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4 Easy Ways to Start Your 2013 Tax Planning and Save Money

4 Easy Ways to Start Your 2013 Tax Planning and Save Money

1) Set up a Folder for Your DocumentsIt doesn’t matter if it is a physical folder or an electronic folder. Just have a file set up and put in there, all of the key documents you will need including: Pay Stubs Estimated Tax Payment Vouchers Charitable Donations Property Taxes Medical Expenses Unreimbursed Employee Expenses Health…

How Do I Add Additional Lease Stipulations If My Standard Lease Does Not Include Them?

How Do I Add Additional Lease Stipulations If My Standard Lease Does Not Include Them?

Most landlords who rent out their rental properties have a standard lease they use that has the proper wording and protection for both parties. A standard lease can typically be found online and can be more specific based on the state your rental property is based out of. If you are new to being a…

What are the Differences Between Renter’s Insurance and Landlord Insurance?

What are the Differences Between Renter’s Insurance and Landlord Insurance?

The answer to this question has escaped many renters and property owners alike. Rental Choice (.com) can clear this up for many of our daily visitors. It is a common misconception for tenants that they do not need to purchase renters insurance because their landlord already has insurance. We will address this question and more….

Los Angeles Investment Opportunities on the Rise

Los Angeles Investment Opportunities on the Rise

With new home inventories at an extreme low and less houses on the market, confidence in real estate investing is rising, and owning a property is becoming once again an intelligent investment move. With foreclosures greatly diminishing and rental properties scarce, rental properties themselves are fueling the recovery for the housing investment market. Red Blue…

Delaware County House Fire: Landlord Tips for Fire Prevention

Delaware County House Fire: Landlord Tips for Fire Prevention

Delaware County House Fire Earlier this month, three individuals suffered minor injuries in a Delaware County house fire. The fire broke out around 1:30 a.m on January 4th in Darby Township. While four family members escaped from the fire, the family dog was not able to make it out of the home. Some of the…

Tips for Painting in the Winter

Tips for Painting in the Winter

Many consider it too difficult to start home improvement projects during the cold winter months, but this can actually be a great time to get things done. If your New Year’s Resolution includes painting your rental property, Lombard, Illinois house painters at Pristine Painting & Decorating have some great tips: First, it is important to…

Goals for Property Management Companies

Goals for Property Management Companies

Since it’s January and the start of a brand new year, we thought we’d take a few moments to help out fellow Chicago property management companies, and really just property management companies in general, by sharing some ideas on potential goals to set for the upcoming year.  There’s no better time then the start of…

What if Tenant Fails to Change Utilities to Their Name for a Rental Property?

What if Tenant Fails to Change Utilities to Their Name for a Rental Property?

Depending on how you lease is written, typically the tenants are going to be responsible for paying the utilities. Tenants should typically be paying the utilities as this is ensures that they are paying for high water and electric bills if they choose to do a lot of laundry or have the a/c running often….

Staffing for Property Management Companies

Staffing for Property Management Companies

While many property management companies may be hurting for income due to tight rental markets and smaller budgets, the need for staffing will always remain the same.  As a Chicago property management company, we know first hand how difficult things can get and we also know how vital it is for a property management company…

Property Management Companies as an Alternative to Being a Landlord

Property Management Companies as an Alternative to Being a Landlord

The most successful way to make a passive income as a real estate owner, is through rentals that, ideally, only require a minimum amount of time. Consider using Atlanta property management companies to ensure that the maximum amount of your rental cost is collected, while requiring the least amount of your own personal time. Property…

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