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10 Tips for College Students Renting Off Campus for the First Time

10 Tips for College Students Renting Off Campus for the First Time

Back-to-school bus traffic has not yet begun to affect the daily commute, but many college students are already preparing to pack the car and head back to campus for another semester. While students are busily packing, parents may be pouring out advice about going to class, getting enough sleep and studying for exams. We’ve got a few tips for students living off campus for the first time too

Renters: Five Reasons You Need Insurance

Renters: Five Reasons You Need Insurance

As students and staff prepare to head back to class this fall, you can bet that many lease agreements are being renewed or even signed for the very first time. If you’re a landlord, you obviously carry insurance on your property. But if you’re renting, you should know that your landlord’s insurance policy does not cover you and your belongings. When it comes to any unfortunate

Five Things You Need to Know Before Renting Out Your Home

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Five Things You Need to Know Before Renting Out Your Home

With so much competition in busy real estate markets right now, some potential home sellers may be considering renting out their homes instead of listing. Of course, there are certain benefits to renting out your home, but there also is certain responsibility. If you are thinking about becoming a landlord, here are five things you’ll want to know about renting first: 1. Can you handle b

Interviewing Potential Roommates? Ask These 10 Questions First.

Interviewing Potential Roommates? Ask These 10 Questions First.

You’ve probably heard that renting rooms in your own home is becoming quite common. Perhaps you’re just searching for a roommate for your next semester at college. Maybe you’re a landlord who is trying to pair roommates together. In any case, finding the right roommate can be difficult. But you can help yourself by asking a few good questions upfront. Here are 10 things you&rs

Become a Landlord in Your Own Home – Tips for Renting Rooms

Become a Landlord in Your Own Home – Tips for Renting Rooms

As you prepare to welcome 2018, you may be thinking about embarking on some new adventures. If you’ve resolved to become a landlord next year, that goal could be easier to reach than you think. In fact, instead of buying a second property to generate extra income, many homeowners are turning their own homes into income properties – while they’re still living in them! In many o

Rent Wisely: Six Tips for Finding the Right Rental Property

Rent Wisely: Six Tips for Finding the Right Rental Property

If your “New Year, new you” plan includes moving out on your own, you may have a few concerns as you plan to spread your wings. Unless you’ve been saving funds and working on your finances for the last year or so, you may not be quite ready to buy a home yet. So, how can you find a rental property that is right for you? With a little help, of course! Here are six tips for find

Your College Rental 101: What to Inspect and Document at Move-in

Your College Rental 101: What to Inspect and Document at Move-in

As college students head back to campus, they’ve likely got football games, upcoming exams and possibly even their favorite local pizza places on their minds. But, if they’re moving back into an off-campus apartment, students better also have a little inspection process ready to pull out of their backpacks before the semester – and their lease - starts. Having the freedom to l

Homeowner Help: Five Reasons to Hire a Property Manager

Homeowner Help: Five Reasons to Hire a Property Manager

Sometimes, it can be hard to admit that we need some help – particularly when admitting that fact may cost us some money. But, for the group of homeowners who not only own a primary residence, but also have one or more income properties, how much is too much? As a landlord, income property owners are responsible for a laundry list of tasks that include, but are not limited to finding and

Before You’re Ready to Own, Make Your Rental Feel Like Home!

Before You’re Ready to Own, Make Your Rental Feel Like Home!

Are you a renter who often finds yourself day-dreaming about the moment when you’ll finally be able to buy your own home? Well, snap out of it and start living that dream while you’re renting! Though it may sound undoable at first, you absolutely can make your rental property feel like it’s your own home – you’ve just got to treat it that way! From the manila-color

Before Classes Start - Brush Up on the Do’s and Don’ts of Renting Off-Campus!

Before Classes Start - Brush Up on the Do’s and Don’ts of Renting Off-Campus!

OK, college students… after spending the summer working back in your hometown and living under your parents’ roof again, you may be itching to get back to the freedom you have at college. But, let’s not forget that dorm life has got its own set of rules, too. The obvious solution? Renting an off-campus apartment for the upcoming semester! But, don’t start the pre-semest