October 2018

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    In recognition of Halloween, we are back with more roommate horror stories. Let’s face it, when it comes to moving into a new rental unit with a new roommate, there is always ‘a chill’ of the unknown. Check out the tenant and landlord horror stories that we found this year!First Night FearsMoved into our new place for 8 hours. I...
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    Customer service is very important in off-campus housing; much the same as any other industry where consumers decide whether to purchase a product or service.Most especially, first-year student tenants are usually making a paramount decision of where to live, after leaving the comforts of home. Although most often young and inexperienced in the...
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    Students are often unaware of income tax deduction available to them when renting a place while away at college or university. This could provide a larger refund at the end of the year from the government. Claiming rent on a tax return is something that every student living off-campus should be doing, when applicable. This beneficial tax break does...
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    The trend of repurposing old commercial and public structures into student housing buildings can be seen worldwide. It’s always refreshing for old historic locations to be saved, restored and effectively used again. Here are some global examples:London Southwark Town Hall – EnglandPhoto byMatt Clayton.Thisformer town hallwas built in...
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    Research. Start your search early for increased off-campus housing options. Before securing a rental, know the local rental averages to avoid over payment for a specific unit type.School resources. Students should use their school’s free off-campus housing resources to avoid realtor fees and memberships fees on other websites.Roommates. Get a...