Room for Rent?

In previous posts I mentioned that I spend a fair amount of time taking calls from new landlords. They want to know about the TenantMagic program  www.tenantmagic.net  and to discuss others issues they are facing. Renting rooms in private homes has been a trending topic. Trends in room rentals It appears that renting out rooms […]

You need more than a credit report to screen rental applicants

Don’t focus on credit reports alone Too many landlords are fixated on credit scores and credit reports when considering rental applicants. Landlords often call TenantMagic and will ask me what  is the minimum credit score they should use to accept and applicant? That is not the right question. Credit reports only provide a small portion […]

Fair Housing Tips For Landlords

It is critical for landlords to comply with Fair Housing when screening tenants for many reasons– legal, ethical, and business. However, it is not difficult to avoid problem tenants before the lease is signed and still be fully compliant with Fair Housing regulations. Landlords can check this post out for a go overview of Fair […]