In a competitive rental market you want your application to be approved. I've been a property manager for over 10 years, so I have five important tips to help get your rental application approved! These tips are especially helpful if you don't have the best credit, or if you have an animal…
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My husband and I have just bought a lovely flat. Our ground floor unit is rather cool and definitely a bit soggy in the bathroom. Any advice for drying out a place (apart from heaters), or keeping mould away?
We live in a medium-sized town, that is situated in the middle of Amish country in Pennsylvannia. Our home is unique due to the fact that is a two bedroom with five people. My husband, myself, and our three children. Our two son's (ages 11 and 4) share the big bedroom, while our daughter has the smaller bedroom. My husband and I sleep on a king sized mattress on the floor that doubles as a very large couch during the day.
We like to call ourselves Redneck-Hippies. We have lived in Texas our whole lives and really love it. We have an enormous collection of music and movies, mostly '70s-'80s horror, and we love collecting different art. We both have very different styles though, I would love to paint every wall a different color and hang every piece of awesomeness I come across, while Dustin is more conservative with our space.
My decorating style and clothing style are one and the same: lots of texture, pattern, and color, and a mix of old and new, femme and butch. Plus lots of purple and lots of pink, from my hair to my lipstick! I want my home to feel not just lived-in, but full of items you can't wait to pick up and find out more about.
I wrote a post about what it's like to work from home as an apartment manager. After reading the comments, I got inspired to write a post on what I as an apartment manager and landlord look at when I classify someone as a "good tenant."
There are two big challenges here: storage room and tidiness. It's not a very big apartment — I think it clocks in at about 425 sq. ft., and it only comes with just the closet and some poorly arranged kitchen cabinets to contain all my stuff. So most of my furniture is for the storing of things because I can't live without making and surrounding myself with art.
My husband and I really love our three bedroom upper duplex, and we get it for a really great price. The problem is that our landlord, a property management company, could not care less about anything that we contact them about. What are your tips on dealing with landlords that just don't care?