Renting with Pets and Animals

It’s usually in the landlord’s best interest to accept pets (at least dogs and cats), because over a third of all households have one. A landlord would have a better chance of filling his or her vacancy if it’s marketed to a larger audience than restricting his or her prospects to ones without pets. Ironically, […]

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Renting a House Vs. Apartment

Besides how many flights of stairs you’ll have to climb, there are pros and cons to whether you should rent a house or an apartment. While not all circumstances are the same for every house or apartment, a basic assessment has been provided. The Advantages of Renting a House: Privacy There is no better way […]

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Renting in the Right Location

Picking the right location in which to live (even if it’s just a short term stay) can add years to your life and dollars to your pocket. It’s just a simple matter of determining what’s important to you. Here is a basic list of what to consider when scouting a location… Things to Consider When […]

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Determine How Much Rent You Can Afford

This picks up from a previous article, but steers the focus to specific budgeting issues, regardless of whether you rent or own your home. Small things add up quickly. So, when you sit down to determine what you can afford to pay each month, don’t forget to allow for the incidentals, such as cable TV, […]

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Find a Functional (Not Fanciful) Place

For most tenants, renting is only temporary – with homeownership being the goal. If you share the same thought, then you should be careful about the money you spend on your monthly rent. After all, there is no equity, significant tax advantages or real benefit from paying rent – other than the fact that you […]

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Where to Look for a Place to Rent

As if you need to be told, right? Rentals are everywhere. The important note for this section is that it’s not necessary to pay to find a place to live. There are several lists you can buy and agencies you can hire, but these are absolutely unnecessary – especially with today’s rental inventory surplus. Don’t […]

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