Feb 16

Renting A Vacant Rental Home Fun Story

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A Vacant Rental Home Story

When you have a vacant rental home, your job is to find a great tenant as quickly as possible.  If you have an effective marketing campaign, you will get a large number of phone calls, texts and emails asking for information about your vacant rental home. Continue reading

Feb 09

How Soon Is Too Soon To Renew A Lease That Is Ending

How Soon Is Too Soon To Renew A Lease That Is Ending

Renew a lease

A rental property that is occupied by a tenant who pays the rent every month is the goal of every property owner.  Continue reading

Jan 31

Things I Hate About Being A Property Manager

 

While I love what I do, there are things I hate about being a property manager.

Managing rental problem or being a property manager can be a challenging job.  This is a people job and dealing with people can be difficult. Everyone has a different perspective and a different agenda.  Trying to do your job and keep everyone happy can be impossible some days.

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Jan 24

The Unexpected Costs Of Being A Landlord

The Unexpected Costs Of Being A Landlord

Owning rental property is the dream of millions of people and not planning for unexpected costs is one of the fastest ways to destroy that dream.  Continue reading

Jan 03

Winter Property Inspections To Prevent House Fires

House Fires

House fires are more common in the cold winter months.  Did you know that December and January are the peak times for house fires to occur? House fires are also most likely to occur on Saturdays and Sundays between 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm.

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Nov 27

December Rent Can Be The Hardest Rent To Collect

Collecting December Rent

Christmas is around the corner and some of tenants have better uses for their money than paying December rent.  Landlords often find that December is the month of the year that is the most difficult to collect rent on time or at all. 

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Nov 19

Cash For Keys

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Cash For Keys

Do you have a tenant who isn’t paying rent?  The most common route for getting rid of a tenant who isn’t paying rent is to go through the eviction process.

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Nov 07

When Can You Keep A Security Deposit?

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When Can You Keep A Security Deposit?

Are you a landlord faced with a tenant who is demanding his security deposit back? Do you know your rights as a landlord?

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Oct 23

Things Will Break In Your Rental Home That Have To Be Fixed

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Things Will Break In Your Rental Home

If you are a landlord or are considering becoming a landlord, things will break in your rental home. You need to be prepared to pay to fix stuff. 

Sometimes you are just fixing something that broke which is easy enough.  And sometimes you are stuck cleaning up after a tenant who has moved out. 

If you are lucky, it is something that you can charge the tenant for, which makes it easier to swallow.  A stopped up toilet would be one example of something that can be charged to a tenant.  But, there will be other items, like a water heater, that break in the home that you have to pay to fix.  Continue reading

Oct 18

Tenants and Scheduling Contractor Repairs

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Tenants And Contractor Repairs

When you own rental property, repairs are inevitable.  Some things just break and sometimes your tenant is rough on the house.

Whether you have one repair or multiple repairs that need to be done on your rental home, you have to gain access to the property in order to make repairs. 

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