So, you found your next home and you want to maximize the return of your security deposit. Here are a few things that you should pay attention to (and a some that you don’t need to worry about so much). Read More→
One of the biggest hurdles to moving can be budgeting for the actual move. Between the first month’s rent, deposits, cost for renting a moving truck or paying someone to move for you, finding someone to pet-sit for you (if necessary), time off of work and the additional gas cost of running to and from your new home with loads of your stuff, there is a lot to account for when trying to budget.
Planning ahead for your move can be quite difficult but very important. Determining how you’re going to move, when you’ll make the move and how you’ll take care of the things, pets and people you care for, can be the most stressful part of a move. Read More→
We speak from experience when we say that you will encounter some hurdles along the way. One of the biggest of these is money management.
There are many expenses that catch new renters by surprise such as deposits, insurance, utilities, furnishings, laundry and even entertainment. If not planned for, these hurdles can add up quickly and add stress to your life. It can, in some cases, cause significant changes to your independent lifestyle.
One way to help you over the money management hurdle is to have a budget. A budget will help you understand how much money you have and where it needs to go and where it is going. By creating a budget and sticking to it you can better adjust for these unexpected costs in life.
Pets have been proven to increase life expectancy and increase quality of life. Studies show that pets can help speed the healing process and yet in the rental industry they are often stigmatized and excluded. It can be tough to find an apartment or rental home that allows pets, let alone large pets. Here are some guidelines that will help in your search and with your conversation during your rental interviews when it comes to the topic of pets in the rental community.