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26 08, 2020

Who is Impacted by the Latest Eviction Moratorium in Florida?

2020-08-26T14:24:33-04:00By |Landlord Advice, Legal Advice, Regulations|

With the comeback of Coronavirus cases in the U.S. over the past few weeks, many businesses have had to again revise their re-opening plans (if they are even able to open back up at all). These updates include rental property owners in the Sunshine State. In the latest pandemic-related eviction moratorium – which extends to September [...]

5 08, 2020

Just How Bad Can the Coronavirus Crisis Get for Florida Landlords?

2020-08-05T13:30:18-04:00By |Landlord Advice, Property Management|

With the resurgence of Coronavirus cases in the Sunshine State over the past few weeks, the financial impact is widening, too. In fact, according to the Household Pulse Survey from the United States Census Bureau, more than one-third of adults in Florida reported that they missed their June rent or mortgage payment and/or will not [...]

3 06, 2020

3 Best Websites to Advertise Rental Property

2020-06-03T17:50:19-04:00By |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 [...]

20 05, 2020

How to Get Rid of Bad Tenants – Even During the Coronavirus Eviction Moratorium

2020-05-20T13:05:55-04:00By |Landlord Advice, Legal Advice|

Eviction Moratorium For over a month now, Florida landlords (along with rental property owners across the U.S.) have not been allowed to evict tenants for non-payment of rent due to the COVID-19 crisis. This, in turn, can make it difficult for real estate investors to pay any expenses that they have regarding their property(ies), such [...]

15 04, 2020

Collecting Rent During the Coronavirus Pandemic

2020-04-15T14:24:22-04:00By |Landlord Advice|

With millions of people losing their jobs – and in turn, their income – during the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), it can be difficult at best for tenants to make their monthly rent payments. But, while skipping what is oftentimes the biggest living expense each month can ease financial hardship for tenants, it can have a [...]

25 12, 2019

How Much to Charge Your Tenants for a Security Deposit

2019-12-28T19:27:23-05:00By |Landlord Advice|

As a rental property owner, you want to ensure that your investment is protected both physically and financially from fire, hail, and other types of natural disasters. Certainly, carrying homeowner’s insurance can help you with the financial part. But what about damage or destruction that comes from an “internal” source, aka your tenant(s)? One way to give [...]

18 12, 2019

House or Condo – Which is the Better Real Estate Investment in Central Florida?

2020-01-02T13:26:29-05:00By |Advice, Landlord Advice|

If you’ve been contemplating the purchase of a (or another) rental property in Orlando, you might be wondering whether a single family house or condo will be your better money-maker. The good news is that either answer could be right – depending on what you’re looking for in an investment. For instance, condominiums are typically [...]

11 09, 2019

How to Find Good Tenants in the Fall and Winter

2019-10-30T22:03:21-04:00By |Advice, Landlord Advice|

With the fall season quickly approaching, many investment property owners have concerns about finding good tenants for their vacancies. Similar to the process of selling a home in the fall and winter months, renters can be harder to find – especially those who have children that are just beginning a new school year (and don’t [...]

28 08, 2019

Easy and Inexpensive Tenant Screening Can Fill Your Vacant Properties Faster

2019-10-30T22:07:55-04:00By |Advice, Landlord Advice, Tenant Screening|

One of a rental property owner’s worst fears is having a vacant unit that requires ongoing carrying costs. In fact, the longer a property sits empty, the more expensive it can get both from a monetary standpoint, as well as the likelihood of vandalism. Even worse than a vacant unit, though, is filling a property [...]

24 04, 2019

How to Protect Your Rental Property During Hurricane Season

2019-04-25T20:34:55-04:00By |Advice, Landlord Advice|

With another hurricane season right around the corner, it’s important to prepare your rental properties in Florida from potential damage that could occur. Each year, May 15th through November 30th are considered the peak dates for hurricanes to take place along both the Atlantic seaboard and the Gulf Coast. While you certainly can’t prevent hurricane [...]

17 04, 2019

Who Pays for What in Your Rental Property?

2019-10-30T22:19:36-04:00By |Landlord Advice|

As the owner of rental real estate, you likely want to make your rental property as appealing as possible to attract – and retain – tenants. One way to do so is to include various items like utilities in the overall cost of the monthly rent (as versus having the tenant may them directly). But, [...]

10 04, 2019

Why Your Tenants Must Have Renters Insurance Coverage

2019-10-30T21:40:26-04:00By |Advice, Landlord Advice|

Any type of real property should be insured against potential damages. This is particularly the case in areas like Central Florida where the likelihood of natural disasters like hurricanes exists. But, while you can protect yourself and your investment with property insurance, what about the personal items of your tenants? This is where renter’s insurance [...]

20 02, 2019

Thinking About Becoming a Landlord in Orlando? Make Sure that You Avoid These Common Mistakes

2019-02-19T15:00:14-05:00By |Advice, Landlord Advice, Maintenance|

While owning rental property in Central Florida can certainly be a profitable endeavor – and a great way to earn “passive” income – being a landlord isn’t quite as easy as the late night real estate informercial gurus make it out to be. In fact, there are a number of common mistakes that are made by [...]

30 01, 2019

How to Break a Lease When You’re the Landlord

2019-01-29T18:04:18-05:00By |Landlord Advice|

Having tenants break their lease is, unfortunately, a common occurrence for those who own rental property. But as the landlord, what if a situation comes up that requires you to end the relationship early? As the owner of investment property, there may come a time when you have the opportunity to sell – which may [...]