What is alternative credit data and how does it impact your...

Recently I have started to see a lot of companies talking about alternative credit data. Naturally, I became curious and wanted to...

Rent Affordability: Is the “One-Third Rule” Realistic?

When looking for places to live, one of the biggest elements of home shopping that people take into consideration is affordability. Personal...

Rental application fees: What you need to know

When you’re moving into a new place, it can feel like unexpected fees and costs pop up all the time. One relatively low fee...

5 ways to get your deposit back

Most landlords require a security deposit, sometimes called a safety or damage deposit, prior to you moving in. They do this as a safety...

How to find the right rental for your budget

Apartment hunting is a grind, especially in crowded cities like New York or San Francisco. You need to have a game plan and do...

The advantages (and obligations) of having a co-signer

Finding an apartment you love isn't always easy -- so when you find your dream residence, you don't want anything or anyone standing in...

3 ways to build your credit without a credit card

It’s easy to ignore your credit score if you’re not currently in the midst of a big life event like buying a house or...

How to pay rent when you’ve blown your monthly budget

The scenario is simple. It’s usually not your fault. You were too nice. You wanted to help someone. Okay, fine. Maybe you weren’t bailing...

Water-Saving Devices for Your Rental

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...
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