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How to Avoid Rental Scams

Scams are very common in the rental industry. Every rental web site experiences rental scams, and there's no perfect solution for keeping these scammers away. Unfortunately, there's not a lot that can be done once someone's been scammed.

At Rentspeed, we ban scammers from using our system when we catch them...However, no web site is 100% bulletproof.

There are basically three kinds of rental scams that exist, and they're very easy to avoid if you know what the red flags are.

If you're looking to rent property, we strongly urge you to read our article about avoiding Rent Scams.
Is it Better to Rent or Buy?

Usually at some point, people asks themselves whether it makes more sense to buy a home, or simply rent one. Social pressure and emotions are usually big factors that push people into buying a home. There's also a lot of misinformation out there. So who's opinion can you trust?

The truth is, there are many factors and variables that must be considered when buying a home. From a financial perspective, it can actually become a pretty complex equation...and each person has a different situation.

Be sure to read our article which explains how to determine whether it's better to rent or buy a home.

Buying a home is a HUGE decision, and we're glad to share our knowledge to help people make better, informed decisions.
Expenses of Owning and Renting

Whether you're renting or buying, here's a list of things that need to be considered when figuring your budget.

Homeowner Renter
Cable TVxx
Property Taxx
Trash Billx
Home Maintenancex
HOA Duesx
City Feesx

We're not trying to make a case against buying a home, but there are certainly more expenses involved with home ownership than many people realize.