Tag: rental living

How to Kill the Mess (for Renters)

One form of insecurity of attachment is called “disorganized/disoriented” Are you a messy person? Not a gross person, like the kind that lets food sit out until it molds and attracts flies, that kind of person is beyond the scope of this article, but a messy person who is continually battling clutter? We’re going to […]

Keeping Your Rented Home Safe for Cheap

Renters are more likely to experience a home burglary than homeowners, 85% of the time. Metro Detroit has some of the most widely varied neighborhoods in the States, from blight-laden uptown Detroit streets where abandoned structures house squatters that steal power from the city with illegal cables, to bustling suburbs like Birmingham, where locking your […]

How to Tenant: The Plain-English Guide to the RRP Lease, Part I

Nope, that’s not in the rental agreement. Before you sign the Royal Rose Properties lease, read this simple, plain-English guide to what, exactly, you’re about to sign. (This post is the first part of that guide — the part where we tell you about what the lease requires you to do for us.) Your Responsibilities […]

What Makes Royal Rose Properties Different?

Different in a good way. Recently, one of our employees — the wonderful young woman who represents us at all of the local trade shows and association gatherings — asked me a question that really got me thinking. “What makes Royal Rose Properties different from the other property managers in the Metro Detroit area?” It […]

Things You Can Do Your Own To Reduce Heating Bills

No, ‘stop paying your heating bills’ is not the correct answer. Keeping your home warm during winter can be a struggle if not correctly done which can lead to a very high electricity bill. There are many installations a person can invest in which will ensure that one’s home stays nice and warm on those […]

So Your Landlord is Selling the House You’re Renting

Surprisingly often, the house you’re renting can get sold and you won’t even notice until the new landlord asks you to sign a new lease. Metro Detroit’s rental market is a busy place — dozens of houses are sold every day. So what if you’re happily renting a house in Metro Detroit and someone knocks […]

How to De-Neutralize Your Rental

Greige. Zombie pirates. Greige. Zombie pirates. You decide. It’s common practice among property managers, landlords, and home sellers to ‘neutralize’ a home’s décor between tenants. That is to say, the common wisdom is that all traces of personality or recognizable style should stripped down as much as possible, from exchanging decorative Disney switch plates for […]

The Ultimate Way to Clean Your Rental’s Carpets

Not including spending hundreds of dollars on a professional or thousands of dollars on all new carpet. You move into a rental, and you go about your daily life for a while. Maybe a few months, maybe a few years. One day you look down and you realize that something has changed. Perhaps it was […]

A Quiet Workout for an Upper-Flat Dweller

Jumping jacks ain’t it. Royal Rose Properties has a decent supply of flats — that is, duplexes where each floor is a different unit. And like any apartment-building landlords, we do get our fair share of complaints that the neighbor upstairs is training Clydesdales in their living rooms between midnight and 2AM most of the […]