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The Dos and Don’ts of Choosing a Profitable Rental Property

Wednesday, August 05, 2020 - 08:00AM

Investing in rental homes is an incredibly rewarding way to build a personal business one house at a time. Whether you are just getting started or expanding your portfolio, one of the smartest things you can do is look for housing markets on the rise and invest at exactly the right moment.

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Topics: Landlords, investing in a rental, investment properties, Real estate investment

What Tenants Need to Know About Dealing with Property Managers

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 08:00AM

From the perspective of most renting tenants, "landlord" is whoever manages the unit and accepts rent. However, there is a distinct difference between dealing with a landlord and a hired property manager. Landlords personally own the home you are renting and often have some personal stake in how it is managed as well as finite control over the policies. Property managers are professionals who are hired to take care of tenant needs, property maintenance, and make sure rent gets back to the homeowner.

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Topics: Landlords, property management solutions, rental lease questions, renter tips

The Benefits of Hiring a Property Manager for Your Income Property

Thursday, March 07, 2019 - 06:13AM

Whether you are a seasoned landlord, or you are new to managing income-properties, you have likely come to realize just how stressful, and time-consuming, property management can be. While owning a rental property can be financially rewarding, being a landlord is not as simple as many aspiring landlords may believe, as a great deal of factors go into successful property management. This is where having the support of a professional property management company can be particularly beneficial, as they can take away much of the stress involved in being a landlord. Thusly, whether you own multiple income-properties, or you are considering becoming a landlord for the first time, here are a few of the reasons to consider hiring a property management firm to manage your income-property.

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Topics: Owners, Landlords, benefits of a property manager

7 Emergency Property Maintenance Calls that Can't Wait Until Morning

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 06:00AM

Despite some of the crazy stuff you see in the business, property management is no laughing matter. You, the tenant, and the landlord work as a team sharing responsibilities to keep the property and the tenants safe. When you get an emergency call from a tenant about a maintenance or repair concern, they usually fall into one of three categories.

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Topics: Tenants, Landlords, maintenance issues, maintenance responsibilities, Maintenance Tips, Maintaining a property, residential property maintenance, emergencies

Property Managers: Tips to Find the Right Property to Buy

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 06:00AM

Once you decide to be a landlord, it is time to find the right property to buy. While it is not always easy to find a place to buy, you should take your time so that you are completely happy with your choice. Hopefully, you will be managing it for years, as well as spending a lot of time there, so you should work hard to find the right place.

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Topics: Property Management, Landlords, Finding the Right Property

10 Things Every Renter Needs to Know About Their Lease

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 06:30AM

Whether you're still house-hunting or have just moved into your new place, the central connection between any renter and their landlord is the lease. The terms of the lease are contractually binding, meaning that once both of you sign it, you are both obligated to uphold whatever's written inside. You may think you know everything about being a renter and have seen every boiler-plate lease on the market, but when it comes to contracts, never ever assume. You never know if this landlord has customized their lease, and it's important to know what you have actually agreed to. Here are the top ten things every renter should look for in their lease agreement.

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Topics: Tenants, Landlords, maintenance issues, Leasing tips, Leasing, Tips for tenants, Rental Tips, Tips for new tenants, pets, responsibilities of pet owners, owning a pet

Accidental Landlord? Working with a Property Manager is your best solution

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 09:54PM

Surprise! You are going to be a landlord. Your company, government agency or sports team is moving you out-of-area or out of state and you recently bought your home. What is your first thought? I bet you are worried about how you are going to get your home leased and managed while you are living 1500 miles away. Regardless of how far you live, a property manager for your investment is a wise and safe choice.

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Topics: Owners, Property Management, Landlords

A Spring Guide to Property Maintenance

Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - 11:00AM

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Sunny skies are in the forecast for San Diego's real estate market this Spring. Recently named one of the nation's top markets by Fortune and Realtor.com, San Diego is expected to attract an influx of home-buyers, second home buyers and investors this year. This is good news for property owners. According to a study by Beacon Economics for the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate, San Diego rents are projected to continue to rise to unprecedented highs by 2018, and property values here are already double the average.

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Topics: Owners, Property Management, Landlords, Spring Cleaning Tips, Cleaning checklist, Commercial Cleaning tips

“No” Is Not a Bad Word

Thursday, October 02, 2014 - 06:47AM

Have you ever said you didn’t want to be “that” landlord? That landlord that always says “no.” Your business is your priority. You will not make money if you bend the rules for tenants. Let’s examine three situations where “no” is never a bad word.

  • Letting Tenants out of Their Lease
  • Painting a Unit
  • Allowing Roommates Who Do Not Sign the Lease
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Topics: Property Management, Landlords

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