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Take These 5 Steps to Protect Your Property Before Becoming Pet Friendly

As a landlord, you know your tenants’ pets have the potential to cause property damage — or even bodily harm. At the same time, you want to attract the best tenants possible, even if they have furry friends in their wake. For a long time, pet-friendly landlords have struck a balance by restricting certain breeds […]

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Should You Accept Credit Card Payments for Rent? A Personal Finance Expert Weighs In

As a landlord, your main goal is to facilitate a steady stream of rental income. With more and more payment tools in the marketplace, many landlords are becoming more open to accepting credit card payments for rent.  Like every other financial decision you make, letting your tenants pay their rent via credit card has both […]

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Tips to Retain Your Ideal Off-Campus Student Tenants

As college students return to in-person learning nationwide, landlords everywhere are sighing in relief. With students back on campus, the demand for housing has skyrocketed, making it a lucrative opportunity for property owners in college towns.  The College Board reported that college students at four-year public universities pay $11,510 for room and board per year, […]

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How to Manage a Multiplex

For landlords looking to make a bit more on monthly rent payments, renting out multiplex apartments is a very attractive option. These rental properties offer the unique advantage of containing multiple distinct living units at a lower upfront cost than two separate units, as well as being easier to maintain and manage. Whether you’re a […]

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Elements of Tenant Screening and Why Is It Important

Whether you’re an aspiring landlord, a guru of real estate, or somewhere in between, you probably know just how difficult it can be to find a great tenant. In some cases, it can be pretty challenging to find a tenant at all, let alone a good one or great one.  One good practice is to […]

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Move-Out Inspection 101: Basics Every Landlord Should Know

There are a few concepts every landlord has to know and make a habit of them. Examples include running tenant screening, signing a written rental agreement, and performing a move-out inspection.  All of these simple actions that sometimes are overlooked by landlords and property managers around the world come with multiple benefits. You decrease your […]

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Resident Retention — the Key to Landlord's Success

Living in a rented property can be hard on people. Ultimately, it’s another layer of the unknown in a world full of uncertainty. Similarly, any landlord would want to keep good tenants for as long as possible — it saves plenty of money and trouble. Although both tenants and landlords might visit insurance agents to […]

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Understanding Different Types of Home Loans

Building a real estate investment portfolio requires understanding how to choose the right loan for individual projects. The lending market is complex — however, gaining a working understanding of lenders, loan products, rates, terms, eligibility, and down payment requirements is an essential responsibility for any savvy investor. Here’s a quick review of the different types […]

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Normal Wear and Tear in a Rental — Extensive Guide for Landlords

There are a few topics that can be as controversial for landlords and tenants as wear and tear. While renters strive to retrieve as much of their security deposit as possible to use it towards their next apartment, property managers might be reluctant to give back the deposit in full if the condition of the […]

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What Happens If You Just Stop Paying Your Mortgage Loans

While governments have forever been trying to beat the economic boom and bust cycle, this has so far proved elusive. Consequently, during difficult economic times, unemployment will increase, and many people may struggle to maintain their mortgage loan repayments. If you are struggling with your mortgage repayments, it is advisable to speak with your lender […]

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