Category: Real Estate

how to replace a toilet Seal

The Toilet Seal is probably one of the least thought about but the most critical parts of your bathroom. The seal we are talking about is located at the bottom of your toilet and connects it to the floor. This seal is usually made of wax and called a “Wax …

How to write a pet addendum

Pets are a staple of the American household. For many, owning a cat or dog is one of the best feelings in the world. Over half of households in the US have pets according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. As a landlord, it is a difficult decision on whether …

Keeping In Touch With Your Tenants

Keeping in touch with your tenants is something you will have to do as a Landlord. From leaking faucets to collecting rent you will have to interact with your tenants at some point. Cozy provides a few ways to stay in contact without overwhelming you. E-mails When you list a …

Cozy Payment Methods for Renters

Cozy has a payment system that allows the renters to pay their rent with credit or debit cards, as well as sending bank-to-bank (ACH) payments. These bank-to-bank payments come directly from the renters checking account and are deposited directly into the landlord’s bank account. You no longer have to chase …

Screening: Background and Credit Checks

If you are on the fence about screening your applicants, here is everything you need to know to make an informed decision. What screening services does Cozy offer? Cozy offers two types of screenings. Background check Credit check Cozy gives you the option to do both for $39.99, one for …

Renting vs Buying in Florida

Have you ever thought about moving to the sunshine state of Florida? One of the first questions you will ask yourself is, “Should I rent or buy in Florida?” Let’s look at the pros and cons of Renting vs Buying in Florida! Mobility If you are renting it is easier …

When Your Hot-Water Is TOO Hot!

Thermostat If you feel like your hot-water is way too hot, before you call a professional, check the thermostat. Your water being too hot is usually the result of the thermostat being set at too high of a temperature. If this is the case, verify that your hot water heater …

How much does an FHA loan cost?

A conventional mortgage requires a 20% down payment. This amount can sometimes be difficult for buyers to save up so they begin looking for other options. One very popular option is an “FHA loan” which is actually mortgage insurance provided by the Federal Housing Administration. While allowing buyers to make …

What makes buying a foreclosed property risky?

Just about everyone has heard about buying foreclosures as a get rich quick scheme. There are ads all over the place talking about how much you can raise your net worth by buying foreclosures. While this is definitely true it leaves out a lot of the pitfalls you can face …

How to unclog an AC Drain line with a Shop Vac

The condensate drain line is an important part of your air conditioning system. If this drain line gets clogged up your air conditioner will start to leak water inside your home. This guide will show you how to unclog your ac drain line with just a shop vac in just …