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March 19, 2019

5 DIY Home Security Tips for Renters

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 [...]

 
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March 18, 2019

What It Looks Like to Rent on a $40,000 Salary In These US Cities

If you make $40,000 per year, certain cities will be more accommodating to your lifestyle, especially when it comes to rent. Here's what you can expect.
 
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March 13, 2019

Renting Tips for the Novice Home Renter Just Entering the Market

About to enter the rental market for the first time? Learn how to navigate the real estate market as a first-time home renter, error-free.
 
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March 5, 2019

Laws You Should Know Before You Become a Landlord

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 [...]

 
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March 1, 2019

5 Important Details to Consider When Renting Out Your Home

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 [...]

 
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January 17, 2019

Government Shutdown Could Stop Rental Subsidies to Low Income and Elderly

The government shutdown is impacting people in more ways than we think. Here's what low income and elderly tenants need to know.
 
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January 14, 2019

Becoming a Landlord: What You Need to Know About the Legal Requirements

Becoming a landlord is not as simple as moving out of your home and renting to someone you find through an ad; learn the legal requirements now.
 
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December 20, 2018

Why Hiring An Attorney Makes You a Better Real Estate Investor

Investing in an experienced attorney can offer numerous benefits to a real estate investor. Read on to find out what they are.
 
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December 11, 2018

What Makes A House A Great Airbnb?

It’s no secret, Airbnb rentals are the new standard in travel. Before you list your home, consider the three fundamentals for a successful Airbnb: location, amenities, and experiences.
 
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December 3, 2018

The Pros and Cons of Making Your Home a Vacation Rental

Renting out part of your home as a vacation rental can be a great way to cut your mortgage in half. But before you rent, learn the pros and cons of doing so and make a wise decision.
 
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November 14, 2018

The Importance of Checking Out Your Prospective Tenants’ Histories and How to Do It

A passive income-generating investment property is a wonderful asset, but bad tenants can ruin investment; here's how to protect yourself.
 
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November 13, 2018

Should You Hire a Property Management Company?

Owning a rental property can be a good investment but it can also be time consuming and difficult to manage alone. Should you hire a property management company to oversee your rental property? Here are some reason why you should or shouldn't.
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