Articles for Tenants

Articles for Tenants

Rental life can be stressful, we're here to help. In the tenants section of Four Walls you'll find temporary home decor ideas, tips for negotiating with your landlord, and more.

As amazing as the sun can feel after a long winter, there's a point when summer comes and cold air sounds better. The summer heat that we're dealing with now can be cured (at least partially) with these few...
Part one in a two part series. This week, we're talking about when you can get the best deals on an apartment if you're a tenant and next week we'll back with a blog for landlords on the best time to advertise...
Renters insurance is an often-forgotten coverage that is surprisingly valuable to both tenants and landlords alike. Did you know that, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, rented units make up approximately 36.5 percent of occupied housing? Furthermore, a poll...
Lately more and more offices are becoming "global" and allowing employees to work from home wherever they are. As a result, lots of people are taking the option of working from home at least part of the time and, according...
This blog post might seem kind of random, but I recently fixed a problem that has been plaguing my apartment for months and thought it might help someone else out. If you live in an older rental, you can sometimes get...
Moody indoor ambiance has a time and a place, but you don't always want it to be dark when you're trying to rent to someone. If your rental property isn't properly illuminated, now is the time to discover your best lighting options that...
No matter where you're living, rent probably takes up a sizable chunk of your budget. But how does what you're paying compare to rent prices across the U.S.? If you're living in the booming San Francisco area, the median cost of...
We all know that going green is in these days, and for good reasons, too: global warming, climate changes, diminishing natural resources, carbon emission and growing pollution are some of the aggravating world problems which environmentalists are trying to tackle through earth-friendly...
Summer is the best. Except when you don't have air conditioning in your four story walk-up and you spend those hazy summer nights Googling, "What are the warning signs of heat stroke?" That fan propped up at the foot of...
Okay, I guess it's time to admit fall is really coming. It's easy to focus on the negative (toting multiple sweaters to the office and saying goodbye to weekends at the beach to name a few), but in all honesty...
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