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This week in rental property, mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages declined this week in the midst of a climbing trend. Forbes.com article talks why the interest rates are on the rise. Even though the interest rates are pointing upwards, Forbes.com gives a deep analysis on 5 reasons why U.S. real estate market should continue to recover. […]

Property Management Fee

So you’re researching different property management companies trying to figure out who’s got the best deal. This can take a lot of time: requesting proposals, asking for references, conducting interviews. Maybe your property is hours away and you can’t even meet these people—you just need someone who can take care of your property for a […]

Managing Property Myths

You’ve got a little extra money in your pocket. You’re hoping to make it grow into a lot of extra money in your pocket. Investing in real estate and managing property sound like solid ways to increase your cash. Before you run out and buy the first house you see, don’t fall for these myths […]

Property Managers Associations

Property managers do well on their own, but they do even better when they can connect, learn, and invest together. A property managers association can provide these types of benefits. By being a member, they have access to the most current skills, professional certifications for their business, and access to continuing education credits. But how […]

Condominium Management

Whether you’re looking for a condominium management company or already have one, your community most likely aims to make the most of the services you’re receiving or looking to receive. How can you make sure you’re making the most of your condominium management? There are a few things you should check out to ensure you’re […]

Investment Property

As a residential property manager, you dream of finding an investment property with this much allure. You want it. You have to have it. It’s a cute, single family home on a big corner lot. Recently updated it even includes an entirely new kitchen. If you could add that property to your portfolio you just […]

Starting a Property Management Company

So you’re thinking about starting a property management company. You have the budget, tools, and resources you need. Maybe you’ve even decided to go into the business with a couple friends or business partners. Have you considered all the aspects of this here? Read on to find some things to consider before starting a property management […]

rental management

Managing a rental property can be daunting, especially if you have less than perfect tenants or property owners. We all know no one is perfect. Knowing your responsibilities as well as the responsibilities of your tenants and owners can be helpful when it comes to rental management. Follow these tips to keep your tenants safe […]

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This week in rental property a shortage of rentals in Brevard North Carolina has led The United Way of Transylvania County to begin a “tiny house initiative”. Next, Airbnb makes the headlines yet again as opposition from Santa Ynez Valley government in California is less than happy about the single-family zoned areas being used as vacation […]

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It’s hard to look at the rental market, as a whole, without taking into consideration home ownership.  In the US, a country of nearly 320 million, there are currently around 43 million renter households and roughly 67 million home ownership households.  It’s no secret that as home ownership increases, renter households decrease overall.  There is […]

property management jobs

Property management is a field with a lot of opportunity. A competent management professional is a valuable asset to any landlord or real estate team, as you will be handling a lot of issues that they would have to worry about otherwise. The benefits of a good property management professional cannot be overstated. Even so, […]

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Two weeks ago, we followed the Seattle rental market and a property manager’s response to the situation here (link 5). This week in rental property, we visit a man who is taking action. We then turn our attention to the Newark Advocate who brings us a story of a stubborn city council who are refusing to […]

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It’s that time of year again. The weather is getting warmer. The days are getting sunnier. And everybody is coming out to enjoy the sweet embrace of spring. Including the animals we aren’t exactly crazy about. Pests are an annoying part of life for us. If you’ve ever opened your door to go outside and […]

By: Aazam Yaqoob

Owning rental property and managing it can be a rewarding experience. Not only is it a good investment and a means to generate income, but it also allows you to be an important part of a community. A good landlord is usually a very well-liked person! On the flip side of things, there are some […]

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Productivity is a white whale that almost everyone is constantly chasing – and few chase it harder than property management professionals. In this business, you must be able to work quickly and efficiently to satisfy the needs of your client and their tenants. This is the only way you’re able to scale your business, and […]

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What is going on this week in rental property? If you’re asking yourself this question then you have arrived at the right place. The Commercial Property Executive provide their three priorities of retaining tenants. Next, we see opportunity in the form of short-term rentals. With Airbnb and other short-term opportunities, legislation is taking shape. See […]

landlord property management techniques

Property management is more than just a job, it’s a trade. So many factors can affect a landlord’s success in property management. Outsourcing jobs and using the right tools will allow you to optimize your profits and manage your time according to your wants and needs. These are  some of the most advanced landlord property management […]

Security

Among the many day-to-day issues an apartment manager has to deal with, there is one that can be pretty uncomfortable and even intimidating: property crime. With this type of crime, perpetrators target denser, contained communities of people as opposed to communities that are wider-spaced and less contained – such as suburbs and similar house-based communities. […]

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This week in rental property we revisit the property scramble in Cuba. Some things to keep in mind when considering investing in this market are included in our first link. Cuba’s not the only geographic area with a property scramble. See more on the situation in Illinois below in link 2. Liability. It is a […]

Home Warranty

If you’re a real estate owner, you understand that rental property can be a rewarding investment. People will always need a place to stay, which means that your services will always be in demand. And as you maintain and improve your property, you can get some appreciation as well. You also know how difficult and time-consuming […]

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Picture this: your tenant does something HUGELY disastrous, and pandemonium ensues. What do you do? This week in rental property we peer into the looking glass of disaster. Nobody wants to entertain the thought of catastrophe, but it is inevitable. Whether its a fire breaking out or a bomb threat, as in our first two articles […]

Social Media

It’s not a stretch to say that social media has radically changed how we communicate. With the click of a mouse or the tap of a touchscreen, we can reach, convey ideas, and share information to so many people at once. For some people, mediums such as Facebook and Twitter are preferred methods of communication […]

Allowing service animals into a unit is a common accommodation for tenants with disabilities.

The best property managers know how to provide exemplary service to all tenants, regardless of special circumstances. With senior housing on the rise, and an aging Baby Boomer population turning to rentals, property managers should be well-versed in the laws regarding housing for people with disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became the law […]

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This week in rental property, we look at litigation. Last week, an article (2nd link) followed the controversial litigation coined as rent control. Our first link below follows this topic in Santa Monica. Our next link follows an interesting tenant-landlord relationship, where a NY landlord sues a tenant for subletting his property on Airbnb without permission. Speaking of the […]

Rental property fixes for increased curb appeal

In the book “Managing Rental Properties for Maximum Profit,” author Greg Perry recommends treating a rental property as you would a property you’re trying to sell. Using rental property fixes to establish a clean and tidy appearance attracts better tenants and garners higher rent. Never underestimate the power of curb appeal to get the best […]