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Property Managers: More Tips to Find the Right Property to Buy

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 10:59AM

Once property managers decide to invest in rental properties, they need to find the right one. This is not the easiest thing to do and can take some time. However, it will be worth it to find the right property at the right price. Property managers will be spending plenty of time here to make sure that they really like it and see themselves taking care of it for many years.

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Topics: Property Management, Rental Tips, investing in a rental, Rental Management, manager for rental property, Property Managers, investment property, investment properties, rental property owners, rental upgrades

Property Maintenance: Tips to Clean the Apartment Between Renters

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 10:30AM

One of the worst parts of owning apartment buildings is the time between tenants. This is a good time to do some extra property maintenance. Many like to clean the carpets and also give the apartment a good clean. Painting, replacing anything that is a problem, and even remodeling should also be done during this time if it is needed.

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Topics: Cleaning checklist, Maintaining a property, cleaning tips

More Tips For Moving Into an Apartment

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 11:00AM

Moving is never easy. It doesn’t matter if you are moving into your first apartment or moving from one to another, it can be quite difficult. Many times, you never realize how many things you own until you start putting them into boxes. When you plan to relocate,you should always make a plan and start as soon as you possibly can.

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Topics: Tips for tenants, Rental Tips, moving tips

Six Tips to Relocate

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 09:00AM

There are times in life when you need to relocate and move to another city or even state. You may even have to move all of the way across the country. Relocation is never easy, no matter how often you have to do it.

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Topics: moving tips, relocation

5 Inspection Tips for Renters at Move-In

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 11:00AM

So you've found your ideal rental property, talked to the owners, done the walk-through, signed the lease and paid your security deposit. While you may be congratulating yourself on finding such a gem, it's now time to cover your bases and make sure that security deposit comes back to you whenever you decide to move out. As the tenant, you have also become the active caretaker and will be considered responsible for any damage taken on by the property during your stay. Whether or not you had a full inspection done before signing the lease, it's time to do a little inspection of your own with full documentation in order to prove the starting state of your new home. If you have a property manager, you can contact them to inspect with you.

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Topics: Tips for new tenants, moving tips

Property Managers: Tips to Be a Good Landlord

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 09:45AM

 

Being a landlord is not always easy. It is a tough business – yes a business. You have to treat it as a business in order to be successful. However, one of the most important things you can do is being a good landlord.

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Topics: Good Landlord, Property Manager

5 Reasons to Hire a Property Manager for Your Investment Properties

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 04:00PM

After a certain point of financial stability and success, most people begin to consider ways to invest or make more money with what they have. Some turn to stocks, high-interest saving accounts, or risk it all in an attempt to start their own business. However, many people find themselves in the natural position of owning investment property. This often occurs simply by buying a home earlier in life, then buying a better one later on without selling the first. With a renting family in the now-secondary property, this creates a reliable and mostly hassle-free form of income that can serve to build up a nest egg and be used to buy additional investment properties. Of course, as your holdings increase, so too do your duties as a landlord. While it may have seemed OK to manage repairs and maintenance for a single additional property, if you're starting to feel the stress of juggling several tenants and properties, it may be time to hire a property manager.

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Topics: Property Managers, investment property, Real estate investment

How to Minimize Your Dog's Impact on a Rental Property

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 11:21AM

When you love your dog, you wouldn't dream of ditching them for a new rental property that isn't pet-friendly. As a responsible tenant and pet owner, you always make sure to find a new place with a reasonable pet agreement in the lease and you're more than willing to pay an extra deposit promising you and your dog will treat the property well. But what do you do if a landlord or property manager won't allow your dog unless you promise there won't be a single sign of your furry friend after you leave? If your pet is well-behaved, then you are safe to make this promise as long as you take the necessary precautions to control the usual troubles like scratched floors, dog-smell, and shedding into the carpets. Here's your 101 on how to be a responsible tenant and keep your landlord and property manager happy with your whisper-quiet canine companion.

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Topics: Tenants, Tips for tenants, Rental Tips, Pet Damage, Tips for new tenants, pets, responsibilities of pet owners, owning a pet

Tips for Choosing the Right Apartment For You

Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 10:15AM

Choosing the right apartment is the difference between feeling like you have a home and just having someone to sleep. While cost is important, it shouldn’t be the deciding factor. There are many other things to consider before you choose the right apartment. It will be worth the trouble when you find a place that suits your needs and makes you happy.

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Topics: finding the right apartment, apartment tips

The Myths and Truths About Renter’s Insurance

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 10:05AM

Now that you have moved into your own apartment, you are probably busy decorating and settling in. You should be enjoying this time in your life. You get to choose furniture, bedding, and other miscellaneous things to put around your own space. You can make it exactly the way that you want. This time in your life can be extremely fun.

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Topics: renter's insurance, insurance myths and truths, renters