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How To Become A Landlord And Be A Great One

Managing a rental property is not always an easy endeavor, especially if you’ve never done it before. Familiarize yourself with the steps on how to become a landlord, and you’ll be well on your way.   A Guide on How to Become a Landlord There are many things that can trigger your interest in becoming…

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Avoiding Bad Tenants At All Cost

Bad tenants are a dime a dozen and every landlord’s worst nightmare. The good news is you can learn to avoid and deal with these tenants, thereby protecting your investment and saving yourself the headache.   What Are Bad Tenants? Bad tenants exist everywhere, and they can make your work as a landlord unbearable. These…

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5 Rental Property Maintenance Projects for the Fall

Fall is often an exciting time of year for communities. Everyone’s cozying up to the fire with lattes, fluffy blankets, and donning sweaters and jackets as the temperature starts to drop. Plus, the holidays are near. It’s a fun time of year, and it’s also a great time to perform some seasonal maintenance projects on your…

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Why You Should Get to Know Your Tenants’ Neighbors

One of the often overlooked techniques for increasing not only the value of your rental property, but also your relationship with your tenants is by getting to know the people who live around them. When you become more involved in what’s happening within your renter’s neighborhood, there are a few big advantages: 1) You can better support…

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How To Foster A Good Landlord Tenant Relationship

A good landlord tenant relationship can help you retain good renters. Cultivating a bond based on mutual respect, though, is often easier said than done.   The Importance of a Good Landlord Tenant Relationship What is a landlord tenant relationship? It’s exactly as it sounds — it’s a term used to describe the relationship between…

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How to Give Tenants Bad News with Good Results

How you give less-than-positive news is all about the delivery. While there are always going to be those tenants who can’t ever be pleased, there are also many hard-working and respectable people who will rent from your property — and the last thing you want to do is tarnish their view of you and your property…

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Can Renters Paint Rental Units? Should Landlords Do The Repainting?

Most people want to live in a space that reflects their personal style or aesthetics — and paint is one of the easiest ways to accomplish that. But as a tenant, can you paint a rental apartment? Here’s what you need to know about landlords and renters painting responsibilities.   Can Renters Paint? Take a…

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Watch Out For These 5 HOA Security Mistakes

Homeowners association security should not be taken for granted. To keep your entire community safe, here are five crucial HOA security mistakes to watch out for.   Why is HOA Security Important? Security is one of the major reasons why people choose to live in an HOA community. However, living in a gated, secluded enclave…

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How to Tactfully Increase Your Rent Prices

Last week, we talked about ways to ensure higher rent prices for your property. We’re back again this week with more advice on increasing rent when a tenant renews their lease. Determining rent prices as a landlord can be tricky. Not only do you have to pay attention to market rates, there’s also a strategy to increasing…

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Looking to Increase Your Rent Prices? The Top 5 Tips for Doing It

If you’re looking to increase the rent in your rental property, thus increasing your return, you want to be sure you’re doing it in the most efficient way. There are several factors that come into play, such as when to increase rent prices, when to lease, and how to prevent things that cost extra — like maintenance….

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