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Fall Landscaping Tips for Tenants to Help Protect Your Rental this Winter

Fall Landscaping Tips for Tenants to Help Protect Your Rental this Winter

As the weather and leaves begin to turn this Fall, not everyone immediately thinks of landscaping opportunities. But in fact, the Fall is the ideal time to complete essential outdoor maintenance to ensure your rental property stays protected and beautiful all year long. While the property owner should complete major tasks, there are several things […]

Top 10 Tips for First-Time Renters Looking to Move Out

Top 10 Tips for First-Time Renters Looking to Move Out

Moving into your first apartment is an exciting and potentially stressful time. While the freedom of finally having your own space is fantastic, it also means taking on new responsibilities. Leasing an apartment involves legally binding contracts, inspections, and a large financial commitment. Therefore, first-time renters need to do their homework and thoroughly understand the […]

Top 10 Signs You Have a Bad Landlord and How to Deal with Them

Top 10 Signs You Have a Bad Landlord and How to Deal with Them

For every great landlord, there are infinitely more horrible ones. Thus, tenants must be vigilant when selecting their next rental home. While location, size, price, and amenities are significant aspects to searching for the right place, tenants are not just renting a home; they are entering a long-term relationship with the landlord. So, it is […]

The Moratorium on Evictions Has Ended: What it Means for Tenants

The Moratorium on Evictions Has Ended: What it Means for Tenants

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are far from over. For landlords and tenants, changing regulations can trigger frustration, fear, or even confusion. While federal and state agencies have established rent relief programs to try and prevent the onslaught of evictions, to date, only a fraction of those funds has been distributed. So, how can […]

Changing Notice to Vacate Requirements for Maryland Tenants

Changing Notice to Vacate Requirements for Maryland Tenants

Whether it is a change in job, change in circumstance, or just the desire for new surroundings – there are many reasons why people move. That said, for tenants in a rental property, moving is not as simple as picking up and getting out. In fact, each lease agreement will have specific requirements for providing […]

Fall Maintenance Tasks for Landlords and Tenants

Fall Maintenance Tasks for Landlords and Tenants

A chill is in the air, leaves are changing, and Fall is here, but along with it comes Fall maintenance. Falling leaves can easily clog gutters and lead to water damage in and around the home. That said, seasons changing presents the perfect opportunity for preventative maintenance and a chance to check-in and ensure all […]

A Return to In-Person Learning in Prince George’s County

A Return to In-Person Learning in Prince George's County

For students in Prince George’s County and across Maryland, the first day of the 2021-22 school year is approaching quickly. Prince George’s County recently announced its plan to return to in-person learning ahead of a September 8th start date. After a year of virtual classes, students, teachers, and parents will have to readjust to schedules, […]

How to Change an HVAC Filter in Your Rental Property

How to Change an HVAC Filter in Your Rental Property

Nothing brings Summer fun to a halt faster than a broken-down HVAC system. For tenants, this is an uncomfortable hassle, but for landlords, it is a potentially costly repair. Industry experts agree that the best way to prevent an unfortunate HVAC breakdown is through proper maintenance and care. However, some of that responsibility falls on […]

Best Philadelphia Suburbs and Surrounding Counties for Commuters

Best Philadelphia Suburbs for Commuters, Families, and Professionals

Over 5.7 million people call The City of Brotherly Love their home. Therefore, it is no surprise that Philadelphia offers an eclectic urban feel popular with both young professionals and families alike. Yet, part of what makes this city great is accessibility. Moreover, whether you rely on car transportation or public transit options, many of […]

Renter to Owner: A Homebuyer’s Guide for Tenants

A Complete Home Buying Guide for Tenants Going from Renter to Owner

The dream of homeownership remains a big priority for individuals and families across the nation. However, with many areas experiencing limited supply and huge demand, preparation is critical. After all, making the jump from renter to owner is a major step with many considerations and financial implications. That said, navigating this process and planning for […]