Apartment Marketing - Free Rent Specials

Jul 16, 2010 Matt Roesly

As SmartDep Security Deposit Replacement continues to add new property managers and owners, we are learning about different marketing specials that help landlords to increase the occupancy of their rental unit portfolio.  We've seen numerous


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FICO Scores are Declining

Jul 13, 2010 Walt Wojciechowski

This week there have been reports that credit scores of millions of Americans have been sinking to new lows.  Fair Isaac recently reported that 25.5 percent of consumers — nearly 43.4 million people — now have a credit score


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Credit Reports as a Background Screening Tool

Jul 09, 2010 Brian Bradley

It is important for an employer to be prudent in the screening of prospective, as well as current, employees.  Without a proper background check, a business exposes itself to significant risks from unqualified, dishonest, and even dangerous


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The Unbanked, The Underbanked and The Underserved

Jul 08, 2010 Matt Vitko

With the new financial reforms pending in Washington and the potential effects of that legislation on short term lending and other alternative financial services, there is a lot of discussion about the "underserved", "underbanked" and the "unbanked".


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How to Protect Yourself from Unruly Tenants

Jul 02, 2010 Matt Roesly

Being a landlord can be rewarding and bring you financial benefits, but you should be aware of another side of managing a rental property. I'm talking about dealing with abusive tenants that may profit from your goodwill and ignore the terms


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