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Considering Renting Your Property? Have a Tenant Background Check Done First!

BY: HOUSERIE 05/31/2018

You want to make sure you have the best tenant possible for your property, and you can’t just rely on word of mouth. Instead, you need an extensive tenant background check conducted. Here are some good reasons why that’s necessary:

What is a good tenant screening & credit report service?

BY: HOUSERIE 05/08/2018

Property Management is undoubtedly a booming industry generating billions of dollars annually. An increasing number of people are using this as a way to earn some extra cash through investments. With the higher demand for Real Estate, property prices steadily increase. Renting out your investment property can be a risky business. Finding a tenant for your property do whatever you want to update

The Tenant Screening Interview: What to Ask and What Not to Ask

BY: HOUSERIE 11/08/2017

Running credit and criminal background checks, as well as following up on references, can help you determine who could be a responsible renter. While these checks are essential parts of the tenant screening process, there is another component you should not take for forget: the tenant interview.

The Red Flags You Should Watch Out for Following a Tenant Credit Check

BY: HOUSERIE 10/27/2017

A tenant credit check gives landlords information about a prospective tenant’s borrowing history and indicators of their financial responsibility. Depending on the agency that runs one for you, it will show you a person’s outstanding debt, loan requests, payment patterns, and public records. It could even inform you about other parties that have recently requested do whatever you want to update

Considering a New Tenant for Your Rental Property? Conduct a Background and Credit Check!

BY: HOUSERIE 09/13/2017

Renting can be a lucrative business, but only if the tenants are financially capable to pay the rent on time and will be respectful of your property. A tenant credit and background check should be your first priority. The results of such screenings will give you a good indication if the prospective tenant will pay their rent on do whatever you want to update

Considering a Prospective Tenant for Your Property? Have a Tenant Background Check Done First

BY: HOUSERIE 08/30/2017

When you want to be certain that you’ve got the best tenant possible for your property, you can’t simply rely on your gut instinct. Instead, the more sensible thing to do is to have an extensive tenant background check conducted. Here are some good reasons why that’s necessary:

Tips on How to Run a Proper Tenant Background Check for Your Property Management Business

BY: HOUSERIE 08/16/2017

Property owners looking to rent out their places have a lot of work to do before their property can be listed. There are logistics and administrative matters to handle, as well as making sure that the property itself is up to par with standard building codes. In addition, the property should be marketed and advertised do whatever you want to update

Why Property Owners and Managers Should Have Tenant Screening Processes in Place

BY: HOUSERIE 08/02/2017

Opening up your property for rent to other people can be a lucrative business. While that may be the case, it is also the type of business that can be very risky, especially because you are entrusting your property to people you don’t necessarily know.

Why Property Owners and Managers Should Have Tenant Screening Processes in Place

BY: HOUSERIE

Opening up your property for rent to other people can be a lucrative business. While that may be the case, it is also the type of business that can be very risky, especially because you are entrusting your property to people you don’t necessarily know.

HOW TO COMPLY WITH THE FEDERAL FAIR HOUSING ACT (FHA)

BY: HOUSERIE 08/01/2017

As a landlord or property manager, it is essential to understand the different laws pertaining to rental housing that are in place to protect tenants. Fair Housing is a component under the federal law which refers to the right everyone has to rent a place regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status do whatever you want to update

How to locate a safe neighborhood

BY: HOUSERIE 06/23/2016

Buying or renting a home is one of the biggest investments you can make in your lifetime. With the average cost of buying a home in the United States being around $379,800, it is very important to research the different neighborhoods before selecting the neighborhood that fits your lifestyle, will make you happy and will do whatever you want to update

Preventative Property Maintenance Tips For Landlords

BY: HOUSERIE 06/03/2016

Wear and tear is a fact of life for every landlord. It is important to uncover any issues before it’s too late as it can save you time, money and most importantly headaches down the road. A preventative maintenance plan, with regularly scheduled inspections should be part of every residential landlord’s or rental property owner’s do whatever you want to update

Houserie Inc. Simplifies Tenant Screening By Offering Three Packages

BY: HOUSERIE 05/12/2016

Pleasanton, California (May 12, 2016) – Houserie Inc., simplifies the tenant screening process for individual landlords and large property management companies by offering three convenient packages. Assessing prospective tenants by investigating their history and background is important for a plethora of reasons. For instance, an in depth tenant background check can help determine the trustworthiness do whatever you want to update

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BY: HOUSERIE 04/18/2016

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Tips for landlords on dealing with pets

BY: HOUSERIE 03/15/2016

Pets are a gateway to handling responsibility, a parenting precursor of sorts. There is a long tradition of parents asking their children to raise pets in order to cultivate the habit of assuming responsibility. Many people see pets as their companions so it is only natural for tenants to expect pet friendly environments from their do whatever you want to update

8 Steps To Finding The Perfect Tenant

BY: HOUSERIE 03/02/2016

The hardest part of being a landlord or a property manager is by far how to find the perfect tenant. The perfect tenant is a person • who will take care of your property as if it is their own • who will be a good neighbor to other people living in the same community do whatever you want to update

Why Landlords And Property Managers Should Require Renters Insurance At Lease Signing

BY: HOUSERIE 01/18/2016

New landlords often are overwhelmed with the work that is involved in renting out a property. One of the most often overlooked issues is renter’s insurance. They make sure to buy landlord insurance to protect their property but they do not think about liability and damage to tenant’s belongings until they run into legal issues do whatever you want to update

How Landlords Can Handle Tenant Versus Tenant Problems

BY: HOUSERIE 12/21/2015

As a landlord or property owner, you face a multitude of problems. One of the hardest problems you may face is a tenant versus tenant disagreement. Here are some great tips and suggestions to help you mediate and solve a tenant versus tenant dispute. Make Yourself Available When your tenants initially move in, it’s a do whatever you want to update

Tenant Screening in a Galaxy Far Far Away

BY: HOUSERIE 05/29/2014

Tenant Screening In a Galaxy Far Far Away Even if you are in a galaxy far far away you should still be performing tenant’s screenings on any potential tenant. We wondered how some of the most popular Star Wars characters would fare in a tenant screening. Here are the results. Would you rent your space do whatever you want to update

Screening Tenants: A Guide for Landlords

BY: HARINI V 02/24/2014

Tenant Background Screening

Finding a suitable and respectable tenant is one of the hardest jobs a landlord faces. Vigilance in searching for a potential tenant will lead to finding one who is trustworthy and reliable, and won’t end up trashing your unit or leaving and breaking the lease contract. There are too many landlords out there who never do whatever you want to update

Tenants’ Rights in Foreclosure Cases

BY: HOUSERIE 12/18/2013

Rights of the tenants in case their rental house gets foreclosed on With the downturn in the economy, numerous homes have gone into foreclosure. This is mainly because people have defaulted on their mortgage payments, and can’t refinance due to underwater homes. Since last year the foreclosure rate has declined. It is not only the do whatever you want to update

Renting versus Buying

BY: HOUSERIE 11/18/2013

Considering whether to buy or rent a home will be one of the biggest decisions in your adult life. However, how will you know which one is best? For many, this decision is based largely on external factors such as credit score, other financial commitments, and desired location. Adding personal touches to your home will do whatever you want to update

Creating a Solid Lease Agreement: Three Top Tips for Landlords

BY: HARINI V 11/16/2013

Lease Agreements

One of the most important and essential steps for a new landlord is crafting a solid, yet easy to understand lease contract. This will help avoid issues and potential tenant evictions. For many landlords just starting out, this particular step can seem like the most difficult. Although it might seem like a daunting task, it do whatever you want to update

Steps In The Tenant Screening Process

BY: HARINI V 11/07/2013

Once you have your prospective listing ready to be rented, how do you find good tenants? Screening potential tenants with proper and lawful screening techniques can cut down on problems you could possibly face. The following are some steps in the tenant screening process to properly screen potential tenants:   1. Have Tenants Fill Out do whatever you want to update

How Landlords Can Save Money

BY: HARINI V 10/27/2013

Completing regular property maintenance can save both time and money in the long run for landlords. From small repairs to fixing leaks, and more major maintenance like repairs on cracks in the foundation and even room renovations, all of these can enable a landlord to save a lot of money in the long run. Here do whatever you want to update

How Screening Tenants Helps Reduce Crime in Your Neighborhood

BY: HARINI V 09/26/2013

Reducing crime in neighborhood

Most landlords know that screening potential tenants will reduce the likelihood of renting to a “problem tenant.” What they may not know is that it also helps to reduce and prevent crime in the entire neighborhood. By doing complete tenant screenings, landlords can weed out those tenants who have a criminal background, a history of do whatever you want to update

Right and Responsibilities of Residents of Federally Assisted Housing – Department of Housing and Urban Development

BY: HOUSERIE 08/20/2013

There are various rights and responsibilities that come with being a tenant. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), provides and list of topics you should be knowledge about when renting. This article contains vital information for those living in HUD-assisted housing. The rights of the tenant are broken down into three categories, do whatever you want to update

Easy, Effective Ways to Respect Your Tenant’s Privacy

BY: HARINI V 08/12/2013

Tenant's privacy

Landlords need to be respectful of their tenant’s privacy regardless of any state laws that give them permission to enter the unit. Respecting your tenant’s privacy not only keeps the relationship on good terms, but it may also earn the tenant’s trust, thereby giving you a long-term tenant for your property. Here are four easy do whatever you want to update

Five Main Reasons to Screen Tenants

BY: HARINI V 08/07/2013

Finding the right tenant

One of the most important steps for a landlord to take when renting their unit is to screen each and every potential tenant. Doing so will hopefully prevent renting to a problem tenant, thereby saving the landlord a lot of stress arising from rental issues. Here are the five main reasons why landlords need to do whatever you want to update

Four Ways for Tenants to Improve their Credit Score and History (Tenant Screening)

BY: HARINI V 07/29/2013

It’s common knowledge that your credit score is one of the most important things that can adversely affect so many events in life. From buying a house (or renting an apartment) to purchasing a new car to being approved for a credit card, your credit score will directly affect all of these major decisions. Here do whatever you want to update

Four Ways to Protect Yourself from Rental Scams

BY: HARINI V 07/18/2013

With the large number of foreclosures, bank repossessions, and declining home rates, people are forced to rent rather than buy. But the increase in renting also increases the risk of rental fraud. There are two common types of rental scams: the outright con job that’s been going on for dozens of years and the more do whatever you want to update

Questions Landlords Cannot Ask Their Prospective Tenants

BY: HARINI V 07/10/2013

Interviewing prospective tenants can be a nerve-wracking time for many landlords—especially if it’s their first time renting out an apartment—but they still need to make sure of the questions they can and cannot ask their potential tenants. Learn what not to say or ask a prospective tenant during your interview process: Any question that could do whatever you want to update

Five Ways to be a Good Tenant

BY: HARINI V 07/03/2013

All tenants want to leave a good impression on their landlords and, more importantly, maintain an excellent relationship with the person who owns the home they live in. Knowing how to be a good tenant will not only make your life with your landlord better, but it will also give you great references later when do whatever you want to update

Most Effective Ways to Handle Problem Tenants

BY: HARINI V 06/25/2013

All landlords, whether amateurs or seasoned professionals, may have to deal with problem tenants at some point in their careers.  It’s a seemingly inevitable part of the landlord business. There are effective ways of dealing with tenant issues, and there are methods that just don’t work. Listed below are some of the best ways to do whatever you want to update

Three Easy Ways to Identify a Problem Tenant

BY: HARINI V 06/11/2013

The skills to recognize a bothersome tenant can be invaluable to most landlords, as most people don’t just become a problem overnight. A certain behavior pattern will definitely show up when you start delving into their background, and there are a few tell-tale signs to look for when you begin your search of the potential do whatever you want to update

Why Online Tenant Screening is Becoming the New Normal

BY: HARINI V

Tenant Background Screening

Completing tenant screenings takes time and money, and it becomes quite a headache for landlords. From credit checks, background checks, and even a criminal record check, doing online screenings is becoming a new way for landlords to easily complete these tedious screening duties. Here’s why it’s the better way to go: Saves time. If you do whatever you want to update

Top Reasons to Keep a Tenant’s Security Deposit

BY: HARINI V 05/11/2013

Tenant Background Screening

There are certain reasons that allow landlords can keep their tenant’s security deposit. These are also things that tenants should watch out for, so that they can ensure that they get their deposits returned. A security deposit is essentially a sum of cash, usually equivalent to one month’s rent, which is given to the landlord do whatever you want to update

Five Great Tips for New Landlords (Tenant Screening)

BY: HARINI V 05/06/2013

Tenant Background Screening

A landlord’s responsibilities run the gamut of planning, maintenance, safety, and legalities. Most new landlords just don’t realize how much really goes into renting their property. Safety is one of the most important priorities, but a new landlord should also be careful about choosing the right tenant, keeping the property safe and clean, following state do whatever you want to update

Five Reasons Landlords Raise their Rent

BY: HARINI V 04/18/2013

Although many landlords feel that if they raise their rent, their tenants may become angry or cancel their renter’s contract, there are many understandable reasons to raise the rent. From cost of living increases to property tax increases and more, there are many reasons that landlords raise the rent on their properties. The tenant’s special do whatever you want to update

Five Main Reasons to Require Renter’s Insurance

BY: HARINI V

Tenant Background Screening

Both experienced and amateur landlords know that renter’s insurance can prevent a tenant from becoming angry or even leave the property because of damage to the property itself or their personal belongings. Fires, floods, and even natural disasters like hurricanes or tornadoes can create a lot of loss, and having renter’s insurance can save a do whatever you want to update

Effectively Handling Tenant Complaints

BY: HARINI V

Tenant Background Screening

As the landlord of your properties, it’s up to you to handle your tenant’s complaints in a friendly and effective manner. There are so many common complaints that a tenant can have, including plumbing, cracks, leaks, and more. Here are some tips for handling these complaints easily and efficiently. The noisy neighbors. Tenants seem to do whatever you want to update

The 4 Most Common Mistakes That Landlords Make (Tenant Background Checks)

BY: HARINI V 04/17/2013

All business owners make mistakes when it comes to their companies, and landlords make a few that are all too common. From being too lenient and lax with rent to not conducting thorough checks on their tenants, here are the four most common mistakes to steer clear of: Lax background checks on tenants. Making sure do whatever you want to update

5 Simple Ways to Hold onto Good Tenants

BY: HARINI V

Once you find qualified, trustworthy tenants, you want to keep them in your properties as long as possible, since it’s often very hard to find good tenants. Listed below are simple, easy ways to establish a friendly, long-lasting relationship with your tenants, so they will want to renew their contract with you year after year. do whatever you want to update

Maintaining Good Communication with Tenants

BY: HARINI V

Lease Agreements

The tenant-landlord relationship has gotten a bad rap due to the number of dishonest landlords out there. However, with the right communication skills, both tenants and landlords can have a good relationship with each other that will benefit both parties. Here are a few tips and ideas to keep the lines of communication open. Customize do whatever you want to update

Pros and Cons of Accepting Pets into Your Property

BY: HARINI V

Tenant Background Screening

One of the biggest issues landlords face is a potential tenant who has a pet. Should they accept pets and impose certain conditions to the rent agreement, or should they not allow any pets at all? It’s a big question for landlords to mull over, and there are both pros and cons to allowing pets do whatever you want to update

4 Effective Marketing Techniques for Landlords

BY: HARINI V

Tenant Background Screening

Rising vacancy rates in certain cities and the current state of the economy are two good reasons for landlords to invest in an effective marketing plan. Whether you have just a few rental properties or hundreds located across the country, having a marketing plan in place is a sound business decision. Listed below are four do whatever you want to update

5 Guidelines of Choosing the Right Tenant

BY: HARINI V 04/11/2013

Because of the current state of the economy, more people are being forced to rent since owning is becoming exceedingly expensive. This creates a situation with most landlords where they have to choose from a pool of extremely qualified tenants. Follow these five guidelines to choose the right tenant for you and your property: Always do whatever you want to update

The Importance of Using a Rental Agent

BY: HARINI V 04/10/2013

Using a rental agent to list and show your vacant property can be a huge time and money saving step. While a rental agent does generally take a certain percentage of the rental income, the time saved by letting them handle the process of choosing a tenant, marketing, and other duties will definitely offset the do whatever you want to update

Welcome to Houserie!

BY: HARINI V

Renting properties can be a daunting task for both tenants and landlords. Houserie.com hopes to remove some of the difficulty by providing the safest, most secure way to obtain tenant background checks.  By verifying both the identity of the landlord as well as ensuring that the tenant’s detailed credit information isn’t revealed in its entirety do whatever you want to update