• Dangerous Dogs: What Landlords Need To Know
    In: Latest News
    Dangerous Dogs: What Landlords Need to Know

    You've found the perfect tenant, performed a tenant screening check, signed all the paperwork and removed your unit from the rental market...then you see his three "babies", a trio of growling pit bulls perched on your patio. Pets of any type are a tricky proposition, but some dogs can actually be dangerous to you, your property and your other tenants. Learn more about what you can and can't do to protect yourself from tenants with dangerous pets. Allowing some pets, but not others: As a landlord, you can choose to rent to people with pets, or bypass them entirely. Most pets are harmless and enhance the renter's enjoyment of your home, but some breeds or particular dogs can be...Read more >

  • 5 Tips For Screening Tenants The Right Way ...
    In: Tenant Screening

    Screening tenants is one of the most important parts of the job. Get good tenants, and you'll have a lot fewer problems. Get bad ones... Well, you know the rest of that...

  • Rentals: The Wave Of The Future?
    In: Latest News

    A new report on the nation's multifamily housing industry indicates that the apartment sector posted a strong economic position in 2013, remaining consistent with years...

  • Open House For Rentals: Does It Make Sense?
    In: Marketing Vacant Units

    Is it worth a landlord's time to hold an Open House for a rental property? Does it make sense to have an open house for rentals? Open houses have a long history...

  • Red Flags: 5 Warning Signs A Good Tenant ...
    In: Property Management

    You've done all the right things -- screened your tenant well, created and signed a comprehensive contract and met all your responsibilities as a landlord, but what...

  • The 4 Biggest Mistakes Landlords Should Avoid
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    The 4 Biggest Mistakes Landlords Should Avoid

    Being a landlord can be both an exciting and daunting experience. After all, while there are certainly profits to be made as a landlord, there are also plenty of mistakes that can be made. If you're not careful, some of these mistakes could lead to serious legal ramifications for you in the future. Read on to explore a few of the most common mistakes made by landlords and how you can avoid them in your own practice. Not Carrying Adequate Insurance As a landlord--no matter how many units you rent out--it's your obligation to hold liability insurance for your property. In fact, if you're still making mortgage payments on the property itself, you may be required by your mortgage company to...Read more >

  • Why Content Marketing Is Ideal For Property Management ...
    In: Latest News

    Today, the Internet is used by a staggering number of consumers for researching anything from koala bears to the best property management companies. According to Think...

  • Is It Time To Make Your Buildings Smoke-free?
    In: Latest News

    Smoking is one of the largest health issues facing America today, and landlords have an increasing number of concerns and questions about allowing people to smoke in...

  • 4 Ways To Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster
    In: Financing

    If you're like most property owners you're probably thinking of ways to pay off your mortgage sooner. Here are 4 tips to assist in reducing mortgage debt by paying down...

  • 5 Simple Ways To Improve Curb Appeal
    In: Remodel and Repair

    When renting out an apartment or rental unit you'll want to make it look as appealing as possible to the prospective tenant. While you've probably considered improving...