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What’s More Costly: Rental Vacancies or Filling Rentals With Subpar Tenants?

What’s More Costly Rental Vacancies or Filling Rentals With Subpar Tenants

One of the most important factors that today’s real estate investors need to watch out for is choosing partners and professionals who have really mastered the dynamics of tenant screening and occupancy. Each investment opportunity is only as good as the execution. Without a great handle on tenant management, the results can be disastrous. Unfortunately, many […]

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The Difference Between Renting from an Individual Landlord and a Property Management Firm

The Difference Between Renting from an Individual Landlord and a Property Management Firm

When a tenant is trying to decide between renting a home that’s managed by a property management firm, or dealing directly with the individual owner, there are some things to think about.  The type of landlord chosen may make a big difference in the renting experience. According to Marcia Stewart here are some issues that […]

Four ways to Help Safely Navigate Landlord-Tenant Laws

Four ways to Help Safely Navigate Landlord-Tenant Laws

Landlord-tenant laws rule the world of rentals. Do you know how much time you have to provide a written accounting of how you spent any deposit money you keep?  How about the laws governing when you can enter the premises? What is the limit your state allows you to charge for late fees? These sorts […]

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Rental Listing Headlines that Fill Vacancies Fast

Rental Listing Headlines that Fill Vacancies Fast

A rental listing title — the ad headline — is critical when trying to find a new tenant. When you have a vacancy to promote, you want your ad to get attention. It used to be that landlords posted “For Rent” ads in the classified section of their local newspapers for a fee. Then Craigslist […]

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Top Ten Tax Deductions for Property Owners

Top Ten Tax Deductions for Property Owners

Every year, millions of landlords pay more taxes on their rental income than they have to, because they fail to take advantage of all the tax deductions available for owners of rental property. Rental real estate provides more tax benefits than almost any other investment. Often, these tax benefits make the difference between losing money […]

Why Appraisals Don’t Necessarily Value Homes From an Investor’s Point of View

Why Appraisals Don’t Necessarily Value Homes From an Investors Point of View

The value of something is all a matter of perspective. So you have to remember whose lens you are looking through. Should the useful life of a fully renovated house (little future cap ex) have a bigger influence on the property’s appraisal than recent sales in the area? According to Mark Ainley, in regard to […]