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3 Tips to Evict a Tenant Without Hurting Their Feelings

Every landlord has to go through the eviction process at least once in their career, and it is not the most fun experience. When evicting a tenant, keep in mind they too are having a hard time. In most states you can evict a tenant for 'no cause', which is often easier than giving a reason. However, many landlords end giving 'cause' during the process anyway.

 

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March 18, 2019
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Renting to Millennial Tenants? 5 Easy Tips to Follow

Surveys show Millennials are likely to rent for almost their entire lives. Since they prefer renting to buying properties, Millennials are a target audience for landlords and property managers. Born between the early 1980s and 1990s, the Millennial generation has developed renting habits you will want to consider.

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March 14, 2019
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How Do Americans File Their Taxes?

During tax season, we are all searching for the most convenient way to file our taxes. To avoid issues, we each have our own methods and tools. Having a friend who is good at filing taxes might be your secret weapon, along with property management software (TenantCloud, for instance) which offers a tax preparation report.

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March 13, 2019
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How to Become a Maintenance Guru: Tips for DIY Landlords

The property management business is not just about collecting rent payments and interacting with tenants. A successful DIY landlord is also a master at keeping their rental properties in shape and solving maintenance issues like a service professional. Since prevention is better than cure, take a look at these five tips that will help you upgrade your landlording skills and become a maintenance guru by preventing damage beforehand or fixing it in the blink of an eye.

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March 11, 2019
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Beware! Tenant Scams Are No Joke

Tenant scams can be a nightmare not only for newbie landlords - experienced landlords must establish effective strategies for dealing with scammers as well. The number of renters who make money off of rental properties is increasing, and scammers are becoming more inventive every year. You can't be a hundred percent certain that your potential renter isn't a master of fraudulent schemes. To know the difference between a trustworthy tenant and a potential scammer is crucial when renting to anyone.

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March 08, 2019
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Real-tirement. Don’t Pass on Passive Income

Were you thinking about retirement when you were a twenty-something? Did you invest in a 401(k) in your thirties? No matter what the answer, having passive income involved is a must. Building an effective retirement model that includes passive income will let you enjoy life and spend less time counting every penny.

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March 06, 2019
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The Secret to an IRS Audit - TenantCloud

This year marks 110 years since the Sixteenth Amendment was first ratified by a majority of states, which was the birth of the income tax. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has been auditing people and small businesses ever since.

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March 04, 2019
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Can Rent Control Be a Good Thing? (Oregon, California and Illinois)

Oregon became the first state with statewide rent control. Oregon has been debating Senate Bill 608, which is designed to overcome the housing crisis and provide affordable rentals to lower-income populations. In Portland, the average rent has risen by 30% since 2011, which is one of the highest rent increases in the country.

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March 01, 2019