A Tenant’s Responsibility in Renting Residential Real Estate.

As I promised this is about a Tenant’s responsibility when renting an apartment - a follow up to the article - A Landlord’s Responsibility in Renting Residential Real Estate.

Actually, a Tenant’s responsibility begins prior to renting any apartment.

Things you need to do first:

1. Check your own credit and credit score every year. In Massachusetts you can check your credit once a year for free.

2. If there are any problems with your credit or if there are errors on your report start fixing them now before you rent. Don’t ignore them because they will not magically disappear. They need to be addressed as soon as possible.

3. Save enough for a first, last, security deposit, and Agents fee (a total of 4 months rent) minimally.

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Should I Rent or Sell My House?

When it comes to deciding whether you should rent or sell your house, are you worried you'll make the wrong financial moves? Here's how to make the right call.

When your current home no longer suits you, selling it is a popular option. But in some cases, turning it into a rental home (http://www.houselogic.com/home-topics/renting-your-home/) might make more sense.

There are lots of factors to consider when making the "sell vs. rent my home" decision, including:

•Your financial situation.

•Local market conditions for rental homes.

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5 Spaces That Predict the Future of Urban Housing

There's a new housing initiative hitting crowded cities that won't appeal to claustrophobics.

We've seen the future of urban housing, and it gives new meaning to living in a shoebox. Cities around the globe, including Boston, New York, and San Francisco have announced pint-sized housing plans that address the need for more one- and two-person households.

Here's a peek at five urban spaces that hint at the future. Let us know if these are great ideas or if they leave you feeling claustrophobic.

1. Don't call it a studio, it's a micro-apartment.

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