Housing Bubbles and the National Vacancy Rate

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As we’re sure you’ve noticed, we’re currently going through a confusing period for housing, the economy, and business in general. Many economists are predicting that housing bubbles will burst in the near future, which means we may see homes lose value. More importantly for renters and landlords, however, is the National Vacancy Rate and what… Read more »

Why You Should Screen All a Unit’s Occupants

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When you’re selecting tenants to occupy your rental units, it’s a given that you want to make sure you’re finding the best match for your property. That’s why many landlords choose to do extensive tenant screening for background checks, credit scores, eviction history, criminal history, and more. It’s important to know who’s going to be… Read more »

What to Expect From Millennials When Renting Your Property

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At this point, it’s no secret: millennials are becoming the “Renter Generation.” More and more people born in the 80s and 90s are choosing to rent rather than purchase a home, often because home prices are so astronomically expensive, but also because renting better suits their lifestyle and needs. This means you have a ready… Read more »

What Constitutes a Service Dog?

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As a landlord, it’s not out of the realm of possibility that you might receive an application from a renter who uses a service dog. Legally, it’s important for you to understand what a service dog is, what it does, and how it affects you under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Fair Housing… Read more »

Why It’s Important to Check Tenant ID

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There are a number of tips that seem like a given when you’re in the landlord game: find tenants who will pay rent regularly and maintain your property, have an emergency repairman’s number available at all times, and make sure to check an applicant’s ID. Surprisingly, many of these things are easier said than done…. Read more »