• 6 Tips To Protect Newbie Landlords Against Bad ...
    In: Latest News
    6 Tips to Protect Newbie Landlords Against Bad Tenant Situations

    One of the main components of being a successful real estate investor is finding good, qualified renters for your properties. There are few things more frustrating and cash flow draining than a renter who is always late on paying their bills or worse, a renter who never makes their payments. Here are six easy tips for you to follow to protect yourself against deadbeat renters. 6 tips to protect newbie landlords against bad tenant situations 1. Before you rent your property, come up with a "perfect renter" profile. To do this, first list the main selling points of your house from a renter's point of view. What does the perfect renter do for a living? Do they have children? What would...Read more >

  • Austin Landlords File Suit To Block Source Of ...
    In: Latest News

    The Austin Apartment Association has filed suit in an attempt to block recent changes to Austin's rental regulations that require most landlords in the city to...

  • How Landlord Forms Make Your Job Easier
    In: Landlord Forms

    Forms set the foundation for apartment managers to stand on when possible problems arise, and they often do. Forward thinking apartment owners' prepare and provide...

  • Winter Design Ideas For Home Interiors
    In: Remodel and Repair

    Whether homeowners want to replicate a white winter inside or make their home warm and cozy, winter décor is a big decision to make. Interior design sites are...

  • The Monthly Bill That Could Save — Or ...
    In: Latest News

    One of the easiest ways to repair your credit history is to pay your bills on time. Every bill, every time. But the biggest bill in many households — and one that...

  • 5 Relatively Cheap Renovations To Lengthen Tenant Occupancy
    In: Remodel and Repair
    5 Relatively Cheap Renovations to Lengthen Tenant Occupancy

    Most apartment owners want to increase their length of tenant occupancy. Not only does this limit the amount of resources you have to sink into cleaning, changing keys and paperwork related to tenant screening and landlord forms, low turnover increases an apartment complex’s chances of being a safe, neighborly place to live. Unfortunately, while you can’t make tenants stay, you can offer them incentives to remain. Tenants who switch apartments but stay in the same general area often move because they’re looking for better amenities. This means that if you can provide these amenities, you stand a better chance of keeping your renters around. The next time your buildings are up for...Read more >

  • What Real Estate Trends To Expect In 2015
    In: Latest News

    As housing recovers, prices in many markets across the U.S. have shot up. In fact, RealtyTrac reported that the median sale price of U.S. single-family homes and...

  • 3 Tips To Market A Vacant Apartment Rental
    In: Landlord Quick Tips

    A vacant apartment rental is one that's not making you any money. Fortunately, that apartment won't sit empty very long if it's properly maintained and you know how to...

  • 5 Things To Check Before Your Return A ...
    In: Rent Magazine

    The last box has been packed, the moving truck has pulled away and your now former tenant is on his way to his new home, so you are ready to return his security deposit,...

  • Landlord Quick Tip: Pros And Cons Of Furnished ...
    In: Rent Magazine

    Seasoned landlords know that all tenants are different. Some like to settle into rentals for years and often stay in the same neighborhood even after they move. Other...