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How How "Rent to Own" Works

By Thomas Mitchell

For some potential homebuyers, a rent to own arrangement is the ideal way of achieving the American Dream. Inside, we review the finer points of this form of homeownership

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Renter's Rights in California Renter's Rights in California

By Thomas Mitchell

In California, tenants has certain rights bestowed to him or her when they enter a lease agreement. Inside, we review some of the notable rights you have as a tenant in California.

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Getting Out of An Apartment Lease Getting Out of An Apartment Lease

By Thomas Mitchell

Getting out an apartment lease isn't easy, but with the proper knowledge of your legal rights and options, it's possible. Inside, we review some of the ways you can emancipate yourself from your lease (and your landlord)

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Understand Rent-to-own Home Buying Understand Rent-to-own Home Buying

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

A rent-to-own home purchase option may be right for you. Understand how this type of home buying works and learn to avoid predatory practices for the unsuspecting home buyer.

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Some Benefits of Renting Some Benefits of Renting

By Chris Piraino

To many people, buying a house is a sign of adulthood, a permanent marker of one's success in the world. The alternative is renting, which is a more temporary arrangement. However, renting a house can in fact be very beneficial, and is in many circumstances a better option. Make sure to weigh the pros and cons of each as you venture out into house-hunting.

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Advantages of Renting Advantages of Renting

When it makes sense to rent: Conventional wisdom says that buying a home is always better than renting. There are many people who say that renting is really just paying for someone else's mortgage. However, there are definitely situations where renting a home is the smart choice.

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Can I Rent a Home if I Have Low Credit Can I Rent a Home if I Have Low Credit

By Jynette DeMarco

Can you rent with a poor credit score? Yes! Here's how:

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Tenant Rights Tenant Rights

You, as a tenant, are entitled to a basic set of rights. If a landlord oversteps certain boundaries and acts in a discriminatory manner, refuses to tell you why he rejected your application to rent the place, or offers you inhospitable rooms to live in, you have every right to press charges if he fails to rectify his behavior.

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Types of Tenancy Types of Tenancy

By Lizzy Roberts

There are various types of rental tenancies, such as a tenant with a Lease, a tenant at Will, and a tenant at Sufferance ? it is important to understand which applies to you in order to make sure you are on the same page as your landlord and that the length of the lease is appropriate.

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When an Evicted Tenant Won't Leave When an Evicted Tenant Won't Leave

By Derren Peters

For a landlord, evicting a tenant is the worst case scenario in a dispute with a tenant. It becomes even worse when the tenant refuses to leave. Both parties have legal rights in this matter, and proper legal procedures must be followed.

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