Things to Look for in a Rental Property

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So you’re looking to invest in rental property. Congratulations! Becoming a landlord and rental property owner is a big step, and one that can be very rewarding and lucrative. Before you make the leap, there are a number of very important factors to consider when selecting the property you’d like to purchase. Here are the… Read more »

What Young People Look For In Rentals

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If your property is located in an area that’s popular with younger renters, you’ve probably wondered if it’s a market you should tap into. College towns and cities are two areas full of younger rental markets, and if you’re interested in making your property appealing to them, there are several things you should know about… Read more »

How to Find a Handyman for Your Rental Property

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When you’re going down the checklist for everything you need to have a successful rental property, a reliable handyman is pretty high on the list. As a landlord, you’ll be responsible for property maintenance. That includes emergencies that threaten the wellbeing of your tenants or might damage your property, like a 3AM water heater leak… Read more »

Marketing a Rental on Craigslist, Zillow & Trulia

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When it comes to marketing a rental property, landlords have a lot of options at their disposal. There are all the traditional avenues, like print media and radio. You can list in forums online, or create social media profiles to reach potential local tenants. However, some of the best and most underutilized marketing methods are… Read more »

Making the Landlord Life Easier

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As a landlord, you have dozens of different things to keep track of. Your to-do list is probably a mile long for every property you own. There’s paperwork to fill out and file, finances to balance, maintenance to do, and tenants to find. Without help, it becomes very overwhelming very quickly. That’s why it’s important… Read more »

Selecting the Right Tenant Screening Service

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Seasoned landlords and property managers know that choosing the right tenant screening service can take a ton of worry and guesswork out of renting their property out to new tenants. Doing proper background, credit, and eviction history checks can be time consuming and complicated, so many property owners choose a simpler version that only pulls… Read more »

Lightening the Landlord Workload

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Anyone who’s been operating as a landlord for a while can tell you that it keeps you very busy. You have to have a strong work ethic, good common sense, good people skills, great networking connections, organizational skills, and more. You need to be able to multitask, and between screening tenants, advertizing and filling your… Read more »

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 »