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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.
Does Renters Insurance Cover Hotel Stay

Does Renters Insurance Cover Hotel Stay

We provide an answer to that question and many more with a list of unexpected ways renters insurance covers you.

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.

What To Do If You Can't Pay Rent or Mortgage

What To Do If You Can't Pay Rent or Mortgage

Many people may need short-term help with rent or mortgage payments. Whether due to job loss or unexpected costs, these options could help.

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.

Rent vs. Own: How To Go From Renting to Owning

Rent vs. Own: How To Go From Renting to Owning

There are pros & cons to both renting & owning, making the choice a bit more involved than simply going with how old you are.

Landlord and neighbors

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 Deal with Difficult Landlord Issues

How to Deal with Difficult Landlord Issues

How to navigate your rights and responsibilities as a renter.

Three Common Landlord Mistakes to Avoid

Three Common Landlord Mistakes to Avoid

Become a more profitable and effective landlord by not rushing through important steps, and avoiding some common landlord mistakes.

How To Deal With Neighbor Complaints or Issues

How To Deal With Neighbor Complaints or Issues

From noisy neighbors and arguments over property lines to adventurous pets, there are ways to successfully resolve disputes between neighbors.

Ready to rent a home or apartment?

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.

Can You Negotiate Rent?

Can You Negotiate Rent?

There’s more wiggle room for negotiating rent than some people assume. Consider our tips for 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 Moving To Do List

Create a Moving To Do List

A to do list for moving will help 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.

Home Inventory How to Create One

Home Inventory How to Create One

A home inventory is a way to help make home or renters insurance coverage decisions & expedite the insurance claims process after theft, damage or loss.

How to File a Renters Claim

How to File a Renters Claim

Learn how renters insurance works and how to file a claim.

Safer Door Hinges to Make Your Home More Secure

Safer Door Hinges to Make Your Home More Secure

There is a connection between door hinges and home security. Certain door hinge designs may help keep your home secure.

Home Decorating Ideas on a Budget

Home Decorating Ideas on a Budget

Updating your living areas and bedrooms on a budget is easier than you think! Find easy home DIY ways to transform your home with paint, wall art, furniture, pillows and more.

Insurance Issues to Consider When Hosting a House Party

Insurance Issues to Consider When Hosting a House Party

Having the right amount of insurance can help protect you when you’re hosting a party. Use these tips to make sure you’re covered.

Community and Urban Gardening

Community and Urban Gardening

Community and urban gardens are an excellent place for growing fresh food. Learn how to secure your garden plot and how to make the most of your space.

Condo Living Pros and Cons

Condo Living Pros and Cons

Weigh the pros and cons before you make the big decision.

Must Have Tools for Homeowners

Must Have Tools for Homeowners

Having a basic tool set with these must have hand tools can help you be prepared for nearly everything.

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