• 2018 Guide: Taking The Work Out Of Short-Term Rentals

    Collateral ExpensesThere are a lot of costs which come with owning property. You’ve got care, maintenance, taxes, HOAs, repairs, advertisement, neighborhood relations, and the list goes on. If you want to get the most out of your property, you’ve got ...

  • Rental Evictions: What You Need to Know

    Author: David Pruitt, REALTOR at Zenith Real Estate Services Inc.  Arguably the most sensitive topic in landlord and tenant law involves evictions because no one wants to be removed from their home. On December 14, 2014, The Orange County Register reported ...

  • Do You Want To Break Your Lease? Read This First.

    Most people sign a lease with the intent to fulfill its term. What happens if you are already in a lease and prior to its maturity you want to exit the property? Do you lose your security deposit? Will you ...

  • Thinking About Renting Before Buying? Read This First

    For most of us, renting a place to live is a big decision and entering a rental agreement marks an important step in the creation of a contractual relationship between a tenant and a landlord. There is a good chance ...

  • Make Passive Income by Renting Your Vacation Home: What to Know

    By Megan Wild, Author of Your Wild Home Whether you’re thinking of renting your vacation home to make income or are thinking of buying a rental property and then renting it when you’re not using it, there are a number of ...

  • Five Tips for Renting Out Your Home

    Renting out a property can be a rewarding and profitable experience, but may be difficult if the right steps are not taken. Renting out your property does not have to be a challenge! Follow these 5 simple steps for a ...

  • Decorating a Rental Home Or Apartment

    As a renter, you are limited in the types of decorating changes you can make to spruce up a space. But sometimes it takes more than pictures and accents to brighten things up.

  • Lease-Option Deals And Income Taxes

    Unlike traditional rent or purchase agreements, the lease-option deal offers investors and tenants little in the way of obvious tax benefits.

  • The Cons of Rent to Own

    For would-be buyers who lack sufficient credit to secure a mortgage or who don’t have enough money saved for a down payment, a rent to own property sounds like a dream come true.

  • Rent to Own: Common Terms and Obligations

    With a lease-option or rent to own contract, you may be able to move into the new home of your choice right away, even if it will be months or years before you will be in a position to purchase ...

  • The Pros of Rent to Own Housing

    What are the pros of a rent to own property?

  • Calculating the Cost of Home Ownership

    First-time buyers may not be aware of the full cost of owning a house when comparing the affordability of buying versus renting.

  • Are Repairs Covered in the Terms of the Lease?

    If, you find yourself living in a rental property that the landlord claims to have no responsibility for repairing, there are a number of things you can do.

  • Rating Your Rental Options

    Even if you've never dreamed of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, there is adventure in finding a new home. Here are a few factors to consider when rating your rental options.

  • Renting 101: Basic Information for First-Time Renters

    Some basic information about renting that first-time renters can use to reduce the anxiety and ensure that the experience is as smooth and painless as possible.

  • Renting a House vs. Renting an Apartment

    Determining whether to rent a house or an apartment can be difficult. The first step is to assess the cost differences involved with each option.

  • Tips For Preparing To Move Out of a Rental Home

    Ok, Your lease is up in a few months and you are ready to move out of your rental home or apartment, where in the world do you start and what all needs done?