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You didn't mean for this to happen, but it has. You moved in with a roommate who seemed like the right fit for you, a great companion and potential friend. You started to spend more and more time together, enjoying the same activities, cooking together, relaxing in your space, and all of a sudden... You realize you've developed some romantic feelings for your roommate.
It happens to the best of us. Maybe your car broke down on the way to work; perhaps your little one wound up in the ER unexpectedly a few nights ago; or maybe your dog decided to swallow your entire fitted sheet. Accidents and unexpected events happen-- and they're often costly. Sometimes, factors out of your control put you in a position where you're unable to make your rent. It can be difficult to know how to approach your landlord and ask for permission to make that payment late.
As a landlord, you want your property to always be in top condition. That’s why you put so much effort into choosing responsible tenants, and why you insist on a security deposit. But sometimes a property in good condition is not enough to turn the heads of prospective tenants. If you want outstanding tenants, you’ve got to show them your property is worth renting.
If you watch a lot of programs on TV where people are looking to purchase a new home, you will notice that many of them have large acreage on their “need to have” lists.
Modern landlords, like every rental property owner in the past, are constantly on the hunt for that excellent, long-term tenant who will pay the rent without causing any damage or fuss. The return on your investment in your property is never higher than when you can retain the same tenant year after year. So how do you find that ideal tenant and convince him or her to stick around?
If you've never had a really terrible roommate, it's easy to think that all those sit-com plots are made up and way to crazy to actually be real. Surely real people don't wave swords around in their boxer shorts. Surely real sensible people living together don't stage bathroom wars, or hide rotting food in their room, or get pets they don't take care of, right?
Searching for a new roommate can be a tedious process, but making the right selection will save you a lot of headache later on. Many of us have experienced life with people lacking in the consideration, calmness, or cleanliness department (or sometimes all three!), and know firsthand the stress that can result.
Finding a roommate online can seem like a daunting challenge for most. If you're living in an expensive metropolitan area like San Francisco, Miami, or even New York City - odds are that you're struggling to pay the rent alone. Sharing the rent, the utilities, and splitting on that Friday night pizza makes economical sense, right? But where do you start. You could always turn to friends or family and see if anyone is looking for a new pad to share with you. Or, you could turn to the Internet.
Located along Southwestern Florida's Gulf Coast, Fort Myers is one of the fastest-growing cities in the state. Along with its white sand beaches and plethora of attractions, Fort Myers also has a number of deluxe apartment communities. These communities are ideal for anyone who leads an active lifestyle, as well as those who desire more casual living. Here are just five we thought were worth mentioning.
Have you ever wondered how easy it would be to make some money from a rental property or by buying an old home to flip and sell at a profit? Well, it could be a lot easier than you might think! These days, thanks to the popularity of short-term rental sites like Airbnb, they aren’t the only two days you can make money from property either.
From San Francisco to Manhattan, not to mention Washington D.C., people are experiencing the rapid price jumps that come with living in a cultural and business hub in the United States. It makes sense to move to these central locations to experience all the big city has to offer, but it often comes at a cost.
VerticalRent proudly celebrates the company’s 8th anniversary since its founding in 2011. Matt Angerer and Jeff Pierce started VerticalRent in the “Innovate New Albany” offices of New Albany, Ohio (also known as INC 8000) in May of 2011. The minimum viable product (MVP) in 2011 was designed to help small independent landlords collect rent by eCheck and was called RentCloud.
Being a homeowner is a big, but wonderful responsibility. But many people begin to wonder if earning money from their home is better than paying into it - and begin to consider converting their home into a rental. If you're one of these people, with aspirations of turning your starter home into a rental property, it may be difficult to know where to start.
So you have found yourself in the strange and wonderful predicament of having additional land available, what now? Or perhaps you have recently made a really great priced plot purchase, and now you want to do something with it. Of course, there are plenty of ways you can make the most of that land, pretty much regardless of the size too.
As a renter, you rent from a landlord or property management company and typically sign a legally-binding lease or document that protects both you as a renter, and the person who owns the property. These agreements between landlords and tenants cover a variety of subjects and areas, working to provide both parties with what they need to ensure a successful, working relationship.
As a landlord, you know why the security deposit requirement for your tenants is so valuable. Even though rental properties will always go through some amount of reasonable wear and tear, the goal upon move-out is for the space to be at a very similar state to when the tenants moved in.
The concept of real estate is a far removed entity from 10 or 20 years ago. While we've seen the prices of rental properties gradually increase, it's unsurprising that people are looking to claw back some of their finances by making wise investments.
When you are keen to rent out your property to people, one of the major things that you are going to have to focus on is ensuring that you find some tenants in the first place. The process of going out to find tenants can actually be surprisingly difficult to get right, and it is something you will need to work on if you are to make sure you find the right people.
The US buy-to-let market is one of the most interesting in the world. Rather than being viewed as a single market that spans the entire continental United States, it’s better to think of it as a smorgasbord of different markets, all with various features.
As a landlord, you're always looking for the edge over other properties in the area. And yet, some of the decisions you have to make are complex. Even a seemingly a simple choice like renting your apartment or home furnished comes with a number of variables that deserve special consideration.