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A Renter's Guide to St. Petersburg, Florida

  • Friday, February 21, 2020
  Florida   Tampa   Community   Renter Guides   Renter   St. Petersburg     Ashley Orlowski

Whether you’re new to the state of Florida or just new to St. Petersburg, making the decision to move to St. Petersburg, Florida is an excellent decision for many reasons. Check out this guide for everything you need to know about renting in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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Renting in Sacramento, CA – What You Need to Know

  • Thursday, February 20, 2020
  Community     Matt Angerer

California has so many fantastic cities, but Sacramento stands out as one of the best places to live. With gorgeous tree-lined streets, ample rivers, a hot food and drink scene, and lots to do, renters from across the country pack up and head to Sacramento. If you’re one of the many, you’re facing a small problem. You know you want to move to Sacramento, but you aren’t sure which neighborhood to choose.

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Moving to San Diego? Follow Our Guide to Finding a Place to Rent.

  • Thursday, February 13, 2020
  California   Community   Roommate Finder     Matt Angerer

With more than 1.4 million residents, it’s no secret that people love living in San Diego. The population grows by the year, with more and more people joining the ranks. People appreciate the diversity and the countless job opportunities in San Diego, as well as the fun activities and attractions. Plus, the foodie scene is full of delicious offerings.

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5 Tips for Keeping Healthy Roommate Relationships

  • Tuesday, February 11, 2020
  Roommate Finder   Renter Guides   Tips   Community     Ashley Orlowski

There are countless benefits of living with a roommate. Less financial responsibility, shared living space responsibility, and it just feels comforting that you can rely on another person to care for your home because it means just as much to them. But, what if it doesn't? What if you've drawn the unlucky roommate card and you're unhappy with your roommate situation?

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Is Your Rental Home in an HOA? - Why Renters Should Care

  • Monday, February 10, 2020
  Community   HOA   Roommate Finder     Matt Angerer

When you're looking for a home to rent, what are your top qualifications? Most likely, you're looking for a certain number of bedrooms, bathrooms, and amount of space. You may have kitchen layouts you like best, want a yard for a dog, or need a closing garage. You probably know the kind of floors and floorplan you like best and browse as much through photos as listed details. Most renters prioritize homes based on meeting their size, style, location, and budget needs.

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"Why Can't My Landlord Just..." - What Tenants Don't Realize about Landlord Decisions

  • Thursday, February 6, 2020
  Pet Friendly   Community   Roommate Finder     Matt Angerer

We've all been there. Most modern adults have been that tenant making requests of a landlord and wondering why you are being denied. Why can't you have a cat, just one cat? Why can't you install a few shelves by the front door? Why can't your boy/girlfriend move in casually without signing the lease?

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Practical Tips for Landscaping Your Rental Home

  • Wednesday, February 5, 2020
  Curb Appeal     Matt Angerer

When it comes to selling a house, landscaping is crucial. But what about renting? The fact of the matter is that in every city there are dozens of ways to approach the landscaping question. Some landlords hire professionals to trim and care for the lawn every week whether there are tenants or not.

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Tips to Navigating Your Way Around San Francisco as a Renter

  • Tuesday, February 4, 2020
  Community   Roommate Finder     Matt Angerer

What’s not to love about San Francisco, California? It’s home to top-rated universities, employment is booming, and there are cultural opportunities around every corner. Plus, it has some of the best food in the state, and the nightlife is on point. San Francisco also has more than 40 neighborhoods, and each one has a distinct personality. If you’re considering moving to San Francisco, check out the top neighborhoods for renters. Then you can plan your move.

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13 Ways You Can Stop Overthinking Real Estate Investing

  • Monday, February 3, 2020
  Real Estate   Tips     Matt Angerer

So, you're considering investing in real estate. It's normal to be a bit nervous about this type of investment, but you know that it is probably worth the risk because you've seen others do very well with this idea. The problem is that many real estate investors "overthink" the transaction, frequently losing the deal altogether.

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Trust but Verify: How Everyone Should Find a Roommate

  • Saturday, February 1, 2020
  Community   Roommate Finder     Matt Angerer

VerticalRent Community, formerly codenamed Roommate Finder, was launched today, February 1st, 2020 for renters in the State of Florida. This revolutionary new approach to finding a roommate is designed to take the stress out of identifying a high-quality roommate. Let us explain.

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A Renter’s Guide to Los Angeles, CA

  • Friday, January 31, 2020
  California     Matt Angerer

You want to move to Los Angeles, but with more than 80 neighborhoods to choose from, how do you select a landing spot? While there are tons of neighborhoods, some stand out as the top spots for renters. These neighborhoods have a nice selection of rentals, ample activities, and restaurants that you are sure to love. Check out the top Los Angeles neighborhoods for renters and get ready to find the perfect fit.

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Real Estate Deals Gone Bad: Here's How to Find the Silver Lining

  • Saturday, January 25, 2020
  Real Estate   Deals Gone Bad     Matt Angerer

Investing in real estate and maintaining rental properties is an exciting endeavor that can provide supplemental income and secure your financial future. However, investing in rental properties does come with some inherent risks, and it is likely that you will eventually find yourself mixed up in a real estate deal gone bad. What might have originally looked like a promising investment may soon turn into a nightmare if you find yourself with a rental property that has negative cash flow.

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7 Things to Know about Florida Landlord-Tenant Laws

  • Thursday, January 16, 2020
  Legal   Florida     Matt Angerer

As a landlord, you have a responsibility to both your tenants and your company. One of your responsibilities is to be aware of your state's landlord-tenant laws, and to retain a lawyer when needed to ensure that you have the specific advice you need.

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Renting vs. Owning in Fort Lauderdale Florida

  • Monday, January 13, 2020
  Roommate Finder   Florida   Community     Matt Angerer

You’re ready to relocate to Fort Lauderdale, but you’re a little overwhelmed. After doing some research, you discovered that there are dozens of neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale. Which one should you choose?

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Inside Downtown Miami: A Real Estate Agent’s Guide

  • Wednesday, January 8, 2020
  Florida   Real Estate     Matt Angerer

The Miami real estate market is currently one of the most popular and profitable markets in the United States. Investors moving their business into Miami-Dade County are set up to be part of a booming property market, particularly in the coming decades. Throughout the last century, Miami has been a prime vacation spot as well as a strong residential and commercial sector.

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Sample Preventative Biannual Maintenance Schedule for Busy Landlords

  • Wednesday, January 8, 2020
  Preventative Maintenance   Maintenance     Matt Angerer

If you own rental properties, it is important that you keep a maintenance schedule in order to ensure that important maintenance does not get forgotten. Preventative maintenance can help to save you time and money in the long-run by preventing costly damage and repairs down-the-road. However, if you own multiple rental properties, it can be overwhelming to try to take care of all of this maintenance on your own.

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Relocating to Jacksonville, FL? Discover the Best Places for Renters

  • Tuesday, January 7, 2020
  Florida   Roommate Finder   Community     Matt Angerer

With an abundance of waterways, delicious eateries, and ample green spaces, you know that Jacksonville, Florida, is a wonderful place to live. You want to relocate to Jacksonville, but first, you need to choose a neighborhood. The bustling city is full of neighborhoods that are perfect for renters. Get the details on the top places to rent in the city.

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Real Estate Deal Regrets: How to Get Over It

  • Monday, January 6, 2020
  Real Estate Psychology     Matt Angerer

Many real estate investors end up feeling tremendous guilt. They've made bad deals. They've lost money. Perhaps they've even lost years as they struggled to overcome those regrets--and in some cases, those regrets can become downright crippling.

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The Ultimate Guide for Renting in Orlando, Florida

  • Thursday, January 2, 2020
  Florida   Community   Roommate Finder     Matt Angerer

Orlando has more to offer than theme parks and wildlife. It’s also an excellent place to call home. As one of the largest cities in Florida, more than 1.5 million people live here, and you want to join the crowd. First, though, you have to decide where you want to live. Orlando has tons of neighborhoods that attract renters, but which one is right for you? Check out the top neighborhoods for renters, so you can get the best bang for your buck.

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What Landlords Need to Know About Title X

  • Thursday, January 2, 2020
  Legal     Matt Angerer

In 1992, Congress passed the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992. This act was also known as Title X. The idea behind the legislation was to protect families from exposure to lead in paint, dust, and soil. It was section 1018 of this law that directed HUD and EPA to disclose any data concerning lead-based paint or lead-based hazards before selling or leasing any housing built before 1978.

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