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Top 10 Things to Know Before Becoming a Landlord

  • Sunday, November 29, 2015
  General   Tips   

Property values are finally on the rise. According to the National Association of Realtors, the median price for single-family homes is up 8.2 percent from last year. With property values increasing, investors have once again rediscovered the value of housing

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7 Property Characteristics for Section 8 Landlords

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015
  General   Tips   

Rules and regulations are the name of the game as a Small American Landlord. The Housing Voucher Program or better known as "Section 8" is like every other program in that it’s full of rules and regulations.

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Is It Really Less Expensive to Own Than Rent?

  • Monday, September 21, 2015
  General   Tips   

Around the country, many would-be homeowners have found that the costs of owning a home now exceed renting. While many economists beg to differ, when it comes to calculations, the details seem to make a significant difference.

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VerticalRent Announces Both VantageScore and FICO with Ultimate Edition

  • Saturday, September 5, 2015
  General   Tenant Screening   Product Updates   

VerticalRent now offers both VantageScore and FICO. It’s time to officially understand the similarities – and more importantly – their differences.

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VerticalRent Saves Real Estate Brokers and Property Managers Up to $40,000 Every Year

  • Saturday, September 5, 2015
  General   Tenant Screening   Product Updates   

Two flavors of tenant screening are available, invite and instant. VerticalRent's latest release unveils a broad spectrum of tenant screening features for both independent landlords and large real estate brokerage firms.

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VerticalRent’s Top 50 Rental Vacancy Advertising Websites

  • Wednesday, August 19, 2015
  General   Tips   Advertising & Marketing   

Advertising your vacancies to potential applicants can feel like a full-time job unless you have the authoritative list of VerticalRent’s Top 50 Vacancy Advertising Websites.

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5 Ways to Help You Confidently Set Rents

  • Tuesday, August 18, 2015
  General   Rental Market   Tips   

The rental housing business is very local and it takes time and effort to understand a local market and all the nuances that go with it.

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Tenant Screening in State College, Pennsylvania

  • Monday, August 17, 2015
  General   Rental Market   Pennsylvania   

Recognized around the world for its football program and made famous by Joe Paterno and the Nittany Lions, Penn State is one of the most well-known universities in the country.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania - Made Famous with the Hit Show The Office

  • Monday, August 10, 2015
  General   Rental Market   Pennsylvania   

For fans of the hit TV show "The Office," Scranton, Pennsylvania, represents fond memories of the lovable cast who brought Dunder Mifflin to life each week. Surprisingly, some of the beloved places featured on the show actually exist.

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Why America Has Turned Into a Nation of Renters

  • Monday, August 3, 2015
  General   Rental Market   Advertising & Marketing   

While the American dream has traditionally been one of homeownership, more and more Americans are seeing that dream slip from their fingers.

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Reducing the Risks in Managing Rental Properties in Allentown, Pennsylvania

  • Wednesday, July 29, 2015
  General   Rental Market   Pennsylvania   

Operating a rental property in Allentown, Pennsylvania, can be a solid business opportunity, but you must understand how to balance risks in order to take full advantage of the profit potential made available.

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Philadelphia Tenant Screening

  • Monday, July 20, 2015
  General   Rental Market   Pennsylvania   

Known as the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, certainly has a lot going for it. It should come as little surprise that so many people are attracted to the idea of calling Philadelphia home.

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Understanding the Rental Market in Virginia

  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015
  General   Rental Market   Virginia   

Throughout the United States, the housing market has experienced a recovery, and the State of Virginia has increased demand.

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Understanding the Current State of the Seattle Rental Market

  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015
  General   Rental Market   Washington   

While rents have been steadily on the rise the past few years, renters in Seattle have recently received a bit of good news in that fewer landlords have increased their rents over the past year.

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How to Make Evictions Valid in Wisconsin

  • Friday, June 12, 2015
  General   Legal   Wisconsin   Eviction Guide   

Wisconsin landlords are allowed by the state to evict tenants who fail to pay rent on time. However, it is vital that landlords follow the proper legal framework to make evictions valid and avoid further complications.

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The State of the Rental Market in Missouri

  • Tuesday, June 9, 2015
  General   Rental Market   Missouri   

In Missouri, renters are facing rising prices, reflecting a situation that is occurring throughout much of the United States.

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Rents on the Rise in Erie and Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

  • Tuesday, June 2, 2015
  General   Rental Market   Pennsylvania   

For renters seeking available properties in Erie and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the search may be tougher than they expected. For instance, in Erie County, the number of renters has been on the rise in the last few years.

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Rental Market Tightening in Columbus, Ohio

  • Wednesday, May 27, 2015
  General   Rental Market   Ohio   

There may be more rental properties in development in Columbus, Ohio, but rent prices are still on the rise.

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Portland One of the Tightest Rental Markets in the Country

  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015
  General   Rental Market   Oregon   

In Portland, Oregon, the average apartment rent is about $1,300, compared to about $1,180 just one year ago.

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Landlords in Michigan Facing Increasing Restrictions and Responsibilities

  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015
  General   Rental Market   Michigan   

While Detroit, Michigan may have gained a poor reputation as both industry and residents fled the city in the aftermath of the Great Recession, today, that appears to be changing.

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