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Accidental landlords

Joor1-300x200Most land owners and real estate managers, choose the field on purpose. They are far sighted and make plans well in advance. They buy the right kind of property, do all the necessary paperwork and settle down for the long haul. Others, however, are forced to become landlords. Accidental landlords, as they are known, are not those who suddenly wake … (more…)

Deductible Expenses for Rental Property

Joor-1-300x200As a landlord, there are a number of things that you will be paying for. While it may feel like you are paying a lot more in taxes and expenses that you should, there are also a number of breaks that you can make use of.

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Buying Apartment Buildings

Joor4-225x300Buying apartment buildings can be one of the most lucrative investments that you can make in real estate, as long as it is done right. Apartments are basically just buildings with multiple houses on them. You have options for studio, penthouses, duplex, or an assortment of sizes based on number of rooms and the best part is that they can … (more…)

Little Laws For Landlords

Untitled12-300x214As a land owner, you can be sure about encountering your share of legal issues. That is why it is a good idea to have a competent attorney by your side before getting into the landlord business. But before you go and get yourself an attorney or new tenants, it’ll be helpful for you to have your own understanding of … (more…)

Apartment Safety And Security

Joor11-300x199A home is where a person should feel safe at all times, so home and apartment safety should be on top of the list of things that you should provide to your tenants. If you are about to purchase a rental space, assess the locality and check the crime statistics of the area so that you know what you are … (more…)

How to Deal With Bad Tenants

Joor3-300x200While getting good tenants for your rental property may not be something you have a choice over, bad tenants can certainly prove to be a landlord’s scariest nightmare. Between trashing your property, not paying their rent, allowing pests to infect the surroundings, committing criminal activities inside your property and many other wretched acts, tenants can turn a landowner’s life pathetic. … (more…)

Recover Money Using a Tenant Lease Review

Joor3-300x200Lease Review

There are a number of reasons as to why you should go in for a lease review; you may want to increase the rent, new tenants may be coming in, or the existing tenants may want to renew the lease. A lease review should be done at least once a year, so that all terms and conditions, along … (more…)

How to Sell Properties Already Occupied By Tenants?

Untitled11-200x300Many landlords may want to sell off their properties for various reasons, sometimes when there are tenants still occupying the house. While it is well within the rights of the landlord to sell properties whenever they want to, it may also carry with it, it’s own set of complications. Here are a few tips on how to sell properties that … (more…)

Every Landlord’s Guide To Finding Great Tenants – A Review

Untitled9-233x300To her long line of real estate book offerings, Janet Portman has added her latest – ‘Every Landlord’s Guide to Finding Great Tenants’. After having graduated from Stanford University and Santa Clara University, Portman went on to assume the role of a public defender before specializing in landlord and tenant law in the commercial and residential scenarios. Portman’s other titles … (more…)

In Demand: Apartments For Rent

Untitled7-300x198The past few years have given landlords plenty of reasons to smile. The rise in the demand for apartments for rent and the apparent shortage of options, have led to a surge in rents. Every financial year, rents are on the increase and many experts deem that the trend is set to continue.

An affordability gap

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How To Market Luxury Apartments?

Untitled10-300x200When it comes to marketing luxury apartments, you have to do more than just put a sign on the lawn or advertise in a local real estate listing. People who are in the market for luxury apartments rarely ever look up at these places and you are unlikely to get any hits if you do. Marketing luxury apartments is a … (more…)

How Commercial Real Estate Is Valued?

Untitled6-183x300The appraisal and valuation of a commercial real estate property is far more complex and differs vastly from a residential valuation. Many experts say that carrying out a valuation on a commercial property is not just highly subjective in nature, but can also prove to be an immensely difficult learning experience for the owner. Here are the often used methods … (more…)

Turn Your Home Into a Corporate Rental Apartment

Untitled4-300x200Today, home owners can take the road less traveled when attempting to make an earning on their property investments. One such lucrative route is that of corporate rental apartments. Home owners are increasingly finding that turning their properties into rental apartments for large corporations can be reliable and advantageous. Here are a few perks that you can look forward to.… (more…)

Home Improvement: DIY Or Go Pro?

Untitled5-300x225As materials and tools become increasingly easy to access, many home owners prefer to take on home projects that they can do on their own. Many find that DIY is a cost-effective option that allows for creative liberty. However, as a home owner, you have to realize your capabilities and analyze the requirements of the project before deciding on whether … (more…)

Commercial Real Estate Cycle

Untitled1-300x200Property cycles are vastly determined by ongoing and upcoming economic, demographic and emotional factors that impact demand and supply. The concept of property cycles was first introduced by Homer Hoyt in his book ‘100 Years of Real Estate Values in Chicago’. Since then, property cycles are a keenly studied entity especially in commercial real estate where land or real estate … (more…)

Buy To Let Mortgage For Low Income Earners

Untitled3-300x232The real estate market is something that has seen a lot of volatility in the last few years, but as of now, investing in real estate seems like a good option as the market has certainly perked up. Investments in real estate, especially for those with low income may seem out of hand, but it is possible to make long … (more…)

7 Mistakes Newbie Apartment Investors Make

Untitled2-300x200Buying a home is possibly one of the biggest monetary commitments you will make in your life. So, it is important that you make well-informed decisions and avoid the obvious pitfalls. Take a look at the common mistakes investors make when buying a home.

  1. Leaving it to the experts: Relying on expert advice is always recommended, you have to
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Desirable Skills in Real Estate Investment

Joor-300x207If you have good writing skills, you can perhaps become a writer; if you are an impressive orator, you can probably take up motivational speaking. However, what does it take to become a master in real estate investment? Can certain skills help you nail real estate deals better? Certainly they can. Here is a look at some of the most … (more…)

How to Raise Rent Without Losing Your Tenants

Joor1-300x265It is no myth that good tenants are hard to find and if you are lucky enough to have decent tenants that do not cause too much trouble, take care of the property, and make all the monthly payments. You do not want to loose them, but you are running a business, and turning up profits year after year is … (more…)

Great Advertising Attracts Great Tenants

Joor-300x200Having great tenants occupy your property is something that every landlord wants and needs, but few find. You may have a nice house, well stocked and furnished, but if you have no way to tell people, there is really no point to it. A perspective tenant who is perfect for the house as well as you as a landlord may … (more…)

Real Estate Magazine Review – REIT.com

REITs are investment opportunities for those who want to get into the real estate market, but do not want to take on the risks and the other foot work required. It is a system modeled after mutual funds. Mutual funds pool in cash from a number of investors and create a basket that is then put into the stock market,

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Understanding What Modern Tenants Want

tenants-300x225To grow a professional reputation as local landlord, or to retain quality tenants, you must put yourself in the shoes of your tenants and think about the things that they look for. Good tenants who will take proper care of your property, pay all the bills on time and report problems responsibly can be demanding in their own terms and … (more…)

Valuable Insights for Smooth Landlord-Tenant Relations

tenant-300x200Among the many things that go into the successful running of a rental business is cultivating healthy tenant relations. It is one of the most important things that go into building a business. There are many landlords that have no contact with their tenants unless there is rent collection or repairs involved and that may not be a very business … (more…)

Real Estate Magazine Review – Real Estate 411

real-estate-300x200Real Estate 411 is published and managed by Linda Pliagas. The magazine was founded in 2007 and since then has steadily raked up a number of loyal fans and followers over the years. The magazine is targeted at investors and seeks to help them acquire and grow their businesses. The publisher of the magazine has collected a vast amount of … (more…)

Common Mistakes as a Landlord

mistakes-300x200Being a landlord is hard work. Not only do you have to deal with your tenants’ complaints, but you also have to make sure that every decision you make is finely balanced between customer service and making profits from your business. Here are a number of things that can be called beginner or inexperienced landlord mistakes and you should avoid … (more…)

When Should I Replace the Air Conditioner

An air conditioning unit requires regular maintenance to be able to perform effectively and efficiently all through the years. Neglect that, and your air conditioning unit’s functionality will steadily decline along with an increase in energy consumption as well. So if your air conditioning system is beyond repair and you’ve already made your mind to replace it, here are a … (more…)

Inspect the Roof

roof-300x199First impressions leave the best impressions and it is said that people normally make up their mind within mere seconds whether or not to purchase a home. Doing that, however, can lead to a lot of bad, expensive decisions. The person selling off the house that you are looking at will only point out the best features and highlight them. … (more…)

Rent Your Home If You Can’t Sell it!

rent-home-300x200There are times when you might want to sell your home, or one of the properties that you own. You may be moving out of the locality or don’t want to live there anymore. Also, if you are in a hurry, it is not advisable to dispose off the house as you may be tempted to take the first offer … (more…)

Is Carpet a Good Idea in Rental Properties

carpet-200x300When it comes to flooring, up until about a decade ago, the choice was clear. Either carpet or hardwood floors. The trends decide what brings in more in terms of rent. The late 80’s and early 90’s had a carpet rage which lasted about till the early 2000’s. Currently, people are getting back to hardwood flooring and the costs have … (more…)

Is the Lead Base Paint Disclosure in your Lease?

paint-300x200Lead is a metal that was seen as highly useful part of many chemical processes and was extensively used in manufacturing industries till about the mid 1970’s. Lead turned out to be highly toxic, and because of it’s makeup, readily gets absorbed into the body. Lead poisoning is connected to a number of health problems of the heart, liver, lungs … (more…)

Calculating Depreciation for Your Rental Property

property-management-300x211Depreciation is an accountancy concept and it is applicable on all tangible assets. It shows how, over time, the money value of the asset reduces. In the case of real estate, the building that you rent out, will, over the years reduce in value because it will wear out and many parts of the building may become entirely obsolete. The … (more…)