Tenant Screening Advice

Good vs. Bad Property Managers: How You Can Tell Them Apart

It often takes time to achieve success in property management. A property manager needs years of experience tempered by attention to detail, discipline, and an unwavering commitment to handling responsibility and pressure. A good property manager is usually a skilled juggler of various tasks, keeping both tenants and property owners happy. In addition to screening

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FICO and Background Check Trends You Need to Know

CIC has released credit, criminal and eviction data trends from 2019’s second quarter, April through June. The analysis has revealed that for the most part, tenants’ FICO score has trended upwards as expected. CIC’s quarterly data analysis highlights the number of rental applicants that have criminal and eviction records on their tenant background checks, as

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criminal eviction credit scoring data for the multifamily housing industry

Renter FICO Scores Trended Down in the first Quarter and This is Why

CIC has released credit, criminal and eviction data for January through March, 2019 and discovered that your renter’s FICO scores trended downward. CIC’s quarterly data analysis highlights the number of rental applicants that have criminal and eviction records on their renter background checks, as well as the average FICO credit score. Compared to last quarter

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How to Easily Compare Types of Tenant Screening Services

In the multifamily housing industry, there are sizable differences between traditional and consumer-initiated tenant screening services. While consumer-initiated screening hasn’t been available within the industry for long, it’s caught like wildfire amongst independent rental owners (IROs) and real estate agents. Whether you’re looking for a new tenant screening service or are curious if the newest

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criminal eviction credit scoring data for the multifamily housing industry

Tenants with Criminal Records are 20% of Rental Background Checks

CIC has released a criminal, eviction, and credit report for September through December, 2018. Highlighting the number of rental applicants that have criminal and eviction records on their tenant background checks, as well as the average FICO credit score, CIC’s quarterly data analysis shows that the applicants that are applying to your rental properties have

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Survive the Holidays While Avoiding Identity Theft

As you rush to get last-minute gifts, dinner preparations and flights home for the holidays, squeeze in some time to protect yourself from hungry identity thieves and hackers. With credit monitoring, credit security freezes, and some good ol’ fashioned financial awareness, you can minimize damages even if your identity thief is sitting right next to

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