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Should You Let Your Tenants Sublet?

April 9, 2015

When you’re a landlord, it’s essential to protect yourself against as many potential risks as possible. Some of those will inevitably involve the question of subletting before you sign a contract with a new tenant.

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8 Tips to Keep Tenants from Scamming You

April 7, 2015

You’ve probably heard of prospective renters losing out on thousands when rent scammers pose as the owners of a rental property. Those hopeful tenants find out too late that the property they paid for never existed.

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Maximize Your Rental Income with Smart Renovations

April 2, 2015

In order for your rental property to be a dependable moneymaker, you need to keep the property up to date. That may involve merely replacing an appliance now and then; but other times, it means renovations.

Hiring a Property Manager Can Allow You to Raise the Rent

Hiring a Property Manager Can Allow You to Raise the Rent

March 31, 2015

Hiring a property management company can do a lot for both you and your rental property. For a flat rate each month, landlords can give up most of their worries about rental properties.

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8 Tips for Selecting Rent Payment Processing Software

March 26, 2015

In the past, collecting rent was as simple as knocking on your tenant’s door and collecting the money in an envelope. It’s not so easy today.

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DIY Landlord? Or Outsourced Maintenance?

March 24, 2015

Whether you’re new to the rental game or a veteran, handling the maintenance for your rental property is no picnic. It takes time and money, and if you don’t handle the problem quickly, your tenants get very unhappy.

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15 Tips for Landscaping Your Rental Property

March 19, 2015

The first impression renters get of your rental property is the landscaping. The yard needs to be well groomed, with plenty of curb appeal to attract high-end renters.

Turning Your Basement into a Rental Property

12 Tips for Turning Your Basement into a Rental Property

March 17, 2015

When many homes get built, the owners may opt not to finish the basement. They may put their washer and dryer in the basement and use the rest of the space for storage, but everything else goes upstairs.

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10 Pitfalls to Watch for When Buying an Investment Property

March 12, 2015

Buying an affordable property and then renting it out for profit can sound like a pretty easy deal. But if you aren’t careful, you can fall victim to the one or more of the common pitfalls of the market, which will dispel your profits and force you to pay out of pocket.

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10 Tips for Reducing Risk as a Landlord

February 26, 2015

Being a landlord comes with dozens of unique benefits and advantages. However, if you aren’t careful, you may also open yourself up to unnecessary risks. The key is to protect and look out for yourself, above all else. Have you taken the time and effort to protect yourself from future issues, legal disputes, and problems… [Read More]