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What Renters Really Want in 2020-2021: Top 6 List

Trends in the demands and preferences of renters are always changing.  These trends were impacted significantly with the COVID-19 health crisis.  So what do renters want now and in the near term? It’s important to remember that what renters prioritize should also be the priority of investors and property owners. Let’s take a look at …

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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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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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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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