How to Search Criminal Records

The first step in searching criminal records is contacting the Clerk of the Court – which is an elected official, responsible for maintaining court records with the utmost care and security. These records are filed with the Clerk’s Office and include criminal felony and misdemeanor cases, civil, family, probate and small claims proceedings, juvenile cases […]

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Screening Felonies and Misdemeanors

You may be wondering which crimes to look for and how to rate them. Well, this is – of course – very subjective, but one thing is for sure: You’re going to ultimately have to bring your own personal experience to the table to gauge what is acceptable for you. For example: Are you going […]

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Accepting a Tenant with Foreclosure History

It’s hard to reject someone who is facing foreclosure. After all, this is why the person wants to rent from you in the first place. It’s a very depressing situation to be in – they are losing their home, have no place to go and their credit is shot due to several late payments. In […]

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When Tenants use the Divorce Excuse for Bad Credit

Here is what you need to find out and why: When did the divorce occur? It is important to understand the approximate time frame in which you would expect to see the derogatory information begin to appear on the credit report. If the majority of debt with negative remarks appears years before or after the […]

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The Importance of a Rental Application

It’s hard to paint a masterpiece without a quality canvas. The importance of a rental application is often misunderstood and cannot be stressed enough! Don’t think of it as merely a piece of paper to collect a name and a phone number. It can be an invaluable tool, providing essential data and even offering legal […]

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