Three Steps to Finding the Ideal Tenant

As a landlord, you always want to find the ideal tenant – someone who won’t give you headaches, pays the rent on time, doesn’t complain a lot, and doesn’t disturb neighbors. But it is not always easy to find a worthy tenant, right? Below are some tips to help you find a good tenant.

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The key to finding a worthy tenant depends on the way you market and maintain your property. The way you present it to people will affect what type of tenants you attract. Now, how do you that? The first thing you need to do is to differentiate your property from others. Keep in mind that you are not the only one who’s renting out a property and renters have many places to choose from, so let them know why your place is better than others. Is it, newer, safer, bigger and cheaper compared to other properties? A better place with a good price has a higher chance of attracting the ideal tenant.

The second thing you need to do is to place a for rent or lease sign at the rental property. Then, advertise in newspaper classified ads and specialty publications that provide rental listings. Flyers are a great idea, too.

And lastly, when people start calling you regarding your rental property, have them fill up application forms. Once you’ve narrowed down your choice, do a tenant screening – criminal background check, employment and income verification, credit check, rental history, etc. This can be easily accomplished through Tenantify, a website for landlords. Tenantify does all the verifications for you at no cost on your side. All you have to do is send a request to the possible renter via the website. The tenant will be asked to submit necessary documents and Tenantify takes care of all the verification processes. A report will be sent to you once done and the tenant will be the one to pay for the charges incurred.

Following these tips will help you find a tenant who will pay on time and take care of your property.

Apple Cider Cream Pie

If you don’t want it too rich, you can use Neufch√Ętel cheese instead of cream cheese. The pie will still have a velvety texture without piling on the extra fat and calories.

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Apple Cider Cream Pie

Ingredients

  • 3 cups apple cider
  • 2 cups shortbread cookie crumbs
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 package (25 oz.) plain gelatin
  • 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup (4 oz.) Neufchatel cheese, softened
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups whipped topping
  • 1 red apple

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. In saucepot over medium-high heat, simmer cider 20 minutes or until reduced to 1/2 cup. Let cool. In bowl, combine cookie crumbs and butter; press into greased 9" pie plate. Bake 8 minutes. Let cool.
  2. In small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over 2 tablespoon cold water. Let sit 3 minutes; microwave 15 seconds or until melted. With mixer on medium speed, beat milk, cheese, cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon salt 30 seconds or until smooth. Reduce speed to low. Beat in cooled cider and melted gelatin. Pour mixture into prepared pie plate. Chill 8 hours or overnight until set. Top with whipped topping.
  3. Core and thinly slice apple. In pot of boiling water, cook apple slices 1 minute. Remove; place in bowl of ice water. Drain; pat dry. Arrange apple slices on top of the pie.
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Pretty Lingerie for the Bride

For cousin Melissa’s shower party, her sister and I shopped at the best bridal lingerie store in our town. She is my favorite cousin and I’m really excited that she and Rob are finally tying the knot. They’ve been together since their college days and now they are both successful human rights lawyers. The wedding is set next month in New Jersey.



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Fabulous Do-It-Yourself Bouquet and Centerpiece Kits

A simple, bright, pretty and spring-inspired centerpiece is sure to dazzle every guest on your wedding day. But who says you have to spend so much on flowers to make the most gorgeous bouquets and centerpieces to wow each and every one of them? Below are some DIY flower arrangement ideas.

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Pillows of rounded blooms become a simple yet, breathtaking centerpiece. To do: Simply insert a brick of soaked floral foam inside a shallow bowl. Cut different rounded flowers to 4 inches, then insert stems into the foam to create a mound. Add some greens (also trimmed to 4″-long) to fill in any gaps.

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Ramekins are more than just for desserts. A scoop of assorted flowers tucked into a petite cup makes each guest feel lucky to be in your inner circle. Just fill each ramekin with soaked floral foam, then snip stems to 1 inch and press them into the foam until covered.

For more DIY arrangement ideas, Bloominous offers a fabulous do-it-yourself bouquet and centerpiece kits.

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Step-by-step pictorials can also be found at the website to help you build a beautiful piece in just 15 minutes. The DIY kits are designed by experts and the flowers come straight from their farm to ensure they arrive at your doorstep fresh and cut to order.