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9 Things Your Landlord Isn’t Telling You

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Renting can be a complicated process, with lots of different factors to be aware of. Your landlord will usually make you aware of most of the things you need to know upfront, like when rent is due or if you’re allowed pets in the apartment. However, they won’t always tell you everything you need to […] read more

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Why is Rent Dropping Among LA Luxury Buildings?

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In these unprecedented times, people are struggling to afford basic necessities like monthly rent and utilities. Property company Zillow reported that around 2.7 million adults in the United States found themselves moving back home and living with a parent or grandparent in March and April as the coronavirus pandemic spread around the country. read more

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What’s the Latest? Important New Rental Law Revisions for COVID-19

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While government restrictions related to COVID-19 ease up across the country a little more each day, millions of people are still out of work and struggling to overcome a myriad of economic challenges. Of those people, paying rent without an income is almost always among the biggest struggles. read more

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Tips for Keeping Your Vacation Rental Property Busy All Year Long

Vacation rental properties can be cash cows, and regardless of where they are in the world, they’re guaranteed to sell themselves for at least one season each year. But how do their owners keep them profitable the other 9 or 10 months? read more

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ApartmentRatings Prohibits “Review Gating”

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ApartmentRatings will take action against practioners of “Review Gating” as it lacks authenticity Review Gating has been on the rise as reputation management firms conduct surveys and other firms provide rewards programs with gamification to identify the most favorable opinions and encourage them to write a review. This leads to the same authenticity problems caused by incentivized reviews. We […] read more

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The Hidden Costs of Renting

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Whether you can’t afford to put a down payment on a house or you simply don’t know how long you’ll be living in your current area, renting often makes more sense financially than owning a property. On top of that, there are a ton of perks that are unique to renting. For one thing, you’ll […] read more

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Fresh Starts: Most Livable Cities for 2019

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People are incredibly complex in some ways — and yet so wonderfully simple in many others. When it comes to deciding where to live, most of us want a place with lots of diverse, good-paying jobs, affordable housing, and a general population that’s content with its surroundings. read more

Security Deposit Insurance and You

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By Anthony Lolli Security deposits. Every sitcom set in an apartment has made a joke about them at some point. (“Great, there goes my security deposit!” Cue laugh track.) But renters know that security deposits are no laughing matter. They add a significant amount to your initial move-in costs, and an equally significant amount of […] read more

About Online Rent Payment

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By Anthony Lolli Homeowners have been able to pay their mortgages electronically for years. Now, thanks to a number of great new services, renters are finally starting to get the same option. Not only is online rent payment convenient, it comes with a slew of other benefits, as well. Flexible Payment Methods Remembering to write […] read more