Roughly 1.4 million homes were broken into in the US in 2017, according to the FBI. If you’re a renter, home security isn’t something to compromise on, especially if your property manager may not have your security covered. Renters who aren’t on a strict budget may still be unable to alter their apartments with a home security system. This is where a DIY security system works best. Protect yourself and your property from burglary and theft with these simple, cost-effective DIY security measures.1. Check Out Your Neighborhood and Property
If you’re still looking for a place to rent or you already have a place, it pays to do a security check of your own. Save yourself time and [...]
Becoming a landlord has a lot of financial appeal. In 2015, over 22 million rental properties were owned by single investors, and over 25 million rental properties are owned by entities and corporations. What does that mean? It means there are a lot of landlords in the US! And while owning rental properties can help plan for retirement or offer financial freedom, they come with certain legal and ethical responsibilities as well. Before you purchase your first single family home or multi-family property to rent, it’s essential you know the legal requirements of all landlords.Fair Housing Act
The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination by landlords based on [...]
The number of families who choose to live in rental properties is higher than it’s been since 1965, based on data from the Pew Research Center. Among those at the forefront of this renewed trend are millennials—in fact, Pew estimates that 65 percent of adults younger than 35 years old rent their homes.
As a homeowner, the current rental market provides you with an opportunity to create an additional stream of income, turning a current residence into a rental property. If you’re thinking of moving, this could be a better option than selling your home.
As with anything, there are many factors to consider. Before jumping into your role as landlord, take every detail into [...]