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Haunted Houses: Renters' Biggest Attraction

Haunted houses seem fun in the movies, depicting ghost hunters and the Scooby-Doo gang. But supernatural creatures, paranormal phenomena, and other unexplainable activities in a house can scare you to death, or even make you leave your home for good. Experienced landlords are aware that renting out haunted houses is a tricky business. But rumor has it that some tenants purposely seek rentals with horror stories behind them.

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April 22, 2019
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Investing in Tiny Houses: Will It Save the Environment?

It seems that the bigger is better principle has been relegated to plan B in the housing industry. These days, tenants are looking for more sustainable options to cut household expenses by downsizing their living space. As a landlord, you probably want to stay on top of the latest property management trends. To do so, pay attention to the tiny house movement which has become a rising trend in recent years.

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April 19, 2019
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The Biggest Mistakes Landlords Make in Their Career

The truth is all people make mistakes. Even experienced professionals face unfavorable circumstances sometimes. By making mistakes, we learn to appreciate the struggles and challenges of life. Remember to view these blunders as lessons, not failures. But for landlords it is also reasonable to prevent mistakes that could cost you your property management business.

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April 17, 2019
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Meet TenantCloud Latest Features!

We've been busy adding new features and today we are happy to share our latest update! As always, thank you for your continual feedback as these features were based on your suggestions. 

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April 15, 2019
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4 Top Energy Efficient Appliances You Need in Your Rentals

An eco-friendly lifestyle implies the use of appliances that consume less energy and cause less harm to the environment. Luckily, most appliances in the US have an Energy Star label, which is a huge step toward living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle. But let us be honest - if the utilities are not your responsibility, you are less likely to be concerned about smart consumption strategies. Even so, with current environmental issues being what they are, taking active measures to improve your energy efficiency is a good idea.

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April 11, 2019
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How Positive Thinking Can Help You Become a Successful Landlord

Psychology has become something of a trend in the property management realm. It is not overhyped, though. Taking into consideration psychological factors in residential property management contributes to understanding the subtleties of landlord-tenant interactions. With that in mind, landlords can easily evaluate how a resident feels about their property and hence develop effective strategies for communication.

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April 08, 2019
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How Green Is Your Property? 5 Easy Questions for Landlords

It is high time to start caring for the environment. The ongoing negative effects of climate change prompt landlords and property managers to establish cost-effective strategies to reduce the impact of their rentals on the environment. Living during the eco-friendly era means being as sustainable as possible, or at least trying to develop an eco-conscious attitude toward the Earth.

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April 05, 2019
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Your Toilet Exposed - Don't Flush Money Down the Drain

Many landlords are looking for ways to receive a higher return from their rental, but often they do not do the most basic things that help them do just that. Rentals are full of water guzzling toilets which are most likely over ten years old and still consuming a substantial amount of water. Even if the tenant pays the utilities, it still comes down to the landlord performing repairs and the tenants ultimately moving because utility bills are too high. Toilets, though a pariah to talk about, can be a great place to find easy savings and help tenants keep costs down.

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April 01, 2019
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Why Renters Insurance Is Exactly What You Need

Every landlord should take measures to protect their belongings and the possessions of their renters. In partnership with TenantCloud, Assurant offers a single, low-cost policy that covers a tenant's personal belongings and liability. Assurant is the leading provider of renters insurance programs, offering financial protection for unfortunate situations a person cannot predict and finding solutions for unfavorable circumstances people face.

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March 27, 2019
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Landlord Harassment: A Tenant’s Worst Nightmare

Landlord harassment is an action a landlord takes to unsettle a tenant or force them to leave a rental. Such behavior is illegal and breaches landlord-tenant laws. Unpleasant stories of landlord harassment are highlighted in numerous articles and, more often, in tenant forums. Unlawful evictions, violence, and discrimination are just a few examples of harassment.

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March 25, 2019