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Month to Month Leases vs. Fixed-Term Leases – How Do They Work? What Are the Benefits?

Whether you’ve owned your rental property for years or it’s your first rodeo, deciding to offer your tenants a fixed-term lease or a month-to-month lease can seem like a big decision but understanding how they work and the benefits of each will help you make a more informed decision. Fixed-Term Lease The most common rental …

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5 Money Questions to Ask Before Signing a Lease

Are you currently in the depths of an apartment search? The moving process can be overwhelming and budgeting out the costs of both upfront, month-to-month, and overall moving fees can be even more frightening but by asking the right questions before signing a lease can make all the difference. Not sure what questions to ask? …

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Tips for Improving Landlord & Tenant Communication

Having an open line of communication with your tenant is extremely important to build a trusting relationship and to ensure timely interaction when things come up. If you’re having a difficult time communicating with your tenant, here are some tips for improving that relationship. 1. Highlight the positives When signage goes up about elevators being …

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Advantages of Hiring a Property Management Company

Would you prefer to avoid monthly rental income and expense management? Would you rather someone else deal with maintenance calls?  If you answered yes to either of these questions, then hiring a property management company is the right choice for you. A competent property management company can add significant value to your investment, which is …

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What Do I Do if a Tenant Ruins My Property?

Owning an income property is an exciting opportunity but just like everything else, things don’t always go as planned. Some years you might have amazing tenants that pay their rent on time and abide by the terms outlined in their lease, but other times you might have a tenant that never pays rent on time, …

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