Always try to meet your landlord face to face. Recently in Denver, CO, a tenant fell victim to a ‘lockbox’ scam. The landlord gave the tenant the combo to the lockbox and asked that she “show herself around.” Once done, he then requested first month’s rent and a security deposit- never to be heard from … More Avoiding Scams as a Tenant
So you’ve got the apartment, what are you going to put in it? Are you going to venture into your grandmother’s basement to find that dusty, 1920’s armoire? Maybe your old beer-stained college couch? Probably not. How can you fill your new place without breaking the bank? We’ve got you covered. If you plan … More How to save money furnishing your apartment
Most of the focus on AirBNB stems from the money lost from a lack of taxation, an estimated $15 million from around 592,000 guests in Massachusetts last year. However, while other lodging establishments need to adhere to a strict set of municipal regulations, the owner of a unit on AirBNB currently does not. State Representative … More Cambridge imposes restrictions on AirBNB rentals
Rental scams are at a fever pitch right now, and protecting yourself and your money while apartment hunting should be your number 1 priority. In most cases, using common sense will help you stay out of trouble (we’ve all heard of the Nigerian Prince who will wire you a Million dollars as long as you … More Tips & Tricks to avoid Rental Scams
Boston has consistently been one of the most expensive cities in the United States to rent an apartment for a number of years, so it should come as no surprise that affordability is the top reason renters cited as the reason for wanting to leave the city. Apartment List, a real estate listings site, surveyed … More Rent Prices in Boston Causing Exodus?
Rental properties are becoming the norm in almost every market across the United States. Those seeking a new home are making the decision to rent at an increasing rate; so much so that the supply is having difficulty keeping up with the demand. Though the market is expanding and catering to the renter, it can … More Homes you can rent in Boston for under $2000 right now!
Starting your search online for your next home to rent has become commonplace. But when it comes time to narrow your search, it may seem like homebuyers have the advantage of calling on a real estate agent to help them through the process. But renters shouldn’t sell themselves short. Many real estate agents will gladly … More Why You Should Use a Realtor to Find Your Next Rental