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Orlando Landlord Tips is a blog series by Orlando property management company Central Florida Property Management, and is written and cultivated by author, Realtor and CPA Steve Smith.

25 03, 2020

When to Take Legal Action Against Your Tenant(s)…And When to Just Let It Go

2020-03-25T13:31:53-04:00By |Legal Advice, Orlando Landlord Tips|

After a recent story has surfaced in the Orlando Sentinel about a Volusia woman being arrested for “throwing a bucket of human feces at her landlord,” it may leave residential rental property owners wondering when legal action against a tenant is necessary, and when to just let things go, waiting for the lease to end [...]

28 11, 2018

How to Increase Your Rental Income – Without Having to Purchase More Properties!

2018-11-25T19:24:04-05:00By |Investor Mentality, Orlando Landlord Tips|

It is every rental property owners’ dream to have a steady stream of income from their properties each month like clockwork. But, if you’ve owned rental real estate for any length of time, you are likely well aware that this is not necessarily always the case. In fact, even if you have good-paying tenants residing [...]

24 10, 2018

Orlando’s 2019 Housing Predictions – Will Renters Become Owners – Or Vice Versa?

2018-10-25T14:06:15-04:00By |Investing, Orlando Landlord Tips|

Over the past ten years or so, since the U.S.’s great recession of 2008, the housing market in Central Florida – which was hit extremely hard – has come back quite nicely. In fact, according to Zillow, the current Orlando median home value of $230,000 marks an increase of roughly 8.6% over last year – [...]

21 03, 2018

The Best Rental Property Types for Orlando Real Estate Investors

2018-03-20T18:18:31-04:00By |Advice, Orlando Landlord Tips|

As a real estate investor, you are likely well aware that there are a number of different property types to choose from, including single family homes, duplexes, four-plexes, and multi-unit apartment buildings. But, while there are certainly pros and cons to owning any of these options, is there one type of property that offers more [...]

6 12, 2017

Tips to Keep Landlording Less Stressful

2017-12-05T12:37:04-05:00By |Orlando Landlord Tips|

If you're a fan of any one of the long list of real estate-related television programs that have popped up like wild flowers over the past few years, then you may already know how "easy" it oftentimes looks to get a property into tip top shape and find the ideal tenant.  Yet, while this may [...]

5 07, 2017

Where to Find Investment Property Online

2017-07-04T22:55:44-04:00By |Advice, Orlando Landlord Tips|

Regardless of whether you’re just starting out in your real estate investing endeavors, or you’ve been doing it for many years, one of the biggest challenges that can face you is finding the best properties. Now you can search for investment property online. While it was necessary many years ago to scour the newspaper, highlighting [...]

8 03, 2017

Giving Your Rental Property a New Coat of Paint? Be Sure that You Dispose the Paint Cans Properly

2017-03-07T17:02:07-05:00By |Advice, Orlando Landlord Tips|

Regardless of how large or small your painting project is, you will undoubtedly end up with at least some amount of paint left over. And, you're not alone in this regard, as it is estimated by PaintCare.org that roughly 10 percent of all paint that is purchased in the United States each year goes unused. [...]

1 02, 2017

How to Be a Successful Landlord

2017-02-01T19:25:04-05:00By |Advice, Orlando Landlord Tips|

Prior to purchasing your first rental property, you likely heard from well-meaning friends and relatives how difficult owning investment property can be. (This could have been the case, regardless of whether or not they have ever actually owned and managed rental units). The reality is that, being a landlord does have some challenges - and [...]

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, [...]

6 04, 2016

How to Be a Pet Friendly Landlord without Incurring Expensive Property Damage

2019-10-30T21:57:27-04:00By |Orlando Landlord Tips, Tenant Relations|

For many people, their pets are a part of the family. According to the Humane Society of the United States, approximately 72% of American households that rent their homes actually have pets. But unfortunately, those who rent can also oftentimes have trouble with finding homes that welcome their four-legged family members. One of the biggest [...]

10 02, 2016

Factors to Consider for Your Rental Property’s Location

2016-10-26T21:12:42-04:00By |Investing, Investor Mentality, Orlando Landlord Tips|

As a real estate investor, you've probably heard it a thousand times before, but it bears repeating again - the three most important criteria when purchasing real estate are location, location, and location. The question here is, though, what really makes for a good location when searching for a good rental property? The answer is [...]

20 01, 2016

How to Maximize Your Rental Income Without Losing Tenants

2016-10-26T21:12:42-04:00By |Making Money, Orlando Landlord Tips, Rentals, Saving Money, Tenant Relations|

When purchasing investment property to hold and lease, certainly one of your key goals is typically to maximize your rental income - and when doing so, there are usually two primary ways to increase your bottom line over time. One is to increase the rental income to your tenants. The other is to decrease your [...]

23 09, 2015

How To Ensure You Find the Right Tenants for Your Investment Property

2016-10-26T21:12:43-04:00By |Orlando Landlord Tips, Rentals, Tenant Screening|

After purchasing a property for investment, you want to ensure that you place the right tenants into the property - ideally, the first time around. This is because the eviction process can be a long, tedious, and expensive ordeal. With that in mind, going through certain steps for screening potential tenants can help you to [...]

25 03, 2014

Orlando Landlord Tips: Ask for ID When Screening Tenants

2016-10-26T21:12:46-04:00By |Orlando Landlord Tips, Rentals, Security, Tenant Relations, Tenant Screening|

People who believe they would not qualify to rent a home as themselves have an incentive to pretend they are someone else in order to qualify for a lease.  This could include people with poor credit, convicted felons and other sorts of criminals, and people with prior evictions, repossessions, and foreclosures on their personal record.  [...]