Renter’s Advice and Resources

Renter’s Advice and Resources

Landing a good apartment can be stressful, often requiring research, planning, legwork, and money to make it all come together without a hitch. Of course, it’s always worth it when you can finally step into your new rental.

Lisa Wright

 · May 10, 2022

If you’re planning on moving into a new apartment or renting for the first time, you’ve probably thought more than once about how a credit check by a prospective landlord would affect your chances of locking down the place you want.

Cassie Damewood

 · Feb 4, 2020

Life is full of seemingly impossible demands. For instance, getting your first job without any experience — because no one will give you a job just to get experience, right? Renting an apartment with no credit history can be equally frustrating

Cassie Damewood

 · Sep 3, 2019

You’ve just moved into your new apartment, and all the furniture donated by your friends and family is finally in its place. But then you realize you’re missing the creature comforts that, for many, are as vital to survival as running water and heat: a big screen TV, an Xbox, and more importantly, a stove, […]

Cassie Damewood

 · May 30, 2019

Most people experience a bad credit score at some point in their lives. Maybe it wasn’t your fault. Maybe medical bills wiped you out or the recession took a significant chunk of your money. On the other hand, maybe it was your fault. Maybe you were just young and careless with your spending. Regardless of […]

Cassie Damewood

 · Nov 8, 2018

When it comes to getting into a desired rental housing unit, no credit check apartments arrangements can be an easy and convenient solution. However, these kinds of deals can also be hazardous to your financial health. Here are some of the benefits and disadvantages of renting an apartment where the landlord allows for waiving the […]

Staff Writer

 · Jul 7, 2010

Short term rentals can sometimes be the best option for a tenant. By renting short term, a tenant moving to a new, unknown city or neighborhood can test out the area to see whether he likes the area or would rather live somewhere else. However, short term rentals can often have many drawbacks as well. […]

Staff Writer

 · Jun 23, 2010

Families and households that are signing up for renters insurance don’t always understand how insurance companies value these kinds of policies and how they calculate premiums. Some inside information about how insurers operate can help you make better decisions in buying and negotiating renter’s insurance policies to cover all of the possessions and items in […]

Staff Writer

 · Mar 11, 2010

Landlords use tenant screening as a method to protect their asset: the apartment. The rationale is that the more effective tenant screening they can conduct upfront, the less likely they’ll end up with a tenant who doesn’t pay rent or is likely to damage the property. Here’s the information that you can expect to disclose […]

Staff Writer

 · Jan 21, 2010