Learn how to make your next move the easiest one yet. Read our tips for an easy move, managing your moving costs, and more.
Credit checks give landlords a reasonable indication of your renter reliability. Landlords and property managers associate strong credit history with a higher likelihood to pay rent on time and in full. Basically, if you manage bills and debts responsibly then you probably will pay your rent without any issues.
Security deposits create as much headache as protection. For tenants, security deposits mean parking cash where it does not earn a meaningful return or provide a savings safety net. For landlords, security deposits create administrative overhead with additional bank accounts, state regulation, and calculating de minimis interest for every renter. Yes, the cash in a deposit represents a tangible option for property security. Without a doubt, the system is outdated.
Few moments feel as exciting as landing a new job offer. A new experience means a fresh opportunity to achieve career goals, work flexibly, increase your salary, or join a mission-driven organization. New jobs take you to new places, metaphorically and literally. If your new role takes you across town or across the country, though, your excitement might quickly turn into moving stress.
Property owners compete for the best tenants. Rental markets across the country can be very competitive. Many amenities have become standard table stakes. Standing out is harder than ever. In some communities, the answer to managing faster lease-ups and more consistent stabilization rates is offering move in specials, also called move in promotions, incentives, or leasing concessions.
Tax refunds feel exciting. Whether you receive a smaller or bigger tax refund, using the money in a smart way puts you ahead financially. You might think about using the money for a much-needed retail therapy session or to help with a new major purchase. Have you ever thought about using the money to invest in yourself and your financial future, though?
When we launched Safely Finance, we had a vision to build something for renters everywhere. Our first version was a simple application that only took a few minutes to fill out. Rental communities everywhere used it to offer “Move Now, Pay Later” options.