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18 05, 2022

Thinking About Buying a Foreclosure as Your Next Rental Property?

2022-05-25T16:26:39-04:00By |Landlord Advice, Maintenance, Property Management, Rentals|

Here’s what you need to know first! As a residential real estate investor, it is possible that you keep your eye on properties that are either going into foreclosure or that are already foreclosed upon and may still be purchased – oftentimes at a steep discount. But, while some foreclosures can certainly offer the opportunity [...]

11 05, 2022

Sunbelt Rental Property Highs and Lows in Early 2022

2022-05-04T16:50:24-04:00By |Landlord Advice, Maintenance, Property Management, Rentals, Tenant Relations|

With properties still selling in many areas at above asking price, a significant number of would-be homeowners have been forced to remain on the sidelines – at least for a while longer – and continue to rent their living space…and as a residential rental property owner, this can be profitable for you, particularly if your [...]

4 05, 2022

How to Manage Rental Property Long Distance

2022-05-04T16:44:18-04:00By |Landlord Advice, Maintenance, Property Management, Rentals, Tenant Relations|

While many rental property owners keep their real estate investments close to home, that isn’t the case for others. One popular area to own residential rental homes or units is Orlando / Central Florida, due in large part to its long list of attractions and its year-round temperate climate. Although long-distance rentals can certainly be [...]

27 04, 2022

Considering Making Updates to Your Rental Property

2022-04-25T13:46:10-04:00By |Landlord Advice, Maintenance, Property Management, Rentals, Tenant Relations|

Here is the #1 most profitable improvement to make in 2022 If you’re considering making some improvements to your rental home(s) or unit(s), you may have visions of granite countertops and shiny stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, or brand new bathroom faucets and showers. But you may be surprised to learn that none of [...]

17 02, 2021

Can Rental Income Impact Your Social Security Retirement Benefits?

2021-03-26T12:08:17-04:00By |Investing, Landlord Advice, Maintenance, Property Management, Rentals|

  With life expectancy being longer today, it is not uncommon for people to spend 20 or more years in retirement – with much of that time being active and pursuing new opportunities. But if you’re receiving Social Security retirement benefits prior to reaching your “full retirement age,” other income streams could trigger taxes on [...]

10 02, 2021

Should You Rent Your Investment Property Furnished or Unfurnished?

2021-03-26T12:24:19-04:00By |Investing, Landlord Advice, Maintenance, Property Management, Rentals|

  If you’re looking for ways to make your rental property stand out – as well as strategies for charging higher monthly rent – you may have considered offering furnished units. But, while doing so could be more enticing for potential tenants, it may or may not necessarily be the best or most cost-effective way to [...]

12 02, 2020

What is Considered “Normal” Wear and Tear on a Rental Property?

2021-07-13T16:45:18-04:00By |Home Inspection, Maintenance, Regulations, Tenant Relations|

As the owner of residential rental property, it’s a given that a home or apartment unit will require cleaning when a tenant moves out in order to get it up to par for the next. But depending on how your property looks upon inspection, determining the lines between what is normal and what is excessive [...]

20 02, 2019

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

2021-07-28T12:52:16-04:00By |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 [...]

21 06, 2017

The Best Flooring Options for Your Rental Properties

2022-04-27T22:40:50-04:00By |Advice, Maintenance|

It's no surprise that rental properties can take a beating, and because of that, it's important to ensure that you have highly durable materials in your investments - particularly in areas like flooring. Otherwise, you could find yourself repairing and / or replacing items on a regular basis (which in turn, can significantly cut into [...]

18 05, 2016

How to Make Your Rental Property Attractive to the Baby Boomer Generation

2022-04-27T22:32:31-04:00By |Maintenance, Orlando Landlord Tips, Tenant Relations|

For more than 65 years, the Baby Boomer generation has had a substantial impact on the United States economy. Nearly every industry has been affected - and housing is no different. As this group moves into their retirement years, many will be looking to rent. This is especially the case in areas such as Florida, [...]

27 04, 2016

Handling Complaints from Tenants

2022-04-27T22:23:15-04:00By |Maintenance, Tenant Relations|

As the owner of rental property, it can be both rewarding and difficult to keep your tenants happy. Although most of your renters will typically never make a complaint, if or when the time does arise, it is important to get the issue handled as quickly and as professionally as possible - regardless of how [...]

9 12, 2015

Investing in Commercial and Industrial Buildings for Income

2022-04-25T18:57:36-04:00By |Investing, Investor Mentality, Maintenance|

There are many real estate investors who prefer to invest in commercial properties over residential. This is because these types of properties can provide numerous opportunities for income, as well as for appreciation. Prior to investing in commercial and industrial buildings for income, there are several important criteria to consider. First, just as with any [...]

12 09, 2013

Orlando Landlord Tips: How to Get a Free Water Heater!

2022-04-26T15:34:34-04:00By |Investor Mentality, Maintenance, Rentals, Saving Money, Tenant Relations|

Is water heated by a free hot water heater any less hot than one you purchase?  Unless you’re a rap superstar, you probably don’t like spending money you don’t have to.  And, unless you have a religious issue with it, odds are pretty good that you enjoy getting stuff for free.  Luckily for you, if [...]

29 08, 2013

Orlando Landlord Tips: Keep Cooling Costs Low in Your Florida Investment Property

2022-04-26T14:31:59-04:00By |Home Inspection, Maintenance, Orlando Landlord Tips, Saving Money|

It’s been a hot summer here in the City Beautiful, and we still have about a month and a half to go with the thermometer hovering over 90 degrees.  Despite technically being considered ‘fall’, September is often one of the hottest months of the year in Central Florida, forcing many Floridians to spend hundreds of [...]