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September 18, 2015

Stress Management Tips for Landlords

Stress Management Tips for Landlords

Landlords and property managers have full schedule and endless things to do. It’s easy for landlords to quickly burn out if they’re not careful. Never taking time out to refresh yourself can also take its toll on your productivity.

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September 16, 2015

Updating the Flooring in Your Rental Property

Updating the Flooring in Your Rental Property

The flooring you choose for your rental property today can make a big difference long term. There are many options to choose from, making the decision sometimes overwhelming for a landlord. Your best choice will depend on the value of the property, the location and the function of the room in question.

Value of the Property

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September 11, 2015

6 Mistakes Every Property Owner Should Avoid When Hiring a Contractor

6 Mistakes Every Property Owner Should Avoid When Hiring a Contractor

Choosing a contractor to work on your rental property isn’t always easy. You need to find someone who you can count on to show up, be able to handle your home improvement project in a professional and knowledgeable manner, who is safe for your family or tenants to be around, and who can be trusted alone on the property.

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September 10, 2015

How to Prepare Your Rental Property for El Niño

How to Prepare Your Rental Property for El Niño

Climatologists believe that there is an 80% chance of El Niño weather conditions lasting throughout the remainder of the year and through the first part of 2016. This could translate into a stormy winter with quite a bit of rainfall in the United States. With the years of drought, many are hopeful for some relief, but with a healthy amount of measured concern for the effects of heavy rainfall on properties.

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September 9, 2015

The Ultimate Guide for Landlords

Being a landlord can be incredibly profitable, but also very difficult at times.

If you’ve spent any time as a landlord, you’ve likely experienced many of the issues that plague owners, and cast fear into the hearts of wanna-be landlords. But given enough time and experience, landlords know that every problem has a solution.

Here are the the issues every landlord deals with, along with some solutions to those problems.

Top 8 Landlord Issues

Vacancies

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September 4, 2015

Five Legal Notices Every Landlord Needs

Five Legal Notices Every Landlord Needs

There are many notices a landlord has to keep handy in order to get things done. Some of the notices are more urgent than others. It’s best to send any formal notices via Certified Mail/Return Receipt Requested, through the US Postal Service. Certified mail is the only proof of delivery that most courts will accept, apart from a registered server.

Here are five notices you may need as a landlord:

1. Notice to Pay or Quit

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September 2, 2015

Collecting Past Due Rent

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Rent collection is probably one of the most frustrating aspects of being a landlord. Collecting unpaid back or delinquent rent can be a time consuming, frustrating, and costly proposition for landlords. The different methods of rent collection available will depend on the laws in your state and your individual rental agreement.

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September 1, 2015

Landlords: Are Your Rentals Properly Insured?

Landlords: Are Your Rentals Properly Insured?

If you’re considering renting out a property you own, think carefully about what insurance you will need. There is plenty that can go wrong when you give tenants the keys to your house. You need to make sure you are protected against the inevitable.

What is Landlord’s Insurance?

A landlord policy will typically cover the following:

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August 31, 2015

Landlords: How to Host an Open House for Your Rental Property

Landlords: Host an Open House for Your Rental Property

Landlords spend countless hours showing their properties to prospective tenants. Individual tours, cancellations and no-shows can really eat into your productivity and personal life.

Hosting an open house is an effective and efficient alternative.

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