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Meet The Parents: The Decision Makers in Student Housing

Meet The Parents: The Decision Makers in Student Housing | Student Housing | Scoop.it
In saying ‘meet the parents’, we’re not referring to that comedy with Ben Stiller and Robert Deniro.  We’re talking about meeting the decision-makers in student housing – the student’s...
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 Collecting Rent: Which Payment Method is Best For Landlords & Tenants?

 Collecting Rent: Which Payment Method is Best For Landlords & Tenants? | Student Housing | Scoop.it
It should come as no surprise that most young college students have never actually written a check. Times have changed significantly! The old ways of paying rent are slowly becoming dated and less favorable for today’s generation of...
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10 Must-Check Things for Students: While Viewing Rental Accommodations

10 Must-Check Things for Students: While Viewing Rental Accommodations | Student Housing | Scoop.it
Typically, when students are looking for rental accommodations, they are most concerned with location, amenities and price. All of these are important to consider, but there are also other things students should check when viewing rental...
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Tips for Advertising a Student Sublet 

Tips for Advertising a Student Sublet  | Student Housing | Scoop.it
In an ideal world, the standard lease length would be flexible and match the school term for student renters. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case in most rental markets. Students often find themselves signing a...
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Guest Blog: Canada vs. The United States: Comparing Student Housing Markets » MHN Blog | MHN Blog

Guest Blog: Canada vs. The United States: Comparing Student Housing Markets » MHN Blog | MHN Blog | Student Housing | Scoop.it
By Darren Vanecko, President, Places4Students.com Over the past decade, the student housing market in the United States has been rapidly expanding with the
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Renting A Place Without Seeing It In Person

Renting A Place Without Seeing It In Person | Student Housing | Scoop.it
A fundamental rule in apartment hunting is never rent a place without actually seeing it in person. In certain instances though, this rule must be broken. Some extenuating circumstances make it physically impossible for a potential...
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What Happens When a Tenant Breaks a Lease?

What Happens When a Tenant Breaks a Lease? | Student Housing | Scoop.it
Breaking a lease should be the last option considered by a tenant.  A lease is a legally binding contract and there are often serious consequences involved in breaking it. So what exactly happens if a tenant breaks the lease?
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How Much Should Students Spend on Rent?

How Much Should Students Spend on Rent? | Student Housing | Scoop.it
Effectively managing finances is a top priority for any cash-strapped student attending college or university. Students often have a limited income, making the task of balancing a budget particularly difficult. In addition to tuition, students...
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How to Avoid Going Overboard on Tenant Targeting 

How to Avoid Going Overboard on Tenant Targeting  | Student Housing | Scoop.it
Ever heard of the term narrowcasting? Narrowcasting refers to the dissemination of information to a very narrow audience. In student housing, narrowcasting can refer to targeting advertising efforts to a very small and specific group of student...
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Getting To Know Your Roommate - Before Meeting Them!

Getting To Know Your Roommate - Before Meeting Them! | Student Housing | Scoop.it
One of the perks for students who choose to live off-campus is the freedom to hand-pick their roommates. However, some students don’t have this option. Many colleges and universities require first-year students to live on-campus. In this...
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Understanding Common Lease Provisions & Clauses - For a First Time Tenant

Understanding Common Lease Provisions & Clauses - For a First Time Tenant | Student Housing | Scoop.it
For many students, attending college or university will mark their first time living on their own and away from home. It will also likely be the first time they sign a lease. It goes without saying that it’s of utmost importance to read a...
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Love Your Tenants?  Let’s Talk About Tenant Retention

Love Your Tenants?  Let’s Talk About Tenant Retention | Student Housing | Scoop.it
Finding and replacing tenants can be a costly task for landlords.  When property managers come across great tenants, it’s in their best interest to try to retain them for as long as possible.  Here...
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Student Housing Preferences – What Do Students Really Want? 

Student Housing Preferences – What Do Students Really Want?  | Student Housing | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered what amenities and features students are most interested in for their housing accommodations? We have compiled some valuable information for landlords and property managers of student...
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Student Sublets: How to Write a Sublease Agreement

Student Sublets: How to Write a Sublease Agreement | Student Housing | Scoop.it
Much like a lease, a sublease agreement is an important document which a student should create before they choose to sublet. A sublease agreement is a legally binding contract that outlines the terms and applicable information about the...
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5 Reasons Students Should Move Off-Campus 

5 Reasons Students Should Move Off-Campus  | Student Housing | Scoop.it
This post is written by Allied Van Lines, the largest moving company in North American providing local, long distance and international moving services and solutions. Th...
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Reputation Management: Importance of a Social Media Escalation Plan

Reputation Management: Importance of a Social Media Escalation Plan | Student Housing | Scoop.it
Guest Blog By: Lauren Melby, Account Executive at Serendipit Consulting With the increased use of online reviews and social media, managing your student...
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Is Furnishing Student Housing Worth It?

Is Furnishing Student Housing Worth It? | Student Housing | Scoop.it
This post was written by Jessica Fiur, senior editor for Multi-Housing News, a real estate publication that...
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When is the Best Time To Advertise My Rental Property To Students? 

When is the Best Time To Advertise My Rental Property To Students?  | Student Housing | Scoop.it
This is a fairly common question that our staff at Places4Students.com often receive from landlords - When is the best time to advertise my rental property to students? Unfortunately,...
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Success in Student Housing

Success in Student Housing | Student Housing | Scoop.it
As enrollment rates at colleges and universities across North America continue to rise, the demand for off-campus housing is also rising. As a result, investors and property owners are recognizing the financial opportunities available within...
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Is There an Oversupply of Student Housing in North America?

Is There an Oversupply of Student Housing in North America? | Student Housing | Scoop.it
With each passing academic calendar year, more and more student housing is being made available for colleges and universities across North America. There has been a great deal of speculation within the multifamily...
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The Potential Challenges of Renting to Students

The Potential Challenges of Renting to Students | Student Housing | Scoop.it
If there was a definition in Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary for a student renter, it would probably sound something like this. Stu•dent Rent•er...
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Effectively Dealing with Roommate Conflict

Effectively Dealing with Roommate Conflict | Student Housing | Scoop.it
Guest Blog By: The Roomsync TeamEven with a great solution for roommate matching available today, RoomSync, an online and mobile...
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Top 10 Lease Violations that Tenants Might Be Breaking Without Knowing It!

Top 10 Lease Violations that Tenants Might Be Breaking Without Knowing It! | Student Housing | Scoop.it
We’ve all done it before - skimmed through a legal document and signed on the dotted line without putting much thought into what we’re actually signing! While comprehending all of the terminology and legal jargon in a document such...
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Choosing a Roommate: Should I Live with my Best Friend?

Choosing a Roommate: Should I Live with my Best Friend? | Student Housing | Scoop.it
After graduating from high school, many students come to realize that their social circle will soon become divided, as friends travel from home to attend college or university. This results in many students finding a new group of acquaintances,...
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Avoiding Internet Scams and Fraud

Avoiding Internet Scams and Fraud | Student Housing | Scoop.it
Most of the landlords using Places4Students.com have found it to be a safe and convenient way to advertise their rental properties to potential tenants. However, as with all websites, we occasionally receive reports of scams and fraud...
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