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Five Ways to Lower Rental Property Heating Costs

Are you managing your rental property yourself?  Whether you or your tenants are paying the heating bills, it’s a significant expense; In fact, heating accounts for about 42 percent of our energy consumption. Fall is here and with that comes cooler weather, especially in the evenings. Here are five ways to lower rental property heating …

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Your Tenant is moving out – Why speed is important!

Ok, so you own a rental property – Congratulations!  Your property can be a terrific investment.  Everything is great when you have a good long-term tenant that pays the rent on time and cares for your property. At some point however, every great tenant decides to end their lease.  Just imagine that your tenant notifies you that …

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7 Tips for Cleaning your Rental Property

Ok, so you own a rental property – Congratulations.  Your property can be a great investment.  There are many things to do to get it ready for new tenants. Inspections, leases, repairs, cleaning and more.      Your Agent will market the property and start showing it to prospective tenants.  One of the most important things you can do is …

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Challenging Times for Rental Property Owners

We understand that stress and pressure on you as the property owner can come from two main areas. Firstly, you rely on the rent as income for your mortgage payment, insurance, repairs, and other commitments. When that income is suddenly taken away, your bills can begin to back up. You risk your reputation and your …

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Long-or-Short Term Lease? You Decide…

Leases come in all shapes and sizes, usually full of legal jargon and phrases you don’t quite understand. While many rental leases are typically for 12 months, you’re likely to come across a few short-term leases out there as well. Depending on your situation, a short-term rental may work better than a long-term rental. Not …

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The Landlord-Tenant Relationship: Does it Pay to be Mr. Nice Guy?

Most of the time—provided you properly vet your prospective tenants before sending them a lease for your investment property—the landlord-tenant relationship is both positive and—for the landlord—profitable.   But then . . .   Sometimes that rent check does not arrive on the first of the month . . . or the 5th . . …

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When a Client Asks, “Can you manage my rental property for me . . . “

Real Estate Agents and the Question: Can You Manage My Rental Property For Me? Not so long ago, a new real estate agent, desperate to show his “full service” in order to win the listing of a property investor, agreed to take care of the property for his Florida-based client while it was vacant and …

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How Real Estate Agents Should Approach Rental Opportunities

While working with rentals might not be the first choice for real estate agents, there is hidden potential in these opportunities. Even though agents may not make as much money up front when dealing with rental properties, these transactions allow you to make money quickly, and meet potential investors and buyers that may want to …

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I HATE rentals! I LOVE rentals! – A Dialogue

Sometimes it is interesting to just observe a debate between two other real estate agents—both of whom you respect. — “I hate doing rentals,” said Jennifer. “They are such a waste of time. I spend hours doing paperwork, credit checks, inspections and getting COs, and yet I only get paid a fraction of a month’s …

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State of the NJ Housing and Rental Market

New Jersey has one of the most prospering and expensive rental markets in the nation. A study conducted by HomeUnion states that New Jersey is one of the best places to invest in a home – whether for residing or as a real estate investment. As a real estate agent, the great locations, home values, …

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