5 Rental Red Flags

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Rental hunting can be a daunting endeavor - trying to find a place that suits your lifestyle while playing psychological hide-and-seek with shady landlords and management companies. And while leaks, irritating neighbors and cracked walls may be easy to detect, there are many elements to a rental property that may not be so obvious. Here are five signs to watch out for.
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