Tips and Tricks


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Defining Heating Systems

by Aubrey Eisel

Posted on 2019-10-27 20:17:01

As we enter the cooler months, heating your home becomes a focus for those that get to experience the lovely rainy, snowy weather. There are times when an upgrade to your heating system is necessary, but a rule of thumb is that converting from forced air (furnace) to central heating (radiator) and vice versa is typically not a good idea. Improving the heating system already in place is generally more cost-effective in the end. Efficient systems mean an easier-to-manage utility bill.

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Household Hazards

by Aubrey Eisel

Posted on 2019-10-24 20:17:01

According to the website, Sciencing, mold is defined as “…one type of fungus. It can measure from two to 10 microns in diameter, making it virtually invisible to the naked eye. When multiple mold spores grow close together they become visible as they spread rapidly across a surface.”

The most common areas that people state they’ve seen mold in is in the bathroom due to the high level of humidity present. However, mold is an allergen and it is good to clean it as soon as possible.

Most types of mold are not so harmful, but the type to avoid is called Stachybotrys. It is black in color and is typically located in areas where a food source is present. If you smell a distinct odor that is must

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A Basic Understanding of Homeowner Associations

by Marcela Guajardo

Posted on 2019-10-21 20:17:01

A Homeowner Association (HOA) is the governing body that manages and maintains a community’s common areas, such as landscaping, parking garages, building exterior, and clubhouses. The HOA wants to ensure the quality of life for all the residents in the community and secure the value of the property for the owners. As all property owners in the community are responsible to maintain the common areas, they are charged association fees. If the property is a rental, the lease states who will be responsible for the fees. It may be included in the rent. If the fees are a tenant’s responsibility, it must be clearly stated on the lease before the tenant signs. If these fees are not paid, the HOA can foreclose on the house which means the landlord wi

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Pest Control in Rental Properties

by Marcela Guajardo

Posted on 2019-10-18 20:17:02

One of the biggest issues tenant reports to landlords is pest infestations. All pest control issues should be handled immediately to prevent a bigger issue. Pest control can be expensive to take care of after the infestation has become large. The responsibility of who should the handle issues may cause conflict between landlord and tenant. The lease may cover who is responsible for pest control, and the landlord must ensure that there are no infestations in the unit prior to the tenants moving in.

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Three Screening Tips to Avoid an Eviction

by Megan Booe

Posted on 2019-10-15 20:17:01

One of the best ways to avoid an eviction later on in a lease agreement is to ensure you are thoroughly screening tenants before signing a lease. If a tenant gives off red flags during the screening process, they are likely not an ideal candidate for the unit. There are three things that are important to look for when screening a tenant that is applying to live in your unit before approving their application: their character, their rental history, and their financial qualifications. As a landlord you should require references on an application in order to get a better understanding of who a tenant is. Rental history refers to where your tenant previously lived and often includes previous addresses, landlord contact information, length of te

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How-to-Videos for New Move-Ins

by Megan Booe

Posted on 2019-10-12 20:17:01

We all know how expensive paying for a handyman can be, and many of these issues can be resolved by the tenant without having to pay a repairman. A great hack to avoid costly repairs is to create a library of how-to videos that your tenant has access to and can follow to complete simple repairs on their own. This allows you to explain repairs once and keeps them all conveniently located in one place. You can create a private YouTube channel and give tenants access to the link or you can upload to a portal if you use a management software. Or if you aren’t utilizing either of those options you can always simply upload to dropbox and share the link with your residents.

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Staging a Rental Property

by Siobhan Cerney

Posted on 2019-10-07 10:17:01

The whole point of staging a property is to get people to imagine themselves living in the residence and be inclined to move in. If you want to inspire these prospective tenants to say “yes”, staging can’t hurt. If you’re in an area that has not had trouble getting good tenants to rent, then staging may not even be necessary. Renting is usually seen as an option just to live somewhere and not have the commitment of something permanent.

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Rental Property Rehab

by Siobhan Cerney

Posted on 2019-10-07 10:17:01

Entering the real estate business can be both rewarding and stressful. How you choose to handle picking the next rental property really decides how the rest of the process will turn out. Rehabbing rentals can provide a great opportunity to invest depending on how you flip the property, and how closely you pay attention to the details.

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Is Keyless Entry Right for You?

by Siobhan Cerney

Posted on 2019-10-07 10:17:01

Keyless door entry is rising in popularity for landlords and tenants alike. This means better security and no physical key present (so no door locking or copying issues). The tenants can manage their own access and receive information on who enters the premises. There are even some systems that use a retinal scan so that keys or a code are not even necessary!

Keyless entry systems are extremely convenient since they don’t require an additional key to a keychain. So, if you’re in a hurry, you can use the keypad instead of using a key. This also comes in handy because there are also options to enter using your fingerprint (added security too). There is no reason to worry if the power goes out or if the batteries die for the entry sys

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Do-It-Yourself Landlords

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-10-04 09:17:01

If you are thinking to become a DIY Landlord, you need to have the necessary tool and system to support you because this is not an easy task.

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Harassment by Tenant

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-09-24 18:17:01

Here we will share some important things that a landlord should consider to be aware of how you can protect yourself and help get through bad situations with your tenants.

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Harassment by Landlord

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-09-23 23:17:01

There are different ways of how a landlord harasses their tenant. Sometimes just because of some disagreement regarding tenancy that’s why some landlord does unexpected actions in the way they can against their tenants.

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Renting Your Home to Military Family

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-09-20 19:17:01

In this article, it will help it will provide tips on how you can make your rental attractive to potential military families.

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Renting a House vs Apartment

by Remy Lacanaria

Posted on 2019-09-19 17:17:01

At the end of the day, whether you choose to rent an apartment or a house, what's more important is, it's safe, comfortable, and livable place.

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Pros and Cons of Pet Living in Apartment

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-09-17 20:17:01

Landlords generally are free to decide whether or not they will allow their tenants to have a pet in their apartment. In this article, we will share the cons and pros of allowing a pet in your rental property.

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Property Manager Needs To Know

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-09-16 20:17:01

Managing tenant is one of the most important responsibilities of a Property Manager. It is important to be professional and organized, and this will help you build a good relationship with them.

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Things to Know Before Signing a Lease

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-09-16 07:17:01

Moving to a new location or apartment is exciting. But there are few things we have to consider first before signing a lease or moving to a new apartment to avoid any regrets or problems in the future.

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Renting to Student

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-09-14 20:17:01

In this blog post, we will talk about some benefits, risks you will possibly encounter and how to help landlords minimize the risk associated with students renting an apartment.

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Tenant Violated a No Pet Clause

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-09-13 20:17:01

A landlord can give a tenant an eviction notice or Notice to Vacate when a tenant violates any of the lease agreement like violating a No Pet clause.

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How Apartment Leasing Work

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-09-12 20:17:01

As a landlord, you have some important responsibilities to your tenants. A landlord is responsible to ensure that the property is habitable, clean and safe to tenants and guests.

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Things to Remember When Renting Out Your Apartment

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-09-11 20:17:01

As a landlord, you are responsible to keep your apartment or rental property in good condition, habitable and safe. But before renting out your apartment it is better to think thoroughly, do some research, and determine if you can handle all attributes in handling a rental property.

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Having a Virtual office: Its Pros and Cons

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-09-10 20:17:01

Virtual Office is a technology-based office that allows the business owner and employees to work remotely with the use of internet connection, without meeting each other every day physically and without the need of paying office space. Workers can perform their work from home or anywhere their comfortable as long as they have an internet connection.

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Best Way To Clean Your Windows

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-09-09 20:17:01

Here are some tips on how to clean them and what you can use to get a streak-free result.

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Bed Bugs and How to Control It

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-09-08 20:17:01

Getting rid of bed bugs is not easy but there are steps that we will share here on how you can control the problem.

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Tenant Terminating Lease Early

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-09-07 20:17:01

If a renter made a breach of contract like failure to pay rent, create damage to the property or violated a rule in the lease it could be grounds for evictions.

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Do's and Don'ts of Living in Apartment

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-09-06 20:17:01

There are a few important things that you need to consider to have a comfortable place to stay. Here are some do's and don'ts that a first-time renter should consider.

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PROs & CONs of Multifamily Homes

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-09-04 20:17:01

In this blog, we will talk about some ideas about the pros and cons to help you when you consider investing in a multi-family rental unit.

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Pros and Cons of Month-to-Month Rental Agreement

by Remy Lacanaria

Posted on 2019-09-03 20:17:01

Month-to-month rental agreement is good, if you happen to find a good tenant, however, it is not stable as tenants do not stay for a longer period of time and it will cause for unstable rental income too.

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Rent Collection Issues

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-08-31 20:17:01

Tenant is legally responsible to pay rent. Yet, for some reason such as unexpected financial problems, sometimes regular monthly payments also become a landlord’s problem. Here, we will talk about some of the rent collection issues that landlords may face, and the following are some examples:

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Advertise your Rental Property

by Remy Lacanaria

Posted on 2019-08-30 20:17:02

Advertisements can really help finding you potential renters, you just need to find out which one is the most effective for you.

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How Much Will My Property Rent For?

by Cierylene Piernes

Posted on 2019-08-29 20:17:01

This blog is created to help you in making informed decision on how much your property can rent for.

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Tips for First Time Landlords

by Remy Lacanaria

Posted on 2019-08-28 20:17:01

There are lots of things to consider before you decide to become a landlord. So, we've created some relevant information about tips for first-time landlords to help landlords especially those first-timers avoid surprises later onDon't get left behind, choose Smart Housing.

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Prospective Tenants

by Remy Lacanaria

Posted on 2019-08-27 20:17:01

Finding the right tenant for your rental property and things to consider before accepting them.

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How to be a Good Landlord

by Cierylene Piernes

Posted on 2019-08-24 20:17:01

To keep their good tenants here are some ways on how to be an awesome landlord that good tenants want to have.

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Serving an Eviction Notice

by Cierylene Piernes

Posted on 2019-08-22 20:17:01

Let us discuss here important factors about evictions to lessen the stress in the eviction process.

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Tips on How to Avoid Rental Fraud

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-08-21 20:17:01

Apartment rental scams are common and sometimes could be difficult to spot. If you are hunting to rent an apartment, it would be better to check some of these tips first to see how you can possibly avoid to be scammed and to help protect your hard-earned money.

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Tenant's Abandoned Personal Property

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-08-20 20:17:02

The question is how long before you consider tenant abandoned the property before you are legally allowed to get rid of the tenant’s personal belongings. The answer is it depends on your landlord-tenant state law. After keeping the property in a certain period of time, you may notify the tenant by sending them a Notice of Abandoned Personal Property.

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Tenants Need to Know About Apartment Inspections

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-08-19 20:17:01

Renting an apartment is an exciting thing to do especially to those first-time renters. But there is an important thing that you need to be aware of regarding apartment inspections. So, here are some significant ideas that a renter needs to know about apartment inspections.

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Tenant's Rights Violated

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-08-18 20:17:01

Like all landlords, tenants also have their rights when they rent a property. But different states have their different code standards to follow which tenant should be aware of. You have other rights depending on where you live. Just make sure to read your lease carefully so you will be aware of what you are agreeing to. Here are some tips that will help you protect rights as a tenant.

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Establishing Rental Standards

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-08-17 20:17:01

Every landlord may have slightly different qualifying standards, and that is fine, as long as the standards do not violate any laws. Here are some examples you can consider.

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Rent Collection Tips & Techniques

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-08-15 20:17:01

Here we will tackle some of the important tips and techniques that will make your tenant pay on time.

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To Rent or Not to Rent to Pet Owners

by Remy Lacanaria

Posted on 2019-08-14 20:17:02

Know the things that you need to consider before renting to pet owners.

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Knowing Your Rights as a Tenant

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-08-13 20:17:01

Your tenancy agreement does not only tell you your responsibility as a tenant but also gives certain rights and protection. Making yourself aware of your rights as a tenant will protect you legally.

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Most Common Lease Violations

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-08-11 20:17:01

It is better to be aware of those common lease violations to protect yourself if ever your tenant, happen to violate the lease agreement made between you and your renter.

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The Pros and Cons of Renting

by Remy Lacanaria

Posted on 2019-08-10 20:17:01

In this article, we will share some of those cons and pros that will help ease your mind. Renting an apartment is exciting but has to make the right decision because this is where you are going to live comfortably.

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Normal Wear and Tear vs Damage

by Cierylene Piernes

Posted on 2019-08-08 20:17:01

Let us help you in discerning between normal wear and tear against damages.

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Tenant Qualities that Landlord look for

by Cierylene Piernes

Posted on 2019-08-07 20:17:01

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Homeowners Association

by Remy Lacanaria

Posted on 2019-08-05 20:17:01

Taking things into consideration will help you decide whether you want to be in HOA community or not.

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Routine Property Inspection

by Cierylene Piernes

Posted on 2019-08-04 20:17:01

Here are the what you should know in performing routine property inspection

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Odor in Your Apartment and How To Get Rid of it

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-08-03 20:17:02

You will read here some ways on how you can get rid of the strange odor in your apartment/house.

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Late Rent Fee

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-08-01 20:17:02

Implementing late fees rule to tenants is one-way landlords do to avoid late payments and to motivate tenants to pay rent on time. There are important matters that landlords have to consider before charging late fees to tenants.

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Basic Landlord's Obligations

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-07-31 20:17:01

In this article, we will evaluate the basic landlord's possible responsibilities that you should be aware of. There are basic responsibilities that a landlord adheres to and to ensure that your rental property is worth living, safe and clean for your tenants.

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30 Day Notice

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-07-30 20:17:01

It is a notice from a landlord to a tenant to vacate the premises within 30 days, or a notice from a tenant to a landlord informing the landlord his or her intent to vacate the apartment unit within 30 days.

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Benefits of Paying Your Rent Online

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-07-29 20:17:01

Some renters failed to make a payment on time, some of them simply because they forgot; so here are some benefits that will help make your life easier by paying online.

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Prorated Rent for Tenants

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-07-28 20:17:01

Prorated rent is the amount of rent a landlord charge if their tenant occupied the unit for less than the entire month period.

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Questions to Ask Before Signing a Lease

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-07-27 20:17:01

When you meet your prospective landlord, take advantage of the time to ask all possible questions you have in mind so you can make sure you are well prepared and stay comfortable during your entire lease.

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When Tenant Makes Improvements

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-07-26 20:17:01

It is always recommended by some landlords that before tenant signs the lease, remind them to check the lease and ask you as their landlord, that the steps they want to do to make your house more of home are permissible.

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Tax Advantages of Being a Landlord

by Cierylene Piernes

Posted on 2019-07-25 20:17:01

If you are a landlord, you should carefully examine all your expenses in running a rental property, because you might be paying more tax more than you need to.

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Landlord's Right of Entry

by Cierylene Piernes

Posted on 2019-07-24 20:17:01

Here are the scenario when a landlord can enter a rental property occupied by a tenant.

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A Day in the Life of a Landlord

by Remy Lacanaria

Posted on 2019-07-23 20:17:01

Sometimes I wonder how it feels like being a landlord. Here we will share things on how a typical day of a landlord goes.

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Common Potential Problems Landlord Might Face

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-07-22 20:17:01

Investing in a rental property is a great move but it deals with responsibilities and might face some potential problems.

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6 Ways to Keep Good Tenants

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-07-21 20:17:01

To obtain a long term tenant, it is important to make your tenant happy; it will give them no reason to transfer to a different apartment when they don’t have to.

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Maintenance Requests: Reduce Tenant Complaints and Decrease Liability

by Cierylene Piernes

Posted on 2019-07-20 20:17:01

Here's a content to help you handle maintenance request appropriately, to keep tenants happy, reduces vacancy rates and at the end of the day makes you more money.

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8 Ways Renters Can Save Money

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-07-18 20:17:01

So here are some lists of tips on how renters can save money when renting a place.

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More Income Streams from Your Properties

by Cierylene Piernes

Posted on 2019-07-17 20:17:00

You can earn more income streams from your rental properties after you read this blog.

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What Renters Need to Know When the Property is in Foreclosure

by Remy Lacanaria

Posted on 2019-07-16 20:17:01

Tips on what and how you will know if the one your renting is in foreclosure.

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Ways to Increase the Cash Flow on a Rental Property

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-07-15 20:17:01

This article will give you some tips on how to increase your rental property cash flow.

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Moving Out

by Remy Lacanaria

Posted on 2019-07-13 20:17:01

Tenant would want the process of moving out with no hassle and conflict. So, here are some tips to help tenants moving out process as smooth as possible.

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Landlording, Then and Now

by Remy Lacanaria

Posted on 2019-07-12 20:17:01

See the difference of landlording back then and now.

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Considerations When Running a Virtual Property Management Business

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-07-11 20:17:01

Renting a physical office can cost a lot of money due to it's operating cost. And having a virtual property management office can eliminate most of the physical office expenses can possibly spend. Here are some things that you can save when you have virtual property management.

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Benefits of Air Conditioning

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-07-10 20:17:02

Do you know there are benefits that air-conditioning can give? Here, we will share some idea of air-conditioning system's benefits.

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5 Ways to Show Appreciation to Your Tenants

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-07-09 09:08:15

Here, we will share 5 ways to show appreciation to your good tenants that may help them stay for a while.

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Moving In

by Remy Lacanaria

Posted on 2019-07-08 09:19:14

What you need to know before moving-in to your rental place.

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Reasons Why Landlords Screen Tenant Applicants

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-07-06 16:54:22

Here we will share some reason why landlords screen potential tenants and the steps most landlords normally do.

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SUBLETTING FAQs

by Remy Lacanaria

Posted on 2019-07-03 09:57:49

What you need to know about subletting and being a sub-tenant

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Will You Allow Smoking in Your Rental Property?

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-07-02 20:58:09

We will talk about here what some landlords may consider for a non-smoking property and for landlords who will allow limited area where a tenant can smoke.

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Your Roommate Is Moving Out

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-07-01 05:40:42

It could be a complicated situation to some when your roommate suddenly decides to leave; this might leave you to sort out the mess alone and can throw your finances out of control. Here are some pieces of advice and things to consider helping you move to the next step.

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What are the Pros and Cons of Renting to Roommates?

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-06-27 10:36:05

Here, we've made a list of pros and cons to help you decide whether living alone or living with a roommate is a good idea or not.

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What to do When Tenant Stop Paying Rent

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-06-24 09:14:49

Here, we will share some ways that you can possibly do to avoid it and what to do if your tenant failed to pay the rent.

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Mistakes to Avoid

by Remy Lacanaria

Posted on 2019-06-22 23:29:01

Mistakes to avoid by Landlords.

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Tips for First Time Renters

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-06-20 16:54:27

As a first-time renter, there are things you need to know and consider. Here we will share some important reminders to first-time renters.

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Tenants Responsibilities for Repairs and Maintenance

by Remy Lacanaria

Posted on 2019-06-19 16:08:04

Tenants responsibilities for repairs and maintenance.

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Things to Remember When Renting to Elderly Tenants

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-06-18 12:04:05

Renting to elderly tenants can be a good decision. They are mature and more responsible when it comes to paying their rent.

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Time to Return

by Remy Lacanaria

Posted on 2019-06-17 14:22:15

Knowing how long it will take to have your security deposits back

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Handling Utilities at your Apartment

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-06-17 14:20:42

Some landlords take the responsibility of paying some of the utility bills; some include the utilities as part of the rent.

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Different Eviction Notices for first time Landlord and Property Manager

by Remy Lacanaria

Posted on 2019-06-07 10:38:59

Types of evictions first time landlords and property managers should know.

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How to Invest in Commercial Property

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-06-06 09:53:19

Commercial property, compared to residential property, gives you more return even when the market is down. The idea of commercial property is to keep the returns flowing freely without incurring any additional issues during the investing phase.

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Types of Rental Agreements

by Remy Lacanaria

Posted on 2019-06-06 09:52:38

Knowing the types of rental agreement that you may have with your landlord.

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Security Alarm on Rental Property

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-05-23 08:28:11

Some apartment complexes don’t have a security alarm ready on them. If you want to add security to your unit, it would be better to discuss with your landlord or property manager first before start calling the security companies. Your landlord or property manager might approve it. It is important to ensure to make a written request with approval, and check if installing security alarm won't affect your security deposit.

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Types of Landlords

by Remy Lacanaria

Posted on 2019-05-21 12:40:44

Knowing the types of landlords that you will be having when you rent and move-in in a rental unit.

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Investing in Real Estate

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-05-21 12:40:14

There are lots of ways that you can benefit from investing in real estate because it is a great source of income.

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Landlords Life Hacks

by Remy Lacanaria

Posted on 2019-05-09 09:56:28

Landlords Life Hacks

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The Advantage of Cloud-based Property Management Software

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-05-09 08:37:23

When your data is stored in the cloud, it will be stored in a big secured server. And data is accessible as long as there is an internet connection. Cloud system is so broad and provides so many services. And it offers a lot of advantage to users.

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Buying Second Home / Vacation home

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-05-09 08:34:40

Having a second home/vacation home is a great way to relax, but there are things you need to consider first before buying.

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How to Find Former Tenant

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-05-08 13:16:29

there are some ways for you to try to find your former tenants. You may try some of the suggestions here that you can possibly do to help you find them.

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A visitor, a guest, or a tenant?

by Cierylene Piernes

Posted on 2019-04-09 20:58:09

Determine if a person coming to your house is a visitor, a guest or a tenant.

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Oh, the Hassle of Bills

by Andrea West

Posted on 2017-04-13 10:27:12

There are a lot of bills that pile up in our mailboxes or inboxes every month. When you're sharing living space with roommates, how to pay utility bills isn't so straightforward

I Need Space...

by Andrea West

Posted on 2016-07-08 10:38:06

You as the landlord, what can you do to help your renters with storage space? There is one apartment that sticks out in my mind that was quite ingenuous about how to offer more storage with limited square footage.

Checklist for a Cool Apartment - Resident

by Andrea West

Posted on 2016-06-13 12:32:00

Whether summer is coming or has already arrived, here is a checklist to help keep you cool and your electric bill low. The nice part about this checklist is that not everything needs to be checked off! Just pick and choose the ones that work for you and that your landlord will allow.

Corporate Housing

by Andrea West

Posted on 2016-05-19 08:39:36

Corporate housing is an option that allows businesses, the military, or individuals to skip a hotel and have a place to stay for a shorter period of time.

Prevent Mold in Your Apartments

by Andrea West

Posted on 2016-05-16 13:22:11

In order to prevent mold on your properties think of mold as your opponent, which means you need to know your enemy, mold, in order to win.

Save Money on Your Water Bill

by Andrea West

Posted on 2016-05-12 08:59:05

If you are a landlord responsible for paying the water bill for your properties, any combination of these steps will help that water bill to go down.

The 5 W's of Rental Applications

by Andrea West

Posted on 2016-05-09 13:07:13

Rental applications are the opening tool to weed out the residents you don't want from the residents you do want.

Landlord Interviews - Mike

by Andrea West

Posted on 2016-05-05 09:10:33

This article is the beginning of a series of interviews with landlords that shares their advice and experiences for other landlords to learn from.

When Residents Complain

by Andrea West

Posted on 2016-05-02 08:38:28

It's not always easy to know how to deal with the multiple types of complaints residents have. Here are some suggestions to help landlords better resolve issues that residents bring up.

Online Presence for Landlords

by Andrea West

Posted on 2016-04-28 09:06:28

Online presence is a great marketing tool. It’s just another way to spread word.

YouTube to the Rescue

by Andrea West

Posted on 2016-04-25 09:38:51

Some fixes we can’t make on our own, but other fixes are cheap and easy if we just have someone to show us how.

A Good Landlord

by Andrea West

Posted on 2016-04-21 15:43:20

An effective business runs on multiple levels, and as a landlord a lot has to do with you.

Writing a Lease

by Andrea West

Posted on 2016-04-21 14:42:20

The lease is an important document and is worth the time and effort required initially to protect you and your property in the long run.

Checklist for Summer-Ready Properties - Landlord

by Andrea West

Posted on 2016-04-14 14:24:11

Here is a checklist to help you remember what to check to limit further damage and what to have ready for the warm summer months ahead

Save Time and Money with Xeriscaping

by Andrea West

Posted on 2016-04-08 12:34:20

Xeriscaping is a landscape design that requires limited irrigation and other maintenance and is utilized in desert regions. How does xeriscaping save you time and money? It uses less water, pesticide, and fertilization.

Forget ABC - Inspect LMNOP

by Andrea West

Posted on 2016-04-06 09:57:47

As the landlord, it’s important to run inspections of your rental property to know what is going on and make sure nothing falls into disrepair. Here’s a list of what you should be inspecting to make sure your property remains in tip-top shape.

Consider Renting to Retirees

by Andrea West

Posted on 2016-03-31 10:05:59

If you are tired of working with younger renters who seem to want to move every three months or you are trying to revamp your marketing strategy, you may want to consider renting to retirees

Short-Term Medical Housing

by Andrea West

Posted on 2016-03-31 10:05:42

If you own property close to a large hospital, you could consider opening spots to rent to those who are in town for temporary long-term care

Demographics of a Rental Market

by Andrea West

Posted on 2016-03-24 15:21:09

There is so much to know when deciding to join the realm of landlordship. How do you get started? What are the landlord/resident laws? How profitable will it be? How do you find renters? For those considering to become landlords of several units, it’s helpful to know the demographics, or statistical data, of people in a given area.

Frequently Asked Questions - Landlord

by Andrea West

Posted on 2016-03-21 08:38:09

How do I set up my account? How do I link to my residents? Here are the questions landlords ask us most frequently and our answers for them.

More Money Through Parking Spaces

by Andrea West

Posted on 2016-03-10 14:03:57

You may want to consider more parking spaces then. Extra parking spaces can be used for your residents to rent out or for business workers who have a difficult time finding a place to park while at work.

Raise Rent but Retain Residents

by Andrea West

Posted on 2016-03-03 10:52:36

In order to continue to make money off of your property you need to raise rent prices. As someone who works for the landlord side but lives on the renter side, here are some tips to allow the experience to work for everyone.

Frequently Asked Questions - Resident

by Andrea West

Posted on 2016-02-29 15:13:38

How do I pay my rent? How do I contact Smart Housing? Our most commonly asked questions answered for you.

Millennial Generation Rental Trends

by Andrea West

Posted on 2016-02-25 14:48:46

The trends of millennials who rent are different from past generations. For one, millennials are renting to a later stage in life...

Make Your Property More Appealing

by Andrea West

Posted on 2016-02-16 12:23:22

When showing your property to potential residents, it's important to make your apartments seem as appealing as possible. Here is a list of ways to up your apartment appeal that won't break the bank as you do so.

Checklist for a Warm Apartment - Resident

by Andrea West

Posted on 2016-02-09 14:12:29

Whether winter is coming or has already arrived, here is a checklist to help keep you warm and your heating bill low. Don't let the winter weather get the best of you.

Checklist to Winterize Your Properties - Landlord

by Andrea West

Posted on 2016-02-09 14:12:21

Don't let harsh winter weather take it's toll on your rental property. Here is a checklist you can follow to make sure you stay ahead of the weather.

4 Ways to Keep Those Golden Residents

by Andrea West

Posted on 2016-02-09 14:11:37

This article is here to give some tips and suggestions on how to retain those golden residents for longer periods of time because, honestly, they're not always the easiest brand of people to find.

Begin Marketing Your Rental Properties

by Andrea West

Posted on 2016-02-09 14:10:53

If you are a new property owner and want to start marketing, here are beginner steps for you to take. It's important to diversify your methods in order to spread the word that you have space available.