Debbie Vornholt

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Landlord Entry Rules

Landlord Entry Rules I was talking to someone who was interested in renting a unit the other day. She asked what our policy was on entering an apartment that someone lived in. I explained our policy (which is detailed below) and she then said that the reason she was moving out was because her landlord …

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How To Find A Great Tenant For Your Rental

How To Find A Great Tenant For Your Rental All landlords want great tenants. How do you find a great tenant for your vacant rental property though? Searching for a great tenant can seem like an impossible task. I have found that you have to talk to a lot people to find one or two …

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Screening Applicants – Debt To Income Calculator – Case Study

When screening applicants, do you use a Debt To Income calculator? If you don’t, then you should! I just had someone apply for a rental home. He currently owns a home and will be closing on it in a couple of weeks.  He told me told he tried to buy a house but had been …

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Air Conditioning Trouble Shooting Check List

Air Conditioning And Hot Weather Do you have air conditioning trouble shooting check list? During hot summer months, you can hear the buzz of air conditioning units running continuously. They are an essential part of many homes.  All of my rentals that I manage have central air conditioning units and some have an additional window …

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Mini Blinds And Your Tenants

Mini blinds and your tenants. Question:  As a landlord, do you provide mini blinds in your rental homes or do you make the tenant install them? I love mini blinds in my own home but loath them in rental homes. I have never understood how they can be damaged so badly by tenants!  There is …

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Screen Applicants With Confidence

Screening applicants is a stressful and challenging endeavor.  You typically only have to screen tenants when you have a vacant home or a home that is about to be vacant. A vacant home does not put money in your pocket. Your goal is to find the best possible tenant that you can find as quickly …

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Maintenance Issue Case Study

There are days as a property manager when I just roll my eyes as my fingers furiously type an email response. Today was one of those days.  Remember, having procedures in place will save you a lot of headaches! One such procedure is the move in inspection. I moved college students into a rental home …

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Evicting A Tenant In The Winter

Evicting A Tenant In The Winter

Evicting A Tenant In The Winter Can You Evict A Tenant In The Winter?  Evicting a tenant in the winter should not be any different than evicting at any other time of the year. Theoretically speaking, as long as you follow the law and send the proper notice required in your area, you can evict a …

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Probate Investing Tip – How Long Do You Mail To Probate Leads?

Probate Investing Tip There seems to be some mystery about how to market to probates. I get asked about probate investing and marketing all the time. 

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Probates – Learn How To Find Off Market Deals Using Probate Marketing

Probate Marketing and Off Market Real Estate Deals Are you tired of competing with droves of other investors for deals?   (I know you are) It’s pretty frustrating when you’re looking for deals where everyone else is looking.  So why not look somewhere else? I’m talking about off market deals.  So what exactly are off market …

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