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Apartment Search Checklist: 10 Things Every Renter Should Look For

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Finding a new apartment that fits all your wants and needs is quite tricky these days. Additionally, with virtual tours becoming the new norm, it can be challenging to picture what some rental properties look like. Either way, it’s crucial for tenants to come up with an apartment search checklist to find the right rental […]

Creating a Roommate Agreement – A Guide for Tenants

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Whether you’re moving to a new city for school or want a chance to start over in a new town, finding a roommate or two has its perks. Finding a trusted roommate can help you become familiar with your new city while saving money on rent and utilities. If you’re wondering about the benefits of […]

Top Tenant Strategies to Secure a Lease in a Competitive Rental Market

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Finding housing in a competitive rental market is no easy task, as most renters know. After all, with more demand and fewer homes available, all the good rental properties go off the market within seconds. But, what makes a competitive rental market after all? And how can tenants secure a lease when competition is high? […]

Tenant Guide to Understanding Rental Security Deposits and Deductions

Tenant Guide to Understanding Rental Security Deposits and Deductions

Rental security deposits are important for owning and managing a rental business. If you are a first-time renter and don’t have experience with security deposits, you may not understand why they are necessary and how they work. Some renters assume that they are entitled to their full security deposit when they move out. However, in […]

5 Tips to Stand Out as the Ideal Tenant on Your Rental Application

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All landlords want to find and keep quality tenants to occupy their rental units. One of the most important parts of owning a rental is finding tenants that will treat the property as their own. That said, when there are a lot of applicants, finding the ideal tenant is more complicated. However, landlords typically have […]

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 […]

Everything You Need to Know About the 2022 Cherry Blossom Festival

What Happens at the National Cherry Blossom Festival In Washington DC

Spring is an exciting time that signifies the start of warmer weather for most people. However, if you live anywhere near Washington DC, it’s more than that. Most people in this area look forward to the blooming of the cherry blossom trees and Washington DC’s Cherry Blossom Festival. However, if you don’t live there, you’re […]

Do’s & Don’ts of Decorating Rental Properties for Tenants to Consider

Do's & Don'ts of Decorating Rental Properties for Tenants to Consider

Most people want to live in an environment they enjoy and feel comfortable in. Sometimes, that includes putting up decorations, painting, and adding furniture to make the space feel like your own. However, it can be tricky to do this in a rental property owned by someone else. That said, it inevitably poses a few […]

Moving to Richmond? Top Neighborhoods for Richmond Commuters

Moving to Richmond Top Neighborhoods for Richmond Commuters

Despite the trying challenges and significant changes in the housing market throughout the past few years, Northern Virginia has remained a popular location to reside. That said, one of the more popular towns includes Richmond. Many people live here because of the beautiful views, developing city, and creative culture. If this sounds like a place […]

A Tenant’s Guide to Rental Property Maintenance Procedures

A Tenant's Guide to Rental Property Maintenance Procedures

Maintenance within a rental home is necessary for both landlords and tenants. Although landlords have many responsibilities within their rental properties, tenants must keep up with regular maintenance procedures to maintain a safe living space. With that, it’s imperative to outline landlord and tenant responsibilities clearly from the start.  Failure to state maintenance procedures for […]