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How to Know When You Need a Rental Broker

Shutterstock By Jennifer Chan Finding the right apartment takes a lot of time and effort. In competitive markets, it can be well worth the extra fee to work with a rental broker, who will help you navigate the ins and outs of the rental landscape. While it's not necessary to work with a broker to land an apartment, it... Continue Reading »

Renters Beware: Scammers With Very Believable Listings

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Urban Compass Wants to Steer the Rental Industry in New Direction

An apartment-finding tool may not sound like a novel startup idea –- especially for a developer who's already sold two companies to the likes of Google and Twitter -– but Ori Allon has decided to place a bet. Launched Wednesday, Urban Compass allows users to search rental listings by price, location and... Continue Reading »

Tips for Finding a Rental Apartment

After moving into his rental apartment in San Francisco, Joshua Nicholas found out the hard way that checking out his apartment manager was just as important as checking out the neighbors. Nicholas expected thin walls and ceilings, but soon after moving into his ground-floor rental apartment, he found that the woman... Continue Reading »

Apartment Rental Incentives: See What You Can Get

One good thing about the downturned economy and the less-than-stellar housing market is that renters have a lot to chose from. So many, in fact, that landlords across the country have been doing some interesting things to lure people to sign on the dotted line -- which is great news for renters. Incentives can include:... Continue Reading »

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