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24 02, 2021

Are You Charging Enough Rent for Your Florida Investment Property?

2021-02-24T14:12:24-05:00By |Investing, Landlord Advice, Property Management, Rentals|

One of the biggest reasons that investors purchase rental property is for the ongoing income stream it can provide. Oftentimes, the amount of monthly rent that can be charged is based on the size of the property and the amenities it offers (such as furnishings, laundry facilities, etc.) But location also has a lot to [...]

17 02, 2021

Can Rental Income Impact Your Social Security Retirement Benefits?

2021-02-17T16:27:22-05:00By |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 this [...]

10 02, 2021

Should You Rent Your Investment Property Furnished or Unfurnished?

2021-02-10T14:45:46-05:00By |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 [...]

3 02, 2021

Stimulus Relief for Florida Investment Property Owners

2021-02-01T20:56:39-05:00By |Financing, Investing, Property Management, Rentals, Taxes|

While much has been said about COVID-19 stimulus relief for individuals and businesses – including a moratorium on evictions and rent payments for tenants - not a lot has come to the forefront regarding investment property owners and their ability (or inability) to pay their own bills. That is, until recently. In the waning days [...]

27 01, 2021

How the Coronavirus Pandemic Could Help Florida Rental Property Owners

2021-01-27T15:40:24-05:00By |Property Management, Rentals, Tenant Relations|

Rental Property Advantages Although the COVID-19 outbreak has caused countless hardships for individuals and businesses, there are actually some industries that are thriving. One of those is the housing market. But, while low mortgage rates are enticing to home purchasers, not everyone is ready to buy. So, if you own residential rental property in areas [...]

6 01, 2021

How to Safely Show Rental Property During the COVID-19 Pandemic

2021-01-04T16:56:45-05:00By |Property Management, Rentals, Tenant Relations|

Safeguarding your rental properties should be a priority at all times. But during the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be particularly important for keeping yourself, as well as your current and potential future tenants out of harm’s way. The good news is that people still need a place to live, even in these challenging times. So, [...]

11 11, 2020

Amendment 5 and Florida Real Estate

2020-11-11T22:20:11-05:00By |Legal Advice, Property Management|

In addition to choosing who will get the job of U.S. President for the next four years, the November 2020 election also includes some items of local interest that pertain to Florida property owners. One of these – Amendment 5 – has to do with the state constitution. This amendment to the Florida constitution would [...]

5 08, 2020

Just How Bad Can the Coronavirus Crisis Get for Florida Landlords?

2020-08-05T13:30:18-04:00By |Landlord Advice, Property Management|

With the resurgence of Coronavirus cases in the Sunshine State over the past few weeks, the financial impact is widening, too. In fact, according to the Household Pulse Survey from the United States Census Bureau, more than one-third of adults in Florida reported that they missed their June rent or mortgage payment and/or will not [...]

22 04, 2020

How to Show Rental Property During the COVID-19/Coronavirus Crisis

2020-04-21T21:01:14-04:00By |Advice, Property Management|

While most of the country is staying home to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus), others need to continue conducting business as usual – and this includes rental property owners and landlords. So, how can you safely show rental property in Florida to prospective tenants during these challenging times, while still maintaining social [...]

11 03, 2020

How Passive is Your Rental Income?

2020-03-11T16:10:05-04:00By |Property Management|

If you’ve ever watched the late night informercial “gurus,” at one time or another you have likely run across some that tout how “easy” it is to find and buy property, locate the right tenant(s), and then sit back and let the “passive” income roll in. Yet, while the actual process of owning rental real [...]

22 01, 2020

The Real Benefits of Hiring a Property Manager

2020-12-04T19:01:48-05:00By |Property Management|

Depending on how many rental properties you own, collecting rent payments, dealing with repairs, and marketing units to new potential tenants can literally be a full-time job – and it is definitely one where you’re on the clock 24/7 as versus just from 9:00 to 5:00! So, if your real estate investment business is running you [...]