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4 Things Renters Should Keep in Mind When Street Parking

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Jan 17, 2019 9:26:36 AM

You did it! You found the coolest apartment in town, and you couldn't be happier. There's just one thing—the property manager doesn't provide parking spaces or lot parking for residents. When it comes to street parking, no two neighborhoods are built alike, but there are some surefire tips you can keep in mind to get the best experience.

Here are four things to keep in mind when approaching a street-parking routine.

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What Qualifies You to Have a Service/Assistance Animal in Your Rental Property?

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Jan 3, 2019 9:29:38 AM

Being honest on your rental paperwork is crucially important. In fact, as of July 1, 2018, South Dakota laws allow landlords to evict or fine tenants who misrepresent their need for a service animal when renting. That's why you should only attempt to qualify for a service animal in your rental unit if you meet the state's ascribed criteria.

So what qualifies a person to have a service/assistance animal in a rental property in South Dakota?

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The Guide to Securing a Safe, Comfortable Apartment on a Budget

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Sep 7, 2018 2:32:05 PM

When it comes to apartment-hunting, weighing the pros and cons between "safe/comfortable/attractive" and "affordable/budget-friendly" can be a task. However, there are measures you can take to make searching for an ideal place even easier.

Here are some starter tips for finding a safe, comfortable apartment on a budget.

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A Senior's Guide to First-Time Renting

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Jul 26, 2018 6:14:29 PM

Are you thinking about renting as a senior? If it's been a while since you've rented, or this is your first time, there are some important factors every senior should know. Before you start the apartment search, know what's available to you—from your neighborhood options to budgetary assistance to your renter rights.

Read on for our guide to renting as a senior.

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5 Things to Remember When Hunting for an Apartment

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Jul 19, 2018 3:48:47 PM

Depending on the number of listings in your community, your apartment search might be a one-and-done situation, or you may visit several units before committing. Regardless, make sure you spend your time wisely by taking the right steps to obtain the best possible option.

Here are five tips for a worthwhile apartment hunt.

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The Renter's Guide to Aberdeen

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Jun 21, 2018 11:47:59 AM

If you're ready to call Aberdeen home, your rental housing needs may soon be met. South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) can be a great first step toward finding affordable rentals. Apartment-hunters in South Dakota's third-largest city should read on for a guide to local property managers and other important info.

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The Guide to Affordable Housing in Sioux Falls

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on May 24, 2018 10:48:03 AM

Whether you're seeking a rental home in our state's largest city or an apartment with an affordable price tag (or even a home you'd own outright), you have plenty of options in Sioux Falls. We've assembled some useful information for those hunting for the most budget-friendly rental and purchased properties in the city limits.

Read on for our guide to affordable housing in Sioux Falls.

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Topics: Homeownership, Renting

How to Make Your Rental Property Appeal to Millennials

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on May 17, 2018 11:18:48 AM

As renting beyond your 20s continues to be a common occurrence generationally, appealing to millennials has become more and more critical to property managers. But how do you crack the code of setting yourself apart from other available options in your community?

Here are just a few of the ways you can enhance your property to make it more millennial-friendly.

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6 Things Most First-Time Apartment Renters Forget

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Apr 26, 2018 3:34:15 PM

Before you commit to a home purchase, you may be more inclined to rent for a while. When it comes to renting, though, there are still many things people should keep in mind before signing any documents.

Here are six potential considerations that can help you avoid some pitfalls in the renting process.

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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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Topics: Renting

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