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Turn Your Property Hobby Into A Business In These Easy Steps

  • Tuesday, May 28, 2019
  Advertising & Marketing   

Have you ever wondered how easy it would be to make some money from a rental property or by buying an old home to flip and sell at a profit? Well, it could be a lot easier than you might think! These days, thanks to the popularity of short-term rental sites like Airbnb, they aren’t the only two days you can make money from property either.

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Why You Need a Roommate in the Most Expensive U.S. Cities

  • Friday, May 24, 2019
  Renter   Rental Market   

From San Francisco to Manhattan, not to mention Washington D.C., people are experiencing the rapid price jumps that come with living in a cultural and business hub in the United States. It makes sense to move to these central locations to experience all the big city has to offer, but it often comes at a cost.

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VerticalRent’s 8th Anniversary Celebration Brings New UI Design

  • Wednesday, May 22, 2019
  Advertising & Marketing   

VerticalRent proudly celebrates the company’s 8th anniversary since its founding in 2011. Matt Angerer and Jeff Pierce started VerticalRent in the “Innovate New Albany” offices of New Albany, Ohio (also known as INC 8000) in May of 2011. The minimum viable product (MVP) in 2011 was designed to help small independent landlords collect rent by eCheck and was called RentCloud.

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Everything You Need to Know About Converting Your Primary Residence Into a Rental Investment

  • Monday, May 20, 2019
  Advertising & Marketing   

Being a homeowner is a big, but wonderful responsibility. But many people begin to wonder if earning money from their home is better than paying into it - and begin to consider converting their home into a rental. If you're one of these people, with aspirations of turning your starter home into a rental property, it may be difficult to know where to start.

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Got Extra Land? Here Is What You Should Do.

  • Wednesday, May 15, 2019
  Rent-to-Buy   Land Rentals   

So you have found yourself in the strange and wonderful predicament of having additional land available, what now? Or perhaps you have recently made a really great priced plot purchase, and now you want to do something with it. Of course, there are plenty of ways you can make the most of that land, pretty much regardless of the size too.

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5 Essential Elements of an Efficient and Effective Roommate Agreement

  • Thursday, May 9, 2019
  Rental Market   Renter   Legal   Utility Setup   Rents & Deposits   

As a renter, you rent from a landlord or property management company and typically sign a legally-binding lease or document that protects both you as a renter, and the person who owns the property. These agreements between landlords and tenants cover a variety of subjects and areas, working to provide both parties with what they need to ensure a successful, working relationship.

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What If the Security Deposit Won't Cover the Damages?

  • Thursday, May 2, 2019
  Security Deposits   

As a landlord, you know why the security deposit requirement for your tenants is so valuable. Even though rental properties will always go through some amount of reasonable wear and tear, the goal upon move-out is for the space to be at a very similar state to when the tenants moved in.

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Choosing An Ideal Real Estate Investment Via Two Critical Criteria

  • Tuesday, April 30, 2019
  Investing   

The concept of real estate is a far removed entity from 10 or 20 years ago. While we've seen the prices of rental properties gradually increase, it's unsurprising that people are looking to claw back some of their finances by making wise investments.

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US Buy-To-Let Markets That Are Smoking Hot Right Now

  • Monday, April 29, 2019
  Rent-to-Buy   

The US buy-to-let market is one of the most interesting in the world. Rather than being viewed as a single market that spans the entire continental United States, it’s better to think of it as a smorgasbord of different markets, all with various features.

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Finding Tenants Made Easy

  • Monday, April 29, 2019
  Tenant Screening   

When you are keen to rent out your property to people, one of the major things that you are going to have to focus on is ensuring that you find some tenants in the first place. The process of going out to find tenants can actually be surprisingly difficult to get right, and it is something you will need to work on if you are to make sure you find the right people.

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Can I Charge More for a Furnished Rental Property? Pros and Cons of the Extra Investment

  • Tuesday, April 23, 2019
  Tips   Furnished Rentals   

As a landlord, you're always looking for the edge over other properties in the area. And yet, some of the decisions you have to make are complex. Even a seemingly a simple choice like renting your apartment or home furnished comes with a number of variables that deserve special consideration.

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How To Gather Information Before Moving Abroad

  • Tuesday, April 16, 2019
  Renter   

The prospect of moving abroad is for many, a dream come true. Let’s be honest, most of the time we’re unable to move abroad unless we have a job opportunity in another country. Other times, there might be an older couple or investor that has amassed enough wealth to get up and go. It doesn’t matter what your personal circumstances are, you’re all in the same boat. Moving abroad is exciting if you know what’s going on in very good detail.

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How To Upgrade The Quality Of Your Tenants

  • Monday, April 15, 2019
  Tenant Screening   

While it might not be that you have the most luxurious set of properties to rent, it can often be that with a little effort and consideration, you are able to upgrade the kind of tenant you attract. Of course, we’re not suggesting that you should discriminate on who you have in your properties.

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Fake Tenant Credit Reports - Landlords Beware!

  • Saturday, April 13, 2019
  Tenant Screening   Tenant Credit Checks   

You have taken the leap to become a landlord, choosing investment properties carefully and beginning to vet your potential tenants. One of the methods that you'll use to see the responsibility of the tenants is through a check of their credit. Credit checks reveal a lot of potential red flags: extremely high debts, late payments in the past, or past legal action can often be visible on the report.

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Every Landlords Guide to Refinancing Rental Property

  • Saturday, April 6, 2019
  Tips   Financials   Refinance   

As you manage your rental properties, you want to come back to the bottom line and make sure you are making every effort to maximize profits. Every month, if you are working from the same circumstances as many other rental property owners, you are trying to minimize payments, including your mortgage, and maximize rental income by keeping the property rented consistently.

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Help! How Do I Sue My Landlord?

  • Sunday, March 31, 2019
  Legal   Tips   Newsletter   

When you rent a property, you assume several basic things: that your property will be safe to live in; that your landlord will take care of basic repairs in a timely manner; that, if you take good care of the property, you will be able to get your security deposit back when you move out. Unfortunately, things don't always go according to plan. What happens when you find out you need to sue your landlord?

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How to Unload a Rental Property with Existing Tenants

  • Friday, March 29, 2019
  Tips   

Landlords often realize, based on a complex variety of factors, that it is a good time to sell a rental property. Perhaps the market is perfect for sellers and you've just gotten evidence that you'll get a great deal; other times, it is simply a cash flow issue for the next stage in your rental business development.

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Becoming A Landlord In Florida: The Ultimate Guide

  • Tuesday, March 19, 2019
  Florida   

Are you thinking about making your first property investment? If so, you might want to consider buying real estate In Florida. The state provides a wealth of opportunity for those eager to make their mark in this industry. Profits could be substantial and you may find the process is easier than you would perhaps first assume. As well as this, the state is ideally managed for landlords and in many cases puts the needs and requests of the landlord before that of the tenant.

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Tenant Rights in Texas – What You Need to Know

  • Friday, March 1, 2019
  Texas   

If you are a landlord in Texas, you must think about more than your bottom line: You also need to understand tenant rights so you don’t violate the law. Tenant rights tend to favor the landlord in the state of Texas, but you still need to know the law so you can stay in good standing. Get the details on basic tenant rights and what you can do to protect yourself.

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President's Day History

  • Monday, February 18, 2019
  Presidents Day   

Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, the holiday became popularly known as Presidents Day after it was moved as part of 1971's Uniform Monday Holiday Act, an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation's workers.

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