Posts Tagged ‘rental living’

Keeping Your Rented Home Safe for Cheap

Renters are more likely to experience a home burglary than homeowners, 85% of the time. Metro Detroit has some of the most widely varied neighborhoods in the States, from blight-laden uptown...

How to Tenant: The Plain-English Guide to Royal Rose Properties’ Lease, Part II

Don’t get stuck with the entire legal responsibility. Make sure all your roommates are named on the lease. So we missed a month on this because it took a while for us to put this together, but...

How to Tenant: The Plain-English Guide to the RRP Lease, Part I

Nope, that’s not in the rental agreement. Before you sign the Royal Rose Properties lease, read this simple, plain-English guide to what, exactly, you’re about to sign. (This post is the...

What Makes Royal Rose Properties Different?

Different in a good way. Recently, one of our employees — the wonderful young woman who represents us at all of the local trade shows and association gatherings — asked me a question...

Things You Can Do Your Own To Reduce Heating Bills

No, ‘stop paying your heating bills’ is not the correct answer. Keeping your home warm during winter can be a struggle if not correctly done which can lead to a very high electricity...

So Your Landlord is Selling the House You’re Renting

Surprisingly often, the house you’re renting can get sold and you won’t even notice until the new landlord asks you to sign a new lease. Metro Detroit’s rental market is a busy...

How to De-Neutralize Your Rental

Greige. Zombie pirates. Greige. Zombie pirates. You decide. It’s common practice among property managers, landlords, and home sellers to ‘neutralize’ a home’s décor between...

The Ultimate Way to Clean Your Rental’s Carpets

Not including spending hundreds of dollars on a professional or thousands of dollars on all new carpet. You move into a rental, and you go about your daily life for a while. Maybe a few months, maybe...

A Quiet Workout for an Upper-Flat Dweller

Jumping jacks ain’t it. Royal Rose Properties has a decent supply of flats — that is, duplexes where each floor is a different unit. And like any apartment-building landlords, we do get...

How to Survive Summer as a Work-From-Home Renter

It’s not the heat — it’s the humanity! When you work from the same home you rent, and you have children, the summer can come as a bit of a shock. Suddenly the unburdened time you...