Common Mistakes for First-Time Landlords

Common Mistakes for First-Time Landlords

Practice makes perfect. This applies to sports, art, instruments, and even being a landlord. There are several places where new landlords tend to stumble in the beginning. However, with a little research, you can avoid many mistakes that tend to trip up first-time...
Investment Protection

Investment Protection

No matter how good you are at marketing your property, there will be times when your rental is vacant. During these times, your property will run a higher risk of theft and property destruction. While the prospect of this happening can be terrifying, there are several...
The Problem with Being Friends with Tenants

The Problem with Being Friends with Tenants

Whether you are a part-time landlord or a property manager for a larger company, there will always be the temptation to become friends with the tenants. For those who own and manage single family rentals, there may even be friends who have asked if they can rent from...
Noisy Neighbors

Noisy Neighbors

If a tenant is noisy in the middle of a forest, will anyone file a noise complaint? Probably not. But most tenants tend to live near other people, which can lead to a few different things happening: emails from the neighborhood HOA, complaints from a building manger,...
5 Ways to Keep a Good Tenant

5 Ways to Keep a Good Tenant

When you are looking for a good tenant, you are probably looking for a few specific traits that makes them appealing to you. Good tenants have good jobs, nice cars, no pets, and have never touched a drum set in their life. It’s possible that you have created the image...
Brick is Back

Brick is Back

Brick is an ancient building material that has managed to never go out of style. Whether it is for construction or decoration, brick can do wonders for a building. In recent years, brick has been used more for its aesthetic appeal than for actual building material,...