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October 9, 2015

7 Tips for Maintaining Electrical Safety on Your Rental Property

7 Tips Maintaining Electrical Safety on Your Rental Property

As a landlord, you’ve worked hard to buy your rental properties over the years and now have a nice passive income every month. But have you taken steps to insure electrical safety in each of your rental properties?

Here are 7 things to incorporate into your property maintenance check list right now.

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October 6, 2015

Millennials Renting in the Suburbs

Millennials Renting in the Suburbs

Despite popular belief, the suburbs are growing, and a big part of that growth is coming from Millennials.

One reason is that the urban core neighborhoods have become such a hot commodity that rental rates have exploded and developable land is scarce. So "new urbanism" is moving out to the suburbs.

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October 2, 2015

Interior Paint Trends for Your Rental Properties

Interior Paint Trends for Your Rental Properties

Color specialist Pantone notes in “The Psychology of Color” that workers at a paint company complained that an office painted blue was too cold. The company repainted the office a warm peach, and the sweaters came off – even though the thermostat on the wall didn’t budge.

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October 2, 2015

6 Tips to Help You Prepare Your Rental Property for Hurricane Season

6 Tips to Help You Prepare Your Rental Property for Hurricane Season

While the nation’s best climatologists always have their thumbs on the latest weather data, constantly changing conditions make it difficult to predict storms. Property owners need to be prepared for anything, including extreme weather storms.

Here are suggested hurricane preparedness tips from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Ready campaign:

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October 1, 2015

Landlord Problems - Constant Curiosity Calls

Landlord Problems - Constant Curiosity Calls

One of the headaches of managing rental properties is constantly answering curiosity calls.

"How much is the rent?"

"What schools are nearby?"

"Are utilities included?"

"How old is the carpet?"

"Is there cable hook up?"

"Do you allow pets?"

And to top it all off, these calls are most likely coming in on your private number.

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September 24, 2015

How to Know the Difference Between a Good and Bad Renter

How to Know the Difference Between a Good and Bad Renter

If you were to stand a good renter and a bad renter next to each other, you may not be able to tell them apart. Whether they’re disheveled or completely put together has no bearing on who that person is as a tenant. Don’t be fooled by a polished performer. You’ll have to go deeper than that to learn the difference between a good and a bad renter.

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September 22, 2015

Stylish Solutions for Tiny Bathrooms

If the bathrooms in your rental would be considered "teeny tiny" and you're looking to redo them, check out these clever ideas to make the most of the limited space.

Stylish Solutions for Tiny Bathrooms

Brighten up a tiny bathroom space with warm wood, tiny tiles, and crisp lighting.

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September 21, 2015

Prepare Your Property for Icy Winter Weather

Prepare Your Property for Icy Winter Weather

Ensuring that the property is prepared for colder temperatures and in good working order can save a landlord a ton of money in unneeded repairs and prevent potentially dangerous situation from happening during the winter months.

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September 20, 2015

9 Tips to Boost Productivity for Landlords

8 Tips to Boost Productivity for Landlords

Managing rental properties is a business, and landlords need to be as productive as possible in order to do their job correctly and efficiently. If you feel like you’re working more and getting less done, it might be time to evaluate the areas where you can cut out wasted time and boost productivity.

Here are 9 ways to be a more productive landlord:

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