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Best Rental Listing Sites: Your Guide To Online Listings

If you don’t list and advertise your rental property in the appropriate places, you’ll never find tenants! Rental properties don’t market themselves, so it is very important for landlords like you to find the best place to list an apartment for rent. Tenants are key to succeeding in the rental business, so start your journey…Read More

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26 Top Real Estate Coaches That Can Help Improve Your Sales

As adults working in the world of real estate, it might be easy to forget that there’s still a lot of ways that having a teacher or coach on your side can help you learn! After all, what more is there to learn once you have your real estate license? Spoiler: a lot! Real estate…Read More

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Online Auctions for Foreclosed Homes (a first hand experience)

This story comes courtesy of Will Schenk who is a friend of the blog and stood up in my wedding. The post is a first hand look at his experience with online auctions for foreclosed homes. His story I wasn’t sure what I was more scared of, winning the auction or losing it. I nervously…Read More

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7 Best Upgrades for Rental Property to Increase Rent

Every real estate investor wants to see their property increase in value. While waiting for an upswing in the housing market can get the value to go up, there are some physical and immediate things that landlords can do to boost the property value of a rental home even more. We’re going to cover the…Read More

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Can a Landlord Collect Rent on a Foreclosed Property?

Many people who invest in properties may find themselves overextended, and with that comes the possibility of foreclosure. It takes a long while for the slow wheels of finance to turn, but eventually, you may finally find yourself on the verge of losing a property for good. The problem is (besides the foreclosure itself), you have tenants. Let’s…Read More

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Selling a Property With a Tenant (notify tenant of sale of property letter)

There are many reasons for landlords to get into the real estate investment business, and there are just as many reasons for them to exit it. In other words, there may come a time where a property owner decides to put a rental home on the market and look for a buyer. When the rental…Read More

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7 Tips for Landlord Tax Deductions

One of the best reasons to be a landlord is because the current tax system makes investment properties definitely worthwhile. When landlords understand how to properly file taxes on their rental properties, they can get quite a few rental property tax deductions, reducing the total amount owed to the Internal Revenue Service. Whether you own…Read More

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17 Tips on Buying Your First Rental Property

There are more than 22 million landlords in the United States, according to the Rental Protection Agency. Many landlords own rental property as an investment, whether they inherited the property or purchased it on their own. Some are just beginning the jump into the rewarding, crazy, interesting and sometimes frustrating business of being a landlord…Read More

Landlords and Natural Disasters

Most parts of the United States are subject to at least one kind of natural disaster, and some areas may be impacted by several different kinds. These disasters can often be tragic and cause devastating losses in lives and property. As a property owner, it’s always a good idea to educate yourself on what natural…Read More

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5 Ways to Improve a Rental Property Appraisal

When interest rates are low, it’s a good idea to look into refinancing your rental property to save money on your loan. However, as part of the refinancing process, lenders want an appraisal of the property to ensure that the value is in line with the amount they are loaning you. A rental property appraisal is…Read More