5.2 Million People Were Affected By Renter Fraud. Learn How To Not Sound Like A Scammer.

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In recent years, rental fraud has become more common and is affecting not only renters, but landlords as well. Unknowingly, you might be posting listings that appear fraudulent, causing you to miss out on a lot of potential leads. In a new study, Apartment List found that an estimated 5.2 million U.S. renters have lost […]

What is the 80% Carpet Rule and How Should I Handle It?

What is the 80% Carpet Rule and How Should I Handle It

If you’re a tenant in a New York City high-rise apartment or condo, you’re probably familiar with the “80/20 carpet rule,” which requires you to cover 80% of your floors with carpeting. Although not common everywhere, this rule does appear in lease agreements in some places other than the Big Apple. The primary purpose of […]

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Property Management Horror Stories You Can Learn From

Property Management Horror Stories You Can Learn From

In property management, horror stories are not what you want to be a part of, and yet, any property manager can tell you a few. We asked around, and found that with time, working as a property manager is not without the occasional nightmare. Whose home is this, anyway? Two stories from the state of […]

What’s More Costly: Rental Vacancies or Filling Rentals With Subpar Tenants?

What’s More Costly Rental Vacancies or Filling Rentals With Subpar Tenants

One of the most important factors that today’s real estate investors need to watch out for is choosing partners and professionals who have really mastered the dynamics of tenant screening and occupancy. Each investment opportunity is only as good as the execution. Without a great handle on tenant management, the results can be disastrous. Unfortunately, many […]

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The Difference Between Renting from an Individual Landlord and a Property Management Firm

The Difference Between Renting from an Individual Landlord and a Property Management Firm

When a tenant is trying to decide between renting a home that’s managed by a property management firm, or dealing directly with the individual owner, there are some things to think about.  The type of landlord chosen may make a big difference in the renting experience. According to Marcia Stewart here are some issues that […]

Four ways to Help Safely Navigate Landlord-Tenant Laws

Four ways to Help Safely Navigate Landlord-Tenant Laws

Landlord-tenant laws rule the world of rentals. Do you know how much time you have to provide a written accounting of how you spent any deposit money you keep?  How about the laws governing when you can enter the premises? What is the limit your state allows you to charge for late fees? These sorts […]

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