apartmentforrentWhen a new Tenant signs a lease for one of my rental properties I ALWAYS supply them with a copy of my damages and move-out charges at the time of their lease signing. I let them know upfront what is expected of them in terms of maintenance and also in terms of their deposit that will be held in escrow.

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ID-10067375When it comes to property management, there is not a more important skill than being able to de-escalate situations with unhappy tenants. And to learn this skill, there is no better resource than Dale Carnegie’s fantastic book How to Win Friends and Influence People.

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03-24-15 - investing opportunitiesThe number of mortgage foreclosures can provide insights into the general economy and real estate markets. While this is obviously bad news for some homeowners, this is also good news for real estate investors because those of us who look for below market opportunities need a large pool of potential properties.

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pocketlisting investing 2Hello fellow Landlords! Let me start off with a question, “Do you have a pocket listing?” Many of you may be familiar with pocket listings and some of you may not. A pocket listing is a property a realtor has not put on the market or MLS, but is offering it to a specific group of his or her preferred buyers – their movers and shakers.

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03-20-15 - vacation rentalsIt’s going to be tougher to find a unique experience when you visit Vacation Rentals. Once upon a time guests enjoyed the unknown and were willing to discover and experience new people and places while traveling. There was a sense of adventure, which seems to be missing now in the “new” guests.

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03-16-15 - timeOver the past few years writing for this website, I have watched it grow into a loving community of investors ready to help one another. It is an honor for me to have the podium to help others with my victories, as well as my challenges. This is a story of both.

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power of attorney real estate investingThe question of how long a power of attorney lasts has two different answers–a legal one and a practical one. First, the legal answer is however long you set it up to last. If you set a date for a power of attorney to lapse, then it will last until that date. If you create a general power of attorney and set no date for which it will expire, it will last until you die or become incapacitated.

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Real Estate Investments are tricky things, and while a property might seem like the perfect investment, given the rate of market growth in an area, the equation isn’t as simple as, “Will the value be greater in a year?”  or “Will I find a Tenant that can pay more then current rent?”

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The trend away from homeownership and towards renting is still kicking, as the December 2014 data is released and analyzed.

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Find Cash Buyers and Motivated Sellers SMReal Estate Investors Marketing For Private Money

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