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5 Best Markets for Buying Single Family Rental Homes

  • Wednesday, July 26, 2017
  General   Rental Market   

Buying single family homes for rental properties is an excellent way to generate income. Before you buy houses, finding the right market to either get started or branch into is important as not all rental markets are equal.

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How to Properly Create and Sign Landlord Forms

  • Tuesday, July 25, 2017
  General   Paperwork & Forms   

The internet is a beautiful thing that can provide just about anything you need. Free landlord forms are no exception. With the ability to access the internet, you can find, download, and print any landlord forms you might need for free.

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Perks of Getting a Free Background Check Online

  • Monday, July 24, 2017
  General   Criminal & Eviction Checks   

As a landlord or property manager, you know the importance of running a background check on potential tenants. While running a background check often seems difficult and expensive, there are ways to make the process fairly simple.

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Five Hidden Costs of Being a Landlord

  • Friday, July 21, 2017
  General   Tips   

When calculating the true cost of owning a car, the sticker price is only the beginning. Similarly, it is the hidden expenses of operating a rental property as a money-making venture that can make or break your success as a landlord.

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Throw Away the Paper Checks - Collect Rent Online!

  • Thursday, July 20, 2017
  General   Tips   

Collecting rent is one of your least favorite things to do as a landlord. Sure, you like the money, but you don’t much care for the process of getting it.

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Hard Money vs. Private Lenders – Know the Difference

  • Wednesday, July 19, 2017
  General   Tips   

The traditional means of purchasing rental properties is to secure a mortgage loan from a bank. As a landlord, you might be interested in non-traditional ways to purchase your next rental property. Both private and hard money are forms of non-traditional funding.

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7 Reasons Landlords Should Require Renter's Insurance

  • Friday, July 14, 2017
  General   Tips   

Many lease agreements include a provision that the tenant must carry renter's insurance. Often, however, this provision is not upheld by either the renter or the landlord and is swept under the rug.

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The Top 10 Reasons Landlord's Should Require Renter's Insurance for all Tenants

  • Thursday, July 13, 2017
  General   Tips   

As a property manager, you offer your tenants a decent place to live for a fair price. However, building maintenance and legal fees can get expensive when things don't work out like you imagined.

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Is My Landlord Required to Provide Air Conditioning?

  • Friday, July 7, 2017
  General   Tips   

Those of you who live in hot climates know how hot things can get in the middle of summer. As a renter, this might become a bigger challenge if the place you're renting doesn't have proper air-conditioning.

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How Renters Attempt to Negotiate Lease Changes

  • Wednesday, July 5, 2017
  General   Tenant Screening   

Landlords in America often face difficult conversations with their applicants and existing renters. Many renters believe that everything is negotiable, including the lease agreement that you lay out in front of them after they have passed the tenant screening process.

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