Should I Hire a Property Management Company?

should-i-hire-a-property-management-companyIf you are a landlord or thinking of becoming one then you know that there is more to it than collecting rent every month although that is an important part of the job. Many property owners choose to handle the work themselves but there are many factors to consider and hiring a company to handle rental management services may be the right choice for your business. In making your decision, you will want weigh your options against your needs and ability to outsource including the number of properties you have for rent, your availability and your willingness to manage on a daily basis. A property management company can be a tremendous advantage to your business under the right conditions but only if it is affordable. Read more

What do I do if my tenant hasn’t paid rent?

what-to-do-when-tenants-dont-pay-rentA landlord faces certain obstacles but undoubtedly the most difficult is tenants not paying rent. There are steps that you can take to minimize the stress and financial loss when the rent goes unpaid. Read more

When should I sell and when should I rent my house?

when-should-I-sell-and-when-should-I-rent-my-houseThere may be lots of reasons to not sell a home you own and rent it out.  Maybe you’re moving to another location, buying upwards to a higher priced house, or even downgrading.  Before you do you probably should look at the fundamental facts of renting, especially if you have never been a landlord before.  Here are some things to consider when trying to decide whether you should sell or rent your house to tenants. Read more

8 Methods For Upgrading Rental Property: The best ways to add curb appeal without breaking the bank.

Upgrading-Rental-PropertyIt’s time for upgrading your rental property so you can maximize the rent you charge. One of the ways to get top dollar for your area is to have a clean, updated home not in need of any major repairs. The problem is that you can’t afford to spend a fortune on upgrades. This article will discuss high-impact, low-cost projects that will add curb appeal to your property and maximize your profits.

Five Low-Cost projects for Upgrading your Rental Property

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Top 7 things you should know before renting a house or apartment

things-you-should-know-before-renting-a-house-or-aptSo you’re a renter or looking for somewhere to rent; you are sharing the experience with over 95 million Americans according to the American Tenants Association. There are many reasons to rent instead of own and there are things you can do to protect yourself before signing a lease. Read more

10 Things You Should Ask Your Property Manager Before Signing a Contract

applicationSigning a lease is something almost all of us do at some point, but there are many things you should know about the property and the property management company before you sign a contract. After all, you are liable for many things (like any property damages), whether or not you actually discuss them with the manager or not. Here are some useful questions you will want to find answers to before you decide: Read more