Why Tenant Retention is So Important You might think that as long as your unit is filled, it’s fine… no need to keep the same tenant year after year. The answer is, while you might want to get rid of some tenants as quickly as possible (we’ve all had that type of tenant!) if you have good tenants, you want...
Normally, you only hear about curb appeal in the context of homeownership or home sales. But curb appeal is just as important when you have a commercial building or a multifamily unit. Curb appeal can: Help you fill vacancies more quickly Improve the reputation of your properties Allow you to charge more for your units. If your building looks boring and...
If you live near a college or university, you’ve likely wondered if you should buy a rental property near campus and rent it out to college students. Here are some of the top benefits and risks associated with renting to college students to help make your decision easier. Benefits of Renting to College Students You don’t have to worry about not...
A little bit goes a long way. Have you ever wondered if you could boost the profitability of your rental units? Try out these ideas and see if they’ll work for any of your properties. You might not be skyrocketing your income, but a few extra dollars each month can really add up over time, especially if you can implement...
Good tenants can make your life as a landlord easy! Here’s how to find them. Imagine your dream tenant. They are clean and respectful of the property. They always pay on time. They don’t cause issues with neighbors, and they’re easy to communicate with. They’re not always badgering you with requests and complaints, but they do let you know (respectfully)...
Here’s how you can spend your budget wisely when upgrading your new investment property. You’ve just closed on a new investment property. Whether it’s a single-family house, apartment building, or commercial space, chances are, it needs some upgrades. But your budget won’t stretch forever, especially since you just spent a huge chunk of change purchasing the property. You face a...
Major apartment complex owners across the US are seeing a slowdown in the rental market. Out of the 79 metropolitan areas covered by Reis Inc, including Portland, New York, Boston, Denver, Los Angeles, and Washington DC, 28 have seen a recent flattening or decline in rents.  Nationwide, rents increased 3.2% in the first quarter, compared to a 5% increase...

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