Do I Need A Property Manager?

If you have a residential or commercial property and are planning to rent it you might want to consider a property manager. A first time investor might become overwhelmed with the time required to effectively manage the property. Between writing leases, knowing the  legal steps that are needed to protect yourself and all of the… [Read More]

Getting The Most Rent for Your Jacksonville Rental Property

  Getting the most rent out of your Jacksonville rental property  requires two things: a good rental price and a highly qualified tenant who will stay in the property long term. It’s important to present the property the best way you can. Not everyone can have a perfect, beautiful remodeled rental, and that’s okay. You… [Read More]

If I Am Renting Can I Have A Pet?

When looking at privately owned condo’s and townhomes you will find each owner has his own rules. However, there are several communities where the HOA will not allow renters to have pets. You definitely don’t want to “sneak” your cute little puppy in as you can be evicted and that would not be cool. Most… [Read More]

What Type Of Amenities Can I Expect To Find ?

We do love our amenities! We have found some really cool ones like movie theaters, Bocceball and a lounge with spectacular city views. Some of our favorites are: Clubhouse Access : Always a great place to meet people and throw some fab parties and special events. City Views: Wow says it all. Relax with friends… [Read More]

Hot Investing Areas

We have been tracking the trends in the area for the past year and have found some interesting facts. We look at the absorption rate ( the number of months it would take to sell the currently listed homes in any given market), We look for slowing markets and we look for markets that are… [Read More]

Do I Need A Property Manager?

If you have a residential or commercial property and are planning to rent it you might want to consider a property manager. A first time investor might become overwhelmed with the time required to effectively manage the property. Between writing leases, knowing the  legal steps that are needed to protect yourself and all of the… [Read More]

Tired of the Rental Games ?

By MrLandlord.com Are you tired of the games you continue to personally experience with trying to manage rental property yourself? Can you relate to any of the other following 9 statements: You’ve tried managing your properties yourself and you’ve had it! It’s just not working out! You’re tired of having to collect rents and deal… [Read More]

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What is the real reason renters rent?

By Mike Wheatley. The majority of Americans who do not own their own home say they intend to one day and hold strong feelings toward home ownership. But how about those 20 percent of households who are adamant about renting and say they intend to stay renters now and in the future? About 20 percent… [Read More]

5 Discoveries that changed the way I invest in Real Estate

by Larry Arth Real Estate Investor: Every investor has some successes, and boy do they like to share them. You can learn a lot from these successes. And, if they are tried and true, by all means you want to duplicate them. However, I believe far more valuable lessons come from mistakes that are made…. [Read More]

Should I Accept Pets In My Rental ?

Many renters have pets. Allowing pets can give landlords a competitive advantage, a higher rental return and higher occupancy if managed properly. However, when pets “go bad” they can cause extensive damage. To preserve the quality of your rental, it’s critical to have a pet policy in place and take the time to qualify each… [Read More]

The Most Important Thing About Buying Homes at Auction

by R J Palano,Active Real Estate Investor If you’re watching “Flip this House” or “Property Wars” on television, take my advice: Turn it off. These shows are orchestrated BS showing potential buyers doing inadequate research hoping they find a pot of gold in a house. If this is your approach, you will lose. You would… [Read More]

Is It Time To Raise Rents?

No one wants vacancies! Before raising rents it is time to do a bit of local market research. Checking neighborhoods and communities similar to your property may hold the answer to your question. Your objective is to determine how the rental market is performing in your area. Learn how many units similar to yours have… [Read More]

Six Steps To Building Your Passive Real Estate Investment Portfolio

by Larry Arth Larry Arth’s real estate investor Do what we were all taught not to do in school – copy your neighbor’s work. That’s right. To be an effective passive investor you need to simply research and duplicate. The passive investment model is easy duplicated once you understand it. Here are the six steps… [Read More]

Landlords- Get Paid On Time!

Getting tenants to pay rent on time can be a full time job. Set yourself up for success and avoid the hassles of late rent payment with the following creative ideas: 1. Make It Automatic. Perhaps a renter is simply forgetful or very busy. If they always have an excuse as to why their rent… [Read More]

How Long Can I Expect My Appliances To Last?

Many of the cost on owning rental properties are not the major repairs but minor repairs that come up . These repairs are usually the responsibility of the owner. Appliances inside a rental property usually get a lot of wear and tear. Using guidelines that insurance companies can provide owners can determine the average lifespan… [Read More]

How To Analyze Investment Property Listings Before You Buy

When purchasing a property for investment you have to get past the professional photos and price and see the potential.As an investor you need to sort through the listings to determine what matches your investment criteria.Once you determine a match you can explore other factors when making your decision. To help you pick a great… [Read More]

How Do Good Tenants Find You?

If you want to be found by prospective tenants, you can’t necessarily rely on “the way you’ve always done it”. Successful landlords with low vacancy rates understand that if they want to keep their units occupied, they need to understand how tenants search for their next rental. Oftentimes, tenants will choose their prospective neighborhoods first,… [Read More]

How to Update Older Rental Properties & Add Value

Older rental properties have a lot of character, but they can also require a lot of work. Making updates to an older property also can work in your benefit by making your unit more competitive and desirable to renters. Although it’s ideal to update as much as possible to give your property a fresh look,… [Read More]

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