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Getting Your Deposit Back

Handshake with moneyGetting back a security deposit can be a stressful experience.  It is just one more thing to worry about as you move, and some landlords are very reluctant to part with the money that is rightfully yours.  Read below for 5 tips to secure your security deposit.   (more…)

Saving Up For a Deposit

Saving MoneyMoving can be quite expensive.  You have to get enough boxes for your things, rent a truck (if necessary), hire people to help you move or enlist friends, and of course, pay a deposit and first and last month’s rent at your new place.  Trying to pay for all of the expenses can be quite difficult – especially  when you have to factor inpaying the deposit and first and last month’s rent.  If you are looking to move but are not sure that you can afford the deposit, read below for 5 tips to help you save money so that you can afford it. (more…)

Ways to Improve Resident Retention

A high rise apartment building with big windows and balconies towers over the camera.The most successful residential properties are the ones that don’t have to cycle through waves and waves of new residents every time a batch of leases is up. Indeed, one of the most important numbers to pay attention to when running a property is the rate of resident retention. Having a low retention rate means constantly needed to use resources to try to find new residents. Instead of getting stuck in that mess, it is often much more productive to simply find a way to make your residents happy enough to stay. Naturally, you will always have people who need to move after their leases are up, but it’s better if this number stays on the low side. Here’s some ideas on how to improve resident retention.

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Benefits of Renters Insurance

A smiling man is illustrated holding an umbrella that says "insurance" across it. It is raining.Sometimes, it can be stressful to rent property when you afraid that you could be held legally and financially accountable to many of the inadvertent disasters that can happen to your home. This is certainly understandable! However, there is a solution that can help renters have a little peace of mind during the duration of their lease. That solution is renters insurance. Most places that rent property to live in will offer renters insurance to their residents. Here’s some of the benefits that renters insurance is able to provide… (more…)

Necessary Expenses for Landlords in Winter

A man in blue jeans and boots uses a black snow shovel to clear the snow off of a sidewalk.Winter, while bringing along wonderful things like the holidays and good spirits, can also bring about a few negative factors, such as increased expenses for landlords. While tenants can pay things like increased energy costs, there are definitely several expenses that will have to come from whoever is managing the property. Here’s a list of some of the costs that winter brings to landlords… (more…)

Breaking Your Lease

A lease agreement sits on a blue clipboard. Someone's key and glasses sit alongside it.There are many different reasons why someone might want to break their lease, and very few of them aren’t born of circumstance. There are many situations, however, that can make this a difficult process. This is why it is very important to figure out a plan for breaking a lease as early as you can. At the very least, having a good reason for it will make your landlord more likely to work with you. Here’s some tips on the process of breaking your lease… (more…)

Rental, Sweet Rental: Making a Rental a Home

nice kitchenSo, you’re renting an apartment or townhome, and you want to make it feel more like a home. Renting property is extremely convenient for those who are always on the move and for those who are waiting to buy a home, but one major downside to renting is how it can put restrictions on how you decorate. The good news? There is almost always a workaround, and your rental can feel like a home. Here are some tips to organizing and decorating your rental space so that it is truly a place that you can call home. (more…)

Displaying Artwork without Putting Holes in Your Walls

artwork leaning against wallOne of the most frustrating things about living in a rental home has got to be not being able to put holes in the walls. The good news, however, is that you can do a lot more with rental walls than you may think; all you need are the right tools and a few tips to keep in mind. Looking to make your rental walls a little more decorative? Here are five essential tips for sprucing up your rental walls. (more…)

12 Moving Hacks You Need to Know

Moving boxes in new house.Moving is a stressful time, with so much that needs to get done.  Read below for 12 moving hacks to make your next move simple! (more…)

Utah Rental Laws

Key in a mouse trapRenting is always a tricky business, as many renting companies hide hidden clauses in their contracts, or seem to want to get as much money out of you as possible.  It is possible to protect yourself from sneaky companies.  Below are some laws that you may not have known about renting and leasing. (more…)