Evicting Deadbeat Tenants

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Most tenants will maintain your rental property to a reasonable degree, follow the rules outlined in their lease and pay their rent on time each month.  Deadbeats, though, won’t.  When faced with uncooperative renters, eviction may be your best, and only, option. Gather evidence If your tenant is responsible for any property damage, take photos. […]

Top 3 Home Owners Association Laws Texas Landlords Should Know About

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If you’re a Texas landlord who rents out property that’s part of a home owner association, it’s wise to familiarize yourself with the state laws that affect Home Owners Associations.  It’s yet another task on the never-ending landlord do-list.  But knowledge is power, especially when it comes to keeping your real estate investments safe. Following […]

Raising Rent

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If you haven’t raised your rent in the last few years, consider this: according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the rent index is currently rising at an annualized rate of 3.6%.  So you’re probably overdue for an increase. At the same time, you may worry that by increasing your rates, you’ll lose good […]

Managing Tenants with Disabilities

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Disabled tenants present special challenges.  You can’t treat them differently from able-bodied renters.  At the same time, though, you may need to make special accommodations for them. The first thing to clarify is who is considered disabled.  The federal Fair Housing Act and Fair Housing Amendments state that a person is disabled if he or […]

What to Look for in a Property Management Firm

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Are you a landlord struggling to manage multiple property holdings? If so, chances are that you’d benefit from handing over management of those homes, apartments and/or condos to a property management company. But before you seek this kind of assistance, you need to make sure you know who you’re dealing with. Here’s a list of a few […]

Are You Ready To Landlord?

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You have the capital to invest in income real estate.  Or perhaps you’ve already made that investment and want to start renting out property.  But consider this: have you asked yourself whether or not you’re actually ready to be a landlord? Here are some of the inevitable, and all too often overlooked, challenges that go […]

Four Common Mistakes In Hiring A Property Management Company

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Most real estate owners have had problems with taking care of their property at one point or another. Handling one’s personal home is a difficult task that requires a substantial amount of time. That said, the responsibility, stress, and effort required for the task increases exponentially if a person becomes the owner of more than […]

When to Consider Property Management for Your Rental Properties

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If own a rental property but do not engage a property manager, you might want to look over a few points so see if you could benefit from such service. It could be that your valuable time is being taken up administrating your properties or that you are having difficulty handling problems that you never […]

4 Tips for Successful Long Distance Landlording

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If you’re like many business people, you think and act globally. When it comes to landlording though, having investment property that’s not in the same city, or even the same state where you live, can be a challenge. But with a little strategic planning, it’s still possible to see a positive return on investment (ROI) […]