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Get to Know the Neighborhood of Renters You are Serving

By Amber

Here’s a surprisingly simple way to increase the value of your rental property: get to know the neighborhood! The more involved you are, the easier it is to find areas of the community that you can help improve. Understanding and supporting the neighborhood you serve will also encourage others show pride in where they live. […]

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Tips to Help You Pack Your Moving Truck

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

Nov 25

Tips to Help You Pack Your Moving Truck

After all the planning that goes into moving, packing your rental truck can feel like the final assault on a mountain. Fear not! We’ve got tips to help you pack your moving truck carefully and securely — without breaking too much of a sweat! Gather your equipment Start by assembling the gear that will help […]

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Rental Home for the Holidays: How to Prep Your Place for the Season

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

Nov 12

Rental Home for the Holidays: How to Prep Your Place for the Season

Once the candle on the last jack-o-lantern goes out, it’s officially The Holiday Season. Are you ready? We have tips for how to prep your rental home for guests and make your home a favorite spot for family and friends to gather over the holiday season. Cold-weather cleaning Spring isn’t the only time to give […]

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Search for a Rental Home with Disability-Friendly Amenities

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

Oct 28

Search for a Rental Home with Disability-Friendly Amenities

If you’re searching for a rental home that makes living with a disability easier, you’ll likely find more choices now than in years past. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or a loved one, read on for some of the top amenities to look for in the perfect property.   Accessibility The number one issue for […]

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Easy Tips to Organize All the Closets in Your Rental Home

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

Oct 08

Easy Tips to Organize All the Closets in Your Rental Home

It could be that your new rental home offers you more storage than you’ve ever had before, but with more closet space comes more responsibility! Whether you have space to spare or there’s little to be had, keeping up with clutter should become a regular habit. Read on for tips to keep your closets in […]

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Make Sure You Notify These Contacts About Your Change of Address

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

Sep 24

Make Sure You Notify These Contacts About Your Change of Address

Providing your new address to all the businesses and services of your life can feel daunting, but it doesn’t have to be a lot of trouble. Follow these tips to stay connected to everyone who needs to keep in touch with you. USPS Take a moment to give the U.S. Post Office your new address […]

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Tips to Keep Your Kitchen Clean and Organized on the Run

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

Sep 16

Tips to Keep Your Kitchen Clean and Organized on the Run

For all the use it gets in most of our homes, we don’t always have time to keep a clean kitchen. When we’re in a rush, cleaning can get relegated to the bottom of the to-do list. You don’t have to invest hours in scrubbing to keep your kitchen clean and organized, however. In fact, […]

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How to Move Safely into Your Rental Home

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

Sep 03

How to Move Safely into Your Rental Home

Moving into a rental home can be challenging and hard on your body, if you’re not careful. Treat yourself right and prepare to move safely and a bit more easily by planning ahead. Follow these tips to make the move into your rental home a safer one. Pack light Make sure when you are packing […]

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The Best Pets for Rental Home Living

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

Aug 19

The Best Pets for Rental Home Living

The right pet can make a house really feel like home. The best pets for any home are the ones that fit your lifestyle. A practical consideration to keep in mind when choosing a pet, however, is selecting the one which is least likely to do damage to that home. Read on for some thoughts […]

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How to Search Online for the Right Rental Property

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

Jul 01

How to Search Online for the Right Rental Property

Searching for the right rental house can be an exhausting task. Luckily, there is a much easier way to find a rental property than driving around looking for signs on the road. Take your search online, where the details you need are right at your fingertips. Learn how you can use a simple online search […]

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Summer Decorating for Your Rental Home

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

Jun 17

Summer Decorating for Your Rental Home

June is the perfect time to bring summer decor and decorating themes into your rental home. Read on as we explore some of the ways you might include just the right seasonal touches for summer! Keep it light Put away the dark, heavy curtains and blankets you used for winter — bring out the light […]

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Take Steps to Safeguard Your Rental Property from Theft

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

Jun 03

Take Steps to Safeguard Your Rental Property from Theft

We could all stand to feel a little safer when leaving our homes each day for work or play, right? Thankfully, there are some simple steps you can take to make sure your rental home isn’t a prime target for thieves. How many of these tips do you have in place? Lock up As silly […]

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Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Rental Home

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

Apr 29

Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Rental Home

Spring is a time for new beginnings, and it’s the perfect time to get your rental home cleaned up and organized. Want to dive into spring cleaning, but not quite sure where to start? We’ve assembled these cleaning tips to make spring cleaning in your rental home a snap! Get organized You don’t want to […]

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself about a Rental Property

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

Apr 08

5 Questions to Ask Yourself about a Rental Property

It’s not always easy to feel sure whether a particular rental property is the right one for you. The distractions of a new place — especially if it has cosmetic appeal — may cloud other questions that need to be asked. To help you hone in on the aspects of a rental home that you […]

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Decorating Tips for Your Outdoor Patio

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

Mar 27

Decorating Tips for Your Outdoor Patio

Make the most of your corner of the great outdoors with these tips to personalize your patio. You may like spending time on your patio space so well you don’t want to go back inside! How’s the weather? Before you create a plan for your patio, take its temperature. Is it super-hot or shady? Will […]

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Plan a Great Party in Your Rental Home

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

Mar 11

Plan a Great Party in Your Rental Home

Are you proud of the home you’ve made? Why not host a party to show off your rental home? Don’t let party planning stress you out and keep you from sending those invites. Check out these party planning ideas, and get the good times rolling! Set up a spread The best way to plan a […]

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Make a Rental Home Feel Like Your Bachelor Haven

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

Feb 12

Make a Rental Home Feel Like Your Bachelor Haven

To the single man, a place of his own represents a mythic adventure and a rite of passage. Whether you are about to rent your first man cave or have decided to decorate your rental home just the way you’ve always wanted, we’ve got some ideas to get you going. Enter the modern age Whether […]

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How to Pick the Right Neighborhood to Rent a Home

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

Jan 28

How to Pick the Right Neighborhood to Rent a Home

You may know exactly what you’re looking for inside a rental home, but have you thought about what makes an ideal neighborhood for you? Before you decide to sign a lease, audition the neighborhood, as well, with these tried-and-true testing tips. Try the route Getting to and from where you live is a big part […]

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Why Renting a Home is a Good Move for Your Budget

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

Jan 14

Why Renting a Home is a Good Move for Your Budget

If you’re in the process of deciding whether to rent or buy a house, you might be interested to learn that deferring home ownership could be advantageous for your budget. Read on for the benefits of being a renting resident. Instantly improve your standard of living In many cities, you can rent a home for […]

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How to Overcome Parking Issues at Your Rental Home

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

Dec 24

How to Overcome Parking Issues at Your Rental Home

Parking is often a problem for homes located in congested areas. Problematic parking can be seriously frustrating, especially when you’re in a hurry or it’s late at night. When parking is a repeated difficulty, it can feel like you spend so much time looking for it that you might as well walk! Read on for […]

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Preparing to Move Out of a Rental Home

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

Dec 10

Preparing to Move Out of a Rental Home

If the time comes for you to vacate a rental home, prepare to do it the right way. Consult your lease agreement first to see what your landlord expects. Then follow the steps below to make sure you return your rental to the condition as close as possible to the way you found it originally. […]

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How to Manage Household Finances in Your Rental Home

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

Nov 26

How to Manage Household Finances in Your Rental Home

Now that you’re settled in a new rental home, it’s a great time to get your financial house in order. You may now have a larger or smaller rent payment than you did before, and establishing a fiscal system will help you better cover the costs or else bank the savings. Read on for some […]

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Which Amenities Might Draw You to a Particular Vacation Rental Property?

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

Nov 12

Which Amenities Might Draw You to a Particular Vacation Rental Property?

What amenities do you look for to make a rental property feel like luxury accommodations? With an over-build of vacation properties, and unsold homes and condos also being used as rentals, landlords are eager to compete in a renter’s market. In some cases, property owners are even trying to compete for hotel business by offering […]

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Set Up a Comfortable Space for Guests in Your Rental Home

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

Oct 29

Set Up a Comfortable Space for Guests in Your Rental Home

When guests come to stay at your home, make them feel welcome with a space that’s meant just for them. We’ll share a few tips to help ensure your visitors enjoy their time with you — and rave about your talents as a host or hostess! Private sleeping area One of the greatest courtesies you […]

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How to Create Great Lighting in Your Rental Home

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

Oct 15

How to Create Great Lighting in Your Rental Home

Creating the right lighting in your rental home can make all the difference in how comfortable you feel there. Here are some illuminating tips to help you achieve the atmosphere you want at home. Tone down the overheads Make a habit of turning off the overhead lights in your rooms if they’re just too bright […]

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Sharing Your Rental House with a Roommate

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

Oct 02

Sharing Your Rental House with a Roommate

Sharing rental space with a roommate may mean more space for less money, or perhaps the chance to live in a great location that you couldn’t afford on your own. Sharing, however, has its own rules and regulations. To keep your household running smoothly, read on for a few tips on cohabitation with a roommate. […]

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Hints for Settling In to Your Rental Home

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

Sep 17

Hints for Settling In to Your Rental Home

Congratulations on your new rental home! Now that the movers have left and the furniture is arranged, we have some ideas that will help you get comfortable quickly in your new nest. Unpack it all Nothing says ‘not quite settled in’ like boxes that still haven’t been opened. Of course, you want to make an […]

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Important Information to Share with Your Housesitter

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

Sep 04

Important Information to Share with Your Housesitter

When you leave your rental house in the hands of a housesitter, you’ll also want to ensure you answer pertinent questions to help your sitter’s stay go smoothly. Put yourself in the shoes of the person watching your home to help you cover all the bases — before you hand over the key! What do […]

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Explore Your Community Online and In Person!

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

Aug 20

Explore Your Community Online and In Person!

If you’re living in a new town, there are lots of ways to explore. Read on for ideas on how to get to know your nearby community and the city at large. Act like a tourist It never hurts to start at the beginning, just as anyone new to an area might. In fact, even […]

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How to Spot a Well-kept Rental Property

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

Aug 06

How to Spot a Well-kept Rental Property

Sometime a well-kept property jumps out at you as you drive by — a happy vision of diligence and care. But there are less obvious aspects of good maintenance, too, things you can’t see from the outside. Do you know how to look for all the signs? The exterior These tell-tale clues are what you […]

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Decluttering Tips for Your Rental Home

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

Jul 23

Decluttering Tips for Your Rental Home

Keeping your space spare and clean saves you time, mental energy and general aggravation. You can stop clutter from taking over your rental home with a few simple habits… and a little daily maintenance. Purge it If you’re starting from a state of clutter, you need to get it out of your house before you […]

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