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How to Finance a Rental Property

Have you discovered the perfect real estate investment opportunity? Is there a home or building that you would like to purchase so you can make it a rental property in your portfolio? Financing a rental property can sometimes be a tricky business. The past, present, and future are all taken into consideration by lenders to determine if you are going to qualify! What do you need to know right now about the financing process? Step #1: Examine the Past After…Read More


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How to Finance a Rental Property

Have you discovered the perfect real estate investment opportunity? Is there a home or building that you would like to purchase so you can make it a rental property in your portfolio? Financing a rental property can sometimes be a tricky business. The past, present, and future are all taken into consideration by lenders to […]

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What is the National Alliance of HUD Tenants

The National Alliance of HUD Tenants is an organization that was founded in order to protect families of lower incomes that live in HUD-assisted multifamily housing. To qualify for membership, a family must live in a privately owned building. Their design is much like that of any typical union. They are active in making sure […]

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How to Set Up Rent Drop Boxes

If you manage a lot of different properties in your community or you’ve got a multi-unit apartment that you’re managing, having a rent drop box set up can help you get your rent on time and allow tenants to pay when they’ve got a moment to bring you a check, cash, or secured funds. In […]

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How to Fix Cracks in Concrete Patio

If you’ve got a concrete patio, then at some point in time a crack is going to develop because of the ground shifting below the concrete. This shifting causes pressure throughout the patio and will eventually cause cracking because the concrete wants to move with the ground, but it cannot. Cracking might not seem too […]

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How to Fix Squeaky Hardwood Floors

One of the most annoying issues that a home may have is a hardwood floor that squeaks when it is walked on. This can even become an issue during an initial inspection when a home is being prepared for renting. Although a squeaking floor is a good way to detect a sneaky child, this common […]

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How to Evict a Tenant in Washington State

In some ways, Washington State is one of the most tenant-friendly states there is today with the protections that are given to them. That can make it difficult at times for a landlord to evict a troublesome tenant, especially if one step in the eviction process is missed because the courts will require a landlord […]

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How to Identify Deadbeat Tenants

Having a tenant that will constantly avoid paying their rent on time or take care of the property they’re renting can be quite troublesome and expensive. By being able to identity these deadbeat tenants during the screening process, a landlord can save a lot of unnecessary expenses because they’ll be able to screen them out […]

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What Are the Property Manager’s Job Duties

A property manager is a very important job as they are the ones who are primarily responsible for making sure rental units are kept up, restored, and repaired. Their job is to make sure the rent gets paid on time, to work with tenants that might be struggling with rent, and to obtain court orders […]

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Explanation of Rent Stabilized Tenant

In some communities, there is a term that is called “rent stabilization.” Many landlords are familiar with rent control, where they can only charge a certain amount of rent for the unit that is occupied by a tenant. For a rent stabilization tenant, the amount of rent can increase by an allowable percentage each year, […]

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How to Fix Sagging Couch Cushions

Do you and your couch have a long-term relationship that has paid off well for you over the years? Even the sturdiest of couches can develop sagging cushions after some time because of common wear and tear. If your cushions have lost their firmness and you’re ready to restore your couch to its previous glory, […]

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