Archive for the ‘Detroit rental market’ Category

A DIY Landlord’s Guide to Having Positive Tenant Landlord Relationships

Behind a “bad” tenant and Landlord relationship, lies a more nuanced story. If you just cruise the Internet at random, looking at stories from landlords and tenants about the other, you rapidly...

A DIY Landlord’s Guide to Landlord Licensing, Part II

Yes, that’s a 500 grand fine!! How do you like that? Last week, we laid out the basics of the Landlord Licensing (a.k.a. Rental Certification) process. This week, we’re going to talk about...

A DIY Landlord’s Guide to Landlord Licensing, Part I

That’s the business. If you don’t want to go through the Landlord Licensing process, go buy a corner store. Due to public outcry against “slumlords”, many cities in the US have some type of...

DIY Landlord Tools: The Ultimate Rent-Ready Checklist II

Having a checklist provides a systematic way to inspect the home for any outstanding issues. We’re going forward today with the most complete rent-ready checklist around, and this time,...

How Long Does It Take? Vacant Property Edition

study found that closing times on real estate rentals are getting longer—on average it now takes 50 days. Royal Rose Properties does a lot of things for our owners. We manage renovation, repairs,...

Walkability: A Selling Point in Detroit’s Urban Sprawl

When you have to walk to get food and medicine, having food and medicine within walking distance becomes pretty important. In many of the real estate markets in big cities across the country,...

What Does Your Flat-fee Property Manager Actually Manage?

There are a surprising number of different answers to this question. Be careful! Metro Detroit’s rental scene has exploded right along with the rest of the country, and as you might expect, the...

The Hidden Problem in Detroit’s Rental Market

The other shoe is waiting…except it’s several thousand shoes. Detroit mayor Mike Duggan recently unveiled his State of the City address, in which he revealed (among many other things). The...