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What to Look for in a Rental House

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Apr 5, 2018 4:36:10 PM

Residential living isn't just about apartments and owned houses. In fact, you can find a happy medium—renting a house is a good alternative when you want to test-drive the experience of single-family-home living without taking the plunge on a mortgage.

Here are five things to look for when investigating your rental-house options.

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The Renter's Guide to Rapid City

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Mar 15, 2018 10:20:22 AM

Looking to rent a place to live in the Rapid City area? South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) is a great resource for potential renters statewide. Before you begin the process, try out our guide to find the ideal place for your budgetary and space requirements.

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Do I Qualify for Rental Assistance in South Dakota?

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Feb 8, 2018 3:46:04 PM

Managing a monthly rent payment can sometimes seem like more than your paycheck can handle. But if you meet certain standards, you may be able to qualify for assistance in making those payments here in South Dakota. You have several options—from Project-Based Section 8 to vouchers.

Here are some of the most common requirements for rental-assistance programs.

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5 Money Tips for Apartment Renters on a Budget

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Jan 25, 2018 3:21:30 PM

Paying for an apartment includes a variety of potential strains on your budget. And when your budget is a little small to begin with, this can present some headaches. Luckily, there are plenty of tactics you can utilize to manage renting an apartment on a minimal budget.

Here are some basic starter tips for money-saving when you're a budget apartment renter.

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7 Apartment Decorating Tips for First-Time Renters

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Dec 7, 2017 12:10:52 PM

Your first apartment is your opportunity to reflect your personality in your decor. Whether it's landlord rules, lack of space or boring furnishings, this isn't always as easy as it looks. Luckily, there is a variety of ways you can liven up your apartment space without spending too much.

Here are seven tips for decorating your first apartment.

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How Apartment Pricing Works: Understanding the Fees

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Nov 2, 2017 3:16:06 PM

Lease agreements and apartment listings can be a lot to take in. From the rules and regulations to deposits and fees, understanding what you're truly paying for can sometimes be hard to determine. But with the right information, you can understand how apartment pricing works before signing documents.

Here are some of the fees you may encounter when apartment-hunting and renting.

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The Renter's Guide to Sioux Falls

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Oct 5, 2017 11:46:46 AM

If you’re on the hunt for an affordable apartment in Sioux Falls, the South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) offers valuable tools and resources. To start the process off, here are some tips for finding your ideal living space for your budget, space and family needs.

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South Dakota Housing Programs Homebuyers Should Know About

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Sep 22, 2017 3:11:45 PM

Paying for a home isn't always a one-person or one-family job. There are several funding options available to South Dakotans when it comes to providing a place to live for your household. From assistance programs to housing opportunities, there are many programs to consider.

Here are five South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) programs of which you should be aware.

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Topics: Renting, Homeownership

Renting a Home: 5 Things to Look For

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Jul 13, 2017 3:32:33 PM

Not every renter is meant to end up in an apartment. Sometimes the ideal fit is a rental home. They come with plenty of benefits—yard access, often better garage availability and sometimes multiple floors.

When it comes to finding an ideal rental home, here five things to be on the lookout for.

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Understanding Renting Terms: Picking the Right Lease

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Jun 20, 2017 9:15:07 AM

When it comes to apartment hunting, the jargon surrounding lease agreements and rental paperwork can be overwhelming. But as long as you are aware of some key terms that you might (and should) see in an application or rental agreement, you can apply and sign with confidence.

Here are a few important terms of which to be aware.

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Topics: Renting

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