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3 Rental Property Upgrades That Aren’t Worth the Investment

3 Rental Property Upgrades That Aren’t Worth the Investment

Some property owners assume that any upgrade is a good investment. However, this is not always the case. It’s a smart move to do some research any time you are thinking of making a change to your rental property so you aren’t spending a ton of money for very little actual return. (Also, check with…

Don’t Accidentally Break These Rental Property Discrimination Laws

Don’t Accidentally Break These Rental Property Discrimination Laws

Any good landlord is going to avoid unlawfully discriminating against their tenants or prospective tenants. However, even well-intentioned property owners can find themselves dealing with a discrimination complaint if not careful. This post is devoted to highlighting some common mistakes owners can accidentally make that could lead to charges for discrimination. Language in Advertisements Be careful what you…

Special Considerations for College Student Renters

Special Considerations for College Student Renters

If you own property near a local college campus, you’ll likely have applications from college students come in around the start of each semester. Having college student renters presents its own set of unique opportunities and challenges that are different from tenants that are part of a family, couple, or are elderly. If you are new to…

4 Crucial Ways to Maintain Quality Tenants

4 Crucial Ways to Maintain Quality Tenants

One of the most significant ways to enjoy your role as a property owner and avoid too many headaches is by maintaining quality tenants on your property. Having a good tenant is gold to a property owner, while a problem tenant can leave you seriously consider whether you want to continue in this business. To…

Fire Prevention Tips for Your Property This Winter

Fire Prevention Tips for Your Property This Winter

At a time of year when more fires, candles, and space heaters are being burned for warmth and celebration, property owners need to be cognizant of the inherent risks of indoor heating. The National Fire Prevention Association’s data show that around 98,000 apartment fires were reported in 2013, killing at least 325 people and injuring 3,900….

Are You Fully Covered? Consider These Crucial Insurance Policies

Are You Fully Covered? Consider These Crucial Insurance Policies

Insurance is a crucial element for rental property owners and typically requires several considerations when finding the best coverage. If you’re like most landlords, you can’t risk the huge out of pocket cost of repairing possible destruction or disasters on your property, so it’s important to make sure you have the right amount of insurance….

4 Ways to Minimize Crime on Your Property

4 Ways to Minimize Crime on Your Property

Unfortunately, property crime can sometimes be inevitable no matter what we do. And with an increase in crime rates recently, it’s even more crucial to be on the lookout for ways to avoid thefts and break-ins. Thankfully, there are some measures you can take as a property owner to decrease the chances of criminal activity,…

Elderly Renter Issues Property Owners Must Consider

Elderly Renter Issues Property Owners Must Consider

Having residents who are elderly can be a wonderful experience for a property owner. They usually have reliable sources of income and can much more well-behaved and respectful than young tenants. However, it’s smart to always consider each angle, and having elderly residents does pose it’s own unique set of challenges. Here are just a few to…

An Overview of HOA Governing Documents

An Overview of HOA Governing Documents

If you own or are considering buying property in a homeowner association, there can be an adjustment period. Though the benefits of living in a homeowners or condominium association are great, you’ll likely find yourself learning about community rules you weren’t used to before. Therefore, it’s beneficial to learn about the details of HOA governing documents and…

How to Handle Breed Restrictions on Your Property

How to Handle Breed Restrictions on Your Property

The topic of pet restriction is an emotional one that most property owners are not excited about having. However, it’s a really important subject that must be clearly understood and enforced. Failing to fully plan for and decide which breeds are allowed on the property can potentially open you or your homeowners association up to liabilities….

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