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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? […]

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 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.  […]

Simple Ways to Spruce Up Your Rental

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One of the biggest challenges of living in a rental is that people have a hard time making it feel like home. Since you don’t own the space, when it comes to decorating and customizing you have limited options. Most rental leases don’t allow tenants to make significant changes or alterations, such as drilling holes […]

Dwellsy’s Rental Property Inventory Grows Week after Week

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We recently announced in April that our rental property inventory now exceeds seven million units, including some of the largest, and most reputable multifamily communities. Exciting New Partnerships Recently, the following companies were announced as part of the Dwellsy portfolio. On our free rental search platform they are able to market their impressive portfolios and […]

7 Things to Love About San Diego, CA

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We had the good fortune of chatting with Caitlin, a mom of two who has settled down in San Diego.  She loves the area and had a long, long list of favorites to share with the Dwellsy team. Of course, she had a very family-friendly perspective on the best San Diego has to offer.  Let’s […]

7 Things to Love About San Antonio, TX

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The first thing you need to know about Sonny, a renter in San Antonio, is that he is the go-to guy for restaurant recommendations.  He has explored all that San Antonio has to offer in terms of food, and he was excited to share that wisdom with the Dwellsy team.  So, without further ado, here’s […]

7 Things to Love about Silicon Valley

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Silicon Valley, in the San Francisco Bay Area, is known worldwide for being the cradle of the technology industry. It is also home to tech giants like Apple, Google, Facebook and the world’s highest density of startup technology companies – including Dwellsy!  Towns like Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Gatos, and more all […]

7 Things to Love about Los Gatos, CA

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Los Gatos is a town in California of approximately 30,000 residents situated about 22 miles east of Santa Cruz, 11 miles west of San Jose, and 50 miles south of San Francisco.  1. Quaint Downtown At the heart of this town is its main thoroughfare, Santa Cruz Avenue.  This street is lined by trees wrapped […]