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How to Make Sure You Get Your Rental Deposit Back

How to Make Sure You Get Your Rental Deposit Back

| November 2, 2012

Here’s how to make sure you get your rental deposit back when you move out.

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Tenants vs. Landlords: Who Pays for What

Tenants vs. Landlords: Who Pays for What

| November 2, 2012

When you rent an apartment or house, it’s important to understand your rights as a tenant.

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Five Things to Look for When Choosing a Neighborhood

Five Things to Look for When Choosing a Neighborhood

| November 2, 2012

Choosing the right neighborhood is as important as finding the right house. Consider these things when talking to a real estate agent.

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Common Terms When Buying a House

| October 23, 2012

Assessed value – The dollar value of a property as determined by a public tax assessor. Your tax bill will depend on the assessed value of your home. Closing costs – Expenses incurred by the purchase and sale of a property. These may include taxes, the costs of title insurance, transfer fees and other costs. […]

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Finding the Best Renters Insurance

Finding the Best Renters Insurance

| October 15, 2012

As a renter, it’s reassuring to know that if trouble such as vandalism, theft or a natural disaster strikes, your rental insurance will kick in and cover the costs. Consider the following guidelines for finding the best home renters insurance. Inquire about discounts Get the best rate for your renters insurance by asking about discounts. Insurance companies […]

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6 Tips for Converting a Vacation Home Into a Rental

6 Tips for Converting a Vacation Home Into a Rental

| October 14, 2012

Here’s how to offset the cost of owning your vacation house. Leasing or renting the home out to vacationers or family members can bring you income.

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5 Tips for Subleasing Your Rental

5 Tips for Subleasing Your Rental

| October 11, 2012

Subleasing your rental is an ideal way to avoid breaking a rental agreement when you need to move out temporarily. But get permission from your landlord first.

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How to Find a Good Home Inspector

How to Find a Good Home Inspector

| October 4, 2012

Spending money on a home inspection helps you avoid purchasing a house with costly repairs.

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First, Last Deposit: Where Does It Go?

First, Last Deposit: Where Does It Go?

| September 26, 2012

Renting an apartment or house can be an expensive proposition. As you’re handing over a large check or big wad of cash for the first and last month’s rent and security deposit, you might wonder where does all of the money go? First month’s rent The first month’s rent is fairly self-explanatory. This money goes to […]

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How to Create Curbside Appeal When Selling Your Home

How to Create Curbside Appeal When Selling Your Home

| September 10, 2012

When it comes to your real estate agent selling your home, first impressions matter. Considering that the front of your house is the first thing potential buyers see, it’s important that you learn how to create curbside appeal. Take a hard look at your front door Visitors to your home have their eyes trained on the […]

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