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We've named our blog after the most joyful room in the house, because that's the feeling which best describes living in a Belong home. We'll be sharing tips, trends and stories from our community that capture the many ways in which we're making long-term renting a new way of life. One where all people Belong.

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A single-family home on a sunny day, with snowfall melting in the front lawn. If you own a rental home in Washington state, read this annual maintenance checklist to plan how to keep your property in good repair all year round.

Nov 24, 2022

The Annual Maintenance Checklist for Rental Homes in Washington State

These regular and seasonal maintenance jobs are key to keeping your rental property profitable and in good shape all year.

Property Management

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Belong on Nov 24, 2022

A silhouette of a voter placing their voting card in a ballot box. Learn more about the ballot initiatives that passed in November 2022 and how they could impact real estate investors and rental home owners.

Nov 18, 2022

Which 2022 Ballot Initiatives Passed and How Could They Impact Homeowners?

Legislation has a ripple effect on the real estate markets. So which ballot initiatives passed and how will they impact landlords and real estate investors?

Real Estate Investing

Written By

Belong on Nov 18, 2022

The front of a home with the garden growing long and in need of pruning - one of the annual maintenance items to check off to maintain a rental home in California

Nov 10, 2022

The Annual Maintenance Checklist for Rental Homes in California

California rental owners take note: These regular and seasonal maintenance jobs are key to keeping your rental property profitable and in good shape all year.

California

Written By

Belong on Nov 10, 2022

A woman has a calculator and color samples, opposite a man handling cash. Is it better to finance a renovation with credit or cash?

Nov 9, 2022

Is It Better To Finance a Renovation or Home Remodel or Pay in Cash?

10 ways to pay for a home renovation and the pros and cons for each

Renovation and Remodeling

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Belong on Nov 9, 2022

A photo of Smokey Bear Fire Danger Sign in Bakersfield, California. Learn more about investing in or owning a rental property in a fire zone.

Nov 7, 2022

Real Estate Investing in a Fire Risk Zone: What you need to know

Find out how to assess risk and protect investment property in fire zones

Real Estate Investing

Written By

Belong on Nov 7, 2022

A photo of a Florida home damaged by storms. With hurricanes and natural disasters unavoidable, learn more about how to protect your investment property in a flood zone.

Nov 7, 2022

Real Estate Investing in a Flood Zone: What you need to know

What to consider and how to assess your risk if you have a rental home or are considering purchasing an investment property in a known flood zone in the US.

Real Estate Investing

Written By

Belong on Nov 7, 2022

A photo of a residential street in LaBrea, California. Learn more about investing in real estate in Los Angeles.

Nov 6, 2022

The Local Investors' Guide to Los Angeles Real Estate

With high demand for long-term rentals, learn more about investing in and pricing LA property for rent.

California

Written By

Belong on Nov 6, 2022

A photo of a beautiful kitchen remodel in Fallbrook, California, completed by Belong Pro and Construction Services. Learn more about the average cost of a kitchen remodel.

Nov 3, 2022

What is the Average Cost of a Kitchen Remodel?

Find out with our guide on how to budget and plan for a kitchen renovation for your home or rental property.

Renovation and Remodeling

Written By

Belong on Nov 3, 2022

An image of a mural wall that says "City of Tampa", located in Tampa Florida. Learn more about investing in real estate in Tampa.

Nov 3, 2022

The Local Investors’ Guide to Tampa Real Estate

With high migration and lower price point than Miami, learn more about investing in a Tampa rental home.

Florida

Written By

Belong on Nov 3, 2022

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