How to Make a Rental Feel Like Home

Making a rental property feel like home is all about personalizing the space and adding touches that reflect your style and personality. Here are some tips to help you achieve that: 1. Decorate: Add your personal touch to the space by decorating it with items that you love. Hang artwork, photographs, or posters on the walls. Use throw pillows, blankets, and rugs to add color and texture to the room. Consider temporary decor solutions like removable wallpaper or decals if you’re not allowed to paint. 2. Furniture: Invest in comfortable and functional furniture that fits the space well. Choose pieces that reflect your style and provide both comfort and utility. You can also use slipcovers to customize furniture pieces that may not match your aesthetic. 3. Lighting: Lighting can greatly affect the ambiance of a space. Add lamps or string lights to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Consider installing […]

Continue Reading

How to Spot a Rental Scam

Spotting a rental scam can be crucial in protecting yourself from financial loss and potential fraud. Recently, we were looking for a room for rent. It sounded like an ideal place, in the right location, for the right amount. My alarm bells should have been sounding from the get-go. But we decided to proceed. Everything seemed typical until we got to the part where she discussed rental and application fees. No biggie right – no scam alerts yet. Then she stated that he would have to fill out an application to view the room under the premise that if he didn’t like it, it would be refunded.  There it was – alarm bells. I immediately did a reverse look-up of the number to see if the name provided matched – and no info could be found – another alarm bell. He told her to contact me and guess what – […]

Continue Reading