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6 Tips for Being Taken Seriously as a New Landlord

October 12, 2015

Any time you’re starting a new career or venturing into an unfamiliar fields, you want to make a name for yourself. Unless you command respect, you probably won’t be given much. This is especially true for first-time landlords. If you’re preparing to become landlord for the first time in your life, here are six essential… [Read More]

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6 Ways Landlords Can Reduce and Even Eliminate Stress

October 8, 2015

When you’re a landlord, your stress level can get extremely high. Whether you’re dealing with tenants who trash your property, tenants who never pay on time, or expensive repairs to appliances or structure, being a landlord is admittedly not a glamor profession. But it can definitely be lucrative. So how do you eliminate some of… [Read More]

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Is Your Property Family Friendly? Simple Strategies For Welcoming Kids

October 6, 2015

Not every rental property is prepared for families with children. Whether the quarters are a bit too close, there are no schools nearby, or you have a “no pets” policy, families may be passing on your property. If you want to open your doors to renters with children, you may need to make a few… [Read More]

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Tips and Tricks for Paying Off Your Rental Property’s Mortgage Quicker

October 1, 2015

Across the country, millions of Americans own their homes outright. In other words, they no longer pay mortgage payments or owe a single penny to the bank – it’s 100 percent theirs. For many people, this is the chief goal for financial freedom. But what about real estate investors? As a landlord, how much bigger… [Read More]

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Renting To College Students: What You Should Know To Protect Your Property

September 29, 2015

Whether you live in a small college town or a big city home to a few universities, you may encounter students taking their first steps into the rental market as they seek off campus housing. College students are a risky tenant population, but how can you tell if these potential tenants are raucous party types… [Read More]

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Ants, Bed Bugs, Roaches, And More: Managing Rental Property Infestations

September 24, 2015

Bugs are not popular. Whether they are tiny ants, giant roaches, or the feared bed bugs, no landlord or renter wants to find out that there are bugs on the premises. Depending on where your property is, different bugs will make up the blight. So what do you do as a landlord when you hear… [Read More]

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Who Goes There? Developing A Clear Subletting Policy

September 22, 2015

As we’ve seen recently with many of the complicated situations arising out of Airbnb rentals, subletting is a tricky business and the rules vary widely, so as a landlord, how do you manage renters who want to sublet their apartments? It’s important that landlords have a clear subletting policy to avoid any difficulties down the… [Read More]

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A Guide to Renting Your House and Buying Another One

September 17, 2015

The paths people take to becoming landlords are very unique. Some people plan on becoming a landlord and purchase investment properties to satisfy this objective. Others sort of stumble into the role. Regardless of how you get there, though, being a landlord is a lucrative long-term opportunity with many financial rewards.

7 Tips for Taking High Converting Listing Photos

7 Tips for Taking High Converting Listing Photos

September 15, 2015

When it comes to real estate, pictures, images, and visuals provide far more value than words. Whereas written and spoken words only describe a property, pictures tell the entire story. Despite the importance and value of visual content, very few landlords and property management companies fully invest themselves in capturing and publishing high quality listing… [Read More]

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4 Low Maintenance Landscaping Design Tips for the Hands Off Landlord

September 11, 2015

Landscaping is one of those things you either love or hate. Certain people enjoy being out in the yard and find tasks like mowing the lawn, pulling weeds, and raking leaves to be more therapeutic than laborious. However, for most people, yard work isn’t enjoyable. It takes hours of regular attention and often leaves you… [Read More]