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Leasing Policies That Attract Bad Tenants

Posted on: February 04, 2012 by total

ShareThis If you’ve had to file an eviction, or find that you have more than your fair share of problems with tenants, it may be because you are sending the wrong message. Your leasing policies can set the stage for problems. Take a moment and get inside a tenant’s head. What would you do if you’ve burned your previous landlord, but you need a new place to rent? Chances are, you will look for a new landlord who appears laid-back, like a part-timer who doesn’t have much experience. How do you spot such a target? It is easier than you think

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8 Ways to Save Money in an Apartment

Posted on: February 02, 2012 by total

Saving money on the energy bill isn’t just about making expensive long-term changes like installing solar panels and storm doors. Apartment leases don’t allow such changes and most of us just aren’t ready for that kind of commitment. These simple behavioral changes are painless and cheap—just the reason we choose to live in apartments in the first place. Climate Tips Cold weather: Make a draft snake . Fill an old necktie or long sock with kitty litter or sand, fold the opening closed twice, and sew it shut. Press it up against drafty doors and windows to save between 5% and 30% on your heating bill. Alternatively, roll an old bath towel under a drafty door.

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