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Renter's Insurance: Do You Really Need it?

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Oct 21, 2016 5:43:50 PM

We all have those necessities in life that just don't seem all that necessary. We ignore the "check engine light" at first, we push the gas tank to its last sputters to avoid a trip to the gas station and we roll our eyes when a friend or family member says, "You should get renter's insurance."

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Topics: Renting

10 Tips for Tenants from HUD

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Sep 12, 2016 2:22:01 PM

Renting a new place can be really exciting – but its also an opportunity to educate yourself. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development wants you to know your rights when you rent a house or apartment.

Read on for HUD’s top ten tips for tenants to protect their rights, or visit their website at

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Topics: Renting

Apartment vs. House: When to Make the Homebuying Decision

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Jun 16, 2016 9:58:25 AM

If you’ve been renting for years, when do you know if it’s the right time to buy? There are a lot of factors that go into this decision, whether it’s investing in your future, the satisfaction of ownership or just getting more room to spread out. 

So what factors should go into the decision-making process?

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Topics: Renting, Homeownership

4 Apartment Listing Red Flags to Look for

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Apr 15, 2016 11:35:04 AM

“Cozy, one-bedroom apartment overlooking picturesque water feature.”

We all know that trick. It’s probably a closet situated next to a swamp.

When it comes to apartment hunting, there are several red flags that may pop up to alert you of when a property likely isn’t a good fit for you. Here are just a few of them that should give you pause.

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Topics: Renting

Organizing Your Apartment: Making the Most of Your Space

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Feb 5, 2016 11:06:12 AM

When it comes to apartment living, making room for your belongings and new additions to your furniture can get tricky. Space is finite, and it's not always easy to master the organizational skills it takes to make the most of your space. But here are a few tricks that can free up some room for improvement.

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Topics: Renting