Handling a Dispute With Your Landlord

While it likely may not be your aim to become close friends with your landlord, it's a reasonable goal for both parties (renter and landlord) to maintain a healthy relationship while you rent. Unfortunately, there is a chance that a dispute will arise during your lease, and in order to ...
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Four Things to Keep in Mind While Searching For a New Rental

Searching for a new apartment or other rental unit can be a truly daunting task, especially if it's something that you haven't had to take on before. Surfing through Craigslist post after Trulia listing without finding that true place you could call "home" might get a little disheartening, but having ...
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Practicing Social Media Safety

These days, privacy is a rare thing. Between mobile connectivity and social media, we literally share a majority of our important and day-to-day whereabouts and life moments. And while this keeps us in the loop of our friends and family, this same information could be catastrophic in the wrong hands ...
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Preparing your home before vacation

Summer is just about here, which means that there is a good chance that you're getting ready for one (or several) getaway vacations. Such plans should only be accompanied by feelings of serenity and joy rather than stress and negativity. At Ralarm, we are obligated to let you know that ...
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North Carolina Landlords and Tenants: Understanding Your Responsibilities

Every state has their own promulgated laws pertaining to the responsibilities and rights between landlords and tenants. While we may not be able to cover the laws of all fifty states, we are going to start in North Carolina. The Tarheel State became only the ninth state in the country ...
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Essential Tips for Renters

1. Review and read the entire rental agreement Don’t sign anything before knowing all of the terms and conditions of the rental agreement. Feel free to ask questions or even ask if any of the terms can be slightly modified (if deemed absolutely necessary). You never want to go into ...
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Home Safety Travel Tips

Nicer weather is finally here, which means you probably have a case of the travel bug. So, whether you are planning a trip for this spring or for the summer, make sure you help keep your home safe while you are away. Here are a few tips to practice for ...
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Rent Prices in North Carolina’s Largest Cities

The Tar Heel State is home to two of the fastest-growing metropolitan cities in the entire country: Charlotte and Raleigh. More businesses are making their start in North Carolina, recognizing the level of talented, educated individuals making their stay after graduating from schools such as Duke University and UNC Chapel ...
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Tips for Apartment Security in a Shared Complex

Apartment complexes seem to be sprouting up left and right in cities across America. Minus retail stores, these complexes are almost becoming cities within themselves with parks, laundry access, gyms, pools, and more. While they may range in design, these newer developments often fall in line with something like this: ...
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Convincing your landlord to install home security

Renting out your home comes with plenty of advantages, namely flexibility and convenience of having repairs and other issues taken care of for you. One of the issues that tenants may run into is the inability to install new devices or features in the home without the permission of the ...
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