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Real Estate Deals Gone Bad: Here's How to Find the Silver Lining

  • Saturday, January 25, 2020
  Real Estate   Deals Gone Bad   

Investing in real estate and maintaining rental properties is an exciting endeavor that can provide supplemental income and secure your financial future. However, investing in rental properties does come with some inherent risks, and it is likely that you will eventually find yourself mixed up in a real estate deal gone bad. What might have originally looked like a promising investment may soon turn into a nightmare if you find yourself with a rental property that has negative cash flow.

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7 Things to Know about Florida Landlord-Tenant Laws

  • Thursday, January 16, 2020
  Legal   Florida   

As a landlord, you have a responsibility to both your tenants and your company. One of your responsibilities is to be aware of your state's landlord-tenant laws, and to retain a lawyer when needed to ensure that you have the specific advice you need.

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Renting vs. Owning in Fort Lauderdale Florida

  • Monday, January 13, 2020
  Roommate Finder   Florida   Community   

You’re ready to relocate to Fort Lauderdale, but you’re a little overwhelmed. After doing some research, you discovered that there are dozens of neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale. Which one should you choose?

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Inside Downtown Miami: A Real Estate Agent’s Guide

  • Wednesday, January 8, 2020
  Florida   Real Estate   

The Miami real estate market is currently one of the most popular and profitable markets in the United States. Investors moving their business into Miami-Dade County are set up to be part of a booming property market, particularly in the coming decades. Throughout the last century, Miami has been a prime vacation spot as well as a strong residential and commercial sector.

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Sample Preventative Biannual Maintenance Schedule for Busy Landlords

  • Wednesday, January 8, 2020
  Preventative Maintenance   Maintenance   

If you own rental properties, it is important that you keep a maintenance schedule in order to ensure that important maintenance does not get forgotten. Preventative maintenance can help to save you time and money in the long-run by preventing costly damage and repairs down-the-road. However, if you own multiple rental properties, it can be overwhelming to try to take care of all of this maintenance on your own.

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Relocating to Jacksonville, FL? Discover the Best Places for Renters

  • Tuesday, January 7, 2020
  Florida   Roommate Finder   Community   

With an abundance of waterways, delicious eateries, and ample green spaces, you know that Jacksonville, Florida, is a wonderful place to live. You want to relocate to Jacksonville, but first, you need to choose a neighborhood. The bustling city is full of neighborhoods that are perfect for renters. Get the details on the top places to rent in the city.

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Real Estate Deal Regrets: How to Get Over It

  • Monday, January 6, 2020
  Real Estate Psychology   

Many real estate investors end up feeling tremendous guilt. They've made bad deals. They've lost money. Perhaps they've even lost years as they struggled to overcome those regrets--and in some cases, those regrets can become downright crippling.

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What Landlords Need to Know About Title X

  • Thursday, January 2, 2020
  Legal   

In 1992, Congress passed the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992. This act was also known as Title X. The idea behind the legislation was to protect families from exposure to lead in paint, dust, and soil. It was section 1018 of this law that directed HUD and EPA to disclose any data concerning lead-based paint or lead-based hazards before selling or leasing any housing built before 1978.

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The Ultimate Guide for Renting in Orlando, Florida

  • Thursday, January 2, 2020
  Florida   Community   Roommate Finder   

Orlando has more to offer than theme parks and wildlife. It’s also an excellent place to call home. As one of the largest cities in Florida, more than 1.5 million people live here, and you want to join the crowd. First, though, you have to decide where you want to live. Orlando has tons of neighborhoods that attract renters, but which one is right for you? Check out the top neighborhoods for renters, so you can get the best bang for your buck.

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6 Ways to Convince the Landlord to Accept Your Beloved Cat

  • Monday, December 30, 2019
  Renter   Pet Friendly   Roommate Finder   Community   

You have a special kitty who has been traveling with you for months or years before setting up your next (or current) rental place. You and your beloved cat are the dynamic duo and you wouldn't dream of living somewhere without your feline friend. There's just one catch: the housing crisis makes finding well-placed pet-friendly living harder than it used to be.

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Planning for the 1st Night in Your New Apartment

  • Thursday, December 19, 2019
  Roommate Finder   Community   

The first day in your new home after a move is always a challenge. Some people view it as an exciting first-night adventure; some see it as a special moving-day ordeal. There you are with everything you own in boxes, your furniture in pieces, and mattresses on the floor.

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Inside Miami Beach’s Luxury Real Estate Circle

  • Wednesday, December 18, 2019
  Florida   

Miami Beach enjoys a reputation as a popular social, economic, and recreational hub. This is true not only in southern Florida and the United States but also the world. It is also for good reason. The city’s unique culture makes it stand out from other cities in many ways. These factors make it a decisively attractive spot for tourists and vacationers, high-end luxury living, and real estate agents.

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Moving to Tampa, FL? Follow Our Renting Guide

  • Tuesday, December 17, 2019
  Florida   

Many people consider Tampa to be one of the best places to live in the United States. It manages to have both an urban and suburban feel, so everyone can happily make a home in Tampa. When you live here, you can expect easy access to parks, restaurants, bars, shopping, and schools, and many neighborhoods boast low crime rates. That makes Tampa a fun and safe place to live in.

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A Real Estate Investor's New Year's Resolutions for 2020

  • Monday, December 16, 2019
  Real Estate   

2019 hasn't been my best real estate investment year. I've acquired a few new rental properties, picking up a residential property here and there, but honestly, the profit margins just haven't been there. Unexpected repairs, vacancies, and increasing property taxes have taken their toll. Don't you hate it when the year ends up like that?

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Gift Basket Ideas for Your Tenants

  • Thursday, December 12, 2019
  Holiday Ideas   

The holiday season is rapidly on its way and the spirit of gift-giving is in the air. For many people, it's fun to think of everyone you could possibly give a gift to brighten their season. For landlords, you may have one family or several families whose holidays could be brightened by a warm yet impersonal gift.

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What are the best places to rent in Atlanta, Georgia?

  • Tuesday, December 10, 2019
  Roommate Finder   Community   Atlanta   

Do you find yourself asking, “What are the best places to rent in Atlanta, Georgia?” If so, you aren’t alone. Atlanta is full of vibrant and up-and-coming neighborhoods, and it can be difficult to keep track. Whether you are born and bred in Atlanta or are moving here for the first time, you want to find a top neighborhood. Learn about the best neighborhoods in Atlanta for renters, so you can find the perfect landing spot.

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How to Find that "Perfect" Roommate in a Sea of Duds

  • Sunday, December 8, 2019
  Roommate Finder   Community   

Getting a roommate that you like tends to be a slam dunk in many areas: you get a bigger place or an apartment in a better location than you could have afforded on your own, and you often still get to pocket the spare cash from having split the rent bill.

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Last-Minute 2019 Tax Deductions for Landlords

  • Thursday, December 5, 2019
  Taxes   

As 2019 draws to a close, many landlords, along with much of the rest of the population, are carefully considering their taxes for the year. As a landlord, you must report all the income you make on rent payments and pay taxes on it accordingly. For some landlords, that amount adds up more than expected--and like most people, you would prefer to maximize the return on your investment and minimize the amount you have to pay in taxes.

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Why You Should Invest in Austin Real Estate

  • Friday, November 29, 2019
  Texas   

Austin is the top city in the country for real estate investment, according to PwC and Urban Land Institute. As the second fastest-growing city in the nation, Austin has one of the most positive real estate market outlook, making it a prime target for property investors.

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Thanksgiving Decoration Ideas for Your Short-Term Guest Rental

  • Tuesday, November 26, 2019
  Thanksgiving   

Running a short-term guest rental or vacation rental can be a very rewarding way to use your investment property. Any home or apartment can become a guest rental. All you need is furnishings, amenities, and an eye for attractive decor. There are always travelers looking for a better-than-hotel place to stay and your furnished homes could be perfect. This is especially true around the holidays when families are coming together from all over the country.

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