Category: Tips for Renters

  “Is it me or is there a shortage of rental homes available right now?” No, it’s not your imagination… for the first time in as long as I can remember (40 years!) there are not enough rental homes available to meet demand. Historically we would usually have about 4 vacancies for every 100 homes… Read more


Can there be anything good about RENTING instead of BUYING? Consider a 3 bedroom / 2 bath 1,100 sq. ft. home. The owner will sell it to you for $149,000 or rent it for $1,100 … your choice. Let’s say you are going to be living in the area for 3-4 years before you get… Read more


“OK… for whatever reason, I have not paid my rent as agreed. So now what?” The first thing that happens when you have continued to live in your home without paying your full rent is that a 3 DAY PAY OR VACATE notice is posted on your door (or handed to you in person). You… Read more

Ever wondered WHY people get denied when they apply to rent? 56% – Negative information from references (past rental & employment references obtained by phone calls) 24% – Criminal history (obtained from national databases) 19% – Really bad credit (obtained from national databases) 14% – Eviction issues (obtained from national databases) (NOTE – Some applicants… Read more