Your financial well being affects almost all aspects of your life; and your credit report and your credit score are tools you can use to measure your financial health - you can view these as similar to a report card and your financial GPA. The Credit Rent Boost blog will offer you information about all aspects of your credit report and score. You will find articles about how to improve your score, the financial items that make up your score, how reporting your rent payments can improve your creditworthiness and your credit score, the benefits of a better credit score, other subject matter related to real estate in general, and so much more.

How to Prepare your Rental Home if you are Leaving on a Vacation

How to Prepare your Rental Home if you are Leaving on a Vacation

The time has arrived! You are finally going on that vacation that you always dreamed about (or if it’s not your dream vacation, another vacation you are excited about). You can picture yourself relaxing at your destination, not a care in the world except for enjoying the moment… when all of a sudden you feel […]

How to Save Water While Living in a Rental Home

How to Save Water While Living in a Rental Home

Every cent is important in today’s world. Inflation is high, costs of goods are increasing and wages have yet to catch up. Your rental home may have the water included in the price or it may be a separate cost. Either way, it is important to learn how to save water. It is better for […]

Which Is Better? Flipping and Selling or Renovating and Renting?

Which Is Better? Flipping and Selling or Renovating and Renting?

The debate on this question is strong and the real estate investor community is torn on this question. Which is better? Is there a clear winner or do the differences simply in personal preferences? Do both make equally good options for real estate lenders and investors?  No matter who is the “winner”, the best part […]

Are Higher Mortgage Rates Good for Real Estate Investors?

Are Higher Mortgage Rates Good for Real Estate Investors?

From the outside, higher mortgage rates may seem like a disaster for any real estate investor. They all have mortgages and the higher the interest the more they pay on each home, right? How could that be good? While that part is true, there are other factors that play a part in determining if higher […]

Getting Ready for Fall

One of the benefits of renting a home is that large maintenance services and other property management responsibilities belong to the landlord. This doesn’t mean that you don’t have any responsibilities as a renter! Since you are living in that home, there are a few steps that you can take to make sure that the […]

What are the Benefits of Buying a Rental with a Basement Suite Built-In?

Move-In Checklist for New Tenants

As a real estate investor, you are always looking for the best use of your investment money. With all of the different options available, it can be hard to know exactly what is the best choice. Basement suites are becoming more and more popular, both for renters and real estate investors.   What are the […]

Top 7 Factors to Consider When Renting a Home on a Budget

young woman moving out, packing boxes

One of the biggest milestones in life is the first time you leave the comfort and security of your childhood home to move out and live on your own. Taking on all of the responsibilities and costs of sustaining yourself can be a challenge, particularly because when most people move out for the first time, […]

9 Key Indicators that a Home is a Good Investment as a Real Estate Investor

Rental properties are almost always a great investment. However, there are certain criteria that will ensure that the property you are considering buying is a good choice from an investment perspective.   No matter the type of property or the area it is in, it is critical to take care of the tenant/landlord relationship. Good […]

How to Split Rent with Your Roommates

Have you ever lived with roommates? If you have been living out of your parents’ home for any number of years, the answer to this question is likely a resounding, “YES!” Most people, at one point or another, live with roommates. This can be both a blessing and a curse.   Renting a home with […]

Best Way to Collect Rent from Tenants

Do you remember putting cash or a check into an envelope and bringing it to your landlord at the beginning of each month? Those days are long gone as the convenience of internet connectivity has made rent collection as easy as opening an app. Direct deposits, PayPal, Venmo and a multitude of other options have […]