Category Archives: Leasing a Home

Leasing Myth vs. Truth #3

 Myth: It is easy to negotiate the monthly cost and down payment of a lease. Truth: The average lease price is 1% of the home value. If you attempt to negotiate on a lease without knowing all of the facts, you might be declined altogether. Since competition is extremely high, often you only have one shot […]

Leasing Myth vs. Truth #2

Myth: It is easy to qualify for a home lease. Truth: Several years ago, this might have been the case. Unfortunately, with the stricter mortgage loan requirements, this also means higher competition for leases. This has also made the requirements for leasing much more stringent.

Leasing Myth vs. Truth #1

Myth: You don’t need a Real Estate agent when looking for an apartment lease. Truth: Technically this is correct, it isn’t a requirement that you have a Realtor in order to look for or sign an apartment lease; however, it isn’t well known that a Realtor can assist in your lease search and through the entire process. This […]