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A Guide to Setting Up Utilities for Renters

  • Friday, January 4, 2019
  renter-newsletter   Tips   Utility Setup   

When you’re renting a new apartment one of the first things that you should do after you put down your security deposit and sign your lease is start getting the utilities set up. Don’t wait until the last minute to get your utilities arranged because sometimes there are long waits to get appointments. In this guide, we'll provide you with a step-by-step action plan.

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9 Tips to Avoid Fair Housing Act Violations

  • Monday, December 3, 2018
  Fair Housing Act   landlord-newsletter   

Finding the perfect tenant can be a challenge for property managers and landlords and indeed, not all tenants are ideal, which can put discerning landlords at a risk of violation of the federal Fair Housing Act.

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How to Find the Best Roommate

  • Monday, November 26, 2018
  California   Florida   renter-newsletter   Renter   

Are you tired of living alone? Or maybe you’re tired of being solely responsible for the rent and utilities. If so, you’re not alone. Many Americans not only feel the psychological effects of living alone but are also facing a growing financial responsibility that falls squarely on their shoulders. It’s a hard road when your hell bent on living alone, especially in more expensive American cities like Miami, FL, Los Angeles, CA, or New York.

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50 Most Commonly Used Free Landlord Forms

  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018
  Landlord Forms   landlord-newsletter   

Every do-it-yourself landlord should have a toolbox of landlord forms available to them for communication with their renters. On the flip side, renters should also have forms available to communicate complaints, maintenance requests, and notices to vacate.

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Eviction Process By State: A 50-Stater Nationwide Overview

  • Wednesday, October 31, 2018
  landlord-newsletter   

Every state's eviction laws differ, and some municipalities within states may have local laws that add to or differ from the state law. As a basic rule, always make sure you, the landlord, have a legal reason to evict. The timeline and process may depend on the reason for evicting. VerticalRent has compiled this basic process for every state based on our research in alphabetical order, so just scroll down to your state for a summary of eviction procedures.

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21 Steps in 21 Days: Rent Out Your Home Fast!

  • Monday, October 22, 2018
  Advertising & Marketing   Rent Your Home   Zillow Advertising   Newsletter   

Life throws curveballs, both good and bad, and sometimes we need to move on relatively short notice when we're just not willing to sell our home. Have you been transferred to a different city? Are you temporarily moving to help a relative? Maybe you've decided to spend more time at your vacation home. Whatever the reason, there's no point letting your house sit vacant when you can turn it into a source of income.

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How to Avoid Paying Capital Gains Tax on Rental Property Sale

  • Wednesday, October 17, 2018
  Tips   Capital Gains Tax Planning   Taxes   Newsletter   

Much of all capital gains tax (CGT) that may be potentially due is never collected. Savvy rental property owners plan ahead, know the law, and they know to avoid paying capital gains tax on rental property. If they cannot avoid paying all of it, they avoid paying some of it, or they defer paying capital gains tax that may be due. In this article, we discuss what you can and should legally do to avoid paying CGT on your rental property.

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Financing Options for Rental Property

  • Saturday, October 15, 2011
  General   Tips   Rental Market   landlord-newsletter   

Many investors are now finding that rental property can be an excellent way to create wealth.

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Rental Ownership Woes

  • Wednesday, June 15, 2011
  General   Rental Market   Tips   landlord-newsletter   

While real estate investing is a great line of business to get into in order to make copious piles of money there are a few things to consider before jumping into the fray.

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Becoming A Landlord: Things To Consider First

  • Sunday, May 15, 2011
  General   landlord-newsletter   

Being a landlord is certainly a great way to make more money in the real estate business, because as a landowner who can also generate income through rental and lease agreements, you can often increase your earning power significantly.

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