Renting vs. Buying a Property

Renting vs. Buying a Property

Choosing whether to rent or buy a property such as a home or condo can be a difficult decision. The decision is tied up in a variety of factors from your credit score to the amount of time you plan on staying in the property. We’ll help you sort out the aspects of the...
What Should I Include in My Lease Agreement?

What Should I Include in My Lease Agreement?

The lease agreement is very well one of the most important documents of the rental process. It is used to protect both landlords and tenants, so it is important to ensure that you have a comprehensive lease agreement before you rent out your property. Here are a few...
When and How to Perform Maintenance Inspections

When and How to Perform Maintenance Inspections

  Maintaining your home, or your rental property helps to ensure it will last for years to come. Basic maintenance and upkeep efforts will go a long way in keeping the home healthy. However, when should a maintenance inspection be done, and how is it performed?  Home...
How Much Rent Can I Get For My House?

How Much Rent Can I Get For My House?

If you’re thinking about renting your San Antonio property, the first step is to determine how much rent you can get for your house. Pricing your rental property correctly will attract the right type of tenant and help you maximize your return on investment. The...
5 Ways to Ensure You Have Happy Tenants

5 Ways to Ensure You Have Happy Tenants

Owning a rental property is a great way to boost your income and make it easier to meet your financial goals. Unfortunately, being a landlord is far from simple, and you could potentially end up losing money should your property remain vacant for an extended period of...
How to Spot Rental House Scams

How to Spot Rental House Scams

Rental house scams are a type of con that generally targets people seeking to lease a primary residence or rent a vacation home on either a short- or long-term basis. The FTC and various consumer protection agencies have warned that this is a growing problem in the...
When Does a Guest Become a Tenant?

When Does a Guest Become a Tenant?

At some point in time, every property owner will ponder one question: When does a guest become a tenant? Perhaps a tenant has a guest who has been “visiting” for a few months and appears to have moved in. One might assume that a guest can only become a...
Low Maintenance Landscape Designs

Low Maintenance Landscape Designs

Rental properties must look nice and be inviting to current and potential residents. Of course, that means landscape designs must be attractive, well planned, and well-maintained. This draws those who might wish to make the property home. Update the outdoors with new,...
Understanding How Does a 1031 Exchange Work

Understanding How Does a 1031 Exchange Work

The term 1031 exchange refers to Section 1031 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. This section allows a taxpayer to defer capital gains as well as related federal tax liabilities on certain property exchanges. This can be a powerful tool but one that many property...
Rent a House or Sell It?

Rent a House or Sell It?

A young, growing family needs more space. An individual inherits a home from a relative. Two homeowners decide to get married. Many life circumstances may leave people wondering whether they should rent a house or sell it. There are several factors that can play...
How to handle bed bugs?

How to handle bed bugs?

It can be pretty tricky to figure out how to handle bed bugs. You have to determine that you are infested, then you have to go through the painstaking process of fumigating and changing out your mattresses, perhaps even moving out of the property altogether. Some will...
5 Ways You Can Decorate On A Budget

5 Ways You Can Decorate On A Budget

Decorating can be expensive. However, you do not have to spend a fortune on decorating your place. There are a number of things that you can do to decorate on a budget. How To Stick To A Budget While Decorating? Plan Before You Start Decorating It is a good idea to...
3 Tips for Budgeting for Your First Apartment

3 Tips for Budgeting for Your First Apartment

Renting for the first time can be scary. After all, you will now be responsible for paying your own bill and, if you don’t pay, you get evicted. For this reason, it is very important to figure out the budgeting for your first apartment. The following three tips will...
Why You Should Get Renters Insurance

Why You Should Get Renters Insurance

One of the biggest mistakes that renters make is not getting renters insurance. Regardless of whether you are renting an apartment, condo or house, you need renters insurance. Many people think that renters insurance is an unnecessary expense because their property...
Know The Consequences Of Breaking A Lease

Know The Consequences Of Breaking A Lease

In an age when moving around is almost a necessity in order to take a higher paying job, accommodate a company transfer, or to attend school, tenants may be faced with a tough decision of whether to break a lease. Each state has its own regulations, and it’s important...
How to Handle Major Scent Emergencies

How to Handle Major Scent Emergencies

As a property owner, you want to make sure that your home stays in good shape. If your old tenants move out leaving behind bad smells, it is important to find out where the scents are coming from and what is causing them. You want to be able to quickly resolve your...
3 Positive Ways to Deal With Dirty Tenants

3 Positive Ways to Deal With Dirty Tenants

In the property management world, there are many types of tenants. One tenant that most landlords try their best to avoid is the dirty tenant. Every landlord wants to find a tenant that pays rent on time, stays for a while and care for the property as if it was their...
All About Welcome Packets

All About Welcome Packets

What Goes into a Winning Welcome Packet? As a landlord, you want to provide incoming tenants with helpful information to make the transition into their new home or apartment as easy as possible. A welcome packet is a great way to deliver that information. If you’re...
How to Manage Noisy Tenants

How to Manage Noisy Tenants

Now that the renter population has increased in Berkeley and more and more people are investing in rental properties, the unfortunate reality is that many property managers will inevitably have to deal with tenants that don’t get along. The most common complaint?...