Renter’s Advice and Resources

Renter’s Advice and Resources

Are You Blacklisted?

Lisa Wright

 · Oct 6, 2022

Have perfect or good credit? Early or on-time payments? No evictions? You could still be denied residence at an apartment if you are a blacklisted tenant.

What is a blacklisted tenant?

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’ve been trying to rent an apartment and keep getting told you need a lease guarantor or co-signer, you may be confused as to what the landlord wants and why. Luckily, it’s not so complicated to understand, although it might be difficult to find someone who’s willing to fill the position.

Cassie Damewood

 · Feb 15, 2022

All renters must fill out a rental application before qualifying for an apartment. In some cases, this may only be a formality, or a way for the landlord to get a sense of your background, character, employment record/income (i.e. ability to pay rent), and past rental history. However, most of the time, landlords do run […]

Lisa Wright

 · Sep 23, 2021

Renting your first apartment is one of the biggest milestones of your adult life. Whether you’re coming straight from your parents’ house or transitioning from the dorms, this is certainly a big step towards becoming independent and learning how to make it on your own. But before any of that happens, you’ll have to fill […]

Ramona Branson

 · Oct 23, 2018

One of the most difficult obstacles an applicant may face if having failed a renter background check. In many cases this may be all it takes for your application (and application fees) to be set aside and rejected. However, it does not mean it is the end of your ability to rent, and it may […]

Staff Writer

 · Dec 16, 2009

As you prepare to move to a new location, you will most likely be interviewed in a tenant screening by your new community representative. Although you may feel confident going forward, it is still a good idea to prepare yourself for whatever challenges may lie within your screening. Here are 5 things to consider as […]

Staff Writer

 · Dec 15, 2009

If you have decided to take the plunge and purchase your first home, you are probably wondering how your rental history will affect your mortgage application. Your rental history is of vital importance when applying for a home loan. Do Landlords Report to a Credit Bureau? While this may come as a surprise, most landlords and […]

Staff Writer

 · Nov 28, 2009

Landlord and tenant relationships, while not always easy, can work to your advantage. This is particularly true when your landlord rents and manages a small number of apartments. Landlord Types When looking for an apartment, you may encounter more than one type of landlord. Smaller buildings, or apartments in converted houses, may have a landlord […]

Lisa Bernstein

 · Nov 11, 2009

For those who are buying a home and paying off a mortgage, homeowner’s insurance is mandatory, but a rental insurance policy is something that is optional for tenants and those who are renting condos, apartments, houses or other spaces. Although a lot of financial experts will recommend renters insurance for almost all tenants, in some […]

Staff Writer

 · Nov 4, 2009