Landlords are often pressured to allow pets in their rental properties. With more than 68 percent of American households containing a pet,…
Whether you’re getting ready to add on a new room to one of your properties or need a simple electrical job completed, it’s important that you know exactly who you’re hiring. Thankfully, bad contractors are easy to spot. They’re their own worst enemies and all seem to exhibit the same warning signs. Let’s take a… [Read More]
After the tenant moves out, you hope that everything’s been perfectly cleaned, and you won’t need to lift a finger. Unfortunately, that’s usually not the case. As a landlord, most of the time you’ll need to go in after the tenant has moved out, and clean a little deeper before the next tenant arrives.
More people are renting today than ever before, mostly because of the millennial generation, or Generation Y. This group of people includes anyone born between 1980 and 2000, and they’re an ideal target audience for your rental property. They love the freedom and flexibility that come with renting rather than buying. With that said, they… [Read More]
High vacancy rates will bring even the most successful landlord to his knees. It’s like a deadly virus that latches on and never wants to give up. Whether you experience high vacancy rates with all of your properties, or just one, it’s important that you have a plan in place for quickly getting renters. In… [Read More]
Everyone seems to be against landlords. At least that’s what you’ll feel like if you start reading articles and blogs on the internet. Everything is written for tenants and how they can protect themselves against “greedy” landlords. But what about you? How can you protect yourself from tenants? That’s a valid question and one that… [Read More]
If you’re redoing the kitchen of your rental property, be prepared for one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. Also, be prepared for the bill. It’s not an easy or cheap job, but if you do it right, it’ll pay off in increased property value, allowing you to raise the rent. However, you’ll… [Read More]