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Crucial Items to Replace in Newly Purchased Property

Crucial Items to Replace in Newly Purchased Property

When you purchase a new property, it may be difficult to determine what needs to be fixed or adjusted first. You might be reluctant to invest extra money in a home you already spent so much to acquire. For some areas of the property, this can be reasonable, while others shouldn’t be ignored. What to…

Renting Out Your Property in the Fall Season

Renting Out Your Property in the Fall Season

In the past, many property owners would focus on renting out their properties more during the warmer spring months, as opposed to the autumn and holiday seasons. The reasoning was that the main audience looking for new homes—families with children—would be searching during the spring and early summer, when the kids were out of school and moving…

 4 Reasons to Clean Your Gutters

 4 Reasons to Clean Your Gutters

Your property’s gutter are likely not at the top of your maintenance list. Out of site, out of mind, right? However, cleaning your gutters on a regular basis is actually more important than you’d think. Not cleaning your gutters can cause them to become plugged with items such as acorns, leaves, pine needles, rodent rests, other debris,…

Knowing Your Nationwide Rights as a Landlord

Knowing Your Nationwide Rights as a Landlord

As a property owner, it’s important to know and understand your rights as you rent out your property. Even if your building is being handled by a property management company, you’ll still want to be aware the rights you have under the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (URLTA). Although specific landlord rights are mostly spelled out depending…

Identifying and Handling Pest Infestations on Your Property

Identifying and Handling Pest Infestations on Your Property

Infestations can be very frustrating for property owners. Not only can it be a tedious process to get rid of the pests, certain types of pests could also have you facing possible structural damage to the property. Here are some suggestions for helping you clear certain pests out of your property. State Laws for Pest Infestations…

Tips for Handling Difficult Renter Requests

Tips for Handling Difficult Renter Requests

Every rental property owner knows the challenge of managing requests from residents that are seeking special privileges or being too demanding. Whether you are working with a property manager or handling it all yourself, there is always a place where you have to draw the line in terms of requests. Here are some ways to handle renter requests…

The Key to Happy Tenants (In 6 Steps)

The Key to Happy Tenants (In 6 Steps)

A successful rental property business means having happy tenants. Since you likely spend a lot of time (and money) making sure you bring in high quality tenants for your property, it’s important to make sure you are taking the right steps to make them stay. This can be easier said than done, however. Here are…

How to Pursue Money Owed After Tenants Move Out

How to Pursue Money Owed After Tenants Move Out

If you’ve been a property owner for long enough, you’ve likely experienced tenants who end up owing more than their deposit will cover when they move out. Even if you are diligent about background and income checks and focusing on the best tenants, it’s still likely a decent percentage will leave owing some money. The…

Three Big Reasons to Avoid Uninsured and Unlicensed Contractors

Three Big Reasons to Avoid Uninsured and Unlicensed Contractors

There are a number of reasons a property owner could be tempted to hire a contractor who is uninsured or unlicensed. Maybe it seems worth it for the price, or they are someone you know and assume you can trust. However, it’s generally a very bad idea and includes a lot of risk on the part…

What to Consider About Property Management Fees

What to Consider About Property Management Fees

If you’re currently looking for a property management company, there is a lot to consider. You has to ask for proposals, references, and interview the companies. You can even be far away from your property and not able to meet the managers in person right away. So it’s important to make sure you are finding someone…

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