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Why College Students May Need Renter’s Insurance
Why College Students May Need Renter’s Insurance

The insurance can help pay for property damaged in a fire or stolen. And replacing clothes, furniture and electronic gadgets adds up. College students who are already shopping for laptops, textbooks and other campus gear may want to add something else to their list: renter’s insurance. The insurance can help pay for personal property that is stolen or damaged by accidents like fires from cooking. It offers liability coverage to help cover medical and legal costs if someone is injured at your place or someone’s belongings are damaged. And some policies pay for a hotel and meals, if a calamity leaves the property unlivable. Students may not think they have much gear, but replacing... Read more

Hotels, offices could provide LA County with...

RAND Corp. report looks at the feasibility of "adaptive reuse" of underutilized commercial buildings for home development. Los Angeles County could add...

Freddie Mac Index Suggests It’s Getting...

The fall in the apartment index shows that it may be harder to find multifamily investment opportunities in the current market. The Freddie Mac Multifamily Apartment...

NYC Pushes Landlords to Keep Apartments Warmer...

City Council bill would raise minimum temperatures in residential buildings to mitigate deadly fires New York City council members are pushing to increase...

Why this recent change just made it harder to buy...

New rules rolled out earlier this year by mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are creating a bottleneck in the real estate market for those seeking to buy or sell...

For more renters, ADUs are becoming a viable...
For more renters, ADUs are becoming a viable...

As the shortage of housing stock continues unabated, the profile of so-called accessory dwelling units, which are small homes that share a plot of land with larger, single-family homes. Sometimes called “granny flats”, ADUs are generally around 1,200 square-feet or less and provide a viable, low-cost alternative living accommodation for both renters who cannot afford more expensive homes. In her new book Bigger than Tiny, Smaller than Average, author Sheri Koones says that ADUs offer sustainability benefits in addition to economic ones and are part of an increasing shift toward low-impact, energy-efficient homes. She reckons that by adding new ADUs to existing homes, there would be... Read more

Ten Tips for Planning and Building a Dog Park in...

With pet ownership on the rise in the United States, many communities have started introducing special amenities and advertising themselves as “pet friendly” to...

How Much Should I Plan to Spend on a New Water...

The cost of a water heater varies significantly based on the type you choose—and how well it works over time. Here's what you need to know to make a plan. A...

The Ins and Outs of Preventive Maintenance

While cliché, “a stitch in time saves nine” applies perfectly to your responsibilities as a landlord when it comes to preventive maintenance for your rental...

Understanding a Rent Increase Notice and the...

Part of being a rental property owner or manager is understanding the local and state rent increase laws. A rent increase is a consistent responsibility for every...