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August 11, 2015

Creating a Video to Showcase Your Rental Property

Creating a Video to Showcase Your Rental Property

With the internet becoming the average person’s primary source of information, landlords are finding it more and more difficult to compete with other listings in their real estate markets. A landlord is more likely to have success filling a vacancy by taking advantage of all the social media outlets available.

One way to stand out online is to create a video tour of your property.

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August 11, 2015

5 Bathroom Trends Making a Splash in 2015

5 Bathroom Trends Making a Splash in 2015

The bathroom has gone from being a functional space to a place to retreat and rejuvenate. Bathrooms are now being designed or remodeled with features formerly reserved for spas. Maybe it’s the move to focus on self-care, but homeowners are looking to bring that indulgence home. These bathroom trends are a few that are popping up more and more in remodels.

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August 6, 2015

Mold vs Mildew and How to Handle Either One

Mold vs. Mildew and What to Do About Either One

The thought of mold strikes fear in the hearts of most property owners. But mold and mildew are another maintenance matter that can be managed if dealt with at the earliest signs of a problem.

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August 6, 2015

5 Easy Updates for Your Entryway

5 Easy Updates for Your Entryway

Talk to any realtor and they will tell you that “curb appeal” is one of the most important features of a house when selling a property or finding a tenant to rent it out. The entryway to a home is the property’s first impression. It can make an impact on how prospective tenants see the rest of the house. Unfortunately, many landlords neglect this area of the home.

If you think you might be one of those landlords, ask yourself a few questions:

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August 5, 2015

How to Attract Millennials to Your Rental Properties

How to Attract Millennials to Your Rental Property

Millennials, who are in no hurry to own homes, are now officially the biggest renting demographic.

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August 4, 2015

How to Use Social Media to Advertise Your Rental Properties

How to Use Social Media to Advertise Your Rental Properties

From yoga studios to real estate agents, savvy marketers use social media in a number of ways to reach out and expand their customer base, with good reason. Social media is one of the best ways for business owners to market to potential customers. The landlord business is no exception.

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July 31, 2015

5 Tips to Getting More Clicks on Your Rental Ad

5 Tips for Getting More Clicks on Your Rental Ad

The popularity and relatively low cost (if not free) of online advertising has made sites like Craigslist and Zillow very attractive to many landlords and property managers looking to advertise their rentals.

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July 30, 2015

Setting Up a Maintenance Schedule for Your Rental Property

Setting Up a Maintenance Schedule for Your Rental Properties

A good maintenance plan and replacement schedule ensures your rental property will operate efficiently long term, putting more money in your pocket over the period you own the property.

By focusing on property maintenance, you‘ll have a distinct advantage over competing properties, making it easier for you to fill a vacancy, as well as sell if and when you’re ready to do so.

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July 30, 2015

When Should You Start the Eviction Process?

Being a landlord has its struggles. One such struggle is having to evict a tenant. If you’re lucky, you’ll never need this information. Unfortunately, chances are you likely will. If you come to the point where you need to remove a problem tenant, follow these guidelines to protect yourself and your investment property.

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July 28, 2015

5 Hottest Markets for Rental Property Investments

So far in 2015, home prices have risen quite a bit. It’s not as easy to come across a deal to flip as it was in 2008. More real estate investors today are instead hanging on to their “starter” homes and purchasing additional rental properties for better long-term options.

Cities with a combination of affordable housing, strong population and economic growth are in the best position to deliver eager tenants for you as a landlord.

The following cities and metro areas on our list are shaping up to be the hottest markets for return on investment on rental properties in 2015.

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