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Finding a Place & Moving
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Being a landlord comes with many benefits, especially when you have responsible tenants. It is ideal to lease to someone who consistently pays rent on time, takes care of the property and follows the rules of the lease. But, how do you find this person? While traditional advertising methods, such as placing an ad in…
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Once you’ve made the decision to move, there is one important step lying between you and your new pad: packing. You might feel a little overwhelmed just thinking about all of the things you’ve accumulated and must now put into boxes and move to another apartment. And while there is not much you can do…
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You’ve found a great apartment in your price range and are ready to move in. But before you pack your bags and boxes and load up the moving truck, you’ll want to do an apartment walkthrough. Essentially, it’s like running through a home safety checklist; you walk through the apartment with your landlord or rental…
How to Budget for Your First Apartment
Moving out on your own can be both exciting and scary. While you gain independence, you may also have to manage the costs of housing and other expenses on your own for the first time. If you don’t know how to budget for your first apartment properly, this may be challenging. So, how do you…
Relocating to Houston? How to Beat the Rent Crunch
Houston renters are facing rising prices and reduced apartment supply, according to the Houston Chronicle. A surge in workers relocating to the area is partly to blame, the paper says. Houston’s robust employment market (No. 2 in the nation, according to Forbes) is drawing thousands of new residents to the city, many of whom choose…
My First Apartment: Renting in the Real World
Your first apartment is a pretty big deal. Yes, moving into the dorms when you start college is a heady experience, but nothing quite compares to signing your first lease, pocketing the keys and walking into an empty space that’s yours to transform into a real home — no more shared bathrooms, no dining halls,…
Your Complete Guide to Renting with Pets
If you’re an animal lover, there are few things better than your dog’s enthusiastic greeting when you come home, or your cat’s happy purring when she’s curled up on your lap. You spend many happy hours exercising, grooming and caring for your pet. So why should you sacrifice all of that joy when you rent…
Personal Property Coverage in College Depends on Living Arrangements
It’s that time of year again: Colorado’s colleges and universities are back in session for the fall semester. And area college students are branching out on their own, whether they’re commuting from home to University of Colorado Denver, or living on-campus at nearby Fort Collins — recently named one of the fastest-growing college towns. Higher education is a…
[VIDEO] Renting Trend is Up in Evolving Housing Market
Times, they are a-changing. If you’ve been paying attention to the real estate market in your neighborhood over the past few years, you’ve probably seen a trend: Overall home buying is down and renting is up. The reasons for this trend are many; some obvious, some a little less so. But they all point to…
Want to Rent a House? The 5 Things You Need to Know
One of the biggest decisions consumers are faced with is determining whether they should buy a house or rent an apartment. There are pros and cons to buying versus renting, of course, and it’s the type of long-term, life-changing decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. However, there is a third option: renting a house. While…