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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]

4 Low Maintenance Landscaping Design Tips

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]

5 Telltale Signs You’re Getting Ready to Hire the Wrong Contractor

5 Telltale Signs You’re Getting Ready to Hire the Wrong Contractor

August 20, 2015

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]

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A Landlord’s Guide to White-Glove Cleaning After Move-Out

August 18, 2015

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.

14 Things That Millennial Renters Look for in a Property

August 13, 2015

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]

Under the Gun? How to Lease Your Property in 30 Days or Less

Under the Gun? How to Lease Your Property in 30 Days or Less

August 11, 2015

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]