Tips for Today’s Landlords



It continues to be a great time for landlords. Monthly rents have been increasing for years, vacancies remain at historic lows, and a really big benefit for landlords is that the renters are paying down any loans you have on the property, while your equity continues appreciating every month. All is good! This makes now […]

Lord of the Lawn: 5 Lawn Care and Landscaping Tips for Landlords



When you rent a property with an adjoining lawn, who is responsible for mowing it, you or your tenant? What about aerating, dethatching, and fertilizing it? What about landscaping for multi-family properties? What do you do when tenants want to put in a vegetable patch or flower garden? How can you minimize dog damage when […]

How Rental Properties Change the Math of Retirement Income



When your passive income from investments can cover your monthly living expenses, you reach financial independence. In other words, working becomes optional. While the FIRE (financial independence, retire early) movement has its share of critics, the simple fact is that anyone can retire early. It takes a high savings rate of course – you can’t […]

A Basic 3 Minute Single Family Rental Investment Analysis



You’re probably familiar with the 80/20 rule also known as the “Pareto’s Principle.” The 80/20 rule is a general rule that basically means there is not an equal relationship between your efforts and your results. The principle states that 20% of your effort is responsible for 80% of your results. That’s not particularly a good […]

How To Get Your Home Rented Faster



The percentage of householders who rent their homes rose from 31.2 percent in 2006 to 36.6 percent in 2016, indicating a growing supply of rental homes in the US market, according to Census Bureau housing data. If you have a rental home, this is bad news, as it means that you have to compete with more […]

How To Get Your Home Rented Faster



The percentage of householders who rent their homes rose from 31.2 percent in 2006 to 36.6 percent in 2016, indicating a growing supply of rental homes in the US market, according to Census Bureau housing data. If you have a rental home, this is bad news, as it means that you have to compete with more […]

5 Signs You Need a New Property Management Company



A good property management company can save you money, give you peace of mind, and free up your valuable time, but if the company is terrible, they are going to cost you money and time. Without proper management, your property will sit on the market for a long time, or you get a terrible tenant […]

Evolving News on the Single-Family Rental Market



Good news for rental investors but bad news for all of the people needing inexpensive housing. It’s well established that purchasing a starter home remains out of reach for many people. The news isn’t much better for tenants in the single-family rental market that has been experiencing dramatically low vacancy rates for a decade that […]

Why Market Your Rental Property As Pet-Friendly?



Almost 70% of households in America have a pet – that’s 85 million families. Dogs and cats are the most popular choice, and for the majority of pet owners, their furry friends are considered true members of the family. However, for those renting a house, it may be difficult to not only find somewhere were pets are […]

What Amenities Are Tenants Really Looking For In 2019?



Most property managers and landlords recognize that amenities are the most alluring draws for potential tenants. Pools, fitness centers, and proximity to local events are just some of the most popular examples that someone might want from a rental property. When it comes down to choosing between two properties, it’s often the presence of amenities […]