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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…)

Things to Watch for When Looking at Apartments

Apartment ChecklistLooking for a new apartment can be an exhausting process, but it’s important not to make any hasty decisions out of frustration, or else you might be spending the next year in a place that you hate. It’s important to analyze all of the details so that you can find a place that suits your needs. Here are a few things that you may not want to forget in your search for a new apartment! (more…)

Buying vs. Renting a Home

There are many, many options of where to live in this world. However, one choice that you should get out of the way right at the start is whether you want to buy or rent a home. There isn’t necessarily a right answer to this question, as it almost entirely depends on the situation that you find yourself in at the time. Here are some benefits that will hopefully help narrow down your decision… (more…)

Keeping Your Rental Walls Damage-Free

creative workspaceMost of us live in a rented apartment, town home, or home at one point or another, where we must adapt to living by landlord standards. As a renter, you have less freedom to change up the look of your home, and any form of decoration must be done without sustaining any damage. Do you live in a rental and hope to spruce up your walls with some wall art? Here are some tips to ensuring that your walls stay damage free in the process. (more…)

Tips for Renting Out to Students

student in apartmentIf you own rental property in a college town, chances are a large majority of your clientele is going to be college students. While this does mean that you’ll always have a steady stream of candidates for renting, it also means that you’re likely to see heavy turnover and difficulty in keeping your property occupied during the summer months. Plus, there is the added risk of heavy partying causing damage to your property. If you own rental property that sees a great deal of use by college students, here are some tips for renting to students in a way that benefits you as a landlord. (more…)