• What Is A Tenant Eviction Judgment And How ...
    In: Collections
    What is a Tenant Eviction Judgment and How Can You Collect?

    Terminating a tenancy can be a lengthy and complicated process because state laws dictate the steps landlords must take to evict tenants and pursue money for unpaid rent and damages. If you have a tenant who has violated the conditions of the lease, the following information provides a basic overview of the tenant eviction process. Tenancy Termination Notice Before you can sue a tenant for damages to the property or unpaid rent, you must legally terminate the tenancy in writing. Then, if the tenant doesn’t move out or pay you what is owed, you can file an eviction lawsuit against the tenant. There are three basic types of termination notices used to terminate a tenancy. Keep in mind the...Read more >

  • Wide Open Spaces: Outdoor Apartment Landscape Ideas
    In: Latest News

    Apartment landscapes aren't just for pansies anymore. Pretty flowers, shrubs and hedges are getting a lot of competition as community landscapes are muscling up to...

  • Rising Rents Won't Push Renters To Buy
    In: Latest News

    The majority of renters say they're staying put despite rising rents, according to a new survey by Freddie Mac of more than 2,000 adults about their perceptions on...

  • Why Real Estate Agents Should Be Buying Properties ...
    In: Real Estate Investing

    Real estate agents have a few significant advantages when it comes to buying investment properties for themselves. Jason Balin and Chris Haddon, co-founders of...

  • Rents Rising Faster Than Home Values
    In: Latest News

    Buying a home is already far more affordable than renting one, and that imbalance could worsen as rents outpace home values for the first time in years. In...

  • Take Advantage Of Aaoa, It's Okay.
    In: Landlord Quick Tips
    Take advantage of AAOA, it's okay.

    Being a member of the American Apartment Owners Association is something to brag about! Members of AAOA are unique because they care about their tenants, have properly maintained proprieties, follow equal housing laws, and more. If you're not letting everyone know you're a member, you're not taking advantage of AAOA. Take advantage of your membership and tell prospective and current tenants, lenders, and tradespeople that you're a member of the largest landlord association in the United States, The American Apartment Owners Association.  This increases tenant and vendor confidence and helps to establish you as a responsible landlord.  You don't have to just tell them, you can show...Read more >

  • New Website And App Designed To Help Renters ...
    In: Latest News

    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - One out of three Americans lives in a rental unit. While the monthly rent is known, the utility bills can fluctuate. Now a Carnegie Mellon...

  • Do You Really Need A Property Manager?
    In: Latest News

    Hiring a property manager is a common thing to do, but is it really necessary? The answer to that can depend on several different factors. For someone who manages a...

  • Renters See Benefits Of High-cost Areas
    In: Latest News

    Rental housing costs more in San Francisco, New York and Washington, but renters see benefits By JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — High rents are...

  • Subdividing A House Into A Multifamily Unit -- ...
    In: Real Estate Investing

      A current popular trend is to take a single-family dwelling and convert it into a multifamily unit. There are many reasons for why this is done. Most...