Landlord Rating Service Now Offering Rental Property Certification
Posted on: February 20, 2012 by total
ShareThis Want to show tenants how you rate as a landlord? The online landlord rating service CheckYourLandlord.com is now offering landlords the opportunity to show off their low-risk ratings. The new “Certified Property Verification Seal” from CheckYourLandlord.com provides renters with assurance that a rental property–and its owners have been independently investigated, reducing risks for both tenants and property managers
Real Estate Rental Business Growing, Adding Jobs
Posted on: February 18, 2012 by total
January 27th, 2012 The multifamily sector has strong prospects for growth and job creation, according to the National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI). With a growing number of Americans renting, the demand for property managers is rising rapidly. Investors have been drawn in by the industry’s strong fundamentals, according to the NAAEI.
Tenants’ finances may be stretched by rent growth
Posted on: February 16, 2012 by total
February 7th, 2012 Multifamily Executive reports that data from sources (including rental data firms MPF Research and RealFacts) suggests rental managers may need to stop increasing rents soon. Property management companies and rental owners increased rents an average of 2.3 and 4.7 percent during 2010 and 2011, MFE notes, but the Bureau of Labor Statistics only reported 2 percent growth in wages year-over-year during the third quarter of last year. This suggests rents may significantly outpace wage growth, analysts say, threatening to price residents out of their units.
When Tenants Sublease Without Your Knowledge
Posted on: February 15, 2012 by total
Posted by Teresa on January 20, 2012 under Eviction , Landlord Tips | Just because you don’t allow subleasing in your rental units doesn’t mean your tenants won’t do it —for a number of reasons.
New Landlord Basics: Insurance
Posted on: February 09, 2012 by total
Posted by Teresa on January 6, 2012 under Landlord Tips | The declining housing market created plenty of new landlords , some of whom may have never planned on owning rental property . Some are leasing a house they couldn’t sell, while others are taking advantage of low prices and investing in properties to rent.
City to Teach Tenants How to Score Rent Reductions
Posted on: February 06, 2012 by total
ShareThis Officials in Wassau, Wisconsin plan to notify tenants that they may qualify for a rent abatement.
Establishing Maintenance Procedures and Policies
Posted on: February 05, 2012 by total
Posted by Teresa on December 8, 2011 under Landlord Paperwork and Forms | If you’re like most landlords, you want to keep your investment properties in good shape . A well-maintained property appraises well, attracts quality tenants , can help you avoid liability issues and will save you money in the long run
Leasing Policies That Attract Bad Tenants
Posted on: February 04, 2012 by total
ShareThis If you’ve had to file an eviction, or find that you have more than your fair share of problems with tenants, it may be because you are sending the wrong message. Your leasing policies can set the stage for problems. Take a moment and get inside a tenant’s head. What would you do if you’ve burned your previous landlord, but you need a new place to rent? Chances are, you will look for a new landlord who appears laid-back, like a part-timer who doesn’t have much experience. How do you spot such a target? It is easier than you think
How to Master the Eviction Process
Posted on: January 26, 2012 by total
Some landlords approach a problem tenant with a sense of apprehension. It’s true that if the tenant must be evicted, the process can be stressful, and expensive. Unfortunately, any landlord who is in the rental business for the long term may need to file an eviction at some point. The best approach is to accept […]
A great article from Forbes about Cloud Computing
Posted on: January 26, 2012 by total
The History and Future of Cloud Computing http://www.forbes.com/sites/dell/2011/12/20/the-history-and-future-of-cloud-computing By: Ana Cantu, Dell Though many people tout cloud computing as the next big thing, the idea is almost as old as the computer itself. The concept was born in the 1960s …