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. […]

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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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How much should I charge for an application fee?

How much should I charge for an application fee

One of the biggest responsibilities a landlord has is to gather applications and screen tenants. (And if you don’t require an application it’s time to start!) Landlords everywhere are constantly running applications every time there is a vacancy. And usually it takes multiple applications before a vacancy is filled. It doesn’t take very long before […]

How to process tenant applications and outsource tenant screening

How to process tenant applications and outsource tenant screening

Screening tenants is the most important thing a property manager can do! Almost every problem that a landlord may have to deal with can be traced back to poor screening. Good tenants pay on time, pay online, and take care of the property. They are easy to manage and don’t violate the lease or cause […]

Is your rental property sitting vacant too long? Try this!

Is your rental property sitting vacant too long

If you’ve ever had a rental property sit for a long time, you know how expensive it can be! Vacancy costs are one of the highest expenses that affect landlords… Needless to say, getting your property filled should be a top priority. In this video we talk about a system we use to evaluate vacant […]

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