Category Owner Resources | SureWay Property Management

Your Ever-So-Mysterious Credit Score is just so, well, Mysterious!

Every since I began selling homes as a Realtor 30 years ago (and now as an instructor at Garden State Real Estate Academy), people have asked me how their credit score is compiled. I know my friends at SureWay Property Management get asked the same question by both their landlord clients and the tenants who …

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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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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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How Property Management Companies Make Things Easy for Real Estate Agents

When we think of real estate agents, most think of someone that helps people buy and sell houses. But what about rentals? In today’s market, residential investment properties are on the rise and real estate agents are frequently called upon to help fill these rentals. Often times, when a real estate agent shows and fills …

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Challenges of Self-managing Properties

Managing your own rental properties can be a challenge, whether you are a seasoned real estate investor or new to rental properties. Knowing the correct steps to take can be critical to having a positive experience. Here are some key things to consider: Finding the right tenant – this requires background checks, criminal history, credit …

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Did You Know Rent Payments Can Affect Your Credit?

Why Building Your Credit History Is Important Credit plays an important role in your life — affecting the purchases you make and much more. A credit history is vital in today’s economy and enables you to obtain valuable credit services such as credit cards, mortgages and auto loans. Lenders use credit reports and credit scores …

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Real Estate: The Key To Portfolio Diversification

Talk to any financial adviser about where you should invest your nest egg, and he or she will give you one overriding piece of advice: diversify your investment! I have never heard an investment professional or financial consultant contradict such guidance. What stockbrokers will suggest is that you spread out your investment portfolio into diverse …

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Where Should You Be Investing In Real Estate?

Location Location Location – Do you know where this phrase comes from? According to the “Yale Book of Quotations” this phrase was first used in a real estate classified ad in the Chicago Tribune in 1926. Well, since 1926, this phrase simply defines the most important aspect to real estate. Here are some other aspects …

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The Number One Reason You Should Be Renting Your Home

According to a recent Bank of America study about changes in U.S. home ownership, home ownership has been steadily dropping since 2013 and is currently at 62.9%, while rental occupancy is at its peak at 93.3% In fact, home ownership has dropped in every age category over the past three years, with the largest drop in …

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