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    What Is Rent Control? The Holy Grail of Affordable Housing, Explained

    By Kimberly Dawn Neumann | January 12, 2023

    What is rent control? For renters, it spells R-E-L-I-E-F. The reason: Rent control is a legal term that describes government restrictions on how much and how frequently landlords can raise a tenant's rent. The post What Is Rent Control? The Holy Grail of Affordable Housing, Explained appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®. Read More

    8 Things Nearly All First-Time Renters Get Wrong

    By Kimberly Dawn Neumann | October 6, 2022

    Here are some of the things that today's rookie renters often get wrong that can cost them, big-time. The post 8 Things Nearly All First-Time Renters Get Wrong appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®. Read More

    How to Get an Apartment With Bad Credit

    By Daniel Bortz | August 11, 2022

    Wondering how to get an apartment with bad credit? There's no doubt landlords have a real fondness for tenants who pay their rent on time. The post How to Get an Apartment With Bad Credit appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®. Read More

    Think You Have a Bad Roommate? Read This Nightmare Tale

    By Angela Colley | July 16, 2022

    There's a special level of hell that only comes from having a seriously bad roommate. And this, folks, is my cautionary tale of how to deal with it. The post Think You Have a Bad Roommate? Read This Nightmare Tale appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®. Read More

    What’s Considered ‘Normal Wear and Tear’ in a Rental?

    By Natalie Way | July 16, 2022

    Tenants must return their apartment in the same condition as when they took possession, beyond "normal wear and tear." What exactly is normal wear and tear? The post What’s Considered ‘Normal Wear and Tear’ in a Rental? appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®. Read More

    Want Your Security Deposit Back? You’d Better Do These Things

    By Angela Colley | June 27, 2022

    The lease may say your rental unit needs to be “broom clean” to get your security deposit back, but an expert tells us that isn’t the half of it. The post Want Your Security Deposit Back? You’d Better Do These Things appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®. Read More

    Ask Yourself These 4 Questions to Determine If Your Rent Is Too High

    By Angela Colley | June 21, 2022

    How do you know if you're paying too much? Here are four simple questions to ask yourself to determine if your rent is too high. The post Ask Yourself These 4 Questions to Determine If Your Rent Is Too High appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®. Read More

    8 Crucial Money Mistakes Renters Make and Their Dire Consequences

    By Angela Colley | June 20, 2022

    Don't make these key mistakes that tenants often make. For renters trying to get rich or die trying, these financial faux pas will kill you. The post 8 Crucial Money Mistakes Renters Make and Their Dire Consequences appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®. Read More

    What Is a Guarantor? A Godsend If You Can’t Pay Rent

    By Lisa Marie Basile | May 19, 2022

    What is a guarantor? Landlords may be leery of renting to low-income tenants because of fear they can't pay rent. That's where a guarantor can help. The post What Is a Guarantor? A Godsend If You Can’t Pay Rent appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®. Read More

    Landlord Responsibilities and More They Wish You Knew

    By Jamie Wiebe | May 8, 2022

    Landlord responsibilities can make going into the business of running rentals a major undertaking. And landlords don't always get the respect they deserve!  The post Landlord Responsibilities and More They Wish You Knew appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®. Read More

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