How to read a LandlordStation credit report

Posted by Tomas Miller // August 21, 2015

Tenant screening can make the difference between finding high-quality tenants and renting situations that end in eviction, property damage, and lost income. Getting a credit report from a service such as LandlordStation is the first step in determining whether a tenant is a good candidate. You need to know how to read the report for […]

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The Pros & Cons Of Custom Rehab Jobs

Posted by Tomas Miller // August 19, 2015

Offering custom finishes can promise premium results for real estate rehabbers, but what are the real pros and cons? We’ve entered into a new era of business and consumer expectation. We are also still in a tentative real estate market where some properties can sell at lighting speed for top dollar, while others rot on […]

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5 Step Guide to Planning an Outdoor Movie Night for Your Residents

Posted by Tomas Miller // August 17, 2015

Ahh…summer. It’s that glorious time of year when people come out of hibernation, ready to socialize and enjoy the warmer, longer days. And nothing says summer quite like watching a movie under the stars. This 5-step guide can help you plan an outdoor movie night at your apartment community that your residents won’t forget. 1. […]

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How to Sell a Prospect on Your Rental Property — without a Big Sales Pitch!

Posted by Tomas Miller // August 14, 2015

By Amber If you’re like many people who’d prefer to avoid the hard-sell approach to renting a property, take heart. There are some simple, direct and effective ways to help the features of your property speak for themselves. Read on for tips on how to sell a prospect on your rental, seemingly without selling at […]

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Can You Brand a Neighborhood?

Posted by Tomas Miller // August 12, 2015

By Amber In an age of social media and personal brands, is it possible to brand an entire neighborhood? You bet it is! Creating a buzz is easier than you might think. Here are some tips to create a great neighborhood brand… and spread the word. Look for the story The first step of neighborhood […]

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Get to Know the Neighborhood of Renters You are Serving

Posted by Tomas Miller // August 10, 2015

By Amber Here’s a surprisingly simple way to increase the value of your rental property: get to know the neighborhood! The more involved you are, the easier it is to find areas of the community that you can help improve. Understanding and supporting the neighborhood you serve will also encourage others show pride in where […]

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Explanation of a Tenant’s Rights When Breaking a Lease

Posted by Tomas Miller // August 3, 2015

A tenant breaking a lease can become a nightmare for a landlord. Many will choose to make the tenant forfeit their security deposit when this happens, but that may not be a legal remedy. Tenants can break a lease, leave the rental property in pristine condition that is documented, and expect to have their security […]

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4 Ways to Reduce Your Power Bill This Season

Posted by Tomas Miller // July 31, 2015

As the days get shorter and the weather gets steadily colder, homeowners across the country will see their power bills increase dramatically. Heating and lighting your real estate investment through the late fall and winter can cost you thousands if you’re reckless. So don’t be! Here are a few steps you can take to help […]

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Due Diligence: Getting The Lay of the Land On Investment Properties

Posted by Tomas Miller // July 29, 2015

1. Choose Your Investment Determine whether you desire a long-term property investment or a “flipping” property. Long-term investments produce positive cash flow, increasing your net worth. If you plan to flip, your focus will be on property appreciation and a quick cash return. Flipping Your profit margin depends on your acquisition cost, and it’s important […]

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5 Tips for Landlords When Researching a New Community

Posted by Tomas Miller // July 28, 2015

Many landlords are fine with the listings they currently have, but others are interested in expanding their offerings by investing in additional properties. Of course, it’s not likely these new assets will be in the same neighborhood as one’s current listings, so it becomes important to learn how to research a new community before purchasing […]

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