Landlords offer a cheaper alternative to the security deposit

Fewer landlords are insisting on a security deposit, and are instead coming up with alternative ideas that might help out new tenants who’re struggling to come up with the amount necessary. Landlords generally insist on security deposits in order to protect themselves against any damage caused to the property, or missed rental payments. But the

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Survey reveals landlord/tenant trust issues

A new survey reveals that renters, unsurprisingly, don’t always admit everything to their landlords. Yet landlords themselves tend to put a lot of trust in their tenants with regard to the upkeep of their properties. The findings came from a survey of 563 renters and 532 landlords carried out by Porch.com, which offers home remodeling

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Tips for Selling Tenant-Occupied Property

It’s certainly your house to sell. But tenant-occupied investment houses present unique challenges when owners are ready to sell. You have two primary concerns that need to be dealt with. 1. The tenant has specific rights that you must comply with. Not complying can cause bitterness from the tenant and very possibly fines and/or fees

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Top Reasons Your Rental Property Has No Tenants

Rental properties are only assets to landlords who are actually generating a profit. If your property is vacant for weeks or months at a time it digs a deeper hole for you financially and eventually becomes a liability. The cost of the mortgage, property taxes and maintenance essentially comes out of your pocket making it

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Developers are catching up with the co-living trend

The trend towards co-living is growing rapidly in the U.S. as renters and homeowners realize they can afford to live in a better home by sharing the costs with housemates. Co-living refers to the idea where tenants will rent a small room within a larger home or apartment, and then share common areas such as

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Zillow adds new rental management tools for landlords

Real estate listings site Zillow is also one of the most popular portals for finding rental homes, in addition to properties for sale. Now, the company is adding

Airbnb proposes teaming up with landlords in Paris to allow subletting

Airbnb is continuing to fight back against restrictions imposed on it, even as cities continue to crack down on its short-term rentals business model.

Rhino wants to get rid of the security deposit on your next apartment

A startup called Rhino is hoping to do away with the need for a security deposit on rented homes, with a new technology solution it says benefits both renters and landlords.

Traits to Look for in a Potential Tenant

Finding a good tenant is essential, but it can also be tricky. It requires more than just putting an ad on the internet. To find a great tenant for your rental property, it pays to know what makes a good tenant.

ManageGo enables tenants to pay their rent in Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum

Mobile rent payment application provider ManageGo says it will enable payments via popular cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum. Once that happens, tenants will be able to pay their rents using these cryptocurrencies.

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