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 …

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 …

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 …