Entries Tagged as 'apartments'

One Clause You Need In Your Lease

February 14th, 2011 · Comments Off on One Clause You Need In Your Lease · Property Management, Rental Property

photo credit: Max Araujo Fotografía Would it surprise you if I said I rarely pick up rent checks? Even for my property management clients? First of all, most of my tenants give me post dated checks for the rent at the lease signing. This is not news to most landlords. I don’t like picking up […]

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10 Reasons To Hate Basement Apartments

December 28th, 2010 · 86 Comments · Personal House, Property Management, Rental Property

This is the easiest post I’ll ever write. Rarely Legal Worst Tenant Demographic Lowest Income Tenant Demographic Worst Credit Profile Tenants Fire Code Issues New Landlords Utilities Sharing Problems High Turnover High Vacancy Weird Layouts The source of all evil is probably a basement apartment. They are the source of landlord/tenant issues when the landlord […]

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The Sad Lonely Condo…

December 24th, 2010 · Comments Off on The Sad Lonely Condo… · Rental Property

Once upon a time there was a sad one bedroom condo. It was a very nice condo with 6 appliances, the fridge, stove and dishwasher were even stainless steel. It was close to the highway and price very competitively The condo used to be very, very happy. When it was brand new, a wonderful, charming, […]

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Tenant Guide to Dealing With Bad Credit

December 22nd, 2010 · 25 Comments · Rental Property, Tenant Resources

You know what I don’t like? Surprises… I rent quite a few apartments and houses. Your credit does matter. Credit history is only a part of the picture. Your present income and savings also add to the picture I present to the landlord. I also reach some conclusions about how nice you are to deal […]

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How To Increase Rents

December 6th, 2010 · 7 Comments · Property Management, Rental Property

Do you want to make more money with the same amount of space? If you do, read to the very end… Renovate The other day I was looking at an ad which offered a mind boggling 2 months free rent. I guarantee you that the apartments are old and tired. Put that money into your […]

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