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How to Fund Your Retirement with Rental Income

Some people can leverage rental property as a source to fund their retirement income. If managed effectively, renting out property could provide the necessary funds to help you retire when you want to.


How to Use Digital Marketing to Attract the Right Tenant

Being a landlord comes with many benefits, especially when you have responsible tenants. It is ideal to lease to someone who consistently pays rent on-time, takes care of the property and follows the rules of the neighborhood. But, how do you find this person?


4 Steps to Take Before Renting Out Your Home

My friends like to joke that my husband and I are on the path to becoming professional landlords. When we got married, we decided to buy a townhouse together and rent out the condo I lived in when I was single.


Consider These 5 Things Before Renting Your Townhome

When my husband and I first bought our townhome, I loved everything about it—the high ceilings, the spacious kitchen and most of all, the neighborhood. Once we updated some of the paint colors, I thought, "I'm finally home." But when we began talking about starting a family, it became clear that our little place in a bustling part of town wasn't going to be a good fit much longer.


How to Minimize Costs and Time to Market Between Tenants

How a rental property is outfitted can determine ongoing property management costs for landlords. Typically landlords must paint, change carpeting and perform repairs in order to make a unit ready to rent. These tips will ensure a less financially painful transition between tenants.


Renters Insurance Facts: Your Landlord Does NOT Have It Covered

Getting a post-college apartment is an exciting task for any recent graduate. From picking an apartment out to furnishing your apartment with state-of-the-art electronics and home décor that reflects your personal style, those days of living in a cramped "dump" are over.


Dealing with Landlord—Tenant Problems

I recently moved into an apartment that was in less than stellar shape. While my apartment building is one of the older ones in the area and I expected a little wear and tear, I was in for quite a shock when I moved in.


How to Find and Keep Good Tenants

Finding good tenants does not require magic or voodoo. Adherence to a trusted formula for tenant screening will ensure fewer headaches and lower expenses for landlords. My trusted formula can be described as 1+2+3+4+5.


Do You Know Your Apartment Renters Rights?

Generally, one of the perks of renting an apartment is that you don't have to deal with the hassles of repairs and regular maintenance. If anything breaks or goes wrong, a simple call to your landlord should theoretically fix any problems in a timely manner.


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