18 03, 2020

Is Orlando Really a Top City for Owning Rental Real Estate?

2020-03-18T14:40:17-04:00By |Advice, Orlando Real Estate, Rentals|

If you own rental property in Orlando and/or the surrounding Central Florida area, you’ve likely made a very good choice in terms of your investment. That’s because – in addition to the roller coaster stock market, where you could essentially lose thousands of dollars every day – a recent report from the landlord-software TurboTenant found [...]

21 11, 2018

Is Being a Landlord Really Right for You?

2018-11-16T20:56:36-05:00By |Advice, Landlord Advice, Rentals|

While many people see the tremendous value in owning rental property – including both the income and equity it can provide – there is another factor involved with this type of investment that may not be so appealing to everyone. That is performing the duties of a landlord. “Landlording” can require you to be involved [...]

4 05, 2016

Single Family or Multi-Family Rentals: Which Is Better?

2019-10-30T22:18:22-04:00By |Investing, Investor Mentality, Multi-Family Investing, Rentals|

While many real estate investors prefer one type of residential property over another, the truth is that it is possible to achieve success with either. What makes the biggest difference is whether or not you follow a particular investment strategy. There can, however, be definite advantages and drawbacks to owning either single family or multi-family [...]

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 [...]

16 12, 2015

Investing for Income with Shopping Centers

2016-10-26T21:12:42-04:00By |Financing, Investing, Investor Mentality, Making Money, Rentals|

There are some larger commercial real estate investors who seek cash flow and diversification by investing for income with shopping centers. These types of investments can offer regular incoming cash flow. In addition, the property can also appreciate independently of the stock market, which can allow these investors to profit, regardless of market conditions. In [...]

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 [...]

19 08, 2015

Investing in Storage Units for Income

2016-10-26T21:12:43-04:00By |Investing, Rentals|

Over the past few years - especially in light of some popular television shows - investors have taken note of the potential for profit in storage units. Yet, money can be made in areas other than just simply buying and selling the items that are left behind in these units. In fact, investing in storage [...]

5 08, 2015

Investing for Income with Apartment Buildings

2016-10-26T21:12:43-04:00By |Investing, Investor Mentality, Multi-Family Investing, Multi-Family Properties, Rentals|

For real estate investors who are looking for more than just a single income from one home or property, an apartment complex may provide the answer. An apartment complex is considered to be a commercial property - which is essentially a property that consists of five units or more. One of the key advantages 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.  [...]

10 03, 2014

Orlando Landlord Tips: How Much Rent Should I Charge?

2016-10-26T21:12:46-04:00By |Investing, Orlando Landlord Tips, Rentals|

Lots of landlords in Orlando and around Central Florida ask the same question: How much rent should I charge?  Fair market rent (FMR) is determined by the rent collected for comparable properties in the area.  Properties of similar size, bedrooms, baths, amenities, etc., should rent for about the same price in a given neighborhood.  Rent [...]

18 09, 2013

How to Photograph Small Rooms – Like Bathrooms!

2016-10-26T21:12:46-04:00By |Investing, Marketing, Photography, Rentals|

How to Photograph Small Rooms... or, Taking Pictures of Bathrooms - and other fun things! Are you having a tough time taking pictures of bathrooms in the Orlando house you’re trying to rent? Photographing bathrooms really takes planning and practice to capture the best shot. Between the reflections of the mirrors, the tile, the bad [...]

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 [...]

31 08, 2013

Having the Investor Mindset

2016-10-26T21:12:46-04:00By |Investing, Investor Mentality, Rentals, Saving Money, Tenant Relations, Uncategorized, Vacancy|

No one is born a landlord.  Nobody is born with the investor mindset.  Some choose to become landlords as part of an investment strategy.  Others become ‘accidental landlords’ when a job transfer or other unpredictable life event forces them to rent their former residence.  Regardless, to be a good landlord requires a little finesse, a [...]

21 08, 2013

Exterior Photos of Rental Houses

2016-10-26T21:12:46-04:00By |Marketing, Photography, Rentals, Vacancy|

Plain and simple – the absolute best way to get prospective tenants interested in your Winter Park Rental Home is to take quality, useful pictures to post in your internet ads.  Exterior photos of rental houses are the cornerstone of good marketing.  If you've ever bought or rented a home before you've probably noticed the [...]

10 06, 2013

Orlando Landlord Tips: The Best 6 Ways to Secure a Vacant Property

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

  You don't need one of the X-Men to secure a vacant property!One of the biggest concerns that absentee landlords have is how to secure a vacant property.  And for good reason.  Being hundreds of miles away from an expensive asset can be a little nerve-wracking. Here's the situation:  Your tenants have moved out and [...]