Managing Roommates: Landlord Tips for Co-tenancy

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by Rentec Direct. Renting to roommates significantly widens the pool of qualified tenants whose dual income makes living in your rental property more affordable. However, renting to roommates or co-tenants sometimes requires special attention when issues arise between the individuals that could ultimately put your rental property or your…

Questions to Ask Your New Landlord – Before Signing a Lease

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by Rentec Direct. Asking the right questions when meeting your potential landlord or property manager will give you insight on relevant information relating to a future housing situation and set the framework for further interactions with management. Renting a new home is technically a business transaction and you…

Child-Proofing Your Rental Property

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by Rentec Direct. Except in the circumstance of senior-specific housing, federal fair housing regulations prevent landlords from refusing to rent to families with children. While many landlords understand this, landlords who fail to fully understand the implications of this law can land themselves in legal trouble. Something as…

How Much Rent Should I Charge For My Investment Property?

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by Rentec Direct. Several factors affect the amount of rent acceptable to charge tenants living in your rental property.  For landlords, rental payment amounts are a balance between generating a profitable possible rental income, maintaining a competitive price point, and attracting the best tenants. In a competitive rental…

The 5 Types of Minimalist Design

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by Rentec Direct. Minimalism as a decor choice and a lifestyle pursuit is growing like wildfire. As more and more subscribe to the trend of living simply, it’s easy to put all minimalists under the same design umbrella. However, like every decor trend, there are different branches of…

Hosting Thanksgiving in a Small Space: Tips for Apartment Dwellers and Renters

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by Rentec Direct. Small space living requires some compromises, but a seasoned small-spacer knows that most disadvantages merely need to be met with a little storage and decor creativity. That said, even the most steadfast minimalist can have their second-thoughts when considering the possibility of hosting for the…