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There is always some risk associated with buying a property for the sole purpose of renting it out, whether on a monthly or a daily basis. But regardless of rental timelines, here is a checklist to follow that will help reduce your real estate investment risks.  Budget Rationally  The first step in the process of buying a rental property is…


Many landlords draft up agreements and leave it in the hands of their lawyers to have the right clauses in the right places. Unfortunately, those landlords usually fail at learning what they can and can’t do according to national, state or regional regulations. The Fair Housing Act is an often quoted and highly misunderstood piece…


KANSAS CITY, Mo.  Tiana Caldwell works as a nurse when she’s able. She said her family is also about get evicted. “We were just getting to where we could get on our feet,” Caldwell said. Caldwell is a two-time cancer survivor. She said being homeless would make her weakened immune system an easy target for…


Fair Housing policies and procedures are absolutely essential no matter how many employees or units your property management company oversees. In this episode of The Fair Housing Insiders, we covered the following topics: How do policies and procedures relate to Fair Housing? Should only large property management companies have a policy and procedure program? I…


In this uncertain time of the novel coronavirus, many renters, eager to change their living situations, may consider breaking their lease. Some may be interested in moving from their city apartments and to less populated areas, while others may find themselves suddenly unemployed and forced to look for cheaper housing options. But can you break…


In 1957, an Asian Flu pandemic spread from Hong Kong to Europe and then the United States, killing more than a million people. Like the new coronavirus, this pandemic triggered a global recession. In order to end that recession in the United States, the federal government stepped in, as it has with most recessions, and…


Investors looking to snag distressed apartments and multifamily properties across Southern California during the coronavirus pandemic may have to wait a bit longer or go somewhere else. Multifamily property prices in the region have yet to drop significantly enough for opportunistic buyers to swoop in, experts said, including in Los Angeles. “There’s a perception out there that…


For apartment owners and managers, the pandemic means closed offices, few or no in-person tours and off-limits amenities, obliging them to market their properties without time-tested tools — at least for now. Since March, apartment marketing, both to attract new renters and retain existing ones, has pivoted. Now, the focus is on conducting contactless or…


By Eva Hatzenbihler The US has not seen such unprecedented action toward housing since Hurricane Maria in 2017. The Coronavirus is not only affecting the health of people everywhere, including your tenants, but it’s also affecting their income and job status– which means eventually, it will affect you as a landlord as well as your bank. If…


The number of Americans who have filed unemployment claims continues to increase as many U.S. businesses remain closed to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. This has made it difficult for many people to pay even their most essential bills and expenses, including rent. As we wrestle with these challenges as a nation, consider the…

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