Debbie Vornholt

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Who Should Pay For Lawn Care, Pest Control and Utilities

Who should pay for lawn care, pest control and utilities.  Fortunately, they are almost always the responsibility of the tenant when renting a home in my area.  However, I talk to landlords from all over and it seems that this does vary from area.  Your job is to know what is considered “normal” in your …

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Today Is The First Of The Month And Rent Is Due


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Dealing With A Tenant That Is Unhappy

When you have been a landlord long enough, you are going to learn that dealing with a tenant that is unhappy is no fun. No matter what you do, you can’t seem to make this tenant happy.  If this tenant lives in a house, your neighbors may know how unhappy she is but the rest …

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Short Term Leases Pros and Cons For Landlords and Tenants

Short Term Leases Short term leases seem to be in demand a lot.  A short term lease by definition is any lease that is usually from three to six months longs.

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How To Renew A Lease On Your Rental Property And Do You Have To?

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How To Renew A Lease On Your Rental Property How to renew a lease seems to be a question that landlords and tenants ask me about every week.  The first question to ask is “What does your lease say?” How does it address the end of the lease term? How long was the original lease …

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Where Did The Dog Come From And Other Fun Questions To Ask Your Tenant

My tenant’s face when I ask where did the dog come from.  Illegal pets are a huge issue for landlords. 

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Successful Landlords Use Systems To Manage Their Business

  Successful landlords use systems to manage their business. Do you have systems in your business?    Successful landlords have one thing in common:  They all use systems to manage their business.  

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Spotting Bad Tenants Before They Take You For A Ride

Spotting bad tenants before they take you for a ride.   Your job as a landlord is to find the best tenant you can.     For tenants with bad credit, their job is to find a landlord who is in a hurry to rent their home and who doesn’t follow procedures.  

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Advantage Of Owning Rental Homes

Tenants That Do Not Pay On Time – How Do You Deal With Them?

  Tenants That Do Not Pay On Time   Every landlord gets stuck with at least one tenant that does not pay on time.  Tenants that do not pay on time need to be dealt with consistently so that they know you mean business.

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