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How to Start your Apartment Search Off on the Right Foot

Posted by Collin McGorty on Aug 15, 2018 9:00:00 AM

If you’ve ever spent time searching for a new place to live, then you know that the struggle is real out there. With so many buildings and neighborhoods to choose from, it can be difficult to find a rental property that has the right mixture of location, functionality and affordability. Before you undertake your next apartment search, consult some of these useful tips and tricks.

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Topics: Renting, Leasing Apartments, property search

4 Apartment Decorating Tips for Designing your Living Space

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jul 11, 2018 9:00:00 AM

When you live in an apartment or rental space, you only have a certain amount of room for decorating, so you better make it count! To help start your remodeling off on the right foot, consult these helpful apartment decorating tips for beginners.

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Topics: Renting, Leasing Apartments

3 Questions to Ask Yourself before Signing an Apartment Lease

Posted by Collin McGorty on Feb 28, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Many potential renters are eager to sign an apartment lease as soon as they possibly can—but is that always the right decision? In fact, there are lots of important factors and details that you should review before signing your name on the dotted line. With a little due diligence, you may end up saving yourself some hard-earned money and time.  

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Topics: Leasing Apartments, lease agreement, rental property

How Landlords can Successfully Manage a Multifamily Home

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jan 17, 2018 9:00:00 AM

As the owner and landlord of a multifamily home, there are several important responsibilities that you must take care of on a daily basis. Otherwise, if these concerns are not addressed in a timely manner, the condition of your property will gradually diminish, tenants will move out and you’ll lose business. To help ensure that you avoid this nightmare scenario, try practicing these proven tips.

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Topics: Renting, Leasing Apartments, landlord, multifamily home, Property Management

How to Approach and Win your Next Lease Renewal Negotiation

Posted by Collin McGorty on Oct 18, 2017 9:00:00 AM

As your lease comes to an end, you must decide whether or not you’re going to renew for a longer period of time. If you’re like most renters, that decision will depend on a multitude of factors. In the case that a monthly rent increase is out of your means, you should not have to abandon an apartment or home that you love just like that. You must first learn how to approach your next lease renewal negotiation like a professional!

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Topics: Renting, leasing tips, Leasing Apartments, rental property

What Everyone Should Know before Leasing Apartments

Posted by Nick Gaffney on Mar 24, 2016 8:00:00 AM

When you're leasing apartments, you're doing more than looking for a place to sleep. You want a quality environment that you're happy to call home. The apartment's location, landlord and whether you effectively protect your rights in the lease all have a large impact on your enjoyment of the property.

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Topics: leasing tips, Leasing Apartments

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