Is Renting Tiny Homes a Viable Option?

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By Olivia Creighton

The ideal rental home seems to change on a dime as new renters enter the market with their own set of priorities. As the trend of minimalism continues to gain traction, so does America’s obsession with tiny homes. The idea of cleaning out your clutter and downsizing is quite popular now, and many people are looking to leave behind a life of grandeur to live more simply. So, should you be considering investing in tiny homes? And is renting tiny homes a viable option?

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A Guide to California’s Proposition 10: Rent Control

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By Becky Bower

The 2018 elections officially begin this week as Californians start receiving their vote-by-mail ballots. With rent control at the center of this year’s legislative debate, the statewide rent control measure, Proposition 10, has made waves amongst rental housing professionals and tenant’s rights activists. Before you hit the polls in November, take some time to consider what will happen if Proposition 10 passes.

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How to Rent Single-Family Rentals like a Pro

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By: Becky Bower

As you know, the demand for rental properties is booming. In fact, at least half of American households rent in 18 of the country’s 35 largest cities and, according to Zillow Economic Research, 35.7% of all occupied homes across the U.S. are rented. With a growing renter population, multifamily properties are taking advantage of smart technology to fill their vacancies faster… and you should too.

While the differences between renting a single-family home and a standard apartment unit are sizable, to say the least, taking a few pages out from the many multifamily leasing techniques can set you apart from your competition. Continue reading

Tips to Prevent Rental Property Damage this Halloween

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By Olivia Creighton

As the leaves begin to fall and everything starts to smell of pumpkin spice, we know Halloween is fast approaching. There’s no doubt that both you and your tenants are getting into the holiday spirit, whether you plan on setting up a spooky cemetery in your yard or spending the month watching your favorite horror movies. As safety is an essential part of a good holiday celebration, make sure that you and your tenants take heed of these tips for a safe Halloween.

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Gov. Brown Signs His Last Californian Rental Housing Laws

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By Becky Bower

With the California governor race between Gavin Newsom (D) and John H. Cox (R) months away, Governor Jerry Brown has been busy these past few weeks sign his last rental housing laws into effect before he retires in January. Ranging from new balcony inspection requirements to a handful of eviction changes, be mindful of these 12 passed rental housing bills as you move forward.

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How to Sell Rental Applicants on a Property They’ve Never Seen

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By Becky Bower

Whether you have an out-of-state rental applicant or are marketing your vacancy before the existing tenants are moved out, selling potential applicants on a rental property they’ve never seen is tricky. Applicants still need a visual sense of the space, an understanding of how their lifestyle could change within the neighborhood, and establish a personal connection with you. By using some of these creative ways, you’ll be able to successfully rent out a vacancy the applicants have never seen before.

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New ApplyConnect Reports are Now Available!

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By Olivia Creighton

ApplyConnect works tirelessly to provide you with the nation’s most trusted tenant screening, and we’re always innovating to bring you the best possible service. In order to keep your property safe, you need the best possible data in a timely manner so you can make the right decisions when filling rental vacancies. To help with that, ApplyConnect is proud to announce that our credit reports have been reimagined to make finding quality tenants easier than ever before!

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Is Facebook Disregarding the Fair Housing Act?

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By Olivia Creighton

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has filed a complaint against social media giant Facebook. The company is allegedly allowing advertisers on their site to be discriminatory with options that violate and target the seven protected classes. As these practices have been brought to light, an investigation into whether they are violating fair housing law is taking place.

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