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Renting in San Francisco

Renting in San Francisco

Based on the age of the building they’re renting in, San Francisco has two kinds of renters. The lucky ones are those who’s found their home in a building predating June 1979 because they enjoy the safeguards from outrageous rent hikes and unfounded evictions. In other words, they are protected by the Rent Ordinance of […]

Renting’s many advantages

Renting’s many advantages

Renters by necessity dream of homeownership, but the truth is that even though both renting and buying have their own financil advantages, in today’s economy, renting seems to have an edge. The financial benefits to renting as opposed to buying are quite big. Here are a few. Maintenance costs and repair bills One of the […]

Top tips for renting with pets

Top tips for renting with pets

It’s perfectly understandable that many landlords are nervous about renting to pet owners. Unfortunately, there are people who allow their pets to damage the property, disturb neighbors, giving pet-owning renters a bad reputation. Yet, these people are in fact, the exception. It is important for landlords to realize that the majority of pet owners are […]

Renters insurance vs bed bugs

Renters insurance vs bed bugs

We’ve been making lists with all the scenarios covered by the renters insurance policy, but you might have noticed something missing: bed bugs (add cockroaches and rats, while we’re at it). Bed bugs are considered the responsibility of the tenant—the lease agreement states clearly that renters agree to maintain the home they live in and […]