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12 02, 2020

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

2020-02-12T19:14:45-05:00By |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

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 [...]

21 06, 2017

The Best Flooring Options for Your Rental Properties

2017-06-18T18:01:39-04:00By |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

2016-10-26T21:12:42-04:00By |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

2016-10-26T21:12:42-04:00By |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

2016-10-26T21:12:42-04:00By |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!

2016-10-26T21:12:46-04:00By |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

2016-10-26T21:12:46-04:00By |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 [...]