Renter’s Advice and Resources

Renter’s Advice and Resources

What Does a Tenant Background Check Cover?

Cassie Damewood

 · Oct 18, 2018

Tenant background checks make up a perfectly normal part of the rental process. Whether you’re signing a long-term lease or just a month-to-month agreement, most landlords will want to know if you’re trustworthy, financially stable, and free of a criminal past before agreeing to take you in.

  Remember waterbeds? Developed in the 1960s, they rose in popularity quickly and remained a desired item throughout the 70s and 80s. Eventually people fell out of love with them and sales eventually dwindled into the 90s and early 2000s. Now, they’re mostly a thing of the past. Still, there continues to be a surprising […]

Cole Nemeth

 · Jun 21, 2018

Your first apartment is an exciting milestone. You’re stepping out on your own (whether it’s from your parent’s place or you will finally be living without a roommate), and it’s something that should be celebrated.

Ramona Branson

 · Aug 29, 2017

The movers are gone, and now all you’re left with is a bunch of boxes in complete disarray. Moving can be stressful, but unpacking is the best part. You not only get to become more acquainted with your new home, but you also get a chance to reorganize your things and create a better living space […]

Ramona Branson

 · Aug 22, 2017

If you’re a renter, you should know what a residential lease inventory and conditions form is.

Cole Nemeth

 · Oct 13, 2016

Take a quick survey of your friends and chances are, many of them can share horror stories about moving companies that damaged their property during a move. This isn’t surprising because lots of things can go wrong. Delicate items can be bumped and broken, boxes can be lost and both your new and old apartments can be damaged during the moving process. Many people assume that a moving company has insurance to cover loss and damage. The truth is a little more complicated. Because companies that offer insurance are regulated by the state, most moving companies do not actually offer insurance. Many moving companies do offer some protection to clients in the form of mover’s valuation.

aptsherpa

 · Aug 22, 2016

So you’ve planned your move and reserved a moving truck, but you’re not sure where to start with your packing. Maybe you’re a packrat and are dreading sorting through all your possessions, or maybe you’re inclined to throw things out with wild abandon and figure that you’ll just toss everything and have very little to pack. Whatever your situation may be, you’ll need to create a thorough inventory and do some careful packing in order to have a super-successful move.

Staff Writer

 · Aug 18, 2016

Apartment locators find apartments based on your needs. They use agents, sometimes real estate agents, to compile apartment listings and refer apartments based on the tenants they’re working with. Most apartment locators serve specific regions, but there are national apartment locators with local branches. Types of Rental Units Apartment locators don’t just match you with […]

Staff Writer

 · Aug 10, 2010

When looking for help with moving, hiring undocumented laborers might seem like an attractive idea when you consider how much money you’ll save over hiring professional movers or if you can’t get enough friends and family members to lend a hand. However, there are number of serious issues to consider before you decide to hire […]

Staff Writer

 · May 27, 2010

In such an exciting city surrounding you, moving in to your San Diego apartment will undoubtedly be extremely exciting. With the vast number of people wanting to live in the beautiful city, though, it is far from perfect. Prior to moving in to your San Diego apartment, you should consider the following issues. 1. Your […]

Staff Writer

 · Apr 26, 2010