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Not A Missed Connection: How to Write an Effective Rental Ad

Do you have questions about rental investing? Check out this post for some common questions a real estate investor who is interested in rental properties would be interested in exploring before diving into this article. It’s easier than ever to post rental listings online. But writing an effective rental ad is harder than you think. I’m currently in the middle of a housing search and some of the...

Top 6 Reasons to Rent an Apartment

Renting an apartment isn’t just a solution for those just starting out anymore. Many people are still choosing to rent apartments even if they can buy a home of their own. This is due to the significant savings and perks that come with renting an apartment that you wouldn’t normally get when renting or purchasing a home. 1.) Security Let’s face it, crime is still rising in...

5 Tips For Renting a Property

1. Decide what amount you will rent for, ahead of time The best way to know how much a property should rent for is to just check online sources to find out the average price in that area. You want to be realistic about how much you charge, even if the rent is lower than the mortgage payment. This is because if your rent isn’t comparable to others in the area, you won’t lease the property out. 2...

Even in the UK, Rental Investments are Hot

The American rental climate has been favorable for landlords, and now the warm weather has spread to other parts of the world. UK private property landlords have seen strong increases in their own rental yields. Despite the dark reports of the UK property market, demand for quality rental properties is still increasing. It’s not just in some parts of the country. Rental sector landlords...

The US Rental Market – Why Renting is a WIN-WIN.

So, you’ve rented, and maybe you’ve already owned a home, but, you’re back on the renting side.  Somewhere, deep down, you’re questioning the economics of this decision and trying to determine if you should make the plunge to become a homeowner.  After all, isn’t that the American dream? Not according to the census data, which has been continuing a trend towards...

Realtor Turned Property Manager? Software Could = Profitability.

In the wake of the 2008 Financial/Housing Crisis, the real estate industry was dealt a series of direct blows (as could be expected), and indirect effects continue to exacerbate the pummeling; at ground zero the dust has not settled, but what can be deciphered is a re-assignment of equity and the subsequent paradigm shift within the real estate industry.  Over a million new or “converted”...

U.S. Government Axes the Use of Paper Checks… Follow the Lead, Property Managers

In a statement released May, 2011 by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Rosie Rios, Treasurer, formally ended the use of paper checks for Social Security and federal benefit payments. ONE HUNDRED TWENTY MILLION DOLLARS! The simple change keeps $120,000,000 in taxpayer pockets, saving “more than 1 billion [taxpayer dollars]” over the next ten years. The electronic payment solution implemented by...

Tenants, Take Back Your Security Deposits

Stop worrying about whether your security deposit will be returned at lease end. No need to feel powerless, subject to the whim of king landlord. Here are some great tips and pieces of knowledge to help YOU take control, and take back what is rightfully yours. If you are unsure of whether you are responsible for the slight damages -You’re Probably Not! Here’s one that might surprise you: you are...

Rental Property: Calculating The Cap Rate

For years, the Capitalization Rate of an rental property has been the standard by which properties are analyzed and valued. However, the hypotheticals accompanying Cap Rates leave the door open for misguided investment; such misdirection may only enhance the bitter flavor of real estate succotash. Let’s be thorough because to do so will build a divide between the successful and the...

Tenant Talk Back: Testimonials of Renting Experiences

Today the Witt leaves rent’s history for a spell, and the Rent Lobster makes a dash from advice to bring a more interactive piece regarding real life experiences to assist both tenants and landlords. Naturally, tenants only speak of landlords when angered, seldom giving any praise. However, this is to be constructive on both ends as we all seek to improve in the ever growing world of rent...

Rent History: Part 2 The Footsteps of Our Predecessors

From the Witt – Last time in Rent History: Part 1 I gave a very generalized history of how the relationship between landowners and renters began and evolved. Hopefully without being too specific or detailed I can add a little perspective on how we got to where we are as a society when it comes to our freedom to rent, and, in a basic sense, where the capital to rent sprang from in the first...

Rent History: Part 1 From Pyramids to Poolhouses How Rent History Applies Today

At RentPost we try to provide you with the entire spectrum of data when it comes to leasing and renting and making better decisions. We even offer some good do’s, don’ts and general points of reference when it comes to landlord-tenant interactions. However, no explanation, no matter how involved, of the science of renting could ever really be complete without paying a little attention...

Tenant Rights Landlords Should Know

Welcome back to the world of RentPost. Hopefully, you won’t mind an existential moment from the Rent Lobster, but our aim here is to simplify rent and all the issues surrounding rent. As we expand, the goal will become apparent to all those familiar with RentPost whether you are a landlord, property manager, or tenant. For these reasons (and many more!), a series of informational articles...

Recession? How To Be An Effective, Prosperous Landlord When The Economy’s Got You Down

When recession seems imminent and your livelihood as a landlord is in an apparent state of limbo, it is unwise to lethargically stand by and wait for for disaster to strike, armed only with crossed fingers of hope – be proactive! Do not let your fear of worsening the situation prevent you from improving it; prepare for action, and turn the change in economic climate into opportunity...

The Top 10 Costliest Landlord Mistakes

Classic business philosophy teaches that a great part of survival and subsequent success lies in an operation’s ability to reduce mistakes. The cost of repairing these landlord mistakes is inversely proportional to the amount of profit potential of the operation. In other words…”Mistakes Kill the Profit Margin!!!!!” As landlord’s, we don’t want to do damage to...

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