What Does Renters Insurance Cover?

Renting a home or apartment offers more flexibility for living and often is a cheaper option. Today many people across the United States are choosing to rent rather than own and for good reason. Yet with the increasing number or renters, reports have shown that the majority do not have some type of renters insurance plan. So if you find yourself searching “what does renters insurance cover” look no further. Renters insurance is important to keeping you and your belongings protected and Read More …

Five Things To Know When Renting Your Home

If you own a home that you are able to rent, it is a great way to earn an extra income or an extra way to start saving money. Single-family rentals are booming in the United States and continually are growing in demand as more people are choosing to rent rather than own due to it being more affordable and flexible. Renting out your home is a great opportunity and is something that should be taken into consideration if you are able Read More …

Four Reasons Why You Need Renters Insurance

More people in the United States rent rather than own there house or apartment because of lower monthly costs as well as greater living flexibility. A recent study has shown that only 34% of those renters have a renters insurance plan. Renters insurance is very important and can help make your rental feel like a home. Renters insurance is low cost, usually averaging around only 10 to 12 dollars a month but the benefits and coverage are huge. Here are four reasons Read More …

4 Big Risks Of Not Having Renters Insurance

Renters insurance is so important to have yet recent studies have shown that nearly 59% of renters do not have any renters insurance plans, even though it is recommended and even required by landlords all across the country. Not having renters insurance can put yourself in financial trouble and can also put your belongings in risk of danger. A good renters insurance plan will keep you protected. Renters often think that the landlord has the entire building covered but in truth, what happens Read More …

Craigslist Renters Get Scammed

In Grand Rapids, Michigan, finding the right house for a good price is not the easiest. So its no surprise when potential renters saw a nice two-bedroom available at an affordable price, that they jumped on this opportunity. Everything is not always as good as it seems however. Four potential renters may be victims of fraud as they sent a security deposit and first months rent to a man on Craigslist who claimed to be the owner of the house. When the Read More …

Two Arrested For Staging Break-Ins

Police and officials are once more dealing with criminals who are staging break-ins or robberies in their homes to try and get insurance money. This latest case was actually two instances. One took place in the city of Milledgeville and the other in Baldwin County. Police officers were notified of a break-in into a woman’s house. The “victim” told officers how her door was pried open and the thieves made off with thousands of dollars in jewelry, electronics, clothing and other personal Read More …

Renter’s Insurance: The Good And The Bad

Recent reports have shown that only 34% of Americans have a renter’s insurance plan. While everyone has their own reason and choice, it is important to get this kind of coverage and for good reason. Many landlords will stress to their tenants how important it is to have one of these plans as the building owner generally just covers the building, not what goes on inside the walls of your apartment. Anything that happens from a robbery, your neighbor’s bathroom leaking from Read More …

4 Ways To Increase Your Rental Property Value

Owning a house or an apartment building and renting it out is a nice way to earn extra money. As long as you have the right renters, both parties may benefit from a good relationship and a good upkeep of the place. Today, renting is often the cheaper and easier route. The tricky part for building owners is getting people to rent. Here are 4 tips to make your place look more appealing and up the value. 1. Indoor Maintenance – This is one Read More …

The Benefits Of Renters Insurance

A recent study showed that only 34% of Americans have a renters insurance plan. Many do not think it is important or many don’t even know they need one. Renters are often not concerned with this, as they think their monthly rent payments are enough and don’t want that extra bill coming every month. However, renters insurance is just as important as any other policy and the benefits and help can be huge. A good renters insurance plan will keep you protected. Read More …

Apartment Fires And The Need For Renters Insurance

Late Sunday night in Clayton County, Georgia, a fire ripped through an apartment, causing at least 27 people to be homeless at least for the time being. The fire apparently started in one of the vacant rooms of the buildings, residents saying they heard a “loud bang” and then saw the flames. Fortunately no one was hurt, but the fire has left its mark. The fire left these apartments heavily damaged and the residents unable to go back inside at the moment, Read More …

Scammers Use Technology To Trick Potential Renters

As technology increases across the world, seemingly every day, people need to be aware of the new risks involving thieves and ease of access to your information. One of the newest tricks thieves keep up their sleeves is the use of technology and the web in order to scam you out of a potential to rent. As renters are increasing throughout the nation, scammers have begun perfecting the act of accessing your information or the information of online rental companies as well Read More …

Renters Emerge For Cheaper Opportunities

Now more than ever, renters are growing while the priority or dream of owning your own home is declining, due to convenience and availability as well as price. As the younger generation begins to move out into the world, it is important to realize the pros and cons or either renting or buying your new home or apartment. In some cases, depending on area and location, it may be cheaper to buy full out, but in others, not even close. Research is Read More …

Hurricane Aftermath: Those Without Renters Insurance Struggle

Most tenants require that renters obtain some sort of renters insurance plan to protect themselves from floods, fires, robberies or some other form of accident. The 2017 hurricane season should be a wakeup call for the future of renters insurance, as after all the damage is now starting to be cleared and fixed up in Texas and Florida and surrounding areas, the financial numbers are coming out, and for those without insurance, it is not pretty. While most tenants do recommend it Read More …

Renters Insurance, A Must Have

Renters insurance is something more common than not that is being overlooked. As the holiday season and winter months are quickly approaching, it is time to stop the myth that renters insurance is a waste of money or not worth it. It is simply not true. Having renters insurance protects you in so many ways and often people will just assume their landlord or the owner of the building will cover the loses in the case of a robbery, fire or flood. Read More …

Growing Need For Renters Insurance

On October 17th in Lincoln, Nebraska, a fire quickly spread and wiped out the 30-unit Black Sand apartment complex housing over 50 tenants, leaving many of the renters with no belongings but the small things they were able to grab while quickly evacuating the building such as a wallet or a picture. The fire, starting from a cigarette not disposed of properly, caused nearly $2.5 million worth of damage, including structural damage to the complex as well as those renters who lost Read More …

As Rentals Increase, Ignoring Renters Insurance The Wrong Call

It’s no surprise that the trends of renting homes and apartments continue to increase throughout the United States, especially in the case of millennials now moving out and starting their new lives. Now more than ever it seems that more people are choosing to rent rather than to buy and for good reason, to save money. But there is one area which renters should not overlook and try to save money on, that is in choosing whether or not to purchase a renters insurance Read More …

Renters Now Say It’s A Good Time To Buy A Home

Renters are saying now is a good time to buy a home, according to a survey run by Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index. This shift in mentality was much different in August, when Americans agreed it was the right time to sell, but not to buy a home, according to HousingWire. “The biggest driver for the increase in the HPSI is the rebound in a good time to buy sentiment, which outweighed the largest drag, a sizable reduction in the net Read More …

Renters Must Prepare For Hurricanes When Landlords Won’t Help

Florida, which has had a recent surge of hurricanes this year, has no law that really requires landlords to protect their rental properties or tenants from hurricanes. “Almost every state requires a landlord to provide a habitable residence for the tenant and nearly every lease will include a similar clause,” said Daniel Watts, a California-based real estate lawyer. “The problem is that before a hurricane strikes, the house is still inhabitable,” Watts added. “It’s only after the hurricane hits that the [residence] Read More …

Realtors Warn About Rent Scammers In Eastern Idaho

Scammers reportedly have targeted potential renters in Eastern Idaho via Craigslist. Murdock and Manwaring Realty Group said they’ve had at least three of their listings affected by this scam. Although the scam will likely be shortlived, what is the scam and what signs should people recognize to avoid a similar scam in their search for a place to rent. How Does the Scam Work? Scammers are taking on fake personas to steal money from the potential renters who fall for their offers of Read More …