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Moving Out: A Renter's Obligations

Moving is an exhausting process, from finding a new place to live to hiring reputable movers to boxing your belongings and unpacking. So it's easy to understand why many renters tend to overlook important details before they they move out. In the rush to wrap things up and move into their new residences, people occasionally forget their obligations as a tenant, and those obligations later come... ❯❯❯

How to Deal with a Noisy Neighbor

Your heart starts pounding... breathing becomes labored, and your head starts to ache. You wipe the sweat from your forehead and try to gather your thoughts. Have you just had a heart attack? Not at all. This is your body's reaction to excessive noise. "Studies of the physiological and psychological effects of noise...indicate that protracted noise can impair one's hearing, dry the mouth, dilate... ❯❯❯

What Are The Responsibilities of a Tenant?

As a tenant, you have many advantages over homeowners... you don't have to mow the lawn, or paint the house, or repave the driveway. It may seem like you haven't any responsibilities above and beyond getting the rent check in on time... but you do. Through the landlord-tenant laws, you are required to do several things: # Keep your apartment or house safe and sanitary. # Dispose of trash and... ❯❯❯

8 Tips for Renting the Right Apartment

So, you're looking for an apartment to rent or share with a roommate. Whether you're a first-timer or an experienced apartment-hunter, it's worth taking the time to decide what's most important to you in where you live and to plan your search strategy accordingly. With that in mind, here are eight tips to consider: 1. Make a list of your top housing priorities. Do you need extra parking spaces?... ❯❯❯

Don't Sign That Lease Yet

You're being transferred to a new city in another state for a position that you start in exactly two weeks. You fly to your new hometown to select an apartment. You have exactly two days to make a decision and sign a lease, so when, after much searching, you find a vacancy in a relatively decent property, you're anxious to sign when the lease is placed in front of you. Resist the urge. As... ❯❯❯

Hey Landlord! Is Your Lease Legal?

The longer you are a landlord the more you strive to create the perfect lease/rental agreement. Landlords learn in the school of hard-knocks that some tenants are certified trouble makers and we try our best to protect ourselves with a carefully structured restrictive lease. That's just good business.... but be careful you don't include any provisions in your lease that may not be legal. For... ❯❯❯

Facts About Renters Insurance

If you rent an apartment or house, you might consider purchasing renters insurance. Renters insurance provides coverage for damage or loss of personal property for people in rental housing. It's to insure the renter's belongings from theft or damage. In addition, renters insurance also provides liability coverage for people in rental housing if somebody is injured while in the rental place. In... ❯❯❯

Apartment Financing Explained

So you're interested in entering the world of property management? Have you thought about how you're going to get into this potentially lucrative market? Let's face it; unless you've just inherited a large sum of money or are otherwise independently wealthy you're going to have to borrow. This is where apartment financing comes in. Before you go down to the local bank or investment company, it... ❯❯❯

Fire Safety Tips

Did you know that fire is the third leading cause of accidental deaths in the United States, yet most people ignore it. More than 150 workplace fires occur every day. So many of theses untimely deaths could have been prevented if they only had a plan. The number one tip any family can have is, make sure all family members know what to do in the event of a fire. In a fire, timing is very critical.... ❯❯❯

Creative Kid Birthday Cake Ideas

A Creative Dream Come True A hush falls over the room as you bring out your child's birthday cake. With its candles glowing, your cake masterpiece sits at its place of honor for all to admire as the room fills with the oohs and aahs of your envious party guests. Your creative birthday cake is wonderful and it fits your party theme perfectly. Your birthday child makes a wish and your guests join... ❯❯❯