Archive for the ‘2. Tenant Blog Posts’ Category

Real Self-Defense: How to Live Alone and Be Safe in Detroit

ProTip: The answer isn’t to arm yourself — literally or metaphorically — it’s to learn how to avoid being a victim in the first place. Royal Rose Properties has homes in a...

How to Feel Like The Boss of Your Rental Home

Some of these ideas might be counterintuitive, but they’ll make a huge difference in the way you feel about your rental home. The human mind is a fascinatingly complicated thing that pulls a...

Tenant Life: Coping with a Small Closet

Nevermind coming out of the closet — some are too small to get into in the first place!   The house is almost perfect. There’s a dishwasher and a garbage disposal, one of your...

The Best Way to Decimate Your Entertainment Budget: A MAP

Seriously, who doesn’t love LEGOLAND? (Barefoot people don’t count.) We understand that life without entertainment sucks. We get it! We all occasionally spend money we shouldn’t on...

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...

Extraordinary Cleaning Hacks for Renters

We’re REALLY not talking about breaking doors and windows. OK, tenants? Ok? Right? Believe us, we know very well that rental homes are full of details that are a pain in the backside to clean...

How to Move Into a Rental Home

Drew’s Law: Moving is more complicated than you think, even when you take this rule into account. Moving into a new home is a heck of a project, and a lot of people underestimate it pretty...

Design Your Rental’s Interior (w/o Upsetting the Landlord!)

The principles of interior design are simple and finite. OK, well, at least finite. There are quite a few things you can do with a house you own that you can’t do with a rental — at...

The Post-Move Paperwork: Details You Can’t Skip

Well, you can, but it’s a REALLY bad idea. So you just moved into one of our many rental properties, and while you’ve gotten the furniture moved and the basic utilities established,...

How to Use Michigan’s ‘Repair and Deduct’ Policy

Step One: Call a Lawyer and Ask Them about Everything You See Here — We’re Not Lawyers, and this is Not Legal Advice! In general, if you have a problem with your rental property that...