Tenant Screening Advice

Watch Out Seattle, Roommates Not on the Lease Have Rights

Housing unaffordability has plagued major metros across the U.S., as many young renters have sought living with roommates and family members to curb rental costs. The City of Seattle identified in their 2018 report, Losing Home: The Human Cost of Eviction in Seattle, that many renters are restricted from taking on roommates under their current

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Renter FICO Scores Have Dipped: This is Why it’s Not a Big Deal

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

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Snag Today’s Renters, No Matter What Generation They Are

Marketing your rental property to potential rental applicants is tricky enough, but marketing to a particular generation of renters can be even trickier. As times change, the needs and wants of renters can shift, and what you think might be a selling point on your property could prove to be the opposite. Take a look

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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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