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Home or apartment renting made easy

Finding and renting a home or apartment that is right for you can be daunting but with a few simple tips and information, you can ensure a good rental experience.
Renters Guide: Are You Ready to Rent?

Renters Guide: Are You Ready to Rent?

A guide to renting an apartment to help you understand what you and your landlord are responsible for.

How to Find an Apartment

How to Find an Apartment

Tips on how to find the right apartment that fits you and your lifestyle.

Prepare With a Rental Property Checklist

Prepare With a Rental Property Checklist

Use our rental property viewing checklist so you're organized and prepared when looking at rental listings.

How do I know how much renters insurance to buy?

How do I know how much renters insurance to buy?

Tip to help choose accurate, appropriate limits for your personal property and liability coverage.

Common Rental and Landlord Fraud Schemes

Common Rental and Landlord Fraud Schemes

Rental and landlord scams are more common than you think. Read this article to help avoid rental scams.

Rent vs. Own: How to Transition from Renter to First-Time Home Buyer

Rent vs. Own: How to Transition from Renter to First-Time Home Buyer

There are pros and cons to both renting and owning, making the choice a bit more involved than simply going with your birth year.

Ready to rent a home or apartment?

Articles to help understand topics like apartment leases, renters insurance, and the landlords maintenance requirements.
Signing a Rental Lease: What You Need to Know

Signing a Rental Lease: What You Need to Know

Make sure you ask the right landlord-tenant questions before signing your lease and moving in.

Preparing for an Apartment Credit Check

Preparing for an Apartment Credit Check

Before a landlord pulls your credit report, review it for potential errors or reported debts that can be paid to better your score.

Rent, Security Deposits, and Fees: What you need to ask

Rent, Security Deposits, and Fees: What you need to ask

Rent, initial deposits, and fees can sometimes get tricky if they haven't been discussed with your landlord.

Know Your Landlord Maintenance Responsibilities Before Moving In

Know Your Landlord Maintenance Responsibilities Before Moving In

If something goes wrong in your apartment, you need to know your landlord's maintenance responsibilities.

Why Do Landlords Require Renters Insurance?

Why Do Landlords Require Renters Insurance?

Purchasing renters insurance is a smart move.

How to Negotiate Rent with a Potential Landlord

How to Negotiate Rent with a Potential Landlord

Many renters assume that there's no wiggle room when negotiating apartment rent.

Tips to maintain your apartment or rental home. 

What makes a good tenant? Keeping your rental property in tip-top shape.

What makes a good tenant? Keeping your rental property in tip-top shape.

Taking care of your rental might allow for rent negotiations and more favorable terms of the lease.

Create A To Do List For Moving Day

Create A To Do List For Moving Day

A to-do list for moving will ease the transition, making it less stressful and chaotic.

How to Pack a Storage Unit and Protect What's Stored in Them

How to Pack a Storage Unit and Protect What's Stored in Them

Tips for selecting a rental storage unit, packing personal possessions, and how to protect everything.

Be Ready For Move-In Day

Be Ready For Move-In Day

Have all your moving questions answered by your landlord before your move-in day.

How to Create a Home Inventory

How to Create a Home Inventory

A home inventory can expedite insurance claims process after theft, damage or loss.

How to file a renters claim

How to file a renters claim

Renters insurance claims are just as valid as homeowners insurance claims. Let’s explore more.

Safer Door Hinges to Make Your Home More Secure

Safer Door Hinges to Make Your Home More Secure

The wrong hinge style can leave your house vulnerable to burglary. Here are other options.

10 Ideas to Decorate Your Rental

10 Ideas to Decorate Your Rental

Use simple, budget-friendly ideas to spruce up even the most basic rental.

Insurance Issues to Consider When Hosting a House Party

Insurance Issues to Consider When Hosting a House Party

Hosting a party? Put insurance on the invite list and make sure your home is covered.

Community and urban garden ideas for homeowners and renters

Community and urban garden ideas for homeowners and renters

Community and urban gardens are an excellent place to grow fresh food. Learn how to secure your garden plot and how to be a good gardening neighbor

How to Deal with an Apartment Neighbor Issue

How to Deal with an Apartment Neighbor Issue

From noisy apartment neighbors to adventurous pets, there are ways to successfully resolve disputes.

A Plant-Filled Apartment in a Former Mansion

A Plant-Filled Apartment in a Former Mansion

Tour Kevin's home in a former mansion that's been converted to rental units. He's filled the space with pieces he's refurbished himself... and all the plants.

An Industrial Loft Full of Renter-Friendly Ideas

An Industrial Loft Full of Renter-Friendly Ideas

This apartment in a converted factory is uniquely spacious for Philadelphia, but it boasts lots of original architectural elements and some pretty great views.

Must-have tools for every homeowner.

Must-have tools for every homeowner.

Build a tool set that includes the basics, and you’ll be prepared for nearly everything.

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