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The Feds Crack Down on Dirty Money in Miami Real Estate

  • Monday, September 4, 2017
  Florida   Tenant Credit Checks   Tips   

If you work in real estate, you know the importance of tenant screening and rental credit checks. What you might not realize is there is another issue in real estate, and it’s a big one. It’s money laundering, and it’s hit Miami in a big way.

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8 Ways to Retain Residents for Another Lease Term

  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017
  Advertising & Marketing   

Renting can become a very lucrative and rewarding experience when you have the right tenants. You're perhaps fortunate most to all your renters are people who follow the rules and always pay their rent on time.

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5 Keys to Successfully Marketing your Rental Property Vacancy

  • Friday, August 18, 2017
  Tips   

If you rent your vacation property, then your marketing program needs to aim at bringing the kind of visitors that deliver the best return on your investment.

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Buying Rental Property in Erie, Pennsylvania: Facts to Know Before Moving

  • Tuesday, August 15, 2017
  General   Pennsylvania   

If you've never lived in Pennsylvania, you'll find some great cities in the state with good property investment opportunities. Some cities (like Erie) also have one of the lowest costs of living over any other city in the region.

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Student Housing - Is it Worth Investing In?

  • Saturday, August 12, 2017
  Advertising & Marketing   General   

As someone who wants to get serious about a real estate career, it's time to learn about some newer options available out there. While you've maybe written off doing home flipping, buying apartments, or even participating in AirBnB, investing in student housing might become your best option.

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5 Property Management Best Practices

  • Friday, August 11, 2017
  Tenant Screening   

If you are a landlord, especially a new landlord, you need to know how to maximize your return on your investment. Here are our top five tips for the best property management practices.

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Where to Buy Rentals in Texas

  • Thursday, August 10, 2017
  Tips   Texas   

Regardless if you are looking for your first property or you own a portfolio of real estate, it's important to find properties that can give you a great return on your investment. Here are some of the hottest rental property markets in Texas you should consider investing in this year according to a recent Forbes article.

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A Tour of New York's Rental Market

  • Wednesday, August 9, 2017
  New York   

Investing in rental property in New York can become a very rewarding experience considering how many people want to move there for professional careers. You likely won't have trouble finding tenants in any rental properties you own, whether in New York City or upstate New York.

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4 Reasons to Run a Tenant Background Check

  • Tuesday, August 8, 2017
  Criminal & Eviction Checks   Tenant Screening   

One of the most challenging, yet rewarding, jobs is being a landlord. Whether it's a full-time gig for you, or it's your side hustle to earn some extra income, there is a lot to think about and understand if you want this venture to be successful.

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3 Consequences of Not Requiring a Tenant Credit Report

  • Monday, August 7, 2017
  Tenant Credit Checks   FCRA   Tenant Screening   

More people than ever are scheming on rental property owners and managers. Whether it's a serial delinquent payer or squatters bouncing from place to place, you need to have a system in place that protects you from such hazards.

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Why Tenant Screening is a Must for Every Landlord

  • Sunday, August 6, 2017
  Tenant Screening   Tenant Credit Checks   Criminal & Eviction Checks   General   

When you’re a landlord, you need help everywhere you can drum it up. VerticalRent’s mission is to provide excellent services to landlords who could use some help.

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Tenant Credit Check: The What, The Why, and The How

  • Saturday, August 5, 2017
  FCRA   Tenant Screening   Tenant Credit Checks   

Watch TV long enough in the evenings, and you will eventually see an advertisement for free consumer credit checks. Along with a fun jingle, there is usually reasoning behind why you should know your credit score. In the world of rental property and property management, you should also know your tenant's credit history.

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4 Essentials to Tenant Background Screening

  • Friday, August 4, 2017
  Tenant Screening   General   Tips   

Rental property has always been a favorite business for those with the discipline and stamina to take on being a landlord. And ever since there’s been a rental property, there’s been a tenant willing to destroy it.

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Tenant Harmony Achieved in Arkansas

  • Thursday, August 3, 2017
  Arkansas   

Residential tenants and landlords both have rights and obligations under Arkansas law. These regulations have been put into place to protect both parties.

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The Ultimate Guide to Renters Insurance

  • Thursday, August 3, 2017
  General   

Ninety-five percent of homeowners protect themselves with homeowner’s insurance, but a mere 41 percent of tenants carry renters insurance, according to an Insurance Information Institute poll. he numbers are even worse when it comes to millennials. Sixty-six percent of this group of 18-29-year-olds rent instead of own, but a mere third of them carry renters insurance.

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Landlords in Alabama Must Disclose Full Name to Tenants

  • Wednesday, August 2, 2017
  Alabama   Legal   

Maybe your family has purchased a second home, or you have some extra property you want to rent out within the state of Alabama. Before you do so, there are some guidelines you should know about the tenants that will be staying in your rental property.

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Ultimate Guide to Avoiding Late Rent Payments

  • Wednesday, August 2, 2017
  Rents & Deposits   Eviction Guide   Tenant Screening   Rental Market   

One of the most prominent issues that landlords encounter when having rental property is having tenants that don’t pay their rent on time. Although one late payment may not actually put you over the edge, the pattern could eventually hurt your wallet.

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Guide to Owning Rental Property in Alaska

  • Tuesday, August 1, 2017
  Alaska   Legal   

So you have a property within the state of Alaska that you want to rent out. Be it extra room in your home or a separate property such as a single-family home, condo, apartment, or other separate property there are some guidelines that you need to know.

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4 Key Aspects to Being a Landlord in Colorado

  • Monday, July 31, 2017
  Colorado   Tenant Screening   General   

As a Colorado Landlord, you must understand the basics governing landlord-tenant relations. Before jumping into the world of rental properties, it's smart to understand the various statutes, ordinances, caselaw, and federal law as it relates to the area you plan to invest.

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Landlord-Tenant Overview for the State of Arizona

  • Sunday, July 30, 2017
  Arizona   Legal   

Laws and regulations are created to help society be a safer and more fair place. And when it comes to Arizona Tenant-Landlord Laws, this is especially true. We have researched the regulations and outlined what every Arizona Landlord should know.

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