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Rent vs. Buy – The Benefits of Renting

By on February 11, 2016 in Education with 0 Comments
Rent vs. Buy – The Benefits of Renting

While the 2016 housing market predictions seem disconcerting for those wanting to break into home ownership, in reality, there are many benefits of renting.  In fact, renting is the preferred housing choice for those who value the flexibility and affordability associated with deferred ownership and maintenance. In the rent vs. buy debate, realtors and financial […]

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Landlord’s Guide to Tax Deductions

By on February 8, 2016 in Education with 0 Comments
Landlord’s Guide to Tax Deductions

Owning rental property provides unique tax benefits to savvy investors.  When you rent a property to others, you must report the collected rental payments as taxable income.  However, the IRS outlines special opportunities to deduct expenses related to your property and rental income. As you begin a new year, or prepare your taxes from the preceding […]

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How to Find a Great Rental in a New City

By on February 4, 2016 in Education with 0 Comments
How to Find a Great Rental in a New City

Moving to a new city can be as daunting as it is exciting.  Whether work, school, family or adventure drives you to relocate to an unknown town, proper preparation is the best way to make a smooth transition into a new location.   One of the biggest steps for every mover is finding a new […]

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New Features for Customized Forms

New Features for Customized Forms

New updates to the Forms Editor provide additional options for property managers and landlords to create and send customized documents. After only a couple weeks of announcing initial improvements to the Forms Editor feature, Rentec Direct users are finding new, creative uses for this powerful tool. Since it’s latest update, our development team has been hard at […]

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2016 Rental Market Outlook – Renting Wins!

By on January 26, 2016 in Education with 1 Comment
2016 Rental Market Outlook – Renting Wins!

Housing market experts reveal trends found in the 2015 rental industry and predict the outlook for 2016.   Renting will continue to a popular option, and for many -the only option, as home prices continue to climb in 2016.  This finding is supported by Zillow’s Chief Economist, D.Svenja Gudell, who predicts that “the median of […]

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Winter Reminders to Help Your Renters Save Money (and stay warm!)

By on January 20, 2016 in Education with 0 Comments
Winter Reminders to Help Your Renters Save Money (and stay warm!)

With cold weather here to stay for a while your tenants might be noticing a spike in their heating or electric bill.  In fact the inspiration behind this post was an early morning text from my roommate, saying we needed to figure out a way to use less gas in order to bump our heating […]

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Enforce Full Rental Payments via The Tenant Portal

Enforce Full Rental Payments via The Tenant Portal

Based on your feedback we’ve added a new option to your property management software that allows you to specify a payment policy for online transactions from your tenants.  Previously a tenant could login to their tenant portal and make any size payment into their account.  Well, who would turn away money, right?  As it turns […]

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Free 1099-MISC Tax Filing for Property Managers

By on January 15, 2016 in Property Management Software with 1 Comment
Free 1099-MISC Tax Filing for Property Managers

Rentec Direct provides simple solutions for filing 1099-MISC tax documents online through a partnership with Nelco, authorized tax professionals.   For the 2016 tax season, Rentec Direct users are eligible for ONE FREE e-filing with discount code BB3 (includes one federal e-file and recipient reporting service). E-filing through your property management software includes: Federal E-Filing: […]

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Are you ready for the 1099-MISC tax deadline?

By on January 8, 2016 in Education, Property Management Software with 0 Comments
Are you ready for the 1099-MISC tax deadline?

Rentec Direct provides users with an easy solution for sending and filing 1099 tax documents online.   With the help of the 1099 Tax Assistant and through a partnership with Nelco, authorized tax professionals,  your 1099-MISC reporting can be done with a couple clicks of a button.   E-filing let’s you submit your 1099 tax documents […]

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Finding and Keeping an Investor-Friendly Real Estate Agent

By on January 6, 2016 in Education with 1 Comment
Finding and Keeping an Investor-Friendly Real Estate Agent

A strong relationship with a knowledgeable and reliable real estate agent can be a vital asset for any real estate investor. Unfortunately, finding the right agent to work with isn’t as easy as it should be. The industry is flush with inexperienced agents due to a very low barrier of entry and identifying the true […]

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