Rental Rate Increases Are Slowing Down—And the Trend Is Expected to Continue

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The rental housing market is seeing a slowdown, as rent growth has dropped over the past several months. According to Jay Lybik, National Director of Multifamily Analytics, CoStar Group, “After four quarters of supply additions outpacing demand, the market is shifting with national asking rents declining over the last 90 days by 0.4%.” During the… Read more »

Why You Should Consider Switching to Online Rent Payments

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Landlords Property Managers Contact TSCI According to numerous surveys, most landlords rank payment problems as one of their top concerns. Chasing down rent payments is a nuisance that wastes valuable time—it can also undermine the landlord-tenant relationship. Even worse, payment issues can put your rental income at risk and lead to tenant turnover and costly… Read more »

Should You Accept Rent in Advance?

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Landlords Property Managers Contact TSCI On occasions, you may have a tenant who wants to pay their rent in advance. They might want to pay for a month or two, or even as much as the entire term of their lease. It may be tempting to say yes because of the guaranteed cash flow—but is… Read more »

Strategies You Can Implement Now to Help with Future Nonpayment of Rent

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Rental income is one of the primary reasons many people invest in rental properties. Unfortunately, rent collection doesn’t always go smoothly—especially if your tenants have been impacted by COVID-19. The federal eviction moratorium and state moratoriums make nonpayment of rent even more complicated, as qualifying tenants cannot be evicted due to nonpayment. Whether you’re dealing… Read more »

Lowering The Rent Creates a Permanent Income Reduction for Landlords

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The pandemic has caused unprecedented migrations from metro areas and rent declines nationwide, but San Francisco property owners have been hit especially hard, with rents decreasing by nearly 27% between early 2020 and early 2021. Lower Rents, More Incentives, and Less Money for Landlords While many renters have struggled to get by, so too have… Read more »