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Property Management Blog

What Rental Owners Need to Know About Tenant Security Deposits

Believe it or not, one of the most common legal disputes between rental unit owners and tenants occurs over security deposits. There are attorneys who specialize in such cases, and there are even non-profit organizations that champion tenants’ causes over security deposits. If you’re a rental unit owner, the easiest way to stay out of...
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Why Rental Properties Can Be an Excellent Investment

If you’re like most in the U.S. workforce, you have an employer-sponsored retirement account. You contribute a portion of your paycheck toward retirement, and your employer likely matches your contribution up to a certain point. And if you’re like most in the U.S. workforce, you’ve probably asked yourself: “Is it going to be enough?” The...
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5 Ways a Property Manager Makes Your Life Easier

When you’re the owner of a rental property, it can seem as though you have a part-time job. Sure, you’re earning income, but you’re also spending time managing the place. Unless you hire someone else to manage the property, it’s not an entirely passive investment. Hiring a property manager means adding an expense, but is...
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How to Determine Normal Wear and Tear Vs. Tenant Damage

If you’re a rental property owner, you expect your unit to be left in the same condition as when the tenant moved in. If you’re a tenant, you expect to receive your entire security deposit back if you’ve kept the place in good shape. Often, however, there are differences of opinion when it comes to...
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5 Property Maintenance Mistakes Landlords Often Make

Owning a rental property can be like a part-time job if you’re managing it yourself. There’s rent to collect, vacancies to fill, rental applicants to screen along with repairs and maintenance to be done. Rental real estate is not a totally passive investment if you’re the landlord. Sometimes, rental owners create more work for themselves...
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