Rent Advice

Finding a Place to Rent: Tips and Ideas

Finding a place to rentIf you’re looking for a place to rent, there’s a lot more to consider than the cost of monthly rent. Start by making a list of things that you’re looking for in a rental unit. This will help you narrow down your search according to the budget you have set regarding rental payments. Here is a list of potential things to look for when determining if a place is a good fit for you. (more…)

Avoiding Rental Scams

Man holding a model home and a house keyHave you run across a really great deal on a rental property, one that has everything you’re looking for and is well under your budget? Well, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is, to use the common phrase. Rental scamming has become a major problem in the modern world, as the internet makes it easy for scammers to advertise, collect, and disappear, with no intention of ever making good on their promises. Watch for these warning signs before making any plans or agreements. (more…)

Winter Checklist for Property Owners

Winter ChecklistIn the winter, a number of things can happen that damage properties. Property owners need to be aware of what can occur, and what their responsibilities are to their tenants. Keeping the property safe and livable are important for both owner and renter, and there are a few things that can be done to get through the cold weather with as few problems as possible.

Damage happens, and repairs are needed. In the winter, though, things can get a bit scarier (and pricier) to handle. Prevent problems by doing a thorough inspection before the cold weather sets in. Check the pipes for any blocks, leaks, or drain problems, and make sure tenants know how best to keep pipes from freezing when temperatures drop (more…)