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RentWise: Renter's Workbook and Organizer

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The RentWise: Renter's Workbook and Organizer helps you be a successful renter. It is a unique and practical resource for experienced and new renters alike. There are two parts to this resource.

The Workbook

The Workbook includes seven sections with basic, easy-to-understand information:

Purchase multiple copies and save money!

  • 1–24 copies: $8.00/each
  • 25 or more copies: $6.40/each

This is also available in Spanish.

There are notes pages at the end of the Workbook for your convenience.

The Organizer

The Organizer (the folder surrounding the Workbook) provides a file to store important rental records such as the lease, rent receipts, letters to and from the property manager, and other important records. The checklist on the back pocket lists items that should be kept. Good record keeping makes it easier to look up information in case of a problem or an emergency. The Organizer includes seven Worksheets and the RentWise Resource Guide. The worksheets help you develop a plan to manage your money, figure out housing needs, record the move-in condition of your rental unit, and pull together a rental history. They include:

This workbook was developed in 2009 by Marilyn J. Bruin, Extension Specialist and Professor — Design, Housing & Apparel.

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