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Simple steps to get your home ready to be listed in 2017
Simple steps to get your home ready to be listed in 2017 Homes & Real Estate February 9, 2017
Spring is almost here and you may be thinking about putting your home on the market. But is it really…
29 tactics for living alone without breaking the bank
29 tactics for living alone without breaking the bank Money & Credit November 28, 2016
Living with roommates is a great way to keep housing costs low. But what if you get sick of sharing…
8 money-saving tips for renters
8 money-saving tips for renters Homes & Real Estate November 16, 2016
Do you click on money-saving real estate articles only to find that everything is geared toward homeowners? Well then, you're one…
The $15 insurance policy all renters need
The $15 insurance policy all renters need Insurance November 15, 2016
More than one in three of us now rent a home instead of owning, according to the National Multifamily Housing…
What your Facebook feed can tell landlords and insurance companies
What your Facebook feed can tell landlords and insurance companies Insurance November 2, 2016
Imagine if a financial services company tracked your Facebook feed and made decisions about what kind of products it would…
Lemonade reinvents home and renter’s insurance
Lemonade reinvents home and renter’s insurance Money & Credit September 26, 2016
Move over, Beyonce! There's a new Lemonade on the scene...and this one's for people in need of home insurance and…
Early occupancy agreements: How to handle this real estate curveball
Early occupancy agreements: How to handle this real estate curveball Homes & Real Estate September 9, 2016
Recently my family found itself in the not uncommon position of having the house we were selling close before we…
A new warning for Airbnb users
A new warning for Airbnb users Homes & Real Estate August 24, 2016
Though Airbnb has become a very successful business – operating in 34,000 cities around the world and valued by investors…
6 things you need to know about renters insurance
6 things you need to know about renters insurance Insurance August 3, 2016
Renters insurance is a roughly $15 a month policy that all renters need to protect personal property against damage or…
This is what $1,500 a month in rent gets you in America’s biggest cities
This is what $1,500 a month in rent gets you in America’s biggest cities Homes & Real Estate July 19, 2016
When it comes to renting a home, whether it’s an apartment or house, there are many things you likely consider,…
These 11 dog breeds are most often blacklisted by insurance companies
These 11 dog breeds are most often blacklisted by insurance companies Insurance June 23, 2016
If you have a dog, you know that searching for new housing can be a pain, even if your dog…
Tips for first-time homebuyers
Tips for first-time homebuyers Homes & Real Estate May 30, 2016
Here are some key pointers to keep in mind as you undertake the process of qualifying for a loan and…
A look at the fake landlord scam
A look at the fake landlord scam Homes & Real Estate April 15, 2016
If you're in the market for a new apartment, beware of criminals acting as bogus landlords who may try to…
Top 20 most expensive ZIP codes for renters
Top 20 most expensive ZIP codes for renters Homes & Real Estate March 4, 2016
You’ve heard it before: It’s really expensive to live in New York or San Francisco. The amount some people in…
Scammers score payday on Craigslist, according to study
Scammers score payday on Craigslist, according to study Scams & Rip-Offs February 19, 2016
You can never be too careful when it comes to Craigslist. Many people have been taken advantage of, robbed and even…
10 top school districts and what it costs to live there
10 top school districts and what it costs to live there Education January 28, 2016
Home buyers with school aged children have more than just location, property values and home features to consider when shopping…
7 lessons I learned as an Airbnb host
7 lessons I learned as an Airbnb host Homes & Real Estate January 22, 2016
From 2014 through 2015, I took the crazy leap into becoming an Airbnb host.  I'm a landlord in Atlanta, and…
How to get the best deals on rent in 2016
How to get the best deals on rent in 2016 Homes & Real Estate January 19, 2016
Looking for a deal on rent is challenging, but it can be done! The apartment market is splitting Older apartments…
Buy or rent? The new view of the American Dream
Buy or rent? The new view of the American Dream Buying a Home January 13, 2016
Once upon a time, the American Dream was to own your own home, complete with the proverbial white picket fence.…
Best and worst door locks for your money
Best and worst door locks for your money Homes & Real Estate January 5, 2016
The locks on your doors are one of the most important parts of the entry points to your home. They're…
Couple duped by fake Craigslist movers lose everything
Couple duped by fake Craigslist movers lose everything Homes & Real Estate December 29, 2015
A Missouri couple lost most of their things after they hired movers off Craigslist to take their belongings to North…
Want to buy a rental property? Read this first
Want to buy a rental property? Read this first Homes & Real Estate November 24, 2015
I own seven rental property units across five buildings, which I slowly purchased over the past five years. I earn…
Where real estate should fit into your overall portfolio
Where real estate should fit into your overall portfolio Homes & Real Estate September 17, 2015
Recently, I upset some people by talking about how real estate was not the best investment you could do. I…
2 simple websites to shop online for insurance
2 simple websites to shop online for insurance Insurance May 22, 2015
If you're a Millennial, chances are you're not keen on buying life insurance through the traditional channels. But that doesn't…
Request for Repairs to Rental Property
Request for Repairs to Rental Property Homes & Real Estate April 30, 2015
Date: ________________   To whom it may concern: We are distressed that you have not responded to several requests to…
Becoming a Landlord: How To Find a Good Tenant
Becoming a Landlord: How To Find a Good Tenant Homes & Real Estate September 26, 2014
The key rule in real estate is obviously “location, location, location.” We  have all heard that before. If becoming a…
Rent payment can now help (or hurt) your credit score
Rent payment can now help (or hurt) your credit score Money & Credit August 5, 2014
Renters who pay their rent on time every month may soon find their credit…
Timely Rent Payments Will Be Factored Into Your Credit Score
Timely Rent Payments Will Be Factored Into Your Credit Score Homes & Real Estate July 2, 2014
Renters who pay their rent on time each and every month may soon find their credit scores getting a nice…
Real estate projections for 2014
Real estate projections for 2014 Homes & Real Estate January 28, 2014
Will 2014 be a buyers' or a sellers' market ? And what if you're…
Negotiate a lower rent
Negotiate a lower rent Insurance October 27, 2013
Rents are coming down after a long run up. It's time to negotiate. Clark…
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