• 15:29 23/02/2019
    Although renting a home provides convenience and independence, there are limits to what you can do in a rental unit. Diana Valin, owner/broker at The Rental Xperts talks about some of the general do’s and don’ts of renting a home.
  • 20:27 31/10/2018
    Home moving is surely a hassle. Luckily, a little preparation work can mean the difference between a minor headache and an all-out life takeover.
  • 11:51 24/07/2018
    To ensure that you can afford for your living expenditures, you should not spend more than 30-40% of income on housing.
  • 18:14 22/05/2018
    Borrowing money to buy a house or renting it is a normal anxiety of many people who can’t afford a house. Let's take a look at 12 key differences between the two options that Business Insider lists to help you make the right decision:
  • 16:58 27/08/2016
    Many entrepreneurs become so excited about launching their new business venture that they fail to find the right location for it. This is one of the first steps that can be very critical to your success in future.
  • 17:41 08/05/2015
    Costly rentals, hefty mortgage payments and the rising expenses on monthly bills are convincing more and more people to let their rooms in flatshares and find flatmates to foot the bill.
  • 14:54 21/04/2015
    Renting privately can be a great option. You have much more choice about the type and location of property you end up living in.
  • 17:18 22/01/2015
    Whether you’re looking for a new place to rent or it’s time to renew your lease, now might be a great time to consider negotiating your rent.
  • 10:54 15/01/2015
    Renting an office space should be one of your top priorities at the onset of starting your business. However, it takes more than simply looking up available lots around town and choosing one at random. Here are some tips on the right way to rent out small business space.
  • 09:02 10/01/2015
    While breaking a lease is something to avoid, as with any binding contract, sometimes circumstances intervene and it becomes unavoidable. Here are a few pieces of advice to make the process a bit easier.
  • 08:55 02/01/2015
    Many landlords are quite reasonable when it comes to giving back your security deposit. However, you should still take the necessary precautions in order to ensure you get your money back.
  • 15:06 30/12/2014
    Sure, you're just renting the place for a year, or even just a month. But before you sign on the dotted line, make sure you know what you're signing up for.
  • 15:23 26/12/2014
    So you’ve got an idea of the Hanoi district you might want to live in from our last post. Now onto the types of housing available and what you can expect to pay.
  • 09:20 24/12/2014
    I have been living in Vietnam for four years and have moved to five different apartments since then. With this frequency of moving, I have learned a few things which I happily share with my friends and with you, if you are looking for a place to live in Ho Chi Minh City right now.
  • 11:06 23/12/2014
    If you love Hanoi so much you decide to stay, or are sent here on a volunteer programme or job transfer, you’re likely to want somewhere to live that offers more than a bedroom and bathroom. So you’re apartment hunting. There are three main things to consider: location, price and type of accommodation. In this post, I'll cover location.
  • 09:28 27/09/2014
    With a good tenant, you can sleep easy at night as a landlord knowing the rent will get paid and the property will stay relatively undamaged. With a bad tenant, on the other hand, you’re left to wonder about the state of your investment while fielding calls from angry neighbors.
  • 17:09 12/09/2014
    Finding your first apartment is an exciting milestone. But as with many firsts, your first apartment hunt can be overwhelming and stressful. This guide can help you navigate the search and find the perfect first place.
  • 16:55 12/09/2014
    If you are involved in real estate investing, you’re bound to run into a bad tenant or two. Sometimes you think you rent out your property to the right people, but once they’ve moved in, it seems like you’re dealing with entirely new ones.
  • 11:38 15/11/2013
    When you view a property to rent, it pays to be as organised as possible. Our rental viewing checklist below should provide you with basic questions to ask and things to look out for at the property. Whether you are viewing a house or a flat, it could be your home for the foreseeable future, so be prepared and make a rational assessment of the property. staircaseAlthough you're going to be renting a house or a flat rather than buying it, remember that it will be your home for the foreseeable future. Of course you'll have an instant emotional reaction to any property, but you should balance this with a rational assessment of the potential of living in the property, including the local area and amenities, the condition of the property both inside and out and the costs that come with living in it. Obviously, your own priorities will vary depending on whether you're viewing houses, flats, studio flats or just rooms, but the checklist should act as a basic guide to help you keep all of your bases covered.
  • 10:47 15/11/2013
    Tip 1: Bring your paperwork. The best way to win over a prospective landlord is to be prepared. To get a competitive edge over other applicants, bring the following when you meet the landlord: a completed rental application; written references from landlords, employers, and colleagues; and a current copy of your credit report.