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August 28, 2015

Benefits of Being a Landlord

Benefits of Being a Landlord

If you have a property that you are considering selling, you might want to think twice. In many situations, keeping the property for yourself and renting it out can carry a bigger benefit for you than selling it would. You should weigh each side carefully before deciding to sell your property.

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August 27, 2015

What Landlords Need to Know About Using Consumer Reports to Screen Tenants

What Landlords Need to Know About Using Consumer Reports to Screen Tenants

If you're a landlord, you’re likely using consumer reports to evaluate rental applications.

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August 26, 2015

Tips for the Accidental Landlord

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So you’ve decided not to sell, but instead, rent your house out for additional income. If this wasn’t your original plan, you’re not alone. You are now part of a growing group of property owners known as “Accidental Landlords.”

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August 25, 2015

Landlords: What's in Your Lease Agreement?

Landlords: What's in Your Lease Agreement?

Lease and rental agreements differ from location to location, often depending on the rental property itself, as well as other factors, such as landlord preferences, the competitiveness of the rental market and local laws governing rental properties. Despite these nuances, there are some core terms that can be found in almost every lease and rental agreement.

Here are some of the most important terms that no agreement should be without.

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August 23, 2015

Why Landlords Should Consider Making Their Rental Properties Pet-Friendly

Why Landlords Should Consider Making Their Rental Properties Pet-Friendly

Should You Allow Pets in Your Rental Properties?

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August 21, 2015

Three Apps That Make Remodeling and Redecorating a Snap!

Three Apps That Make Remodeling and Redecorating a Snap!

Look down at your smartphone and you know… there’s an app for everything.

There are even apps for home owners and landlords looking to redesign or renovate.

Last year, Americans spent about $130 billion on home remodeling projects. That’s BILLION… with a B! That’s the highest amount since 2007, according the U.S. Census Bureau.

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August 19, 2015

Making Reasonable Accommodations for People with Disabilities

Making Reasonable Accommodations for People with Disabilities

You may know of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, but you may still be confused over who is responsible for providing “reasonable accommodations and modifications” should a tenant need an equal opportunity to use your rental property.

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August 19, 2015

Firescaping Tips for Your Property

Firescaping Tips for Your Property

Fire season is here and, since wildfires can spark and rage out of control in the blink of an eye, preparedness is the key to safety. With proper measures, landlords can protect their yards, homes and loved ones.

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August 19, 2015

What Would You Do With an Extra Hour Every Day?

What Would You Do with an Extra Hour?

Time is precious. Time flies. Time is money. Clearly, we spend a lot of time thinking about time. But what would you do if you had more of it? We asked a few people what they might do with an extra hour a day. Here’s what they told us.

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What Would You Do with an Extra Hour?

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August 12, 2015

Best Practices: Rent Collection

Best Practices: Rental Collection

The rental collection process begins even before residents move in. As a landlord, you need to be consistent from the very beginning of the lease. When reviewing the lease with a new tenant, make sure they understand the contract they’re signing.

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