• 4 Times To Intervene If Your Tenants Are ...
    In: Latest News
    4 Times to Intervene if Your Tenants are Fighting

    In a perfect world, all of your tenants would live harmoniously, without fighting or calling you with a constant barrage of complaints. In the real world, though, not every set of tenants you put in place will automatically get along with one another. How you react to complaints, what actions if any you take and how you cope with tenant squabbles can have a big impact on your stress levels and the time you spend managing (or micro-managing) your rental properties. Your tenants have a right to enjoy the property they are using, and a responsibility not to interfere with others. A lot of tenant complaints tend to fall into subjective areas, making it difficult for you to know when to...Read more >

  • Criminal Background Checks Are Important When Screening Tenants
    In: Tenant Screening

      According to a 2013 report by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), crime rates are still at historic lows and continue to decrease slightly each...

  • 4 Tried And True Ways To Avoid A ...
    In: Real Estate Investing

    You would be hard-pressed to find a real estate investor, at least one with some experience and time under their belt, who doesn't have some horror story about investing...

  • Frozen Pipes, Hail Damage, Tree Collapses Most Costly ...
    In: Latest News

    An analysis of The Hartford's winter weather claims history finds that frozen pipes, hail damage and tree collapses are the three costliest homeowners' claims. To help...

  • Reality Check: Us Home Rent Prices Still Climbing ...
    In: Real Estate Investing

    NEW YORK (MNI) - Slim housing inventory is pressuring home rent prices higher this fall in many U.S. markets, amid burgeoning demand and still-tight supply, according to...

  • Conditions Improving In Housing And Home Remodeling Markets
    In: Remodel and Repair
    Conditions improving in housing and home remodeling markets

    Renewed activity in the housing industry in recent months bodes well for interior designers and remodelers. Housing starts and sales have lagged for most of 2014, dampened by bad weather, world events and a mixed bag of unfavorable economic, employment and lending news. The latest indicators from industry groups, however, show business is gradually improving and is likely to continue to do so for some months to come. Just this week, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced that builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose four points in November on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). The boost comes on the heels of a five-point...Read more >

  • 6 Quick Ways To Ready Your Property For ...
    In: Remodel and Repair

    For much of the country, there has been a noticeable dip in temperatures that means that winter is approaching and its arrival is imminent. It should come as no surprise...

  • Tenant Screening Saves You Time And Money
    In: Tenant Screening

    After a few weeks on the market, you finally found a tenant for your rental property. Because it's been sitting vacant for more than a month, you decide against the...

  • 7 Key Social Media Mistakes To Avoid
    In: Latest News

    Used the wrong way, social media can have a negative impact on your business. One little error can set your brand's reputation back for a long time. Making mistakes is...

  • 5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Property Investment
    In: Real Estate Investing

    There are many reasons why property investment is so popular and why indeed it will remain popular for many years to come. We will now take a look at the make-up of the...