friendly?

On 12:50 - 27 Nov 2016 | By Mary Hill

But what is a pet friendly property? What are pet friendly policies?

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Attracting the Right Tenant

On 12:16 - 07 May 2017 | By Janet Hill

How do you know that you are attracting a good tenant, one that will pay rent on time, live by the rules, and keep the property in reasonable condition?

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Make the Most of Your Investment - How Can Investors Maximize Their Rental Incomes

On 08:54 - 02 May 2017 | By Beconrad

Investing in real estate is a great way to diversify your portfolio and build wealth for the future.

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Newest Addition to the Rental Market: The Millennial Renter

On 02:37 - 04 Nov 2016 | By Arianna Olsen

When stepping into the rental market, it is a great advantage to know more about your renters. You can achieve this by doing a little bit of research. Here are some facts to know about the Millennial Renter...

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