5 Ways Being Responsive to Tenant Issues Helps with Retention

There are plenty of nightmare tenants out there, so when you end up with a good renter in your home, it's important to keep them happy. Tenant retention is one of the most critical components of your property-management income as it can lead to lower overhead with respect to marketing, showing apartments and paying for tenant screening. The ideal situation is having tenants who want a long-term lease with your property and only leave because they're buying a house of…Read More

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How to Fix Washing Machine Agitator

Although the new energy efficient washing machines don’t necessarily have an agitator, most of the appliances that are owned today still have this central component in the wash basin. It turns to move the clothes about to get them clean. Over time, however, the agitator can stop moving and a repair will be required. Most […]

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How to Find Tenants for Rental Property

It isn’t difficult to find tenants for a rental property. It can be difficult, however, to find good tenants for your vacancies. If you want to know how to find tenants for rental property vacancies, then the first thing you’ve got to do is know what your local laws happen to be. Illegal discrimination practices […]

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How to Find Distressed Properties

If you’re looking for a prime property investment to rent to tenants, then knowing how to find distressed properties can give your income a real boost. Distressed properties are still everywhere in the United States. There are enough vacant homes that every renting and homeless household could have their own property and there would still […]

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Business Rental Properties

Much of the focus on the rental property market is with residential properties. Business rental properties, however, shouldn’t be ignored if you’re looking to earn a good living within the field of real estate. There are 6 things that should be considered before you get involved with a business rental, however, so that you can […]

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Bonus Depreciation on Rental Property

Many rental property owners know about depreciation. Every year, anything of value that is used for business purposes, such as a house that is being rented, can be depreciated so that the investment can be returned eventually each year at tax time. For years prior to 2014, bonus depreciation is the taking of anything of […]

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Best Places To Own Rental Property

A rental property can be a tremendous investment. There are a number of great places to purchase a rental property right now, but some places are better than others. If you want to know where the best places are to put your money right now, here are some options for you. 1. Fort Worth, TX […]

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How To Fix Chinese Drywall Problems

Let’s just put it out there right now. If you purchased drywall from a Chinese manufacturer that was installed in your home, then your home is contaminated. For those with Knauf drywall, there is a class-action settlement that can get you some of your costs back. For Taishan or Shandong Taihe products, however, you’re out […]

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How To Fix Wicker Furniture

The charm of wicker furniture is casual, warm, and inviting. The only problem with it is that it can be a bit brittle, especially when it is exposed to the elements. The good news is that it is pretty easy to fix wicker furniture and all you’ll need is a few supplies that you can […]

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How To Finance Rental Property

There’s a great little property that you know would make the perfect rental. The only problem is that you don’t have enough cash on hand right now to make the purchase. You know that you can make some good money with this property because it’s in a great neighborhood with parks, easy access to public […]

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How To Depreciate Rental Property

Because rental property is considered a business, it must depreciated like a business depreciates assets. Sometimes assets can have an accelerated depreciation, but that’s not the case with rental property. Owners are required to follow a specific schedule of depreciation for tax purposes and if that schedule is not followed, then there could be legal […]

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