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

Why Appraisals Don’t Necessarily Value Homes From an Investor’s 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 […]

Nearly Half of U.S. Renters Are Affected by Housing Cost Burden

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The American economy has been growing for the past ten years, yet more and more people are struggling to pay rent. According to the new report published by Apartment List, almost half of American renter households can be classified as cost-burdened as cost-burdened, spending more than the recommended 30% of their incomes on rent.   […]

Top 5 Exterior Maintenance Items To Perform Before Residents Move-in

Top 5 Exterior Maintenance Items To Perform Before Residents Move-in

Like anything in life, it’s the little things that can make a big difference. This also applies to rental properties. First impressions matter to tenants. This means that every part of your property needs to be in tiptop shape, not just to get the perfect tenant, but to see each property turn faster than average. […]

5.2 Million People Were Affected By Renter Fraud. Learn How To Not Sound Like A Scammer.

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In recent years, rental fraud has become more common and is affecting not only renters, but landlords as well. Unknowingly, you might be posting listings that appear fraudulent, causing you to miss out on a lot of potential leads. In a new study, Apartment List found that an estimated 5.2 million U.S. renters have lost […]

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Top 6 Tips Landlord Guide – Basics for the Real Estate Investor

Top 6 Tips Landlord Guide Basics for the Real Estate Investor

Compared to flipping properties, land lording is a long-term commitment with demanding requirements of your time. Before you take the steps toward the job of landlord, examine your capabilities and desires, and make sure that you’re up to it. If you are, it can be a wonderful and profitable experience. Are You Cut Out to […]

Landlord Liability for Tenants’ Dogs

Landlord Liability for Tenants’ Dogs

One of the reasons landlords are reluctant to rent to tenants with dogs is fear that if the dog injures someone, the landlord, as well as the dog’s owner, may end up paying. It’s very rare, however, for a landlord to be found liable for injuries inflicted by a tenant’s dog. Just leasing premises to […]

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