Archive for the ‘1. Property Owner Blog Posts’ Category

Criminal Records, What You Can And Can’t Ask.

Landlords do have a great deal of control over who they decide to rent to … but there are lots of rules and regulations that need to be adhered to. These rules and regulations...

Ways On How to Raise the Rent without the Blow-back

As a property owner you need to raise the rent to protect and improve your bottom line, but raising rents is never easy. It can be a delicate issue. Being too aggressive may cause...

Know When To Start Hiring A Property Management Company

If you’re growing your property rental business, a time will come when it gets too much for you to handle all by yourself. The extra expense of a property management company may be...

What Michigan Landlords Need to Know About Pot Legalization

Cannabis proponents are rejoicing the passage of the new law in Michigan that has legalized marijuana. Details still need to be hashed out, pun intended, but it makes cannabis, in all its forms...

Big Reasons Why Property Investors Fail

Property investments are a great way to build wealth, that’s why some of the wealthiest people you’ve heard of made their money in real estate. The perception is that it’s easy...

You’re Investing In A House Not Buying a Home

Smart investors don’t buy property because they envision themselves living in it, they invest in property to turn a profit.  That process requires discipline. The decision of whether to...

When It’s Worth Renovating And Upgrading Your Rental

As a smart investor, you always should be looking for ways to improve cash flow, income stream, and to increase the value of the property. Taking the time to renovate can accomplish all three,...

Is Renting To Students A Good Idea?

As a rule, college towns make suitable real estate investments. Property values hold across the board and not just for student housing. University towns tend to have vibrant downtowns, which are...

6 Worst Mistakes by First Time Real Estate Investors

Real estate investing is a time tested way of building wealth with efficient planning and effective execution of long term strategy. While it is lucrative it can also be very demanding and...

Your Tenant’s a Hoarder, Now What?

You may not notice it for a while, maybe years, because the tenant pays their rent on time and rarely complains about anything. Then one day you go to look at something inside the home and you...