Common Mistakes for First-Time Landlords

Common Mistakes for First-Time Landlords

Practice makes perfect. This applies to sports, art, instruments, and even being a landlord. There are several places where new landlords tend to stumble in the beginning. However, with a little research, you can avoid many mistakes that tend to trip up first-time...
Investment Protection

Investment Protection

No matter how good you are at marketing your property, there will be times when your rental is vacant. During these times, your property will run a higher risk of theft and property destruction. While the prospect of this happening can be terrifying, there are several...
Preventative Maintenance

Preventative Maintenance

If you have recently acquired a rental property or are planning on making some renovations to one you already own, you may want to consider the property as a house, and not a home. This would mean you should avoid renovating the property as you would renovate your own...
Pool Safety and Regulations for Landlords

Pool Safety and Regulations for Landlords

Summer is almost here (two more weeks!) and with the season comes long days and hot weather. If your property has a pool that will help tenants beat the heat, you may have already noticed the benefits that a pool provides to rental homes. Pools are desirable meaning...
The Problem with Being Friends with Tenants

The Problem with Being Friends with Tenants

Whether you are a part-time landlord or a property manager for a larger company, there will always be the temptation to become friends with the tenants. For those who own and manage single family rentals, there may even be friends who have asked if they can rent from...