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3 Reasons Proper Tenant Screening is Worth the Effort

  • Thursday, November 10, 2016
  General   Tips   Tenant Screening   

If you are looking for new tenants for your rental property, sometimes the process can seem overwhelming. With open houses, walkthroughs, and vetting prospective renters, it can be easy to forget to do an in depth screening.

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5 Reasons You Need To Use Free Landlord Forms

  • Tuesday, November 8, 2016
  General   Tips   Paperwork & Forms   

When you're brand new to the landlord business, it may surprise you how much paperwork you'll need to complete to legally protect yourself.

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Rent Payment Late Fees by State: Know thy Law

  • Friday, November 4, 2016
  Legal - Rent Collection   

You and your tenant agreed upon terms set forth in a rental or lease agreement. So what do you do if the tenant is late paying rent?

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Money Maker: Investment Strategies for Landlords

  • Thursday, November 3, 2016
  General   Tips   

Investing in real estate can mean big profits, if it's done well. Many people jump into the real estate business, only to find themselves overwhelmed by the work and not making the money they had originally dreamed of.

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Wondering What is a Reasonable Pet Deposit Fee?

  • Wednesday, November 2, 2016
  General   Tips   

Cats and dogs are more than good friends and family members. For landlords, they can also be good business. In 2014, 72 percent of apartment renters had a pet.

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Design Your Bed and Breakfast Inn Style

  • Tuesday, November 1, 2016
  General   Tips   

There is nothing like a weekend getaway to a beautiful bed and breakfast. Whether it be for romance, relaxation, or just a new adventure, bed and breakfast hotels provide some of the most exquisite accommodations imaginable.

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Squashing Squatters: How to Handle a Squatting Tenant

  • Monday, October 31, 2016
  General   Tips   

Squatting is an act that has troubled and perplexed many landlords for a long time. Perhaps you've discovered someone living in a property you own without your permission.

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New Property Owner? Five Tips for Accidental Landlords

  • Friday, October 28, 2016
  General   Tips   

If a rental property has fallen into your lap, this can be a great resource for supplemental income, but this won’t come without some work on your end.

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Security Deposit Law in California Explained

  • Thursday, October 27, 2016
  General   Tips   California   

A security deposit is money collected by a landlord in addition to rent and used to protect the landlord if the tenant violates the terms of the rental lease.

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Free Landlord Forms: The Documents You Can't Ignore

  • Wednesday, October 26, 2016
  General   Tips   Paperwork & Forms   

When it comes to being a landlord, there is a lot to keep up with. One of these things is documentation. Luckily, you can find free landlord forms that will come in quite handy for your needs.

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Security Deposit Law in Arizona: 4 Things Landlords Should Know

  • Tuesday, October 25, 2016
  General   Tips   Arizona   

There are two times when security deposits become an issue. When a new tenant is moving in and when your tenant has decided to leave. What are the rules when it comes to security deposit law in Arizona?

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5 Tips for Clearing Your Clogged Plumbing Before Hiring a Professional

  • Monday, October 24, 2016
  General   Tips   

Low water pressure, excessive water usage, slow drains, and various noises all relate to different reasons your plumbing is about to become clogged.

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Renter's Insurance: A Necessity!

  • Friday, October 21, 2016
  General   Tips   

Most people are fully aware of the need to carry homeowner's insurance to protect their home and contents. However, the renters among us might not understand that if you are renting, you still must face the same questions and quandaries pertaining to insuring your valuables and personal belongings.

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Important Guidelines for Letting Tenants Paint Your Rental Property

  • Thursday, October 20, 2016
  General   Tips   

Usually, the standard practice is for landlords to paint their rental properties in neutral colors with the expectation that tenants will personalize the space with their choices of furnishings and accessories.

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12 Things Landlords Should Know About Texas Security Deposit Law

  • Wednesday, October 19, 2016
  General   Tips   Texas   

Every Texas landlord should be familiar with security deposit law in Texas. Not following the law could result in the landlord losing the right to keep a tenant's security deposit and may incur legal costs.

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Starting Out in the Real Estate Investment Business

  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016
  General   Tips   

Real Estate investing can be an extremely lucrative endeavor. It provides residual income, while at the same time your future investment is essentially being purchased for you.

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12 Things Landlords Should Know About New York Security Deposit Law

  • Monday, October 17, 2016
  General   Tips   New York   

The State of New York has clear legislation on the topic of security deposits. Landlords should know the law, and follow it.

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3 Considerations to Evicting a Tenant in Rhode Island

  • Sunday, October 16, 2016
  General   Legal   Rhode Island   Eviction Guide   

The state of Rhode Island allows landlords to evict a tenant due to non-payment of rent. However, the landlord must abide by the legal framework regarding evictions to avoid further problems and complications.

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Creative Ways to Attract Renters

  • Thursday, October 13, 2016
  General   Tips   

With the tremendous amount of competition in the rental housing market evident in the United States today, you must be able to differentiate yourself from the competition.

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Tips for Dealing with Bad Credit Applicants

  • Wednesday, October 12, 2016
  General   Tips   

Finding and retaining quality tenants is the name of the game for landlords. Renting to the right people can provide peace of mind; however, on the other side of the equation having bad occupants will severely hamper your investment and cause a great deal of anxiety and stress.

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