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Should I Renew My Lease Agreement with My Tenant?

By on October 15, 2018 in Education with 2 Comments
Should I Renew My Lease Agreement with My Tenant?

As a landlord, you always want to have a tenant in every unit. But is it better to have a bad tenant than no tenant at all? When a lease ends you have the option to renew or not to renew the rental agreement. It’s ideal to keep a good tenant, but if you’re not […]

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How to Legally Evict a Tenant

By on October 10, 2018 in Education with 0 Comments
How to Legally Evict a Tenant

Evictions are a landlord’s worst nightmare.  Mostly because it means you have a tenant who has broken a lease term or who isn’t paying rent and you need them to vacate the property as soon as possible. Evictions are more than just telling a renter to move out or changing the locks. Evictions are a […]

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What is a Good Return on a Real Estate Investment?

By on October 8, 2018 in Education with 3 Comments
What is a Good Return on a Real Estate Investment?

Numbers never lie. Good investments require analysis. If you do your math right, you’ll have a pretty good idea of what your investment’s return will be. Setting unrealistic rates of return on investments is one of the main reasons new investors lose money. Most newbie real estate investors simply don’t understand how compounding works. Essentially, […]

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Fall Decluttering for Renters

By on October 5, 2018 in Education with 0 Comments
Fall Decluttering for Renters

Autumn has officially arrived, and with cold wet weather setting in, you will likely be spending more time indoors. While spring gets all the notoriety when it comes to cleaning, fall should be hailed as the best time to declutter and regroup when it comes to your home. The necessity for fall decluttering is made […]

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What to Do When Your Landlord Raises the Rent

By on October 1, 2018 in Education with 79 Comments
What to Do When Your Landlord Raises the Rent

Getting a notice from your landlord that your rent is increasing would ruin anyone’s day. Unfortunately, this stress-inducing reality has been happening across the country as reports of rental rates hitting an all-time high have been making headlines regularly. After the initial shocks wear off (and the superlatives subside) it’s time to start thinking about […]

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Halloween Ideas for Your Multifamily Property: Infographic

By on September 28, 2018 in Education with 0 Comments
Halloween Ideas for Your Multifamily Property: Infographic

The ghostly time of year will soon be upon us. A chilling time when ghouls and monsters emerge with an unquenchable hunger for chocolates and sweet treats. To prep for the small knights and villains that may be knocking on your residents’ doors, there are always a few Halloween safety precautions that you can take. […]

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Tips for Moving in with Your Significant Other

By on September 26, 2018 in Education with 0 Comments
Tips for Moving in with Your Significant Other

Moving in with your significant other is a special time in your life that requires months of planning and prepping for the big day. While sitting down with your partner and deciding what color you want to paint the walls and planning your housewarming party is fun, you may miss crucial moving steps in the […]

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The Best Way to Collect Rent From Your Tenants

By on September 24, 2018 in Education with 2 Comments
The Best Way to Collect Rent From Your Tenants

One of the most important policies you will need to create when deciding to rent out a property or drafting your lease agreement, is developing a rent collection policy. Your lease should say how much rent is due, what day it is due each month, and give details on what forms of payment are accepted […]

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8 Ways to Make Moving Easier for Kids: Infographic

By on September 21, 2018 in Education with 0 Comments
8 Ways to Make Moving Easier for Kids: Infographic

Finding the perfect rental can be a process, but moving into one, can be a whole new ball game. While the stress of moving can be mitigated with some proper planning and clever moving tips, it is still always a bit stressful on everyone involved. This can be especially true if you are in the […]

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Rewarding Good Tenants for Their Behavior Makes Sense

By on September 19, 2018 in Education with 0 Comments
Rewarding Good Tenants for Their Behavior Makes Sense

  As landlords, most of us know the pain of having bad tenants and the process and legal actions that sometimes have to be taken when dealing with them. We know what to do when we have a bad tenant but what about when you have a good tenant you want to keep? All landlords […]

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