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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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Renter’s Rights: What Every Apartment Dweller Can Expect

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Jun 15, 2017 11:55:33 AM

Have you ever found yourself in a sticky situation with a landlord or you just aren’t sure about what to anticipate as a new tenant? If you know your expectations as a renter, you can navigate the waters of renting and interacting with landlords.

Here are a few things you can expect as a renter.

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How to Make Your Monthly Rent Payments More Affordable

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Apr 4, 2017 4:41:17 PM

You may have figured out by now that living comes with a few expenses—rent payments, taxes, utilities, groceries (and the list continues). Making rent payments can sometimes be a challenge, and no one wants to give up their phone plan, internet access or utility necessities.

So how can you make your rent more affordable? Here are a few methods to try.

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Free Download: How to Rent An Apartment: The Guide to Finding the Perfect First Rental

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Mar 17, 2017 2:54:27 PM

So you’re ready to branch out on your own and rent your first apartment. It’s an exciting time, but if you have never done it before, where do you start? With the appropriate tools and knowledge, you can get on the right track to finding that perfect apartment in South Dakota, in the perfect neighborhood, for the perfect price.

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7 Reasons Why South Dakota is Our Favorite Place to Live

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Feb 16, 2017 9:40:09 AM

We may be biased, but South Dakota is the best place to live in the country. Need some convincing? Well, national rankings in some of the best aspects of quality of life should do the trick.

Here are seven key reasons why we think South Dakota is the best.

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How to Find an Affordable Apartment in South Dakota

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Feb 13, 2017 11:55:12 AM

So you’re about to begin your search for an affordable rental property in South Dakota…

If you have a good handle on what you’re able to afford and how much of a monthly rent payment your budget can handle, you’ll want to figure out your options. What are your must-haves and love-to-haves in an apartment?

Write your checklist—then consider the following pathways to begin your search.

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5 Factors to Keep in Mind When Choosing Renters’ Insurance

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Nov 10, 2016 3:49:22 PM

You insure your car. You insure your health. You even insure your life. So why wouldn’t you insure your belongings when you’re in (or about to enter into) a rental agreement? Circumstances might call for replacing some or all of your prized possessions, so ensuring you have a little assistance in paying for these replacements is a no-nonsense decision. 

Here are five factors to keep in mind when determining your renters’ insurance needs. 

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