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monthly rentals, utility bills, saving money, real estate

Utility Bills: Keeping Them As Low As Possible

Sometimes high bills could be due to a mistake in calculation by utility workers, wastefulness on your part, or even damages in your utility line such as broken water pipes or gas lines.
Vi Nguyen
Vi Nguyen
2 min read
Housing, investment property, landlord, monthly rentals, month to month rentals, real estate, listing, description, writing

Writing Effective Descriptions for Rental Property Listings

The success of all landlords and rental managers, particularly those who specialize in monthly rentals instead of year-long leases, is determined by two primary factors
Vi Nguyen
Vi Nguyen
3 min read
Housing, investment property, landlord, monthly rentals, month to month rentals, real estate

How to Prepare Your Property for Renting

Many landlords think about the profits they need to earn from their monthly property rentals while deciding on rent pricing. They often forget that for their rental homes to attract a good price, they should be in good condition, enticing and appealing to the potential tenants — just like when you are preparing to sell a property. You should know, even before you price your rental home, you have to work on the look. Putting things together will make your property stand out from the crowd. You c
Vi Nguyen
Vi Nguyen
2 min read
monthly rentals, rent price, landlord, investment property, real estate

How to Maximize the Asking Price of Medium-Term Rental Homes

You’ve decided to rent your home for 30 days or longer. Then the realization hits. You’re not sure which of the desirable qualities about your property could best help you get top market value for your home. To help you create a checklist that will help set your rental price, here are six of the top concerns that will be uppermost in a prospective tenant’s mind: I. LOCATION Is the home near important urban centers? Ask any real estate agent the three most important things a property should h
Vi Nguyen
Vi Nguyen
2 min read
Housing, Growing Cities, month to month rentals, monthly rentals, job growth

Think Outside of the Box — Big City Rental Experiences in Unexpected Places

We all know that cities like Austin and Portland are quickly turning into booming hubs for millennials to flourish in their business and personal pursuits. While San Francisco and New York City remain dream cities for many to move to, the reality is that finding housing in these places can be a hassle. For a long time, finding monthly rentals in big cities also meant limiting yourself to the coasts of the country. Now, cities are developing all over the country that provide viable monthly rental
Vi Nguyen
Vi Nguyen
2 min read
relocation, moving, machine learning
Featured

Where Do You Belong?

Great news! You’ve been offered the job of your dreams; great pay and benefits, amazing team, an on-site gym, organic home-cooked meals twice a day and you can even bring your dog to work. It doesn’t get any better than that!
Vi Nguyen
Vi Nguyen
2 min read
Renter, relocation, moving, checklist, moving in

The Homads 8-Point Renters’ Checklist

So you’re ready to move. But do you know what you need to do to get the Austin monthly rental that’s meets your needs and budget? The team at Homads has created a handy 8-point checklist to help you find the perfect match.
Vi Nguyen
Vi Nguyen
2 min read
Renter, moving, relocation

5 Steps to Standing Out in a Crowded Renters’ Market

Finding great month-to-month rentals in a super-charged Austin real estate market is tough. Just when you think you’re in the door to your next home, you hear that someone else got there first.
Vi Nguyen
Vi Nguyen
2 min read
monthly rentals, rentals, Renter

When and How to Search for Monthly Rentals?

Austin is home to the University of Texas as well as many other colleges. It’s also a city that US News and World Report ranked as the number one Best Place to Live in America in 2019.
Vi Nguyen
Vi Nguyen
2 min read
monthly rentals, scams, tips

6 Tips to Avoid Rental Scams

It’s sad but true: in the last few years, the red-hot Austin monthly rental market has seen a rise in scams that fleece prospective tenants and leave them without a place to call home.
Vi Nguyen
Vi Nguyen
2 min read