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WTF is a Cosigning Company and Do I Need One?

Maybe you, like thousands of renters, are worried that your rental application  isn’t good enough to net you a rental. When applying to rent an apartment, you might be worried about your credit score, your lack of credit history, whether you have enough income, or a prior eviction on your record. Rentals go fast these days, and […]

So You’ve Been Evicted, Here’s How To Rent Again

Finding a new apartment can be a challenging experience, especially if you have an eviction record on your rental history. Evictions can be a very scary situation for a renter and can impact future rental experiences.  Evictions came to the forefront of the public conversation as the COVID-19 pandemic rattled our economic systems. However, eviction […]

What is a Credit Score and Where Can I See Mine?

Having a good credit score is an important part of having a standout rental application, so we talk about credit often at Dwellsy. We’ve discussed how to rent with no credit history, how to build credit, and how to apply for a credit card. Today, we’re going to explain how you can check your credit […]

Win at Renting by Being First

When it comes to getting the rental you want, there’s one rule that’s just more important than all the others.   You MUST be first. First to inquire.  First to apply.  First to put down a deposit when the application is approved. What are the odds of being one of the first to get an apartment? […]

What to Look for in single-family Home Rentals as a Tenant

As of 2022, home sales are the highest they’ve been in 15 years, inventory is low, homes come off the market fast, and mortgage interest rates are rising. Because of this, many families are skipping the bidding wars and avoiding inflated house prices by seeking homes to rent instead. For many families in the United […]

Median Rent for San Diego, California – $2,695/mo

Median rent for apartments in San Diego, CA – $2,589/mo Median rent for studio apartments in San Diego – $1,795 Median rent for 1-bedroom apartments in San Diego – $2,250 Median rent for 2-bedroom apartments in San Diego – $2,750 Median rent for 2-bedroom apartments in San Diego – $3,750 Median rent for single-family homes […]

Perks of Renting Furniture for Your Home

Buying furniture can be one of the lengthiest, most costly aspects of moving into a new home. Many people find themselves spending thousands of dollars on furnishing their homes. At Dwellsy, we recognize that you may not have thousands of dollars to spend on furinture. Especially not after paying the first month’s rent and a […]

Townhouse vs. a Conventional House – Know the Differences

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When searching for a new home, you may have to make several important decisions. But one of the first decisions you need to make is about the type of housing unit you would like for yourself and your family.  Given the similarities between townhouses and conventional houses, many people looking for homes are confused about […]

Great Space Savers for Small Rentals

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Small rentals and studio apartments are abundant in many large and popular cities across the country. Even though these are great for accommodating large, concentrated populations, they have one main challenge – the lack of space. The key is to find some great space savers that you can use to organize and decorate. So, how […]

Tenant Tips: Renting with Pets

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I remember trying to find a rental that would accept me and my dog. I was right out of college and didn’t realize having a dog, a pit bull at that, would put me at such a disadvantage trying to find a place to stay. The worst part is that it had nothing to do […]

Tenant Tips: Protecting Yourself From Listing Fraud

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Planning a move this year? Wonderful! If you’re like the majority of American renters you’re planning to move sometime between May and August of this year. That means you’re getting ready to start searching (or have already been searching in more competitive markets), and I want to talk about a concerning trend in the rental […]

Renting an Apartment vs. a Townhouse

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For most people looking for housing, the question of renting or buying is easy to answer. They know their savings and budget, making a choice easier for them. However, a trickier question is to decide on the type of housing. Most people are confused about renting an apartment or renting a townhouse.  Deciding on which […]

Why You Should Always Read Your Lease

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Reading your lease is extremely important. Both the landlord and the tenant must know what they’re signing. When you’re signing your lease, it’s important to understand what’s in the document that you’re signing. Sometimes, tenants are shocked to learn of a rule or policy that they didn’t realize was a part of the lease. To […]

How to Terminate Your Lease Early

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A lease is a legal contract between a landlord and tenant whereby a landlord permits the tenant to occupy their property for a specific period. After the contract period ends, the tenant may or may not renew it. However, there could be situations where you, as the tenant, might have to terminate your lease earlier. […]

How to Rent an Apartment with a Service Animal

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Many people have service animals to help them throughout their day. Recent studies recognize how important service animals are, especially to those with physical or emotional health issues. Federal and state housing rules state that landlords are not allowed to discriminate against tenants who want to rent out an apartment with a service animal. In […]

Plant Options for Apartments and Condos

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Houseplants are a great way to liven up your home. They improve your mood and the air quality around you. While you may think that you need a large space to grow houseplants, nothing could be further from the truth. Just like our homes, plants come in several shapes and sizes. Even if you live […]

Tenant Tips: Move Into Your Next Home

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You’ve found a new place and were just approved to move in! CONGRATULATIONS! Maybe this is your very first place on your own or it’s just been a while since your last move, but here are 6 steps to make moving as simple as possible. Pay Your Security Deposit Through a Trackable Method  (check, cashier’s […]

Benefits Of Being A Pet-Friendly Landlord

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Scratched-up walls, scraped paint, and damaged doors are all potential consequences of owning a pet, which is why most landlords do not have pet-friendly listings.  If you are a rental owner, chances are you do not allow tenants to have pets because that’s the norm for many property owners and managers. Barring renters from housing […]

How To Avoid Fraudulent Rental Listings

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Renting a home can be excruciatingly stressful. Going through hundreds of listings, contacting landlords, haggling for lower rent, and working out the utility expenses are all a lot of aspects to sketch out. Sadly that’s not all! Another distressing dimension of renting an estate is the risk of falling into the trap of fraudulent listings.  […]

9 Good Dog Breeds for Renting an Apartment

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Living in an apartment comes with its own set of rules. Many apartment complexes have a strict no-pet or no-dog policy, which can be a huge bummer! But even if you manage to find a place that allows you to keep a dog, the breed of the dog can be the main deciding factor in […]

What to Know as a First Time Renter

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Moving into your first apartment or house is super exciting. You are finally in charge of your own space, and you can do whatever you want, within limits of course. This freedom comes at a price, as you have more responsibilities and bills to pay. Before you start exploring the options for your first rental […]

Negotiating Your Rent: A Guide

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Is it okay to negotiate rent on an apartment? Whether you are looking for a new apartment or your landlord is planning to raise the rent on your current rental, there is always room for negotiation.  Many people are unaware that rent prices are negotiable. Renters can negotiate directly with the landlord or property manager […]

What Kinds of Questions Are on a Rental Application?

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If you’re looking to rent an apartment, you’ll need to fill out a rental application form. Your rental application will help the landlord decide if you’re a good fit for the property, so you’ll want to make it stand out from the crowd.  While not every rental application will look the same, there are some […]

The Complete Guide to Pet-Friendly Apartments

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If you’re a renter with a pet, you’ve probably heard a little bit about pet-friendly apartments. They’re extraordinarily popular among pet owners right now, and for good reason.

How to Find the Right Apartment – Steps for Success

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Finding the right place is never easy and apartment search has changed a lot in recent years but with the right organization, you can get it done – and perhaps even enjoy the process.  And, we have a secret for you too…one that can help you save some serious money on your next apartment.   Let’s […]

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