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Rental Properties and Service Animals – Infographic

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - Animals are, understandably, a point of contention between landlords and tenants. Issues stemming from fear of damage or liability often cause landlords to hesitate about opening the doors to pet owners. Even if you have a strict no pet policy, you should know that assistance animals are not legally considered pets and are given certain […]
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Move-In Specials to End Rental Vacancy Today

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - Despite a competitive rental market, some property managers are attempting to entice new residents to their property with move-in specials and incentives. Free Rent? Free TV? Free parking? Waived application fee? Discounted security deposit? In an effort to avoid vacancy, newly constructed apartment owners offer rental incentives to future tenants. Move-in specials like discounted rent, […]
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New Rental Law in Seattle – First of Its Kind

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - Starting in January of 2017, Seattle landlords will need to employ updated rental screening processes to ensure they are accepting applicants on a “first come, first serve” basis. The new policy is intended to combat housing discrimination in the Seattle rental market.   This new rental law, which is being hailed as the first of […]
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Top 5 Things Every Renter Must Know

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - First-time, and even experienced, renters can sometimes find themselves in over their heads. It can be easy to get caught up in the process of finding the perfect furniture or the right rug for a new place, and unintentionally disregard key skillsets of a great renter. If you are ready to move forward with a new […]
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What to Do When Your Landlord Raises the Rent

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - Getting a notice from your landlord that your rent is increasing would ruin anyone’s day. Unfortunately, this stress inducing reality has been happening across the country as reports of rental rates hitting an all time high have been making headlines regularly. After the initial shocks wares off (and the superlatives subside) it’s time to start […]
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Tooltips Provide Contact Details at a Glance – Feature Enhancement

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - When viewing properties, tenants or other lists in the Rentec Direct system, you may want to access contact information or other details without needing to click to a different page. Great news! Rentec Direct now supports convenient mouse-over tooltips to provide address, phone, email and other information.  Additional functions for editing a tenant or ledger within […]
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Can Micro-Apartments Solve the Multifamily Housing Shortage?

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - Ever since New York’s city council approved the development of their first micro-apartments (contradicting the 400-sq.-ft. minimum) in November 2015, tiny apartments have been in the limelight ever since. With over 60,000 applications received for New York’s Carmel Place even before it was completed, it’s hard not to be intrigued. However, now that the dust […]
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Can’t Open Downloaded Reports in Excel?

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - If you have recently updated your computer to run Windows 10, you might be experiencing an issue when trying to download and view reports.   A recent update by Microsoft to Office 365 prevents users from opening excel files that were downloaded from an online application (like some of our users are experiencing with reports […]
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Setup a Desktop App for Your Rentec Software

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - To further streamline your workflow, we found a cool shortcut that will give you a desktop icon to open up your management software in just one click.   Rentec Direct’s online software will still be accessed through your internet browser, yet have the look and convenience of a native desktop app. You can easily install an icon […]
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How To Attract Millennial Renters

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - Millennials and Gen-Y make up one of the largest renter groups, and there are many important reasons why you should care about this key demographic. So, what can you do to attract these millennial renters? This generation of renters value community, green-living, and technology. To catch a Gen-Y or millennials’ eye, you need to be focusing on […]
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How Long Does Tenant Turnover Take

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - Once a lease ends and your tenants move out, you need to move quickly in order to get the property rent ready for the next renters to move in. The sooner your property is rent ready, the sooner you can start collecting rent, and the less money you will lose from vacancy. In an ideal […]
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5 Tips for Finding Your Dream Rental

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - Finding the perfect rental these days takes more than just a Google search or a quick peruse in the paper to find a new home that will fit your needs. Discovering that magic listing with all the features you want in a new abode may require some patience and pre-planning, but it’s entirely worth it […]
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