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Get a Full-Sized Home on the Cheap



    Get a Full-Sized Home on the Cheap

    LOS ANGELES -- How'd you like to trade that studio apartment for a full-sized home? A Boise-based company called Designer HomeTending is offering you that opportunity.

    "Designer HomeTending matches approved, professional live-in hometenders with homes until they sell, making the homes more visually appealing to prospective buyers, safer for their neighborhoods, and insurable," according to the company's website.

    The full-sized home costs hometenders about the same price as a studio apartment, according to DHT.

    Not only are the professional squatters getting a deal on rent, the homeowners are coming out as big winners too. The process costs nothing for them, and DHT provides pool service, indoor cleaning and gardening.

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    "Homes on our program across the country consistently sell 20 to 40 percent faster than area 'norms,'" according to DHT.

    There are a few downsides for the renters. Hometenders cannot smoke, own pets and are only given a few days notice to move out.

    DHT has opened offices in Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Denver, Long Beach, Los Angeles and Sacramento.

    For more information, visit or call 888-895-8915.