30 06, 2021

Single Family versus Multi-Family Property

2021-06-30T23:46:01-04:00By |Advice, Property Management, Rentals, Tenant Relations|

Which is the better investment? If you’re planning to expand (or start) your real estate investment portfolio, you may be considering whether it makes sense to purchase single family or multi-family units. Both options can provide you with some nice benefits. But not all types of property are right for all residential real estate investors. [...]

22 06, 2021

What Questions Should You Be Asking Potential Tenants?

2021-06-22T15:23:07-04:00By |Advice, Property Management, Tenant Relations, Tenant Screening|

Owning investment real estate can require a significant amount of up-front – and ongoing – investment, including a monthly mortgage payment, as well as maintenance and insurance costs. So, the last thing you want is for a tenant to damage or destroy anything in or associated with the property that will cost you both time [...]

21 10, 2020

Should Tenants Make Repairs on Your Property?

2021-03-26T16:24:52-04:00By |Advice|

Over the course of time, it’s pretty much a given that items in a home will require repairs or replacement. Appliances and HVAC systems typically have a certain life span. The shingles on the roof may break or blow away – especially in areas like Florida where hurricanes regularly occur. Likewise, kitchen cabinets, sinks, and [...]

9 09, 2020

With Record Low Mortgage Rates, Is It A Good Time to Add to Your Portfolio of Rental Properties?

2021-07-12T12:53:58-04:00By |Advice, Investing|

The Coronavirus pandemic has brought about numerous changes. One of these is record low mortgage rates – and because of that, the U.S. housing market has been on the rise. In fact, as of mid-August (2020), sales of existing homes jumped by roughly 30%, following a three-month slump, and leading to a seller’s market. Housing [...]

12 08, 2020

Are Florida Landlords Responsible for Installing Hurricane Shutters?

2021-07-12T13:20:46-04:00By |Advice, Storm preparation|

With the 2020 hurricane season squarely upon us, most homeowners and tenants alike are concerned about making preparations and staying safe. One of the most common methods for keeping windows and doors in-tact is the installation of hurricane shutters. These shutters – which are typically affixed to the outside of a structure – are used [...]

24 06, 2020

Can the Stock Market Impact Rental Housing Prices?

2021-07-12T15:31:16-04:00By |Advice|

With the roller coaster stock market movements over the past several months, it is not uncommon to see daily – or even hourly – up and down swings in the three- and four-digit range. So, if you have any equity and/or other market-related holdings, you may be worried about how these unpredictable stock market shifts [...]

3 06, 2020

3 Best Websites to Advertise Rental Property

2021-07-12T16:01:57-04:00By |Advice, Landlord Advice|

As we continue to move through our “new normal,” it is clear that many types of business transactions will take place online going forward. This includes how we advertise investment property for potential new tenants. But with so many sites available on the Internet, how can you narrow down the best ones? Here are three [...]

22 04, 2020

How to Show Rental Property During the COVID-19/Coronavirus Crisis

2021-07-12T17:19:41-04:00By |Advice, Property Management|

While most of the country is staying home to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus), others need to continue conducting business as usual – and this includes rental property owners and landlords. So, how can you safely show rental property in Florida to prospective tenants during these challenging times, while still maintaining social [...]

18 03, 2020