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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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Into The Breach! Protecting Your Data During Tax Season

By on January 26, 2018 in Education with 0 Comments
Into The Breach! Protecting Your Data During Tax Season

With cyber attacks hammering away at caches of protected data worldwide at a record-breaking pace in 2017 (791 breaches in the first half of the year), and often succeeding even against banks of information containing hundreds of millions of names, how is the “small business” possibly expected to protect its data? This is one of […]

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How to Avoid a Risky Rental Situation

By on January 24, 2018 in Education, Tenant Screening with 2 Comments
How to Avoid a Risky Rental Situation

Filling rental property vacancies is one of the many important, and time consuming jobs, every landlord must handle. A good landlord will go to great lengths to find as many qualified applicants as possible in order to fill the unoccupied unit and start collecting rental income once again. A successful marketing program is bound to […]

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Is it Legal to Evict a Renter During the Winter?

By on January 22, 2018 in Education with 0 Comments
Is it Legal to Evict a Renter During the Winter?

If one of your tenants is not paying rent, or violating some other eviction worthy lease terms, you might be ready serve your renter with an eviction notice and get the property rent ready for the next lease. Even a month of non-income generating tenancy or property damage from a disruptive tenant will negatively affect […]

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How to Keep A Vacant Property Safe

By on January 19, 2018 in Education with 1 Comment
How to Keep A Vacant Property Safe

It’s no secret that a vacant property will seriously affect your bottom line. In the ideal world, any time you experience tenant turnover, you would be met with the ability to easily replace your former tenant with a dream tenant, in no time at all. The reality, however, doesn’t always fall in line with the […]

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The 5 Types of Minimalist Design

By on January 17, 2018 in Education with 0 Comments
The 5 Types of Minimalist Design

Minimalism as a decor choice and a lifestyle pursuit is growing like wildfire. As more and more subscribe to the trend of living simply, it’s easy to put all minimalists under the same design umbrella. However, like every decor trend, there are different branches of the same premiss. If you’re a minimalist at heart (or […]

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1099-MISC Tax Assistant and E-File Solutions from Rentec Direct

1099-MISC Tax Assistant and E-File Solutions from Rentec Direct

This article has been updated for the 2018 tax filing season. 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 […]

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State Tax Deadlines for Filing 1099-MISC Forms

By on January 8, 2018 in Education with 0 Comments
State Tax Deadlines for Filing 1099-MISC Forms

Here’s a look at state deadlines and requirements for filing 1099-MISC tax forms in 2018 (for 2017 taxes). Individuals are required to file 1099-MISC tax forms with the IRS for anyone you paid more than $600 or more in rents or services performed for a trade or business by people not treated as employees. Learn […]

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Security Update: Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities – Your Data is Safe

By on January 5, 2018 in Education, News with 1 Comment
Security Update: Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities – Your Data is Safe

Rentec Direct’s client data is safe from Meltdown and Spectre computer vulnerabilities. You may have heard in the news about two major vulnerabilities in computer hardware called Meltdown and Spectre. These are some of the most serious vulnerabilities to computer hardware ever released and they affect almost every modern computer on the planet including Windows, […]

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What should I ask my renters on a Tenant Satisfaction Survey?

By on January 3, 2018 in Education with 0 Comments
What should I ask my renters on a Tenant Satisfaction Survey?

The beginning of the year is a great time to recharge your professional life by taking a look at what’s working and what can be improved with your rental business.  One of the most convenient ways to accomplish this task is to provide satisfaction surveys to your staff and your tenants. Tenant Satisfaction Surveys Tenant […]

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