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How Should a Property Manager Handle Tenant and Owner Funds?

Investing in a rental property can be a great way to generate consistent recurring income, but it’s not an entirely passive investment. Any rental property requires management. When you think about managing a rental property, you might think about maintaining the property and handling tenant relationships. But there’s also the matter of finances and bookkeeping….

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Tips on How to Avoid Renting to Problem Tenants

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Owning a rental property can be a great investment, a source of consistent recurring income without you having to physically be there most of the time. Unlike a job, a rental property makes money while you’re on vacation, while you’re sleeping, and while you’re doing whatever else it is that you do. However, one of…

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Costly Landlord Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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Owning a rental property can be a great way to generate recurring income and gain equity value over time. Real estate investors know that it’s often a very profitable venture when it’s done the right way. They also know that it’s not a 100-percent passive investment. Any rental property, big or small, requires management. For…

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Rental Property Maintenance Tips for Rental Owners

Rental Property Maintenance Tips for Rental Owners

If you’ve invested in a rental property, especially in a high-demand area such as Santa Clara County, you’ve likely made a considerable investment. In the second quarter of 2022, the average sales price of a home in Santa Clara County was $1.6 million. Sure, the property will generate rental income and will almost certainly continue…

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Important Things that Should Be Included in a Rental Lease Agreement

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If you’re a rental property owner, it might be tempting to go online, download a basic lease agreement, and present it whenever you have a new tenant. A basic lease will include the monthly rent amount, the duration of the lease, and generic notations about the security deposit, pets, and maybe late fees. As a…

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Why Inspections Are an Important Part of Property Management

Why Inspections Are an Important Part of Property Management

If you’re the owner of a rental property or know someone who is, you might be aware of what a nightmare a bad tenant can be. Some rental owners assume that a tenant who regularly pays rent on time is a good one, only to discover when they move out that they’ve wrecked the place….

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Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Property Manager

Acquiring a rental property might sound like a good way to generate passive income in the form of rent, but how much income you generate – and how passive it really is – can come down to one question: Who is going to manage the property? There are plenty of rental property owners who manage…

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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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How to Retain Good Tenants in Your Rental Property

If you’ve ever merely thought about becoming a real estate investor, it’s likely you’ve heard tenant horror stories. No owner of a rental property wants to learn what it’s like to have tenants from you-know-where. On the flip side, one of the best paths to a profitable rental is to keep it filled with good…

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Local Eviction Law Changes during the COVID-19 Crisis

COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel Coronavirus, has disrupted the global economy on a huge scale. In the United States alone, there were more than 3 million new unemployment claims filed in the first week of social-distancing measures enacted by some states. Millions of Americans have been laid off or had their hours or…

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