Love Thy Neighbors

When you move, aside from getting a new home you also get a new vicinity, and with that comes new neighbors. Your neighbors are the people you’ll have closest to your home at all times, so it’s important to have a good relationship with them. If you think about it, neighbors are like distant roommates… … Read more Love Thy Neighbors

Deposit Dilemmas

If you’re renting a home, you most likely had to pay some amount as a security deposit when you signed your lease. The security deposit basically covers the repairs that need to be done once you’ve moved out of your property. If nothing was damaged and needed fixing, you’ll get the sum of your deposit back. … Read more Deposit Dilemmas

Are your utility bills too high?

We’ve all had that moment when we look at our utility bill and cannot believe that it’s that high proceeding to ask ourselves how it’s that high. The smallest of things could be making your bill ridiculously high, and we’re going to tell you how to change that. Lights! Always turn lights off when you leave a … Read more Are your utility bills too high?

Who should you lease from?

When you’re considering what kind of property to rent out and make your home, you should also consider who you’re leasing from. Usually, your options will be a property manager or property management firm, or an individual landlord. Just like everything else, both have their ups and their downs. Property managers or property management firms  … Read more Who should you lease from?

Furnished vs. Unfurnished

Many times when you’re looking for a rental property you’re given the option of getting your new place furnished, or unfurnished. Usually a furnished rental includes the basic furniture most people have in their homes: bed, nightstand, dresser, and desk in the bedroom, couch, love seat, coffee table, and sometimes a TV, in the living … Read more Furnished vs. Unfurnished

How much should you be paying for rent?

It’s hard to set a standard price for rent based on just the property alone, so it’s up to you to determine how much you should be paying. You need to look at your personal finances, the property’s location and benefits, and similar properties. As far as personal finances, you need to figure out how … Read more How much should you be paying for rent?

Should you have renter’s insurance?

In the realm of insurance, the renter’s variety is typically overlooked. Renter’s insurance provides you with liability protection while also covering your personal items that may have a risk of being damaged or stolen for various reasons. Some landlords and property management companies require renter’s insurance, while others leave it up to your discretion. However, if you’re not … Read more Should you have renter’s insurance?

To get a pet, or not to get a pet? That is the question

We all know that having a pet can be a lot of fun, but it can also be costly. Pets are a huge responsibility in a lot of different ways; you need to make sure they’re fed, bathed, have a place to sleep, the list goes on. If you’re considering getting a pet, there are … Read more To get a pet, or not to get a pet? That is the question