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As Boston Rents Continue to Increase, Landlords Must Conduct Due Diligence

  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015
  General   Rental Market   Massachusetts   

In Boston, rent prices continue to climb. Zilpy reports that during the month of January 2015, rents in the Boston metro area climbed by an average of 5.18% compared to the previous month

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Tips to Help Landlords Protect Their Investments in Overheated San Francisco Market

  • Thursday, February 19, 2015
  General   Rental Market   California   

For several years, the rental market in San Francisco has been what could best be described as overheated, with rents escalating each year.

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Online Rental Payment Provides Protection for Landlords in New York City

  • Tuesday, February 17, 2015
  General   Rental Market   New York   

Price hikes in rent have become a common occurrence in the New York City rental market, where during the previous year, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens all witnessed spikes in rental prices.

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One Applicant is Never Enough. Choose Wisely.

  • Sunday, February 15, 2015
  Rewards   

Earning reward points toward free services with VerticalRent just got easier. You will start earning points immediately for every credit, criminal, and eviction report processed.

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As Chicago Rental Market Soars, the Need for Tenant Screenings Increase

  • Thursday, February 12, 2015
  General   Rental Market   Illinois   

According to CNBC, rents are on the rise in the Windy City. The purchase of a 60-story luxury apartment tower located in downtown Chicago recently set a record sales price.

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Tenant Screening a Vital Necessity for Landlords in Burgeoning Atlanta Rental Market

  • Sunday, February 8, 2015
  General   Rental Market   Georgia   

Now that homeownership rates have dropped to the lowest level in two decades, single-family rental investors have found that there are many opportunities within the housing market.

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Rising Rental Demand in Houston Triggers Need for Tenant Checks

  • Tuesday, January 27, 2015
  General   Rental Market   Texas   

In Houston, Texas, the rental market is growing by leaps and bounds. According to the Houston Association of REALTORS, 2014 showed record levels for the local Houston housing market, with home sales prices and volume reaching record heights.

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How to Evaluate Tenant Background Screening Companies

  • Tuesday, January 20, 2015
  General   Tips   

Today, it has become increasingly important for landlords to ensure they are properly screening their tenants. According to The New York Times, evictions are on the rise around the country, often for nonpayment of rent.

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Short Term Rentals are Hot in South Florida

  • Thursday, January 8, 2015
  General   Rental Market   Florida   

According to CBS Miami, the state of Florida has benefitted from three consecutive years of ground-breaking tourism numbers, which is due in part to allowing homeowners to rent their properties seasonally.

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Attention Vacation Rental Property Owners! Screen for Criminals

  • Friday, January 2, 2015
  General   Tips   

Owning a vacation rental property can present a wealth of benefits, including the ability to enjoy your own getaway whenever you are ready as well as financial benefits.

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What Should a Tenant Screening Report Contain?

  • Saturday, December 27, 2014
  General   Tips   

The process of obtaining a tenant screening report is often among the most dreaded aspects of filling a vacancy. This is often because landlords may be confused about what they should include in the report.

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The Best Tenant Screening Service Is Earned

  • Thursday, December 18, 2014
  General   Tips   

When it comes to tenant screening, you owe it to your business and your other tenants to ensure that you only use the best tenant screening service.

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5 Benefits to Showing Tenant Gratitude with a Christmas Basket

  • Thursday, December 4, 2014
  General   Tips   

It's that time of year again; the time of year for goodwill toward mankind. This year, you may find that showing a little gratitude toward your tenants with a Christmas basket can result in a number of benefits.

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Considerations to Setting Rent Price

  • Thursday, November 27, 2014
  General   Tips   

Ideally, the right rent price for your rental property would be a price that would allow you to bring in the most profit. Unfortunately, the process of setting rent prices is a bit more complicated than that.

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Living the Small American Landlord Dream with a Self-Directed IRA

  • Thursday, November 20, 2014
  General   Tips   

During the fallout from the recession, many investors found that investing in stocks was no longer the best option for meeting their investment goals. As a result, many people began to look for ways to diversify their portfolio.

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Tenant Screening: A Legal Overview

  • Tuesday, November 18, 2014
  General   Legal   Tenant Screening   FCRA   Fair Housing Act   Contributing Editorial   

While it is important to screen your tenants carefully to avoid mishaps and uncomfortable circumstances, you also have to be careful not to break any discrimination laws when conducting your search for the perfect renter.

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To Allow or Not to Allow Pets?

  • Thursday, November 13, 2014
  General   Tips   

The question of whether to allow or not to allow pets is one that property owners always face. There can be both advantages and disadvantages to allowing pets.

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What the Mortgage Companies Do Not Advertise

  • Monday, November 3, 2014
  General   Tips   

Most Small American Landlords cannot afford to purchase rental properties outright with cash. For this reason, it’s logical to leverage a 30-year fixed loan from a mortgage company.

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Fixing up a Foreclosure Property into a Rental

  • Thursday, October 23, 2014
  General   Tips   

Buying a foreclosure can present a great opportunity when you are looking for a property to fix up and then rent out.

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Protect Your Property with a Background Check

  • Monday, October 20, 2014
  General   Criminal & Eviction Checks   Florida   

With so many outdoor activities and natural beauty to offer, it is no wonder that Florida is such a popular getaway destination.

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