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

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...

Tips for Getting Your First Rental Property

Thinking of getting started in real estate investing? Real estate investing in all its forms has one goal – to increase income and wealth. There are a lot of benefits to investing...

How to Handle Unauthorized Pets

If you’re a landlord long enough, it’s not a question of “if” you’ll have to deal with a tenant that has an unauthorized pet, it’s question of “when”. So, let’s go over how...

Don’t Be Afraid of Section 8 Inspections

Section 8, or the Housing Choice Voucher Program, offers landlords a great opportunity for “guaranteed” rent. Many landlords though, avoid it due to misconceptions about having to deal...

Property Marketing Tips that can Help Make Spring, Your Best Season this Year

It’s finally springtime and real estate markets are seeing more listings, open houses, viewings, and closed deals. Undoubtedly, spring is one of the busiest times of the year in the real...

Personnel Tales from a Detroit Property Manager: HR Edition

In the past, we’ve written posts about the challenges of dealing with owners, tenants, vendors, contractors, city inspectors and more. Well, we also have to deal with our own workers. So,...