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Archive for June, 2014

The Shortest Path to the Money – By Jay P. DeCima

Posted on 01. Jun, 2014 by .

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“You might as well realize that the time for opportunity is past.  There’s no longer any use trying to save for investing.  The best you can hope for is to keep a steady job and stay off welfare.  Nobody will ever again be able to build [...]

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Rental Housing Owner Tips – By Lauren Ginder

Posted on 01. Jun, 2014 by .

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Researching frequently promoted tips for rental housing owners brought up a plethora of topics related to the functioning and financial survival of properties.  Ultimately, I want to narrow in on three different factors that I feel make the biggest impact on a [...]

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What Experts on Buying and Selling Say – By Joseph Chaplik

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Brokerage experts, Jospeh Chaplik, Linda Fritz-Salazar and Greg Frick give the below advice when considering buying or selling apartments: [...]

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Introducing … New AOA Forms! – by Patricia A. Harris

Posted on 01. Jun, 2014 by .

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New AOA Forms

In our continued attempts to make your job as a landlord easier, AOA has designed the below forms for your immediate use: [...]

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Rent Growth is Robust for First Quarter 2014 – By Sarah Bridge

Posted on 01. Jun, 2014 by .

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 Rents are rolling along with a full head of steam in the first quarter of 2014.  Over the past four years, there has been a very real demographic shift away from homeownership. Much of the recent home buying activity is investors looking to get into the rental business. Millennials coming into the market don’t have [...]

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Legal Q & A – By Franco Simone, Esq.

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Q: I don’t allow pets in my apartments.  One of my tenants has a cat that she claims is a therapy cat and she wants me to allow her to have the cat in her [...]

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Tips to Make Your Life Easier When Including Appliances with Your Rental – By Kevin Perk

Posted on 01. Jun, 2014 by .

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Let’s just be honest – appliances are a pain in the butt.  They are one of the costliest parts of my business.  I am constantly buying new ones, getting them repaired, moving them in and moving them out.  It does not seem like there is a week that goes by that some [...]

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Legal Q & A – by Richard Beckman

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Question 1: What do I do with a tenant who demands too many things? After moving in March 1, 2014, he complained about cobwebs in closets. We sent cleaning people and took care of that complaint. Then he complained that the [...]

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Legal Q & A – by Dennis Block, Attorney

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Question One: I have several clients that have bought apartment buildings, with existing tenants. In many instances, these tenants do not have security deposits. Can a new owner require [...]

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Top 10 Reasons Your Rental Needs a Website – By James Webster

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You have listed your property in the print guides and online.  You have made it rent ready and are excited for your new tenants.  But are you missing one of the most important marketing techniques available to rental property owners? [...]

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