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

2021-04-08T23:20:52-04:00By |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

2021-04-08T23:21:45-04:00By |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

2021-04-08T23:21:46-04:00By |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

2021-04-08T23:21:49-04:00By |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 [...]