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Archive for August, 2013

More on “Aid” Animals – By Jo Becker

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Caller: The one bedroom, one bath was on the third floor? Housing Provider:  Yes. Caller:  Okay. And what is the deposit? Housing Provider:  It’s a $250 deposit, plus there’s a $100 non-refundable administration fee and the application fee is $45. Caller:  Okay.  Now, I do have a service animal. Housing Provider:  You do have a […]

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How to Manage Quick Apartment Turns – By Cliff Hockley

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Joyce was the on-site manager at the Green Pineapple Apartments inOregon City,Oregon. Her mission was to turn the units from move-out to new move- in, in less than seven days.  To manage that quick turn, she had to

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Tenant Who Stopped Payment on Rent Check Becomes a Fugitive and MRLANDLORD.COM Tips on Management – By Jeffrey Taylor

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COLLECTING ON BAD CHECKS A resident of a landlord moved out during the middle of the lease and put a stop payment on his last rental check. When the landlord asked him to make good on the check, he refused, so the landlord

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How to Have Less Tenant Debt and More Profit – By Bill Gray

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An organized landlord is a more profitable landlord.  I have reviewed many thousands of tenant debtor files and one thing is certain – by looking at a tenant file after the tenant moves out, I can usually tell you fairly accurately how the property is being managed.  A well-organized landlord who documents everything has

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How to Hire a Good Manager – By Marc Menowitz

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One of the keys to profitable real estate ownership is your front line management. A good manager often increases both the cash flow and the value of a property, while a bad one can turn a top property into a fixer. There’s both an art and a science to hiring and keeping a good manager. […]

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Great Rental Inspections Make Move-In / Move-Out Processes Easier – By Nate White

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There are thousands of security deposit disputes each year.  In many of these cases, the dispute comes down to a disagreement between the landlord and tenant over

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Why Single Family Rentals Are Here to Stay – By Chris Clothier

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There’s only one reason why the housing crash wasn’t any worse than it was on the nation’s homeowners, mortgage lenders and local communities – and it wasn’t the federal government. Private investors have

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Landlords Fined $13,900 for Failure to Notify Tenants of Toxic Hazards – By Finley Bevin

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 [Editor’s Note:  As reported on April 18, 2013, two landlords were fined an EPA penalty of $13,900 for violations of federal

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Is the Economy Rolling Over to the Downside? – By Gary D. Halbert

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While the stock markets continue to rally, [also, the real estate market], due in large part to the Fed’s continued QE bond and mortgage buying, there are some troubling signs in the economic data. If we drill down a little deeper, we find

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Something to Think About # 11 – Samantha, Part 2 – By Klarise Yahya, Commercial Loan Broker, DRE: 0095710 MLO: 249261

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Every once in a while it’s appropriate to devote a column to young people trying to get started. An adult grandchild reading this might be willing to engage in a conversation that needs to be started.

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