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

2021-07-13T14:38:55-04:00By |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!

2021-08-31T17:49:05-04:00By |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?

2021-08-31T18:01:29-04:00By |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

2021-04-08T23:20:47-04:00By |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

2021-04-08T23:20:49-04:00By |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

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

2021-04-08T23:20:54-04:00By |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

2021-04-08T23:21:39-04:00By |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