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7 Reasons Why the Detroit Real Estate Market is Heating Back Up

  • Wednesday, October 11, 2017
  Michigan     Matt Angerer

When people think of Detroit real estate, they typically think of homes that have been abandoned and foreclosed. They picture a city that has seen better days, and for a long time, that was an accurate depiction.

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The Bay Area Housing Crisis, Explained

  • Wednesday, October 4, 2017
  California   Tenant Screening   Criminal & Eviction Checks   Tips     Matt Angerer

Anyone who stays current on California real estate knows that the state is facing a serious supply and demand issue. There simply aren’t enough homes on the market, and those that are available get snatched up before the ink on the “For Sale” sign dries.

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International Buyers Are Cooling on Chicago Real Estate

  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017
  Illinois     Matt Angerer

In 2015, Chicago placed 10th on the list of cities most searched by international buyers, according to Realtor.com International.

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A Guide to Where to Buy and Where to Rent in New York City

  • Sunday, September 10, 2017
  New York   Tips     Matt Angerer

The New York City real estate market is overwhelming for buyers at best. With a median sales price of $1,335,000, affordable housing isn’t easy to find. Maybe that’s why only 31 percent of NYC households own their homes.

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The Feds Crack Down on Dirty Money in Miami Real Estate

  • Monday, September 4, 2017
  Florida   Tenant Credit Checks   Tips     Matt Angerer

If you work in real estate, you know the importance of tenant screening and rental credit checks. What you might not realize is there is another issue in real estate, and it’s a big one. It’s money laundering, and it’s hit Miami in a big way.

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8 Ways to Retain Residents for Another Lease Term

  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017
  Advertising & Marketing     Matt Angerer

Renting can become a very lucrative and rewarding experience when you have the right tenants. You're perhaps fortunate most to all your renters are people who follow the rules and always pay their rent on time.

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5 Keys to Successfully Marketing your Rental Property Vacancy

  • Friday, August 18, 2017
  Tips     Matt Angerer

If you rent your vacation property, then your marketing program needs to aim at bringing the kind of visitors that deliver the best return on your investment.

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Buying Rental Property in Erie, Pennsylvania: Facts to Know Before Moving

  • Tuesday, August 15, 2017
  General   Pennsylvania     Matt Angerer

If you've never lived in Pennsylvania, you'll find some great cities in the state with good property investment opportunities. Some cities (like Erie) also have one of the lowest costs of living over any other city in the region.

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Student Housing - Is it Worth Investing In?

  • Saturday, August 12, 2017
  Advertising & Marketing   General     Matt Angerer

As someone who wants to get serious about a real estate career, it's time to learn about some newer options available out there. While you've maybe written off doing home flipping, buying apartments, or even participating in AirBnB, investing in student housing might become your best option.

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5 Property Management Best Practices

  • Friday, August 11, 2017
  Tenant Screening     Matt Angerer

If you are a landlord, especially a new landlord, you need to know how to maximize your return on your investment. Here are our top five tips for the best property management practices.

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Where to Buy Rentals in Texas

  • Thursday, August 10, 2017
  Tips   Texas     Matt Angerer

Regardless if you are looking for your first property or you own a portfolio of real estate, it's important to find properties that can give you a great return on your investment. Here are some of the hottest rental property markets in Texas you should consider investing in this year according to a recent Forbes article.

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A Tour of New York's Rental Market

  • Wednesday, August 9, 2017
  New York     Matt Angerer

Investing in rental property in New York can become a very rewarding experience considering how many people want to move there for professional careers. You likely won't have trouble finding tenants in any rental properties you own, whether in New York City or upstate New York.

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4 Reasons to Run a Tenant Background Check

  • Tuesday, August 8, 2017
  Criminal & Eviction Checks   Tenant Screening     Matt Angerer

One of the most challenging, yet rewarding, jobs is being a landlord. Whether it's a full-time gig for you, or it's your side hustle to earn some extra income, there is a lot to think about and understand if you want this venture to be successful.

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3 Consequences of Not Requiring a Tenant Credit Report

  • Monday, August 7, 2017
  Tenant Credit Checks   FCRA   Tenant Screening     Matt Angerer

More people than ever are scheming on rental property owners and managers. Whether it's a serial delinquent payer or squatters bouncing from place to place, you need to have a system in place that protects you from such hazards.

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Why Tenant Screening is a Must for Every Landlord

  • Sunday, August 6, 2017
  Tenant Screening   Tenant Credit Checks   Criminal & Eviction Checks   General     Matt Angerer

When you’re a landlord, you need help everywhere you can drum it up. VerticalRent’s mission is to provide excellent services to landlords who could use some help.

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Tenant Credit Check: The What, The Why, and The How

  • Saturday, August 5, 2017
  FCRA   Tenant Screening   Tenant Credit Checks     Matt Angerer

Watch TV long enough in the evenings, and you will eventually see an advertisement for free consumer credit checks. Along with a fun jingle, there is usually reasoning behind why you should know your credit score. In the world of rental property and property management, you should also know your tenant's credit history.

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4 Essentials to Tenant Background Screening

  • Friday, August 4, 2017
  Tenant Screening   General   Tips     Matt Angerer

Rental property has always been a favorite business for those with the discipline and stamina to take on being a landlord. And ever since there’s been a rental property, there’s been a tenant willing to destroy it.

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Tenant Harmony Achieved in Arkansas

  • Thursday, August 3, 2017
  Arkansas     Matt Angerer

Residential tenants and landlords both have rights and obligations under Arkansas law. These regulations have been put into place to protect both parties.

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The Ultimate Guide to Renters Insurance

  • Thursday, August 3, 2017
  General     Matt Angerer

Ninety-five percent of homeowners protect themselves with homeowner’s insurance, but a mere 41 percent of tenants carry renters insurance, according to an Insurance Information Institute poll. he numbers are even worse when it comes to millennials. Sixty-six percent of this group of 18-29-year-olds rent instead of own, but a mere third of them carry renters insurance.

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Landlords in Alabama Must Disclose Full Name to Tenants

  • Wednesday, August 2, 2017
  Alabama   Legal     Matt Angerer

Maybe your family has purchased a second home, or you have some extra property you want to rent out within the state of Alabama. Before you do so, there are some guidelines you should know about the tenants that will be staying in your rental property.

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