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4 Main Things Landlords Should Do Before New Year’s Eve

The new year is all about setting goals and getting ready for new challenges. For landlords and property managers, the week between Christmas and New Year’s is another chance to catch up and set business goals for the upcoming year. To make a fresh start, be sure to resolve maintenance issues related to your rental properties and complete urgent tasks before the clock strikes twelve, so you can leave any rental troubles behind and stay on good terms with your renters.

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December 13, 2018
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What if a Tenant Stops Paying Rent - Quick Solutions

The dreaded part of being a landlord is having to deal with a tenant that will not pay. The investment you calculated is not paying for itself, and time is against you. The reality sets in that rent is not coming in, and you still have a tenant living in your rental. There are formal legal proceedings and processes to follow as well, but what if there is a faster way? Let’s consider an alternative method as well as the formal processes at your disposal.

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December 10, 2018
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What Landlords Should Know if Their Tenants Work from Home

Have you ever rented out property for residential purposes, but then discovered that your tenant used it as a home office without consent? It may not be a problem with self-employed renters who have a computer-based business such as programming, web design, or copywriting, but what if a tenant hires employees to work with them on the property and actively conducts home business that can potentially cause damages and/or disturbance? Is it considered a breach of tenancy, or should it be accepted?

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December 05, 2018
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Why Renting to Gen Zers Might Be a Genius Idea

So much has been said and written about Millennials and their renting priorities, while Generation Z is entering the rental market with heads held high. Obviously this topic cannot be left unaddressed, since 18- to 22-year-old Post-Millennials seem to be the perfect renters. They are great multitaskers and entrepreneurs, understanding that their financial success depends upon properly thought out decisions, dedication, and personal determination.

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December 03, 2018
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Tips on How a Landlord Can Maintain Work-Life Balance

Being a landlord does not mean to blindly dedicate yourself to your renters. The real key to becoming a successful landlord and begin managing your rental properties more efficiently is to achieve a balance between work and personal life. In simple terms such harmony, both internally and in relations with your tenants, will pay off sooner or later.

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November 29, 2018
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Pre Holiday Checklist for Landlords

We have two pieces of news for you: the holiday season is just around the corner, and as a landlord, you should create a pre-holiday checklist to get prepared. Before you start decorating your Christmas tree, consider the following tips that will help you to effectively manage your rental properties and keep in touch with your renters during the holidays.

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November 26, 2018
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Tips on How to Maximize Your Rental Income through Renovation and Decoration

The first things a tenant pays attention to when looking for the perfect apartment are cost, location, and availability. These are essential (hands down!), but what about the rental’s appearance? Do the interior and exterior matter? And more importantly, can a landlord increase rental income by decorating and modernizing their rentals? All you need is a strategy, basic concept, and some imagination, and soon enough your rental will attract tenants like bees to honey.

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November 19, 2018
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8 Tips on Being a Landlord and Ensuring Safety Standards

As a landlord, you ensure your rental is safe and habitable. Once you collect rent you want to keep it. In many states tenants can be awarded free rent for claims against habitability. But what exactly does making a property “safe and habitable” entail? Read our eight-step guide to ensure you’re doing everything to make sure you are covered from any tenant claims.

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November 15, 2018
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Late Payments: an Important Part of Every Rental Business

Being a landlord involves moving in tenants, collecting rent payments, and solving the usual rental problems, such as looking for an experienced service professional to fix a dishwasher or clean snow off the porch. It also means creating convenient conditions for both landlords and tenants to build solid business relationships.

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November 12, 2018
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Six Keepers from the 2018 Midterm Election That Impact Your Rental

The election is over, most of the signs are still up, but at least the lines are gone. The people have spoken for better or worse and the one thing we can all agree on is - we’re glad it’s over. The impact of the election did have some focus on the rental market and could even impact you as a landlord in the coming months. Here are six things to know about the election and your rental business.

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November 08, 2018