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How to Keep Your Top Tenants

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A strong tenant-landlord relationship isn’t something to be taken lightly and can often result in keeping tenants longer. You don’t ever want to lose tenants, especially not your good ones. Having a vacant apartment is expensive for you and not worth the headache so here are some tips for increasing tenant retention. Make it Beneficial If you know you have some good tenants that could potentially move elsewhere, give them something to stay. You don’t have to bribe your tenants, but you can give them a token to show them that they are appreciated. This could include a gift certificate to
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How to Rent With Bad Credit

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More people continue to rent, but unfortunately, one thing that can stand in the way of your dream apartment is a poor credit score. Whatever your financial history, there are ways to deal with poor credit history. Landlords don't want to be tough, but they can't afford to have tenants that aren't going to pay their rent. Here are some ways to get around having poor credit. Tell the Truth If you know that you don’t have a very good credit score, be honest with your potential landlord. If you can take the initiative, they might respect that you told the
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How to Get Rid of Pesky Smells in Your Apartment

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As hard as we try and as clean as we may be, sometimes our apartments can still get dirty and smells can linger. There’s nothing worse than walking into your apartment and noticing a strong unpleasant smell. Luckily there are ways to fix this! We have some advice for you to get rid of pesky smells in your apartment! Do Some Sleuthing Sometimes your entire apartment can smell so you can’t figure out where it’s coming from. Before you tackle the smell, you need to figure out where it’s coming from. First, check out the usual suspects like your garbage
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How to Create A Safe Living Space for Your Tenants

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It is your responsibility as a landlord to provide a safe living space for your tenants. People want to live in a a place where they feel safe, and they may seek out alternate housing if they don't feel safe in your building. Whether your rental unit is situated in a sketchy area or you're worried your building's security isn't as great as it could be, here are some tips to help you create the safest space for your tenants. Screen your tenants Before you accept tenants, you should run a background check on them to ensure they aren’t known
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How to Make Your Room Even Cozier

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You may think you don’t need to decorate your room because you don’t spend too much time there, but your bedroom is your personal getaway and it needs to feel perfect. Your bedroom is a reflection of you and we want you to be as cozy as possible. Here are some tips to help you transform your room into a magical hiding place.  Bedding As the weather gets colder nothing sounds better than cuddling in bed all day! Good bedding is worth spending the extra money on in the long run. Investing in more expensive sheets means they will probably be softer
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Best Thanksgiving Recipes

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RentMoola is proudly made in Canada, and that means we are celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend. Thanksgiving is without a doubt one of the best holidays of the year, partially thanks to the great food! So get together with your friends and family and share a meal because here are some Thanksgiving recipes you'll surely be thankful for this year.  Chef John’s Pumpkin Pie What Thanksgiving meal is complete without the pumpkin pie. A classic staple, this recipe is much less likely to crack on top. In order to fully appreciate this pie, it is best served topped with some vanilla ice
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Top 3 Tips For Redecorating Your Rental Property

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When it comes to maintaining rental properties, it's important to keep it up-to-date. Redecorating your property can attract new tenants and keep the value of your property up. If you've decided to do improvements on your property, first decide on the type of tenants you hope to attract. Once you know that, you can center your renovations on the type of tenant you want. Redecorating can be stressful for anyone, especially when it comes to a rental property. One wrong move and it could cost you a tenant. If you want to redecorate your rental property the right way, follow
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October’s Top 5 MoolaPerks

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Fall is officially here and the weather has started to really cool down! This means it’s time to crack out the warmer jackets and nice fall boots. In an effort to stay fashion forward, we have some of the hottest deals for fall. Here are October’s Top 5 MoolaPerks. Glasses.com Summer is over and we’re finally back into the swing of things! This may mean it's time to renew your prescription and get a new set of frames. Glasses.com has a great deal where you can get free standard lenses when you buy a frame valued at 160 or more. Click
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Collecting Rent Online is Beneficial For You and Your Tenants

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Collecting rent from your tenants is an extremely important and time sensitive aspect of your job as a landlord. Processing rent payments each month can be extremely costly and time-consuming, but having your tenants pay their rent online is in your best interest- and theirs. In order for your tenants to be persuaded enough to make the switch, here are some reasons collecting rent online is best for you and your tenants. Build Credit  If some of your tenants are young, they may not have great credit because they simply don't have much of a credit history. Informing your tenants that they
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Your Connected Home: Smart Water Sensors

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We all have smoke detectors in our homes to warn us if there is a fire.  But did you know the biggest threat to your home is water?   Now you can have peace of mind with smart water sensors.   These smart devices will alert you if your home springs a leak, so you can take action quickly. Water can enter your home from a number of places:  a burst pipe, leaking sink, broken washing machine, or a clogged toilet.  If you live in an apartment, you don’t only have to worry about these happening in your home, but also in
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