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Top 10 Places to Look For a Apartment To Rent?

Posted by on Mar 9, 2013 in Blog, Renters, Tenants, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Top 10 Places To Find Rental Apartment Where Can I find good Rental Properties? There are many places that you can use to find rental properties. These are my best picks. 1.     Craigslist – this is my favorite place to find rentals 2.     Local Penny Saver 3.     Classified section of local paper 4.     Broker – I do not like brokers because I do not like paying fees but sometimes it can’t be avoided 5.     Drive around looking for rental signs – this is actually a good way to find a...

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Is there somewhere to get rental assistance?

Posted by on Mar 9, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Is there somewhere to get help making rental payments? I am having trouble making rent. Is there help? There are lots of renters having trouble paying rent. Many are looking for some kind of assistance in paying that rent. The problem is that rental help or assistance is difficult to find or non-existent. We all see homeowners getting all kinds of assistance with their mortgages and we feel that it would be nice to get some help paying our rent. We have gone through the same economic downturn with the same financial problems and now many of us...

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Should I use a broker to find a rental?

Posted by on Sep 9, 2012 in Credit Score, Renters, Tenants, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Should I use a broker to find a rental?

Should I use a broker to find a rental premises? What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Using a Broker Do you need to use a broker to find a rental property? There are advantages and disadvantages to using a broker to find a rental property. The biggest disadvantage is that you may have to pay a fee. If you are like me you hate paying a broker for anything, that with a little work I can get for free. One other possible disadvantage is that they deal with or have relationships with landlords that require them to do background checks,...

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How Long Will It Take to Save to Buy a Home

Posted by on Sep 9, 2012 in Blog, Mortgages, Renters, Tenants, Uncategorized | 0 comments

How Long Will It Take to Save to Buy a Home Is There a Way To Buy a Home Without Having to Save as Much Money? The Atlantic Cities website recently put out an article on “How Long Will You Need to Save to Buy a Home in Your City” and the results were enough to keep you renting for a long period of time. Most people who rent don’t understand how long it would actually take to save the necessary amount of money to buy a home. The two charts below that were provided in the article are based on local average wage information from the...

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Can I use my security deposit for my last month’s rent?

Posted by on Jul 20, 2012 in Blog, Landlords, Renters, Security Deposits, Tenants | 2 comments

Can I use my security deposit for my last month’s rent?

Can I use my security deposit for my last month’s rent? What can a landlord do if I use my security deposit for last months’s rent? Many tenants want to know if they can use their security deposit to pay their last month of rent. At the end of a rental term many tenants and renters may need some extra cash to get another rental property and wonder if they can use their security deposit for the last month of rent. From a legal standpoint you are not allowed to do this even though many people do. I have done it on numerous occasions...

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Should I pay for movers or do it myself?

Posted by on Jul 18, 2012 in Blog, Homeowners, Renters, Tenants | 0 comments

Should I pay for movers or do it myself?

If you're considering paying hundreds or even thousands for movers, you may want to consider other options. There are other ways to make a move that can cut costs dramatically.

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Does my credit score matter when I rent?

Posted by on Jun 26, 2012 in Blog, Credit Score, Landlords, Renters, Tenants | 0 comments

Does my credit score matter when I rent?

Does my credit score matter when I rent? Will a Landlord Pull My Credit When I Rent?  Does my credit score matter when I am going to rent an apartment? This is a great question and many times it will determine whether you get a rental property or not. Many landlords or brokers will require a credit report from prospective tenants. They will look at your score and for any negative items on your report. If you are chronically late on payments that affect your credit score, your chances of getting a rental property with some landlords will be...

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Top 5 Reasons to Keep Renting

Posted by on Jun 7, 2012 in Blog, Renters | 0 comments

Top 5 Reasons to Keep Renting Why Renting is Better Than Buying For many people renting is better than buying a home. We hear so much about how buying is better but for many people renting is the better choice. If you had purchased or refinanced a home in the last 10 years you would probably be underwater. You would have lost any down-payment you put down and all the money you put into a home. You may have ended up in a shortsale or unable to get rid of your home and have lost it to foreclosure. So here are 5 reasons renting is...

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Rents are rising!

Posted by on Mar 15, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Rents are rising!

Rents are rising! Why and what does it mean to renters? In the January Zillow Real Estate Market Reports, that was just released, there is now included the Zillow Rent Index (ZRI) which allows them to compare the rental yearly performance between different areas.  It shows that rents have risen in nearly 70 percent of the metropolitan areas covered by them and only about 7.3 percent of the metropolitan areas showed declines. Why is this happening? The rental market usually moves in the inverse or opposite direction of the homeowner market....

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10 quick ways to check if a landlord is a slumlord

Posted by on Mar 3, 2012 in Landlords, Renters, Uncategorized | 0 comments

10 quick ways to check if a landlord is a slumlord

How can I find out if a landlord is a slumlord? 10 quick and easy ways to check out a landlord  Before you move into any rental property you should do some background check on your potential new landlord. Most potential renters will not know if their landlord is a slumlord. A landlord will usually pull your credit and maybe even ask for references so why should you not do the same. It is relatively easy to do a cursory check on any landlord. Here are a few quick and easy ways to start and find out if this landlord is a slumlord. Google...

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