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Here are a few helpful tips for keeping those pesky bugs away! - Do not allow water to stand in artificial containers for long periods of time. - Clean and refill bird baths and pet water bowls every few days. - Use a mosquito repellant for protection when working and playing outdoors. - Clean roof gutters and downspouts. ...read more
Renters who are comfortable in their lease and enjoy their rented property could find that a foreclosure can still threaten their happiness. There are thousands of investors who purchase property on credit. Not every property that is rented to third parties is paid in full. Many investors use the profits from monthly rent to pay mortgages and other expenses. A renter can be an unfortunate victim of foreclosure just like property owners. Tenant Rights in Rental Home Foreclosures The 2009 Protect...read more
Leaving a rented home is one process that all renters will experience in their lifetime. Before doors are locked for the last time, most landlords require what is known as a move out checklist that needs completed. These lists are designed in advance and serve a purpose for each property owner. Knowing how these lists help renters and property managers is important before leaving a rented property. The Move Out Checklist Defined Most property owners or property managers are now requir...read more
The financial crisis of 2008 is still lingering on the credit reports of some men and women. The task of cleaning up a credit report is not a small job for any person. With most landlords and property owners checking credit before applications are approved, a person can benefit from knowing some top credit repair tips this year to improve credit ratios. 2014 Credit Repair Tips for Renters 1. Obtain All Credit Reports There are three main bureaus in the U.S. that manage credit inf...read more
Repairs can be required for any rental home regardless of original condition at the time a home is rented. The natural breakdown of exterior and interior components is one of the disadvantages of owning a home that is for rent. There are minor repairs that can be required inside or outside of a property that could be payable by landlords while others are not. Do Property Owners Pay for All Repairs? Most state legislation details the types of livable condition that each home for rent m...read more
Signing your first rental contract can be exciting and make the immediate future look a little brighter. It is not uncommon for renters to fall love with a property after the first year of renting one. Homes that are rented could be purchased if renters know how to buy houses used as rentals. Using these tips can prepare any renter for purchasing their first home. How to Buy Rental Homes in 4 Steps 1. Get an Assessment of the Home 2. Make an Offer to the Property Owner 3. Decide if ...read more
Rental housing is more popular than ever due to economic conditions and growing neighborhoods. While renting is a popular activity, locating a home for rent can be discouraging without good resources. There are ways that can be used to expedite finding available rental homes in any U.S. city. Not wasting time and getting down to business can help a person occupy rentals faster. 3 Tricks for Finding Homes to Rent 1. Decide what type of home 2. Explore online and offline tools 3. Try ...read more
It is quite common in the rental industry to include a roommate to assist with monthly expenses. Having an extra person who can share the property responsibilities can be a benefit. Not every real estate lease agreement allows roommates to be included without a review by property managers or property owners. There is a traditional process that is involved with adding roommates to a rental property legally. How to Add Roommates to Lease Agreements Each state has different landlord laws...read more
Legislation that exists in some U.S. states helps protect monthly rental fees from rising above national averages. This legislation is known as a rent control clause. Some lease agreements include this clause to protect renters from unnecessary rent increases each year. This clause could be beneficial to a person hoping to maximize affordable rent prices charged by some property owners. Rent Control Limitations There are dual types of rent control offered in some cities to control mon...read more
All renters in the U.S. are granted certain rights under the landlord-tenant laws in each U.S. state. One right that can be present in some states is the rent withholding clause. Renters who are able to enact this clause could use this legislation to ensure that landlords comply to a written request for repairs or other preventive services. When Rent Withholding Could Be Used Each state has passed legislation that involves environmental codes that require properties to be in what is k...read more
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