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7 DIY Project Tips for Landlords

Owning a rental property isn’t easy. Part of the business is maintaining the house, which is (often) most cost effective if you do it yourself. After all, what else are you going to do in the evenings or on a Saturday afternoon? That’s why I put together a few DIY project tips for landlords to keep in mind. 1) Quality Beats Quantity When you need a certain tool for a DIY project...

Want to Improve the Value of Rental Properties? Here are 5 DIY Home Projects to Do Just That

Contrary to what some may think, it isn’t difficult to improve the value of rental properties. And while it is an upfront investment you may hate to part with, the higher monthly rent and asset value of the home makes it a worthwhile investment… if you choose the right projects. To make sure you don’t invest your valuable time and money in things with a low rate of return, here...

How to Fix a Sticky Lock

Whether it is a new key that doesn’t quite glide or a mailbox key that always gets stuck, a sticky lock is always a hassle! Before you go through the trouble of changing the locks or getting a new key, here are some tips to get your lock working without busting the budget or upsetting the management. In a Pinch If you are in a rush and need to remedy a sticky lock, the most convenient way...

Landlord Property Management: Pros and Cons

When you manage your own property, there are ups and downs to the process. Whether you’ve recently acquired a property that needs managing and you think you’re the best person for the job, or you just don’t trust your property to anyone else, here are some pros and cons to consider for landlord property management. Pros and Cons of Landlord Property Management Pro: Get to Handle Everything...

Inexpensive Fixes For Rental Houses

One thing that we have to keep in mind in terms of rental properties, is that many who are going into the market are coming from a place of formerly being homeowners. Now, for some, this is an opportunity too good to miss out on: and you’ll miss out on it if you don’t create something a little similar to what they were used to, as homeowners. All too often, what you can charge in terms of rent is...

Safe Holiday Decorating Tips

I was 19 and decorating my first apartment for Christmas and I had my heart set on a real tree. I checked my lease and there wasn’t a rule against live trees inside, so I picked one out and brought it home. My roommate and I threw a holiday party that year and invited our friends to make ornaments for the tree with colorful paper, glitter, and other tools commonly found in the elementary...

Choosing Flooring for Your Property

Replacing the flooring in your properties is a great way to revive the look and feel of the property after so many years of use. Regardless of the quality of the pre-existing flooring, over time it wears down, especially in high traffic areas. When it comes to choosing flooring, you need to think about the style you want, the location of the property, and the functionality of the room with the...

Choosing Paint Colors for Your Property

When you decide to start fixing up our rental property yourself by painting, you want to really think about what is going to make the best impression. While you may have a bold style, your future tenants may not. So it is important to think through what you will be painting and which colors would work best.  It’s typically said to play it safe and stick with white, and while this is a safe...

Choosing Paint Finishes for Your Property

When it comes to painting your property for showing potential tenants, selecting the color is only half the battle. There are a variety of finishes to choose from depending on what you room you are painting, the durability you need, and the look and feel you want. Types of Paint Finishes Flat – Flat paint is exactly what it sounds like, flat with no shine to it. Flat paints are the better choices...

DIY Tips for Fixing Up Your Rental

When it comes to selling anything, presentation is key. The same applies for renting out property. No one wants to rent a shabby apartment or house that looks like it needs more than just a little TLC. There are many DIY options for fixing up your rental that are budget friendly and just as effective as having a professional come in. Refresh Paint Instead of hiring a professional company, repaint...

How To Estimate Moving Costs

If you don’t know how to plan for a move, moving costs can really add up quickly. But there are a number of ways that you can plan your move, estimate moving costs, and learn to consider the costs before you pack up. Knowing what to expect can really help you not only set a moving budget, but keep to it. If you have ever called a professional mover, you know that they can give you an estimate...

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