Archive for the ‘2. Tenant Blog Posts’ Category

How to Pack Your Stuff for a Move

One of the realities of life as a renter is that you might be called upon to move at any time, and moving isn’t easy. But it doesn’t have to be particularly difficult, either, provided...

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...

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...

When a Detroit Property Manager Goes Out of Business

“This, too, shall pass.” We received word a few weeks ago that one of our major competitors in the Detroit area was going out of business. Of course, it’s always good news from a...

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...

Infographic: Styling Your Home as a Renter

Renters, it turns, out, CAN be choosers! Recently we came across this detailed infographic from EZ Living Interiors (http://www.ezlivinginteriors.com/) which dispenses brilliant advice on how renters...

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...

Renter’s Fundamentals: Eating Well on the Cheap

Turns out, you can’t learn everything you need to know from Cookie Monster. Eating well isn’t difficult — but eating well without blowing a load of money can be. To help our renters...

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...