Getting a Second Look for Tenant Screening

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There are so many reasons why it’s a good idea for landlords to do tenant screening — checking prior rental history, criminal background checks, eviction history, and more. It all helps to paint a picture of the sort of renter you’re allowing into your property, and will guide you in making better and more lucrative decisions…. Read more »

Renting to Section 8 Tenants

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Depending on your location, you may be considering renting your unit to Section 8 tenants. In some areas, you may be required to consider them. Either way, there are some important things to be aware of when accepting and reviewing Section 8 applications. First of all: what does Section 8 mean? The Section 8 Housing… Read more »

Tenant Screening for College Students

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It’s that time of year again — graduation is upon us, and college students are packing up and finding off campus housing for the summer months. Some may even choose to stay off campus through the next school year. If you have units to rent in a college-accessible area, you’d be remiss not to consider… Read more »

5 Top Tools for Landlords

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Being a landlord comes with many challenges. Organization is a major one, along with finding qualified tenants and collecting rent. There are many ways to complete these tasks, but taking advantage of online software and tools can simplify your life a great deal. Many new landlords don’t realize the immensity of their task and have… Read more »

Landlord Tips for Tax Season

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It’s tax season, so what better time to review your tax information to determine which deductions you’re eligible for? Owning your own business and property is a wonderful thing, but it also comes with numerous responsibilities. Taxes are part of the deal, but that doesn’t mean you have to get caught in a never-ending loop… Read more »

The Landlord Lifecycle

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The landlord lifecycle begins before you even purchase your first property. It can be a bumpy road, but many property managers think it’s worth it, both as a rewarding career and a solid investment. How do you get started? What are the steps along the way? We share the most important highlights below. Before you… Read more »

What TSCI package is right for you?

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If you are investing in rental property to grow your investment portfolio, a best practice is consistent tenant screening. What is the best package for you? It depends. Although our products are divided into 1-5 units and 6+, it’s really your needs and preferences that decide. Our 6+ services require an on-site inspection to confirm… Read more »