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Pros and Cons of a Fixed-Term Lease versus a Month-to-Month Lease

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - A rental lease contains all the important rules and conditions for living at a rental property, one of the most important being the length of the lease agreement. Lease agreements range from fixed-term to month-to-month.   The length of a lease term is typically determined by the landlord or property manager. Renters have the option […]
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Problems to Check for in an Older Apartment Building or Home

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - Taking an older apartment building or home and renovating it into modern, beautiful units comes with some unique challenges. You’ll gain a lot of personality and likely get an older building at a great price, but there are some specific things you should be aware of before investing. Rent prices in the United States increased […]
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5 Tips for First-Time Renters: Infographic

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - Being a first-time renter is exciting, but it can come with a lot of questions. Learning the ropes doesn’t have to be intimidating, however. With some careful lease reading and a little know-how, even first-time renters will know how to be on their landlord’s good side for the lease term and beyond. This infographic has […]
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The Best Way to Collect Rent Payments Each Month – Video

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - Collecting rent from your tenants is one of the most important aspects of managing rental properties. Property managers and landlords rely on rental income to pay mortgage payments, property taxes, utilities, administration and employee fees, and other property related expenses. Getting paid on time is equally important as getting paid the full rental amount each […]
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Simple Ways to Boost Curb Appeal and Attract Renters to Your Property

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - Renting a new home doesn’t have to be a long and confusing process. You will most likely see multiple properties within an area that would all work well for your family. However, it can be hard to know which one you should choose. One of the best ways to see how a property company or landlord […]
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How Can Renters Prepare for an Eventual Home Purchase?

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - The debate between renting vs. buying isn’t a black and white one. Different circumstances and vastly different housing markets can directly affect whether a home purchase is a logical choice for your needs. And while homeownership may seem like a far-distant possibility for some renters, according to the National Association of Realtors, the average first-time homeowner […]
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Introducing the Rentec Direct Blog Redesign: A Property Management Blog for Managers, Landlords & Renters

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - As the title suggests, and as the look of this article demonstrates, Rentec Direct has a beautiful, newly redesigned blog.  The Rentec Direct Blog redesign gives you the best access to everything you could want to know about the rental industry. The updates feature improved aesthetics and better navigation, so you can find and enjoy […]
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New Property Listing Page Redesign for Rentec Direct Clients

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - Your property listings are about to get an awesome makeover that will make your vacant properties stand out and get noticed, so you can fill those vacancies fast. It’s all part of the property listings redesign brought to you by your Rentec Direct development team! We’ve been hard at work here at Rentec Direct on […]
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How to Break Your Lease Early (Without Breaking the Bank)

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - Remember that leases are legally binding contracts; by signing a lease you have agreed that you will care and pay for your rental until your lease term ends. As with any contract, do not take breaching the lease lightly. Life does happen, however, and there are events and circumstances that can make it necessary to […]
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The Federal Fair Housing Act

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - When you hear about a landlord’s or a property manager’s responsibility to prevent discrimination at a rental property, we are most likely referring to the Federal Fair Housing Act. This article and the video below examine one of the most important landlord-tenant laws, the Federal Fair Housing Act. In the world of property management even […]
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A Property Manager’s Guide to Decorating Your Office

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - Decorating your office may not be high on your list of priorities, but just like the clothes you wear, your office can say a lot about you both professionally and personally. Keeping your office well-decorated and organized sends the message that you pay attention to details and don’t let things get out of control. An […]
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Host an Open House to Attract the Right Tenants

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - As most landlords will tell you, the stress level of any income property owner is directly related to the quality of the tenants they currently manage. Finding the right tenants can be tricky but settling for an under-qualified applicant may come back to haunt you. A fantastic and underutilized technique to attracting great renters is […]
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Should I Renew My Lease Agreement with My Tenant?

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - As a landlord, you always want to have a tenant in every unit. But is it better to have a bad tenant than no tenant at all? When a lease ends you have the option to renew or not to renew the rental agreement. It’s ideal to keep a good tenant, but if you’re not […]
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How to Legally Evict a Tenant

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - Evictions are a landlord’s worst nightmare.  Mostly because it means you have a tenant who has broken a lease term or who isn’t paying rent and you need them to vacate the property as soon as possible. Evictions are more than just telling a renter to move out or changing the locks. Evictions are a […]
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