Posts Tagged ‘landlords’

As a renter, there are several top amenities that you have. But at the same time, landlords know about these must haves and they are willing to increase the rent based on the fact that they have them. So how can you get the home of your dreams without breaking your rental budget? Get into the mind of the landlord of...

For many renters, there are plenty of amenities that have become standard, such as pools, fitness centers and even walking trails. Still, there are amenities on the horizon that reflect trends within the housing market itself. Particularly the trends toward green living, affordability in terms of smaller spaces and...

Liability insurance and coverage for loss has always been a part of a landlord’s expenses. They simply must make sure to protect their financial investment. However, the property insurance is meant to allow the landlord to rebuilding or re-coop their losses from the destruction of the property. Many renters believe...

In city after city, affordable housing is disappearing. While buildings might be retired due to age and structural issues, others are being taken out of the affordability market and turned into market rate apartments. How is this possible? For many low income apartment complexes built with tax credit funds, the...

When it comes to Seattle, one can say this is a city of neighborhoods. Each district is distinct, providing a special flair that contributes to the beauty of this sea-faring city. Originally built to accommodate an expansive fishing trade, today Seattle is a hub of industry. From Boeing to Internet start-ups, Seattle...

For any renter, it can be hard to imagine that cookie cutter apartment reflecting your unique style or standing out from all the other units, especially when your budget is limited. However, there are ways to create a distinctive style without breaking the bank or the landlord’s guidelines. A few of the ways to give...

For renters, it is an age old dilemma of how to turn a cookie cutter space into one that reflects your own personality and creativity. With most landlords placing limits on what colors can be painted on walls to how many pictures can be hung, it can be difficult to place your own unique stamp on a rental space. Still,...

A credit score can be the difference between receiving credit or finding yourself unable to finance anything from a car to a home. Building credit takes time, with you paying the rent on time being consistently reported to the various credit agencies. As an individual, it is important to regularly check your credit...

There may be a time when you find yourself needing to move out of your rental before the lease is up. Breaking a rental agreement can be a problem, as you’ve signed a contract to say you’ll be renting the property for a certain length of time. Legally, it isn’t easy to get out of a rental agreement. The usual ways are...

It’s not something any of us wants to happen, but it may happen to you. What I’m talking about is eviction. Eviction happens for a lot of reasons, and not always because you’re a bad tenant (Usually that’s what it means, however). In the U.S., 3.4 million tenants were evicted in 2014. That’s a lot of people and no...

Pet owners know that finding a place with their animal can be difficult. In New York, this is especially true, as landlords have a lot of power due to an undersupply of apartments and an oversupply of tenants. Obviously people find apartments for themselves and their pets, but how exactly do they do so? Well, the...

Renting on a low income is difficult. Landlords in general need to know you can pay your rent on time all the time, your choice of rental property is lessened, and you may need support in finding a rental place. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development provides help and assistance for low income renters....

Los Angeles, California is a place where many people move to see if they can find fame and success or to get away from their small town and into a big city. Los Angeles is a big city that has a lot of different neighborhoods that range from the very high end and classy to dangerous and scary. It is a city where...

New York City is a place that’s been turned into a myth by the media and in entertainment Think of how many movies have shown the iconic city, how many stories take place in its streets. It’s a city that so many people come to for a life beyond their dreams, to make it big in the Big Apple. New York is a city that so...

Is it possible that almost every rental in Manhattan is occupied? Yes, numbers don’t lie. According to a new market report, there is only 1.07 percent of rentals available in Manhattan, lowest in three years. That’s unbelievable! If demand for rentals and supply of rentals continue to increase at the same pace they...