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What to Do When Tenants Refuse to Leave

January 29, 2016

Sometimes tenants can be difficult; but as with most things in life, tenants are temporary. Or at least they should be. Unfortunately, as some unlucky landlords have found out, some problem tenants don’t want to leave. So what can you do? When dragging tenants out by their shirttails won’t do, it’s time to check into… [Read More]

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The How and Why Behind Online Rental Payments

January 27, 2016

As a landlord, one of the biggest stressors is collecting rent. Even if it typically gets paid on time, you’re still left with a little anxiety at the beginning of each month. The reality is that it’s just not efficient to collect rent through the mail or in person. If you want to make the… [Read More]

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Set The Stage: 9 Home Staging Tips That Will Sell Your Property Faster

January 25, 2016

If you’re looking to sell one of your properties, appearances are everything, or almost. That’s why staging is such a key part of the home sales process. Staging refers to setting up your home in a visually appealing way. While some staging advice will cost you a pretty penny, there are plenty of ways to… [Read More]

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How to Write Killer Rental Listings That Convert

January 22, 2016

Being able to differentiate your rental listings from the hundreds of other local property listings in circulation is a skill that every landlord needs to hone. It’s not an easy skill to perfect, but it’s important, nonetheless. The ability to write high converting listings with descriptive and compelling language is something that can really set… [Read More]

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How Much House Can You Really Afford?

January 20, 2016

For many landlords, the initial draw of buying properties to rent out comes from the naïve idea that these homes will always bring in surplus income. The idea of collecting rent is that the home will pay for itself, right? Unfortunately, this isn’t the reality. If all goes well, renting will help you recoup costs… [Read More]

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Everything You Need to Know About Multi-Family Property Investments

January 18, 2016

While most people think about single-family homes when looking at real estate investments, multi-family properties often bring better returns. The issue is that there are typically fewer of these properties available and they require a little more knowledge and research. If you’re a real estate investor looking to diversify your investments and incorporate a handful… [Read More]

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15 Common Mistakes Made When Flipping a House

January 15, 2016

House flipping is a continually growing trend, fueled by HGTV shows like Flip or Flop and Fixer Upper. Savvy investors who like to work with their hands are looking for opportunities to flip rundown houses and turn a profit. However, turning a profit on a flipped home isn’t nearly as easy as reality stars make… [Read More]

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11 Traits Tenants Look for in a Landlord

January 13, 2016

Many people think that being a landlord is easy and assume the responsibilities can be handled by anyone. But experienced property managers recognize that there’s a lot more to being a good landlord than meets the eye, and tenants have very specific ideas of how their landlords should act. Typical landlords tend to fall into… [Read More]

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8 Tips for Preparing Your Vacation Rental for the Holidays

January 11, 2016

It’s the holiday season, which means visitors from all over will be looking for vacation rentals as they visit family members or go on vacations. Maybe you already have a vacation rental, or maybe you want to turn your home into one while you travel this holiday season. Either way, there are a few things… [Read More]

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7 Types of Tenants Landlords Should Avoid

January 8, 2016

In a perfect world, the landlord would provide a much-needed service, and the tenant would accept it gratefully, paying the rent on time and respecting the property. However, that’s not always the case, and the best landlords will know how to recognize bad tenants when they come. This is why having a tenant screening process… [Read More]