Posts Tagged ‘Management Company’

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The Pros and Cons of an Individually-Owned Apartment Building

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When you’re a renter and looking for a place to live, you may know exactly what you want in an apartment, like hardwood floors, two bedrooms, and a place that’s close to public transportation. What you may not know, however, is what type of landlord you prefer: a large property management company or an individual […] read more

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7 Strategies for Dealing with Noisy Upstairs Neighbors

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Owning a house used to be one of the first steps on the path to the American dream. But with market prices rising all over the country and no relief in sight, that concept seems to be rapidly changing. A recent report by the Pew Research Center even found that more U.S. households are headed […] read more

Why Do Some Management Companies Pay for Certain Utilities but Not Others?

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Anyone who has ever shopped for an apartment has noticed that different management companies pay for certain utilities and not others. It’s common to see thing listed like “water, trash and sewage provided” or “heat included in rent” in apartment listings—or “no utilities included!” What is provided varies from management company to management company, and […] read more

How to Protect Yourself from Shady Apartment Management Companies

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A little foresight can go a long way toward avoiding costly, protracted battles with an unscrupulous apartment management company. Although most management companies are honest and fair, some are looking out for their own interests first, not yours. Follow a few simple guidelines to protect yourself from the most common potential problems. Get It in […] read more

Helpful Tips in Filling Out a Lease Application

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A landlord may ask you to fill out a lease application before considering you as a tenant. This helps to screen out tenants who don’t pay rent or pose other problems. They will ask for personal information, references, and proof of work. How well you complete the application determines whether the landlord will give you […] read more

Dealing With a Property Management Company vs. a Landlord

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A landlord may utilize a property management company for a large property or when several of their properties require management services. From your landlord’s perspective, there are advantages to using a management company. Even though a landlord is a property owner, they may not know how to manage a property. Properly maintaining a property, and […] read more