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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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Decorate to Make Your Rental Feel Like Home with These Tips!

Renter's Corner

Mar 24

Decorate to Make Your Rental Feel Like Home with These Tips!

Even if your home sweet rental home isn’t 100% your own, you can still make it feel like home by adding some personal touches to your decorating. Read on to make your rental house more “you” in minutes! It’s a good idea, of course, to check your lease or consult with your landlord or community […]

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Moving with a Pet into Your Rental Home

Renter's Corner

Feb 12

Moving with a Pet into Your Rental Home

Moving is a chore all by itself, but making sure your pet fares well in the adventure requires extra planning. Read on for what to consider when choosing a rental — and how to make the move as smooth as possible for your furry family member! The pet-friendly rental Finding a rental that take pets […]

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Bring Along Your Renting Resume When You Search for a Rental Home

Renter's Corner

Jan 28

Bring Along Your Renting Resume When You Search for a Rental Home

Looking for a rental home can feel like a job search. Will the landlord like me? Am I a good enough candidate? Will something in my past history disqualify me? You can take some of the mystery out of what your rental past presents by handing an impressive document to your future landlord or property […]

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How to Manage Your Rental Home Costs in 2014

Renter's Corner

Jan 14

How to Manage Your Rental Home Costs in 2014

We could all stand to scrutinize our household budget — no matter how big or small — and a new year means a chance to handle our money a little better. Ahead, we have tips on how to manage your rental home costs in 2014. Track expenses Keeping up with expenses sounds simple, but it’s […]

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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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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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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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Create Engaging Community Email Newsletters to Keep Renters in the Know

Just for Property Managers

Aug 26

Create Engaging Community Email Newsletters to Keep Renters in the Know

Sending out a community newsletter by email is a great way to keep your presence top-of-mind with renters and also keep them informed about policies, property upgrades, availability and relevant news. How do you make sure your residents read and care about your content, rather than leave your emails unopened? Ahead, we offer strategies to […]

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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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What Do You Love about Your Rental Home?

Renter's Corner

Feb 26

What Do You Love about Your Rental Home?

Take a moment to focus on what you love about your rental home. Do you enjoy these advantages? Awesome location Your rental home might be located in an historic neighborhood or amid brand-new lofts and exciting urban growth. Are you living in the center of town with an easy walk to virtually any convenience you […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Know Your Renter’s Rights

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

Jul 13

Know Your Renter’s Rights

Do you have a clear understanding of the legal line between you and your landlord? Knowing your renter’s rights is an important part of being a responsible renter. We’ve got the straight talk, here.  Your rental must be livable Though renter’s rights differ by state, most places in the U.S. require a landlord to supply […]

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Consider Internet Service Options for Your Rental Home

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

Jul 09

Consider Internet Service Options for Your Rental Home

Along with setting up other household utilities for your rental, you’ll want to shop around for the right Internet connection for your rental home. Compare methods, speeds and prices to get the most for the money in your area.  DSL One of the most widely-used forms of Internet networking, DSL delivers a high-speed, broadband connection […]

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How to Make Friendly Connections in Your Rental Home Community

Renter's Corner

Jun 11

How to Make Friendly Connections in Your Rental Home Community

In a busy life filled with work, school, friends and family, it often doesn’t feel as important to find time to meet the neighbors. But knowing those people who live around you can be beneficial in many ways. Read on for some ways to make friends and encourage connections in your rental community. Connecting in […]

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Find a Great Rental Property for Seniors

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

May 15

Find a Great Rental Property for Seniors

With the uncertainty of the real estate market in recent years, former home owners of all ages have opted to rent instead of buy. For seniors, the choice may be especially sound, meaning more flexibility, less maintenance and the ability to keep their money available and liquid, rather than tied up in home ownership.   […]

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Know Your Moving Options

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

Apr 02

Know Your Moving Options

When you’re ready to move into your rental home, you have a number of ways to do it. Know your moving options before you commit to a particular service or do-it-yourself method, and you can save money and muscle strain! Full-service The traditional mover can do it all for you: pack, load, drive and unload.  […]

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Making a Move in Winter Weather

Renter's Corner

Feb 20

Making a Move in Winter Weather

Moving during winter months is a great way to save on costs because professional moving services often offer discounts during the chilly season — but there are other things to consider, as well. Prepare for the challenges of cold weather conditions with these helpful tips.  Weather-proof your vehicles If you’re uncomfortable driving in winter weather […]

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How to Decorate Your Rental Home to Look and Feel Bigger

Rental's Tips, Renter's Corner

Nov 07

How to Decorate Your Rental Home to Look and Feel Bigger

What you may feel you lack in space in your place can be made up for with some innovative and thoughtful decorating. Try these tips to add visual square footage to your rental home.  Scale your furniture Avoid large pieces of furniture in a small rental home, except as select focal points for a room. […]

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Covering Your Assets

Renter's Corner

Jun 17

Covering Your Assets

As a renter, you may think that your home and its contents are insured through your landlord, property manager or homeowner. Indeed, the building structure and any materials belonging to the landlord are. But all of the stuff inside the rental property – all of your stuff – is not. So should a fire, thief […]

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The Roommate Question

Renter's Corner

Jun 01

The Roommate Question

Bad roommates are a rite of passage. Like scraping your knee while learning to ride a bike and moving your tassel from right to left, we have all endured living with someone who makes you scream into your pillow: “She came in plastered at 3 a.m. five days a week.” “I arrived home from a […]

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Finding the Best Location to Rent

Renter's Corner

Jun 01

Finding the Best Location to Rent

The best location for an apartment is the best location for you. Do you need to be in walking distance of a grocery store? Perhaps you’re looking for a funky neighborhood and are willing to put up with higher crime for cooler digs. Whatever you’re looking for, there’s a rental home out there for you […]

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