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Tenant Gardening Part 2 – Outdoor Options for Small Spaces

One of the most satisfying experiences is eating vegetables from your own garden. If you’re lucky enough to have a sunny porch or balcony in your rental, then you can grow food. Even if it’s small, think creatively about how to use vertical space. Hanging planters can also be a good option. To get started, you will need: Suitable containers/pots (must have drainage holes) …

Tenant Gardening Part 1 – Excellent Indoor Plants

Most renters don’t have the option to have a full-fledged garden, and many don’t even have the option of a raised bed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t grow something. There are many indoor plants that are easy to care for and many don’t even require a lot of sunlight. Here are a few of our favorites: Prayer plant (Maranta leucoreura) This unique plant …

Helping Landlords See Your Dog Like You Do

We frequently get calls from frustrated tenants who are looking to rent with a dog (or dogs).  Most typically these dogs are over 15 pounds and/or an “aggressive breed” since those are the most common restrictions.  It is a tough situation for both the tenant and the potential landlord.  While we sympathize with the tenant and the fact that there are plenty of “aggressive …

Industry Advisors: Insurance Tips For Landlords and Tenants

When it comes to landlord and renter’s insurance policies, we hate to see people learning about their policies or lack thereof once it is too late.  Information is key, so we asked Heidi Doebel with Allstate insurance if she would share some tips that tenants and landlords need to know before the time comes to make a claim: Tenants: Renter’s insurance covers liability up …