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Archive for March, 2016

Five Secrets of Successful Real Estate Investing – By Vena Jones Cox

Posted on 01. Mar, 2016 by .

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An interesting thing happens when people become successful real estate investors:  like any true convert, they start to want to proselytize. And one of the primary characteristics of any good missionary is the desire to emphasize the good and de-emphasize the downsides of ones’ religion.  [...]

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Inherit a House? How to Rent it Out – By Cliff Hockley

Posted on 01. Mar, 2016 by .

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We manage properties for homeowners with many unique circumstances but inheritance is one of the most common reasons why people choose to rent out a home.  This is the story of a typical case. [...]

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5 Big Mistakes Made by Rental Property Owners – By Wallace S. Gibson

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Just Looking in the Local Newspaper Classifieds for a Rental Rate

Prospective tenants have many ways to check comparable rental rates besides the newspaper – local property managers, Realtors or the internet listings.  Property owners renting their own property need to check these sources in addition to the newspaper.  Local Realtors can provide a list of rental rates – currently and past – for various areas, subdivisions and buildings. [...]

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The Housing Shortage Blame Game Continues – By Noni Richen

Posted on 01. Mar, 2016 by .

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Welcome to the New Year.  We said farewell to 2015, which we greeted we optimism.  But along the way, our small businesses continued to be pummeled by successive legislative assaults from our elected officials. 

The bright spots came from our show of force and determination at several [...]

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Apartment Security: Criminals Want Housing Too – by Chris E McGoey, CPP, CSP, CAM

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Rental housing crime studies have repeatedly shown that moderate to high-crime problems can usually be traced back to a small percentage of residents. Those causing the crime problems are often the acquaintances, ex-spouses, or boyfriends of a legal resident who decided to move in without your permission. [...]

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Don’t Trust the Government to Take Care of You – By Dr. David Eifrig, Editor, Retirement Millionaire Daily

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This year… for only the third time in the last 40 years… the government will not be increasing your Social Security payments. It also won’t raise its payments to disabled veterans and federal retirees. Worse… All three of these non-raises have come since 2010. Just take a look at the following chart… Notice a trend? [...]

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Legal Q & A by Richard Beckman, Attorney

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Question 1:     We are purchasing a property in Modesto occupied by tenants. Should we do new leases/month to month agreements with the tenants living there? Is there any time limit that we should be aware of? [...]

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Generational Insight – How to Properly Market Your Property – By Class A Management

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If you ask anyone involved in marketing what the most desirable audience is to market to, and they will most likely say Millennials. That’s because this generation is gigantic (75.3 million – Pew Research), and they are very tapped into marketing and its channels. [...]

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Outrage of the Month: No Eviction for Pigeon-Owning Tenant – From the RSA Reporter

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Yet another bizarre decision against a property owner has been issued by the Housing Court [in New York]. [...]

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Tax Time Doesn’t Have to Be Taxing – By Katie Poole-Hussa

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Tax time is here again and you should be aware that rental income isn’t the only way to make money when you rent a property. There are many incentives and tax advantages given to rental owners that entitle you to larger profits. Some of these money saving advantages are available monthly, and some of which are available annually when filing your taxes. [...]

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