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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 […]

The Top 5 Items to Replace or Upgrade in Every Rental Property You Buy

The Top 5 Items to Replace or Upgrade in Every Rental Property You Buy

After you have purchased an investment property, have you ever encountered the dilemma of figuring out which things should be replaced or upgraded? Chances are you have already spent so much money acquiring the property, you may be reluctant to spend an extra dime in renovating the place (or at least, delay renovations until the […]

Should I Invest In Mobile Homes?

Should I Invest In Mobile Homes

According to John Fedro, an active mobile home investor, if you go this route you will be talking to motivated mobile home buyers and sellers who own all sizes of mobile homes and manufactured homes. Some of these mobile homes will be considered singlewides, and others will be considered doublewides. Whether singlewide or doublewide, both of […]

Should you ever relax your tenant screening criteria?

Should you ever relax your tenant screening criteria

Vacancy is expensive. In fact, it’s one of the biggest costs that a landlord may have. And it can sometimes cause landlords to get desperate. In such situations, it may be tempting to relax your screening criteria to get a unit filled. It’s understandable… You have an empty unit that is losing money every day, […]