Tenant’s Guide to Renting a Home or Residential Property

Tenants Using a Map to Guide Them

Avoid the frustrations of finding a rental property and moving in, only to be caught by surprise by problems with the property itself, followed by a poor response to your maintenance request. Fortunately, a poorly negotiated lease, a complicated process of making rent payments, or lack of communication with a challenging landlord are all avoidable.

Doing your homework, asking the right questions, and making some important observations prior to signing a lease can set you up for a positive leasing experience in a residential rental property. There’s no place like home—when you’ve found the right home!

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Tenant or Property Owner? Who Takes Care of What Property Responsibilities

property responsibilities

When it comes to property maintenance, property owners and tenants each have responsibilities. In order to sensibly communicate who takes care of what, a variety of items should be outlined in writing when the lease is signed. No one likes to assume the other party is responsible for something, and then find out they should have taken care of the situation themselves. (more…)

11 Mistakes Every Tenant Should Avoid Before Signing a Lease

11 Mistakes Every Tenant Should Avoid Before Signing a Lease

Moving to a new location always brings excitement and a welcome fresh start. It’s refreshing to change the scenery. And when it comes to your lifestyle and your dwelling, it’s worth it to invest time and attention in order to choose the best rental property for your unique needs.

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Renting Instead of Buying May be Right for YOU

Renting Instead of Buying May be Right for YOU

The American Dream of homeownership seemed to crash along with the housing bubble, and the recession of 2007 through 2009 that followed. Even though the financial fallout has receded, the trend to rent instead of own has continued to soar. Single-family rentals, including detached homes, duplexes and townhomes, are developing faster than any other portion of the housing market. Urban Institute states that single-family rentals outpace both home purchases and apartment-style living, increasing 30% in the last three years.

Who Is Leading The Trend To Rent Instead Of Own?

RENTCafe census data show that from 2010 to 2016, single-family rental households in the U.S. increased by nearly 2 million. Out of those renters, Millennials are leading the trend, followed by the retiring Baby Boomer population.

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How to Set Your Tenants Up For Success

How to set your tenant up for success

A landlord’s job is not only to manage properties but to ensure that tenants are set up to succeed and take care of your properties. Here are a few simple ways to ensure your tenants know your expectations. (more…)