Catch Their Eye: Making your Rental Property Appealing
Do you have an apartment or home listed for rent, but the phone never rings? Perhaps it’s time to pull out some old renting tricks; in this case, making...
Finding a Place to Rent: Tips and Ideas
If you’re looking for a place to rent, there’s a lot more to consider than the cost of monthly rent. Start by making a list of things that you’re...
Should You Invest in Rental Properties?
In an economy like this one, investing in rental property looks good to some and risky to others. People worry that they won’t find anyone to consistently cover the...
I’m Moving – Should I Rent Out My Old Home?
You’re moving to a new city—but what happens to your old home? Trying to sell homes in the current economy can be a challenge, so perhaps consider keeping the...
Contract Red Flags
Renting property and signing a lease agreement go hand in hand. It’s acceptable and encouraged protocol to protect both you as a renter and the landlord as a property...
Avoiding Rental Scams
Have you run across a really great deal on a rental property, one that has everything you’re looking for and is well under your budget? Well, if it sounds...
Tenant Eviction: Don’t Do-It-Yourself
Having trouble with a problem tenant? Or are you wondering what you would do in the event of a tenant who wasn’t following through on a contract? Before you...
Get Help with Tenant Screening
As a property owner, protecting and receiving a return on your investment is one of your top priorities. You want to make sure you’ll get rental payments on time,...
Writing a Clear Rental Contract
Before you put out an ad for the apartment or home you want to rent, make sure that you have a rental agreement ready for people who show interest....
Going (and Saving) Green
You may think that “going green” requires an extensive, expensive overhaul of your property. There are some quick, relatively inexpensive fixes that you can do yourself to save money....
Tips for Clean Carpets in the Winter
Wintertime brings cold weather and its sometimes unpleasant side effects of ice and snow. When it stays outside, it’s only problematic when trying to get from one place to...
Winter Checklist for Property Owners
In the winter, a number of things can happen that damage properties. Property owners need to be aware of what can occur, and what their responsibilities are to their...
Maintenance Mistakes and How to Cover Them
Your last renter has just moved out, and it’s time to get the place deep cleaned so you can start showing it to prospective tenants. Because it’s a big...