Earlier this year, Zillow® announced its predictions for the ten hottest housing markets in 2016. Topping the list is Denver, followed by Seattle and Dallas-Fort Worth, all of which are major tech towns – ideal for job growth. Other places that made the list are Utah markets Ogden and Salt Lake City, along with Omaha,…Details
Rental housing crime studies have repeatedly shown that moderate to high-crime problems can usually be traced back to a small percentage of residents. Those causing the crime problems are often the acquaintances, ex-spouses, or boyfriends of a legal resident who decided to move in without your permission.
Tenant retention provides a huge advantage to any property management company who devotes the time and energy. You save your property owner’s a ton of money by eliminating expensive costs getting the unit rent ready again. Painting, cleaning, yard work, and minor carpentry repairs can easily run $1,000 to $2,000 every time a tenant moves…Details
Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents are once again increasing with the start of the 2016 filing season. The calls threaten police arrest, deportation, license revocation, bank account seizures, and a number of other threats.
One of the greatest joys for me is to watch others succeed as real estate investors. I am always amazed how some investors jump in and can create profits from almost any deal, while others seem to struggle with each step they take.
1. Walk through the unit and show them where everything is. If you think this step isn’t important, just wait until you have a water leak, your tenant calls you and hasn’t turned off the water because he doesn’t know where the shutoff is. There’s more to it than that, though.Details
Question: You seem to be a person who has learned the same way I have, through the school of hard knocks. One of the things I like about you is that you are willing to admit that you have made mistakes and you are willing to help others avoid learning the hard way. If you…Details
An interesting thing happens when people become successful real estate investors: like any true convert, they start to want to proselytize. And one of the primary characteristics of any good missionary is the desire to emphasize the good and de-emphasize the downsides of ones’ religion.
We manage properties for homeowners with many unique circumstances but inheritance is one of the most common reasons why people choose to rent out a home. This is the story of a typical case.
Just Looking in the Local Newspaper Classifieds for a Rental Rate Prospective tenants have many ways to check comparable rental rates besides the newspaper – local property managers, Realtors or the internet listings. Property owners renting their own property need to check these sources in addition to the newspaper. Local Realtors can provide a list…Details