Property Management, Tenant Selection, Real Estate News & Tips

How to Save for A Home While Renting

By on February 16, 2018 in Education with 1 Comment
How to Save for A Home While Renting

For many future homeowners, renting is an important step at the beginning of the buying process. If you’ve ever weighed the pros and cons of renting vs. buying a home, you may find that renting now and saving up for a home in the future is the best plan for you. There are certainly a […]

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How to Breakup with Your Landlord

By on February 14, 2018 in Education with 1 Comment
How to Breakup with Your Landlord

This article was originally published on Kinja by Kaycee Wegener: How to Breakup with Your Landlord. While perfect breakups may be few and far between – especially when it comes to a significant other – there are ways you can call it quits with your landlord that leave you both feeling good about the split. […]

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Rental Listings JSON API – Add Rental Listings to Your Custom Website

By on February 13, 2018 in Product Updates with 0 Comments
Rental Listings JSON API – Add Rental Listings to Your Custom Website

The following article is related to advanced programming features for your property management website.  This article was written to provide guidance to your webmaster or website designer.  Rentec Direct is unable to provide support regarding advanced website programming for a website that was created outside of the Rentec Direct system. If you have questions, please […]

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5 Contractors a Landlord Can’t (and Shouldn’t) Live Without

By on February 12, 2018 in Education with 0 Comments
5 Contractors a Landlord Can’t (and Shouldn’t) Live Without

Being a landlord can be even more challenging than being a homeowner because any damage that your property might suffer will most likely be out of your control. Still, it is your duty to ensure that all repairs and maintenance issues are properly taken care of. While there are some basic home repairs which you […]

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10 Resident Event Ideas That You May Not Have Tried Before- Infographic

By on February 9, 2018 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
10 Resident Event Ideas That You May Not Have Tried Before- Infographic

Hosting a resident event is a classic way to put your appreciation for your tenants on display and to encourage a great resident community. You may feel inclined to avoid hosting the same old event, but know that planning can be a time-sink. Truthfully, hosting a great resident event is not difficult. Even a small […]

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Fair Housing Laws and Social Media Tips for Landlords

By on February 8, 2018 in Education with 0 Comments
Fair Housing Laws and Social Media Tips for Landlords

When marketing a vacant rental, landlords and property managers can turn to several options to promote their rental vacancy ad. Everything from a for rent sign to positing to the most popular rental listing sites can help you find the most qualified tenant for your property.  Gaining in popularity is the use of social channels to […]

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Managing Roommates: Landlord Tips for Co-tenancy

By on February 7, 2018 in Education with 2 Comments
Managing Roommates: Landlord Tips for Co-tenancy

Renting to roommates significantly widens the pool of qualified tenants whose dual income makes living in your rental property more affordable. However, renting to roommates or co-tenants sometimes requires special attention when issues arise between the individuals that could ultimately put your rental property or your rental income at risk.     Renting to multiple, unrelated tenants […]

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Questions to Ask Your New Landlord – Before Signing a Lease

By on February 2, 2018 in Education with 3 Comments
Questions to Ask Your New Landlord – Before Signing a Lease

Asking the right questions when meeting your potential landlord or property manager will give you insight on relevant information relating to a future housing situation and set the framework for further interactions with management. Renting a new home is technically a business transaction and you will benefit from treating your interactions with any potential managers […]

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Child-Proofing Your Rental Property

By on January 31, 2018 in Education with 2 Comments
Child-Proofing Your Rental Property

Except in the circumstance of senior-specific housing, federal fair housing regulations prevent landlords from refusing to rent to families with children. While many landlords understand this, landlords who fail to fully understand the implications of this law can land themselves in legal trouble. Something as seemingly-innocuous as suggesting a family with a toddler avoid renting […]

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How Much Rent Should I Charge For My Investment Property?

By on January 29, 2018 in Education with 1 Comment
How Much Rent Should I Charge For My Investment Property?

Several factors affect the amount of rent acceptable to charge tenants living in your rental property.  For landlords, rental payment amounts are a balance between generating a profitable possible rental income, maintaining a competitive price point, and attracting the best tenants. In a competitive rental market, most tenants have the opportunity to choose from several […]

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