• 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...

  • Selecting Vendors Leads To Successful Landlording
    In: Rent Magazine
    Selecting Vendors Leads to Successful Landlording

    By: Bob Machado President and owner of HomePointe Property Management One of the most important jobs of owning and managing rental property is having a list of reliable vendors that that can respond quickly to the maintenance demands at the properties you have rented out. Without this reliable list you will be guessing as to whether a repair will be completed when your tenant complains. Suffice it to say that you will be judged based on your ability to select good quality vendors. Your pocket book may be challenged if you select a vendor that is good, but that has a high opinion of their work value. Knowing how to locate and verify the credentials of the vendors on your list are all a...Read more >

  • Buying Vs Repairing Your Appliance
    In: Rent Magazine

    By: Sandy Adams Sometimes the cost of repairing an old appliance just doesn’t make sense. But when is a good time and what brand should I consider buying? Last week...

  • Rent Sense
    In: Rent Magazine

    By: Neil Fjellestad and Chris De Marco FBS Property ManagementRENT Q. I have an apartment community that is “pet friendly”. My problem is this. The pet owners on...

  • Tech Trend | The State Of Digital & ...
    In: Rent Magazine

    An increasing number of businesses are embracing digital technologies as a direct result of consumer preferences shifting toward extensive digital and mobile use. What...

  • Top Reasons Landlords Should Consider Forming A Business ...
    In: Rent Magazine

    By: Jennifer Friedman One of the best asset protection tools available to landlords today is forming business entities for their properties. An entity option that can...