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
As part of a new transportation strategy that is included in Mayor Walsh’s budget request, eleven of the city’s most complained-about parking violations may see fine increases this summer. Double parking violations would increase from $45 to $75, street cleaning violations would increase from $40 to $90, resident parking violations would increase from $40 to … More Parking ticket hikes to fund transit work in Boston
As a new real estate agent, you may find yourself overwhelmed with prospect of running your own business. Between obtaining new clients, managing listings, and staying in the red you’ve got a lot on your plate. But don’t worry we put together a list of tips to make sure you become the successful agent you … More Top Tips for New Real Estate Agents
After seeing success in the city of Stockholm where they saw a 22 percent reduction in traffic, New York could become the first city in the United States to implement congestion pricing. If it goes through, motorists driving in and out of the main commercial districts of Manhattan would be charged a fee to do … More Is Congestion Pricing coming to Boston?
Just like in the rest of the country, residential real estate in Atlanta is changing quickly as many people, especially those often-cited Millennials, move into more urban and metro areas seeking not just jobs but also all the excitement that living in a more densely populated area often brings. As a city with one of … More Renting in Modern Atlanta
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
The key to maintaining a profitable rental unit can often time come down to maintaining and upgrading wisely. While some in-unit changes likely aren’t worth the money, many are. Often times, investing more initially will pay off over the long run. Here is a list of recommended changes and best practices that won’t break the … More Make the Most of Any Rental Unit: Property Upgrades and Maintenance