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TWiRP – January 14, 2017

Year of the Renter With more vacancies due to renters being unwilling or even unable to pay higher amounts of money, property owners are scrambling to find ways to attract new tenants while keeping their current tenants hooked in. That’s why they’re calling this “the year of the renter.” Do you agree? 10 Hottest Housing Markets for 2017 Looking to invest in real estate...

TWiRP – January 7, 2017

Opinions On This Year’s Market Head-to-Head Some believe 2017 will mimic 2016’s slower patterns, while others aren’t so optimistic. What are your thoughts? Millennials’ Domination of the Market Expanding Once again, millennials seem to be dominating the market, but not just in rentals. The myth that millennials only want to rent is being disproved as we see them now...

TWiRP – December 17th, 2016

Federal Reserve Hikes Rates The Federal Reserve bumped rates by 25 basis points to between 0.50% and 0.75%, and are guided toward more rate hikes in the year 2017. Real estate economists are predicting a modest increase in home sale growth, but not as much as 2016. A mixture of caution and enthusiasm are advised in taking on the new year. Read about it in detail HERE.   Budget Friendly DIY...

5 Reasons Why Realty Management Will Never Go Away

A great realty management company is one of an investor’s most important assets. Even though the real estate itself is great, it’s a great management company that makes the investment worth it. The reasons why are the exact same reasons why this industry will never go away. Even though things like rental property management software does make a property manager’s job easier, you...

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...

Housing Market Predictions for 2015: Part 2

Rental markets will stay strong While first time home ownership will rise in 2015, thanks to households headed by 30-somethings bankrolled by greater job security and rising confidence in the housing market, younger Millennials leaving college dorms and their parent’s homes will keep the rental market robust. Americans in their 20s strongly prefer to rent in urban centers close to jobs and...

Housing Market Predictions for 2015: Part 1

With the New Year approaching, consumers, investors, industry experts, and policy makers alike all cast a critical eye toward the 2015 real estate market. 2015 marks nine years since the housing bubble peaked before crashing, and three years after home prices hit a record low post-recession. This recovery has been a slow one, and 2015 will continue the trend of slow growth, but the market is...

When Will Millennials Invest in Real Estate? Part Two

The first part of this series highlighted the lack of participation in the housing market by Generation Y, and explored the barriers young Americans face when it comes to homeownership. You can view the first post in this series here Americans aged 18-32, commonly referred to as Millennials, are renting rather than buying, even when they are financially able to pursue a mortgage. After coming of...

When Will Millennials Invest in Real Estate? Part One

Over the past few years there has been a lot of buzz over the spending habits of Generation Y, commonly referred to as Millennials. American marketeers are baffled by the low levels of spending among this cohort, particularly when it comes to their reluctance to purchase homes. Americans aged 18-33 prefer to rent, with a mere 13% of Millennials owning property. The reasons for the shift toward...

The One Thing I Want My Landlord to Change

I really like my landlord. I live in a tight rental market dominated by student housing. The unique challenges and joys of renting primarily to college students leaves some property managers and owners overwhelmed, particularly during turnover and at the beginning of leasing season. Finding a landlord in such a busy market who has the time, will, and resources to give individual attention to...

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...

Enforcing No Pet Clauses

When you decide to become a property manager with tenants, there are multiple lifestyle considerations such as smokers, handicap accessibility, and pets. Many leases will specify stipulations as to whether or not a tenant can have pets. While many times having a no pets clause and enforcing it can be pretty straightforward, there are some circumstances in which it can become a larger issue. Can...

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...

Prevent and Treat Mold in Your Rental Property

Mold is a common issue in many rental properties, especially in high humidity and flood areas. Depending on the state, there may be mold laws to adhere to when renting out property.  While not all mold is toxic, some can cause health issues which is a liability and all mold causes damage to the property itself. It is important as a landlord or property manager to take the steps to prevent and...

Pest Control for Rental Properties

When managing rental properties, pest control is vital to maintaining the value of the property.  When left unchecked, pest infestations can cause a slew of problems. Not only is having a pest infestation unsanitary it can lead to legal issues if not handled immediately.  While some pests are simply annoying, there are some that are lethal or spread certain diseases. Who Pays? In most cases it is...

What to Consider When Shopping for a Home Warranty on Rental Property

When you manage one or more properties, you want to cover all of your investments with insurance and warranties when it is in the best interest of the property. While it is usually required for a property owner or landlord to carry homeowners insurance on a residential property, you are not required to carry a home warranty. However, purchasing a home warranty can be a good idea because it will...

Buying a Home Using Seller Financing

Buying a home can be important milestone to achieve. However, in today’s market it isn’t always easy to just walk into a bank and get a loan. Lenders look at a variety of factors including credit score, credit history, and debt to income ratio, as well as ability to repay. If you do not meet the criteria to obtain a loan you may have the option to buy through seller financing. What is Seller...

Proper Pool Etiquette for Apartments

There are many perks to renting an apartment, one of which is the amenities such as the pool if the apartment complex has one. If you rent an apartment in a complex that has a pool, there are rules of etiquette you will want to follow to keep the pool a clean fun place. After all, would you want to swim in a pool that hasn’t been taken care of or used properly? Here are some tips to keep the pool...

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...

Is Your Landlord Blog Content Conveying the Wrong Message?

I am a professional blogger. This means, I write for all sorts of vectors. I am well versed in branding and marketing. Branding is something that I believe is a very important business move, and it’s something that is universal. You are your brand, when you run a business and the image you present is important. This is something that can help to foster a great deal of trust in you as a business...

How Adjusted Mortgage Underwriting Standards Can Access the Massive U.S. Money Supply, Adding Velocity to Money Circulation and Kick Starting the Economy

Money talks, and when it does, we listen, so we’ve all, undoubtedly, heard the sound of circulating cash. As the dollar moves between buyer and seller, an anticipatory “Cha…” sets the buck in motion, while a conclusive “…Ching” finalizes the exchange. “Cha-Ching!” – the chime of money in motion and growing prosperity. However, once the drowning noise of collection agencies disrupt the harmonious...

Foreclosures to Rentals: The $100 Billion Market

 Here at RentPost, we’ve been tracking the movement of capital towards rental investments for a long time now. There have been many signs that the rent industry is the next booming sector in real estate (and with some luck, that boom won’t turn into a bubble). But this month, some new insight has come out on just how strong this market can ride. Data tracker CoreLogic released a...

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