Aug 26 16

INSIDER ANSWERS TO COMMON RENTAL QUESTIONS

Ms. Rita Rents

answers-to-questions_coverIf you are new to renting or perhaps even a veteran renter and have rented for years, chances are some of the policies or requirements make you go “hmmmmm”.  There are so many factors that go into renting policies between the investor/owner, Management Company, the tenant, the time of year, the location, type of property, local regulations, etc. so I thought that it may be nice to give some “behind the scenes” answers to some commonly asked questions.

 

 

 

 

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Jul 29 16

IT’S NATIONAL LIPSTICK DAY! OOPS… IT STAINED MY…

Ms. Rita Rents

It’s national LIPSTICK DAY!  We gals love our lipstick, but sometimes it ends up in the hands of little ones, all over things we don’t want it to be on and seems impossible to get out.  In honor of National Lipstick Day, I thought I’d help you out a little when the lipstick ends up where it shouldn’t!

 

 

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Jul 22 16

HOW TO NATURALLY REPEL NASTY BUGS IN YOUR RENTAL

Ms. Rita Rents

REPEL-BUGS-NATURALLY-COVERNo matter what time of year, pesky little insects are always trying to get into our warm, cold, and great smelling homes.  And if you are like me, you’d prefer they stay outside where they belong!  The best way to control pest is to prevent them.  In many cases, when the infestation is beyond natural remedies, we must resort to chemicals, but if we don’t have to subject ourselves, kids and pets to these harmful chemicals, its best to go natural!

Below are the top insects that respond best to natural control to help you out all year long:

 

 

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Jul 15 16

Want to know what renters REALLY want?

Ms. Rita Rents

WhatTenantsWantHaving shown thousands of potential tenants hundreds and hundreds of properties from simple studios to multi-million dollar mansions, there are a few factors that always seem make the difference when choosing one property over another.

If you are an investor or thinking about it, I’ve outlined five secrets on what renters really want, whether they tell you or not!

 

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Jul 8 16

5 QUICK MOVE-OUT CLEANING TRICKS THAT WILL SAVE YOUR BACON!

Ms. Rita Rents

5 Quick TIpsYou’ve spent days, hours and grueling energy getting all of your items  moved out and the place all cleaned up, and you just noticed those last stubborn little things that are still lingering.  Well, don’t fret, here are 5 quick tips to help you with those last stubborn move-out cleaning items:

 

 

 

 

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Jun 23 16

10 CLEVER WAYS TO BEAT THE HEAT WITHOUT A/C

Ms. Rita Rents

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It’s officially summer and it’s officially HOT!! Living without A/C can be a challenge, but have no fear, below is a list of 10 CLEVER ways to keep you cool without A/C.

 

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Jun 3 16

#Apartment Struggles – Funny Tenant Tweets Part 4

Ms. Rita Rents

Freezer Compartment Of A RefrigeratorJust as I think apartment dwellers can’t get any more creative with describing their challenges in less than 140 characters, they do.

Join me once again as I found 10 hilarious tweets from struggling apartment dwellers.  Maybe they should all read my blog on the 10 things that annoy your neighbors the most!

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Apr 26 16

10 Rental Lessons I Wish I Hadn’t Learned the HARD Way!

Ms. Rita Rents

10lESSONSIwishIhadn'tLearnedThehardWayI was 19 when I rented my first apartment.  Although I was in college, and had already been at a full-time job for 2 years, I wasn’t quite as savvy as I thought I was when it came to renting my first apartment.

I set out, excited and nervous to be on my own, for the first time.  I did some due diligence like checking the apartment thoroughly, asking about the neighbors, setting a strict budget, etc.  But after I moved in, there were a few things I wished I’d looked at just a little closer.  These are the top 10 things I wish I had checked before moving in, maybe these will save you a little time and heartache of your own:

 

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Apr 11 16

NATIONAL PET DAY: 10 Human Tricks to Get Your Pet Deposit Back!

Ms. Rita Rents

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HAPPY NATIONAL PET DAY!!

For those of us who have pets, they have become family and we take them with us when we move.  It can be a challenge to find a pet friendly rental!

If you live in a rental property with your furry friend, you probably paid a fairly decent pet deposit and you may even pay pet rent on top of it!

Just like kids, pets can make a mess, and in some cases, they can make a REALLY BIG mess!  So, in honor of our furry friends on National Pet Day and your pet deposit, here are 10 ways to help you get your pet deposit back in relation to some of the most common and expensive pet fixes we see on a daily basis:

 

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Apr 8 16

Leaving the Nest: A Shock at the Grocery Store

Ms. Rita Rents

ShockAtTheGroceryStoreThere are so many things I wish I was taught before fleeing the coop! Simple things like laundry soap would consume 50% of my weekly grocery budget (the sensitive skin stuff is expensive!), my roommates would eat EVERYTHING unless my name was plastered in marker on every side (and then, not totally safe), when make-up runs out, it doesn’t just appear in my make-up bag. Sheets have to be washed, by me, at the Laundromat and that has to be timed just right! So, for you momma and poppa birds getting ready for your baby birds to leave the nest, and you baby birds ready to fly on your own, I thought I’d make a few handy lists of things to learn BEFORE having to put back the bread because you had to buy laundry soap and didn’t realize it was expensive! One of my biggest shockers was the grocery store, so let’s go there… (more…)