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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. […]

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 […]

Tips for Renting in Another State

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If you have ever searched for a rental property, you know that it can be a daunting task. The challenges of house hunting multiply when you’re looking to rent a property in another state. The long-distance rental property search can bring several unique challenges. Whether you are moving to another state for a new job […]

Renting Advice for College Students

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College life can be pretty demanding. From signing up for the right courses and attending classes to working part-time and maintaining a decent GPA, a college student has a lot on their plate. Add apartment hunting to the mix, and you might find yourself on the verge of a meltdown, because finding a decent accommodation […]

The Best Renter-Friendly Neighborhoods In Las Vegas, Nevada

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When it comes to having fun, you can count on Las Vegas to make your dreams come true. Whether it’s shopping, entertainment, gambling, nightlife, or fine dining, Vegas has all you could wish for. It’s not all tourism and traveling, though. It also holds an enriching variety in terms of employment and flourishing businesses within […]

The Best Renter-Friendly Neighborhoods In Los Angeles, CA

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From iconic landmarks and movie theaters to warm and sunny weather, Los Angeles has amazing things to offer its renters. This is one of the most beautiful cities in California. Find out why this lovely area is an excellent place to live. Los Angeles has a reputation as a very expensive city for living, especially […]

I Just Got Served An Eviction Notice – What Next?

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If you’ve recently come home to an unexpected eviction notice, we understand you must be absolutely terrified. Hundreds of questions and concerns are likely running through your head. You might also be already thinking about where you will go. However, before anything else, it’s extremely important that you stay calm and don’t panic, because the […]

The Great Dislocation: Three Major Trends in the Rental Market Due to COVID-19

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Welcome to the Great Dislocation. No matter where you live, your area is seeing an enormous, unprecedented amount of movement of people and families. We are all adjusting to the new normal that COVID-19 has thrust upon us. For many, that means watching friends and family relocate to places that better meet their needs, either […]

What is a Condo? Is It Different From an Apartment?

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So you’re looking for a rental. You’re starting to explore different types of residences. Maybe you’ve heard the word “condo” before, and you know that a condo is different from an apartment, but you’re not really sure how. We’re here to help clarify the differences between condos and apartments. That way, that you can make […]