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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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6 Metrics that are Crucial to Investment Real Estate

  • Tuesday, October 11, 2016
  General   Tips   

Purchasing and leasing rental property can be a lucrative business. As with any business, metrics should be established and constantly worked toward.

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Renter's Insurance is a Must: Here's Why

  • Monday, October 10, 2016
  General   Tips   

Many renters may assume that if their personal property is damaged inside their rental unit or stolen, the landlord's insurance will cover it. While your insurance may cover physical damage to the unit from fire or other disasters, it is best to require renters to have their own renter's insurance.

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13 Key Considerations to Evicting a Tenant

  • Saturday, October 8, 2016
  General   Tips   

As important as tenant screening is to run a successful property rental business, it’s not foolproof. Even tenants with the best of intentions can be late on the rent, and despite your best efforts to build a good relationship with tenants, that relationship can still go south.

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5 Ways to Increase Curb Appeal on Your Rental Property

  • Friday, October 7, 2016
  General   Tips   

When you want to attract great tenants, you've got to show that you have a property worth renting. Follow these simple guidelines to giving your rental property the curb appeal needed to bring in the renters you want.

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How to Remove Offensive Cigarette Odors from Carpets

  • Wednesday, October 5, 2016
  General   Tips   

Cigarette smoke embeds an odor into everything to which it comes in contact. Although furniture and carpet are not the only things that become affected, it seems they are trickier to treat.

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5 Important Personality Traits of a Successful Landlord

  • Tuesday, October 4, 2016
  General   Tips   

So you have a rental property and are ready to find tenants. Perhaps, you are wondering if you are ready for the responsibility of being a landlord.

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4 Steps to Destroying Pet Odors

  • Monday, October 3, 2016
  General   Tips   

We all love our pets. Despite their cute faces and playful natures, sometimes they leave us with messes, that are hard to clean and smell terrible.

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3 Key Energy Improvement Upgrades for Your Rental Properties

  • Friday, September 30, 2016
  General   Tips   

As a landlord, you may think that making energy-efficient upgrades is the tenant's responsibility. The fact is, however, many tenants first question to a prospective landlord is "How much are utilities bills?"

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