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How to Avoid Problem Tenants

  • Tuesday, January 3, 2017
  General   Tips   

If you want to protect your rental property investment, then do a tenant background screening on prospective tenants. A good tenant is worth his weight in gold.

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Finding Great Tenants Over the Holidays

  • Thursday, December 29, 2016
  General   Tips   

The holiday season brings fun, festivity, family, and travel -- all activities that, combined with the shorter days and cooler weather, make potential great tenants less likely to be looking for rentals.

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401k vs. Rentals -- What is the Better Investment?

  • Tuesday, December 27, 2016
  General   Tips   

There is no concrete answer to this question. Like with so many things in life, it depends. This article is going to compare/contrast the two. It will also provide some points to consider before making your investment choice.

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How to Evict a Tenant in Alabama

  • Friday, December 23, 2016
  General   Legal   Alabama   Eviction Guide   

Alabama's landlord and tenant laws provide certain rights to both parties. Small, or private, landlords should know both their rights and the tenant's rights before they lease or rent out a property so, should it be necessary to evict a tenant, you will have the law with you.

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Two Ways to Digitize Your Inspection Process

  • Thursday, December 22, 2016
  General   Tips   

Many landlords continue to inspect their units the old-fashioned way, having their tenants use only a paper checklist to document the condition of the property. Although the checklist remains important in the inspection process, you can enhance and clarify the process easily if you own a smart phone and a computer.

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How Technology Can Help With Screening Potential Tenants

  • Tuesday, December 20, 2016
  General   Tips   

If you are a property owner that is having to deal with tenant turnover, getting the right renters in the door for your next lease is important. Sometimes screening potential renters can seem tedious, but doing this step right can save you headaches down the line.

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Evicting a Tenant in Michigan - Guidelines to Follow

  • Sunday, December 18, 2016
  General   Legal   Michigan   Eviction Guide   

The grounds for eviction of tenants remain the same in many states, however, in Michigan, owners are not allowed to evict tenants without a court order, irrespective of the reasons, apart from a tenant who got into the property illegally.

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Real Estate Crowdfunding: Advantages, Myths, Tips, and Platforms

  • Saturday, December 17, 2016
  General   Tips   

Once the JOBS Act was passed in 2012, the concept of crowdfunding exploded in popularity, allowing money to be raised for everything from small businesses to real estate developments.

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Your Landlord is Foreclosing, Now What?!

  • Thursday, December 15, 2016
  General   Tips   

It can happen to anyone. You are going through the daily grind of life with family and work while living in your rental property. At the time, it made financial sense to live in a rental property in an effort to avoid homeownership risks.

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Is Your Landlord Responsible for Mold Removal?

  • Tuesday, December 13, 2016
  General   Tips   

There is no clear-cut answer, as every situation and every state is different. There are no federal laws regulating this issue. However, a few states and cities have passed legislation on landlords’ mold-related responsibilities.

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