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Written by Lauren Lieb, InsuranceHub  Property owners and managers are often veterans when dealing with insurance, so chances are you are familiar with the coverages you need. It comes with the territory. You understand the risks you face, and you know how insurance can protect you. But there is more to it than just having…


Take a moment to think about the way you manage your rental properties. Do you have professional systems in place to help your processes run smoothly? If the answer is no, it’s time to start positioning your landlording duties to function as a real business. It may sound daunting, but there are tools that make…


Written by: Mark Smolen Hello my friends at the American Apartment Association, I want to thank you for all your support during 2019. Dozens of members have thanked me for the most helpful landlord video course available to help rental property owners and managers: QuickBooks for Landlords. Many members who purchased my course have expressed…


Becoming a landlord has its perks, but for some, it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. Compare the pros and cons of being a landlord before buying rental property so you can determine whether owning rental real estate is the right move for you. Pros of being a landlord Extra income Rental income is by far one…


What are the top roadblocks to building wealth through your business? For over 92% of property owners and managers, maintenance is high on the list. Not only is it a huge time suck and stressor, but emergency maintenance situations can also directly affect your bottom line if they lead to property damage.  So the question…


When you purchased an investment property, you likely created a budget that counts on consistent rent to pay for the property’s mortgage and upkeep. Renters don’t always take that into consideration when they stop paying rent, either by skipping town in the middle of a lease or living in the home rent-free until you evict…


When your tenants head out for the holidays there are some holiday risks to consider for both you the landlord and for the tenants. Many people will be vacating their homes as the holidays arrive, and apartment residents are no exception. Before tenants head out for sunny weather or snow-filled fun, landlords might want to…


Last week we offered some tips for choosing the right rental management software. We had our plan, spent time crafting the article and had our support team ready to answer questions. Shortly after the newsletter went out, our website RentMindMe.com crashed. This unforeseen and unexpected outage lasted for 3 days. During that time, we were…


Fair Housing laws have applications towards holidays and holiday decorations. Best practices and compliance need to be solidly based on Fair Housing law and not on personal opinion. As a professional in the housing industry, you may be faced with holiday-related items that are simply viewed as potentially offensive and/or insensitive but that are not…


When managing a rental property, whether it is pet-friendly or not, you will most likely encounter tenants with service dogs. As a landlord, you are permitted to ask your tenant for specific documentation. However, you must always keep accessibility and fair housing laws in mind. Keep reading to learn about landlord-tenant rights regarding service dogs and the…

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