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Monday, October 7, 2019

What About Fido? Protecting Yourself When Your Tenants Have a Dog
Property Management Blog As Americans, we love our four-legged companions. In fact, nearly half of all U.S. households report having a canine living with them. Of course, while dogs are undoubtedly our best friends -- and for good reason, who can resist those floppy ears and wet noses? -- allowing your tenants to ...

Monday, September 16, 2019

3 Important HUD Housing Programs for Landlords
Property Management Blog Even though most landlords privately own their rental property, it is important to become familiar with government housing programs. These HUD housing programs aim to ensure that all renters and buyers are treated equally and have the ability to live in safe, habitable conditions. Learn three important HUD programs every landlord should f...

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

4 Tips For Making Your Small Rental Shine
Property Management Blog Having a small rental property with minimum square footage doesn’t necessarily mean that it can’t be attractive to prospective tenants. In fact, there are more and more people out there looking to downsize their living space and decrease the amount of stuff that they own. There are also a lot of people wanting to decrease...

Thursday, August 22, 2019

How to avoid bad property managers.
Property Management Blog When you hire a property management company to oversee your real estate investments there is a lot riding on the line. And while a good property manager can be worth their weight on gold, a bad one can truly wreak havoc.So how can you tell the wheat from the chaff BEFORE you hire them? Here are some tips:Questions to ask:How long have the...

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Income Approach To Rental Property
Property Management Blog What Is the Income Approach?The income approach is a type of real estate appraisal method that allows investors to estimate the value of a property based on the income the property generates. It’s used by taking the net operating income (NOI) of the rent collected and dividing it by the capitalization rate. It’s also known as ...

Sunday, August 4, 2019

A Level Up Realty Property Management 12 Steps to Get Your Property "Rent-Ready"
Property Management Blog As a property manager or landlord, there are 12 steps you should take in getting a rental property ready to show to new prospective renters.  “Rent ready” means the property has been cleaned, repaired, or remodeled and that it’s in rent-able condition for new tenants. Here is a 12-point checklist to make sure y...

Monday, July 29, 2019

A Rental Property Cash Flow Example
Property Management Blog Investing in real estate rental properties requires a great deal of research. One very important aspect of the process is understanding how a property is going to generate cash flow from rental operations. A simple cash flow calculation can illustrate the potential of rental real estate as an investment.Here's how it works, using a fo...

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Benefits of Being an Absentee Landlord
Property Management Blog There are certain advantages or being located far from your rental properties. These include:Tax Deductions for Rental Related Travel- Depending on how far you live from the rental property, traveling to the property can be expensive. However, landlords are allowed to deduct business-related travel expenses on their taxes, which can help ...

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Smooth Sailing through the Move Out Process
Property Management Blog The move out process can be a stressful situation for both tenants and owners. Tenants are in the process of packing and moving while trying to still take care of their normal day-to-day responsibilities. Owners have to worry about vacancy and re-marketing expenses. In order to get through this would be stressful situation it is important...

Monday, June 24, 2019

Property Management 101: The One Thing All Landlords Should Do to Level Up Their Property Management
Property Management Blog 1. Make Regular Checks On Your RentalsOne of the biggest mistakes I see with rentals is not checking on them. We do quarterly checks on the properties. At the same time we are doing the check, we change furnace filters, check batteries in the smoke detectors and CO alarms, and make sure there are no issues with plumbing leaks. We can also...

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