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Renting a Home

Renting a Home

Rental experts share tips on finding a place, negotiating a price, and knowing your rights.

The best apartment rental sites and apps

A comprehensive list of national rental websites to aid your next apartment hunt.

How to get things fixed in your rental apartment

Your landlord is responsible for making repairs to essential services, but sometimes it’s not so simple.

How to negotiate a lower rent

By being a smart negotiator and savvy apartment hunter, you can save hundreds of dollars over the course of a lease.

Everything you need to know about renters insurance

TL;DR: If anything damages your personal property and you don’t have renters insurance, you’ve lost it for good.

Zillow’s new tools let you apply for apartments and pay rent

The listings website is launching a suite of property management tools.

How to maintain a healthy relationship with your tenants

Being communicative and respectful goes a long way.

How to be a good landlord

Being a good landlord requires a solid business plan, knowledge of local laws, smart budgeting, and realistic expectations.

6 tips for finding an apartment in a city you don’t live in yet

Renting a home without physically seeing it before you move in is not ideal, but it’s not impossible either. Here are six tips to make it less painful.

How to Work With (or Avoid) a Rental Broker in NYC

Industry experts explain why rental brokers are so prevalent in New York City—and offer advice on how to avoid being scammed when searching for an apartment.

How to Find a NYC Tenants Rights Attorney

From firms that specialize in tenant law to free online resources if you plan to tackle the court system solo, there are plenty of options if you're seeking justice.