• Financing Your Apartment Building Purchase
    In: Financing
    Financing Your Apartment Building Purchase

    Being a landlord can be a great way to bring in extra income, but it can also be difficult if it's not done correctly. The first step, though, is getting the building where your tenants will reside. Buying an apartment building may seem like a daunting task, but if you perform your due diligence and work with a good Realtor, you can find a place you love. Then, you just have to get the financing. Ideally, you'll want to talk to the bank or other lender before you fall in love with a great building, so you know your price range. Depending on your financial situation and whether you own other investment properties, you may not want to work with a traditional lender. Fortunately, there are...Read more >

  • How Can I Evict A Problem Tenant?
    In: Landlord Quick Tips

    Not all tenants are created equal. Some pay the rent on time, others don’t. Some are high-maintenance, others aren’t. And some are just more trouble than they’re...

  • Value Of Major Remodels Slips As Home Prices ...
    In: Remodel and Repair

    The cost of undertaking a major remodeling project increased last year, but the added value of those projects declined. That finding, from Remodeling magazine's 2015...

  • Equity Firms Are Lending To Landlords, Signaling A ...
    In: Real Estate Investing

    In the aftermath of the financial crisis, large private equity firms spent tens of billions of dollars buying foreclosed homes across the United States to operate them...

  • How Landlords And Investors Can Maximize Profits
    In: Marketing Vacant Units

    If your city or town has a high vacancy rate, it might mean landlords have had difficulty finding and retaining quality renters for their various properties. Though...

  • Web Beat
    In: Rent Magazine
    Web Beat

    CHOOSING THE RIGHT FLOORING FOR A RENTAL APARTMENT Rental apartments are unique in that they need flooring that looks good, but that will also hold up to a series of tenants coming through. As a landlord, you have some control over your tenants, but that control is limited to things like whether you'll allow pets. If you're going to offer apartments where pets are accepted, you'll need to consider a flooring solution that will be better suited to pets and pet owners. For apartments that don't allow pets, floors generally don’t have to be as tough – but they still need to have durability and goods. Pet free apartments often use carpet and linoleum. Both can be easily purchased,...Read more >

  • 1031 Exchange: Questions & Answers
    In: Rent Magazine

    By: William L. Exeter President/CEO of Exeter 1031 Exchange Services, LLC. Each month we review some of the common questions we receive about 1031 Exchanges. Your...

  • Legal Corner
    In: Rent Magazine

    By: Stephen C. Duringer, Esq The Duringer Law Group, PLC QUESTION Most of my challenges come from my residential tenants. I have a question about handling a...

  • Estate Planning To Extend The Holiday Spirit
    In: Rent Magazine

    As the Holiday Season fades slowly, many of you have probably focused more attention on your families than at other times of the year. That makes this the perfect time...

  • Apartment Specialists Landlord 101 - Motivated Management
    In: Rent Magazine

    By: Brain Gordon & Vincent M. Medina Owners of Lotus Property Services Let's face it, Property Management is not enthralling to all. It was, obviously prior to...