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Your College Rental 101: What to Inspect and Document at Move-in

Your College Rental 101: What to Inspect and Document at Move-in

As college students head back to campus, they’ve likely got football games, upcoming exams and possibly even their favorite local pizza places on their minds. But, if they’re moving back into an off-campus apartment, students better also have a little inspection process ready to pull out of their backpacks before the semester – and their lease - starts. Having the freedom to l

Homeowner Help: Five Reasons to Hire a Property Manager

Homeowner Help: Five Reasons to Hire a Property Manager

Sometimes, it can be hard to admit that we need some help – particularly when admitting that fact may cost us some money. But, for the group of homeowners who not only own a primary residence, but also have one or more income properties, how much is too much? As a landlord, income property owners are responsible for a laundry list of tasks that include, but are not limited to finding and

Before You’re Ready to Own, Make Your Rental Feel Like Home!

Before You’re Ready to Own, Make Your Rental Feel Like Home!

Are you a renter who often finds yourself day-dreaming about the moment when you’ll finally be able to buy your own home? Well, snap out of it and start living that dream while you’re renting! Though it may sound undoable at first, you absolutely can make your rental property feel like it’s your own home – you’ve just got to treat it that way! From the manila-color

Before Classes Start - Brush Up on the Do’s and Don’ts of Renting Off-Campus!

Before Classes Start - Brush Up on the Do’s and Don’ts of Renting Off-Campus!

OK, college students… after spending the summer working back in your hometown and living under your parents’ roof again, you may be itching to get back to the freedom you have at college. But, let’s not forget that dorm life has got its own set of rules, too. The obvious solution? Renting an off-campus apartment for the upcoming semester! But, don’t start the pre-semest

Are You Ready to Rent? A Real Breakdown of Rental Costs

Are You Ready to Rent? A Real Breakdown of Rental Costs

Just a few weeks ago, we reached out to help recent college graduates determine a few ways that they could start saving for their first big home purchase. Of course, whether home ownership is a short-term or long-term goal, renting a home or apartment first may be an immediate necessity for many. From a down payment to closing costs and not even mentioning monthly mortgage payments, it can be e

Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad… Landlord?! Do These Six Negative Traits Define You?

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Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad… Landlord?! Do These Six Negative Traits Define You?

As a landlord, one of your primary concerns, if not THE primary concern that you have, is finding good tenants, right? But, income property owners, have you considered what your tenants think of you? Would they consider you a good or bad landlord? Does it even matter? If you answered “no” to that question, the chances may be good that your tenants may not have the highest opinion of