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Replace assumption with communication

Replace assumption with communication What’s the biggest problem between landlords and tenants? Assumption. Remember that saying: “Assume makes an a____ of you and me?” Landlords generally assume tenants will trash the rental unit. Tenants assume they won’t get their...

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Tips to Help Get Your Security Deposit Back

So you’re moving into a new home. One thing that is often at the forefront of a new renter’s mind before they even move in is the fear of losing that security deposit. A full month's rent is no small amount to lose. Whether you have a good relationship with your...

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Make Your Moving Into a New Home Checklist

Moving into a new home can be exciting and, at the same time, stressful. We’re often exhilarated by the idea of living in a brand new surroundings, yet anxious about all the manual labor that it entails, from packing things to the very physical task of moving them...

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6 Tips to Attract the Best Residents for Your Rental Properties

While there are plenty of people looking for rental properties, sometimes it feels like you just can’t catch a break. Whether your difficulty is finding and keeping residents or attracting residents that are a good fit, the search can be difficult and time-consuming....

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Know your rights! The Basics of Landlord Tenant Law

Everyone knows that the relationship between a landlord and a tenant can be difficult to manage. Whether it be an unresponsive landlord or a noisy tenant, it seems that everyone has at least one horror story. Should this occur, it’s important to be well versed in...

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What Every Renter Should Know About Move-In Inspections

You’ve found an apartment. You want to move in, unpack, and enjoy your new place!   You feel like you’ve already filled out a mountain of forms. And yet, there’s one more crucial step you should take before moving in, or even before signing a lease: Conduct...

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Rental Checklist: 10 Ways to Inspect Your Property

Whether you’re a new landlord or a seasoned pro, every time a tenant leaves presents an opportunity to conduct an inspection of your property before a new tenant moves in. Use this Rental Checklist to help you with each transition. The more you prepare ahead, the more...

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Finding an Apartment: Eight Tips for New Renters

Congratulations! You’ve graduated college and are about to start a job, an internship, or graduate school in a new place. For many, leaving college means finding housing for the first time. Suddenly the comfort and convenience of dorm life is no longer.  There...

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