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

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,...

Tips for Newbies Investing in Real Estate

Learn how to find & buy properties in Detroit, and make money through real estate investing. Investing in real estate is a tough gig to get in on, especially when you have no idea...

The 3 Most Common Eviction Mistakes DIY Landlords Make

Eviction is the legal process whereby a landlord regains possesion of his rental unit, typically for nonpayment or other lease violations. Each state has their own well-defined laws and...

Maintenance Lessons Courtesy of the Polar Vortex

Winter is always a busy time for the Maintenance crew, and the kinds of work that need doing in the winter tend much more toward ‘emergency’ This year, Metro Detroit got really cold. The...

Is Your Rental Investment Still Worth It?

While there are no 100% hard-and-fast rules, here are some things that you definitely do need to keep in mind when you’re pondering that question One of the biggest problems with the...

Hiring Practices for the Modern Property Manager

You will never regret hiring someone who has all the characteristics you need — and only few of the “Essential Requirements” listed in the job ad. 47345894 – young...