3 Tips for Environmentally Responsible Relocation

3 Tips for Environmentally Responsible Relocation

  Unfortunately, moving is ranked as one of the most stressful activities and can also be one of the most wasteful. However, there are small changes you can make to cut down on both the intensity and the inefficiency of moving. 1. Downsize by Donation As you begin...
How To Make Moving Easier for the Whole Family

How To Make Moving Easier for the Whole Family

Moving to a new home, especially if it’s in a new city, creates stress. This stress can be troubling for children who do not fully understand what’s going on. Though adults can justify changes in environment and routine, little ones need extra time to process.When...
Should I Allow Pets In My Rental Property?

Should I Allow Pets In My Rental Property?

Deciding if you want to allow pets in your rental impacts how much profit you make, whether your property will get damaged, and how many tenants will be interested in your property. More and more people are getting pets, and yet not many landlords will allow pets....
Move Out Inspection Basics

Move Out Inspection Basics

Move-out inspections are an important responsibility for landlords and property managers to perform. Some states require a move out inspection, but even if your state doesn’t, most experts recommend that you take the time to do so. Here are a few basics that will help...
Benefits of Renting Instead of Buying

Benefits of Renting Instead of Buying

A big part of the “American Dream” is owning a house. However, while both renting and buying have their advantages, owning a home is simply not right for every lifestyle. As a renter, you have more time to save money, do research, and plan accordingly for when you are...
Spring Cleaning Tips For Landlords and Tenants

Spring Cleaning Tips For Landlords and Tenants

Spring cleaning isn’t always the most enjoyable, however, as rental property owners, it’s nice to embark in to make sure your properties are well run and won’t be needing much daily oversight. For many of us, the warmer weather usually sparks great motivation to...
Best Winter Activities To Do in Provo, Utah

Best Winter Activities To Do in Provo, Utah

Whether you are currently living in or visiting Provo, Utah, the winter season is definitely upon us and if you haven’t been able to participate in any of Provo’s winter activities, it’s time you dive right in and get out! There are so many different activities to do...
Should I Accept Section 8 Applicants?

Should I Accept Section 8 Applicants?

  Trying to figure out the different Fair Housing Laws can be difficult for anyone. Hiring a property management company is one of the best ways to ensure you are able to maintain your income source, and keep happy tenants. Understanding what Section 8 means, and how...
Risks Associated with Rental Properties

Risks Associated with Rental Properties

  The real estate market can experience excellent highs and serious lows. For investors, keeping track of market conditions do assist in determining when it is the right time to buy or sell. Rental properties can provide an excellent return on investment, but they do...
Are Tenants Liable for Pest Infestations?

Are Tenants Liable for Pest Infestations?

  Handling a pest infestation as a landlord can be challenging. No matter what the reason, prompt action is required of landlords. Landlords need to schedule an appointment for proper documentation in the event the tenant does cause the situation to go into litigation...
Screening Tenants for Criminal History Provo

Screening Tenants for Criminal History Provo

Tenant screening provides landlords with the ability to learn more about who will be renting their property. Serious concerns like arrests or convictions for violence and drug problems can be concerning. Troublesome tenant behavior could lead to expensive and...
How to Get Rid of a Bad Tenant

How to Get Rid of a Bad Tenant

In a perfect world, every tenant would pay their rent on time and cause no property damage. Unfortunately, this is not a perfect world and as long as it keeps turning, there will be bad tenants. Odds are, if you are reading this, you just might be renting to one. If...
Tips For Rental Property Accounting

Tips For Rental Property Accounting

Managing properties is much more than fixing and repairing a few things here and there for your renters. When it comes to rental properties, it is vital to take the time to create a strong accounting system to prevent missing payments and late rental deposits....
Inexpensive Upgrades That Lead To Rent Increase

Inexpensive Upgrades That Lead To Rent Increase

As a landlord, it’s your job to keep your rental property looking in tip-top shape. In most cases, this requires periodic upgrades and upkeep. Although property maintenance may seem like a daunting task, there are easy and inexpensive upgrades that will allow you to...
Damage-Free Home Decor Tips for Renters

Damage-Free Home Decor Tips for Renters

Decorating your home is fun. Even subtle changes can make your home feel warm, comfortable and inviting. A pleasant environment can change your attitude and brighten your outlook on life. Careful thought should go into the way you decorate, especially if you are...
The Ins and Outs of Roommate Agreements

The Ins and Outs of Roommate Agreements

Roommate agreements are a binding contract between people who live together and share responsibilities. Sometimes referred to as a roommate contract or a housemate agreement, a roommate agreement defines the terms and conditions of living together as well as the...
Landlord Responsibilities and Obligations

Landlord Responsibilities and Obligations

Owning rental property has always been an exciting experience. However, management is an entirely different issue; It comes its fair share of challenges. For instance, landlord-tenant laws in Utah and almost everywhere else in the country are continuously changing. It...
5 Cool Benefits Of Having A Roommate

5 Cool Benefits Of Having A Roommate

In 2012, it was estimated that 30 percent of people in America were living with a roommate. That number is increasing. There are many benefits of having a roommate, keep reading to find them. Save Money It is getting more expensive to rent a house or apartment. This...
Special Ambience for Happy Tenants

Special Ambience for Happy Tenants

The furniture in an apartment can be arranged to give the impression of an open space in the corner of a room or along a wall. Tenants can use a modular design to arrange furniture in a layout that includes sections of open space, which can be used to control an...
3 Cheap Furniture Supply Alternatives

3 Cheap Furniture Supply Alternatives

It’s hard to furnish your home on a budget. Furniture-specific stores are often outrageously expensive, and their ordering processes can be finicky and unreliable. Excluding items you really shouldn’t skimp on, such as a bed or a dining room table, here are some...
Orem Renters: Keep An Eye Out for Mold

Orem Renters: Keep An Eye Out for Mold

As a growing problem within many rental homes, mold has become a frustrating issue for landlords and renters alike. As you search for and move into your new rental home, familiarize yourself with the warning signs of mold. Between health problems related to exposure...
3 Ways to Build Your Renter Resume

3 Ways to Build Your Renter Resume

If you want to pitch yourself as the ideal tenant, you’ll need a solid r­­­­­­­ésumé to back you up. Here are some ways to strengthen your application. Establish Strong References When you fill out your application, be sure to present professional, well-spoken...
3 Ways to Prepare Your Apartment for Inspection

3 Ways to Prepare Your Apartment for Inspection

Face it: you aren’t getting one hundred percent of that deposit back. No matter how clean, careful, and thoughtful you are, there is nothing you can do to circumvent all the charges that accrue upon move-out. That being said, here are some tips to ward off unnecessary...
3 Ways Renters Can Winterize Their Homes

3 Ways Renters Can Winterize Their Homes

  As a renter, it is often difficult to know where your landlord’s responsibilities end and where yours begin when it comes to the care and maintenance of your home. As the seasons change, this question becomes more pressing. Some winterization is more extensive and...
3 Ways Landlords Can Improve Communication

3 Ways Landlords Can Improve Communication

  Communication almost constantly challenges the relationships between landlords and tenants. Too much communication often hinders the tenant’s ability to take ownership of the home; however, too little communication leaves all parties in the dark and reduces the...
Finding Your Perfect Rental Home

Finding Your Perfect Rental Home

  As you shop for your new rental home or apartment, there’s no doubt that you have elements in mind that you couldn’t live without. That’s great since one important key to moving into a place you’ll love is to distinguish between your preferences and necessities....
Creative Window Coverings for Renters

Creative Window Coverings for Renters

  You didn’t choose the plain white blinds that currently cover your windows, so why should you have to find a way to incorporate them into your personal decor? Take a look at these creative ideas to accent your windows without sacrificing your security deposit....
3 Tips for New Renters

3 Tips for New Renters

  If you’re preparing to rent for the first time, there are some things that may surprise you. Whether you previously owned a home and made the decision to downsize or this is your first taste of independence, signing a lease is a big step. Pay attention and you won’t...