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Rental Property Income - How To Increase It

You may think that to raise your rental property income you can just raise rents. However, you can't just raise the rents arbitrarily, because if tenants leave, income goes down, not up. Fortunately, there are other ways, including the ones listed below. 1. Consider raising the rent. We did dismiss ARBITRARY rent hikes as a cash-flow solution, but check on the rates for similar units. Are you renting at below-market rates? 2. Charge rent for extra parking space. I got tired of a renter's ex........ Read More

Finding The Right Property Rental Software

If you run or manage a busy property rental agency, then you may be considering buying some software to automate the lettings process – making your office more efficient and cost-effective. There are many different software packages on the market, so how do you choose which is right for you? When you are looking at software suppliers, ask the following questions: 1. Do you offer a free trial? Software developers and suppliers who are confident about the quality of their software will usually........ Read More

Choosing A Property Manager For A Vacation Rental Home

So you are the proud owner of a vacation home – congratulations. But just as with your own home, a vacation home needs a lot of tender loving care. Who is going to look after it when you are away? And, perhaps, how is it going to pay its own way? Thoughts like these tend to push vacation home owners into thinking about appointing a property management company. So what should you be looking for in a property manager, and how do you go about finding one with the qualities you want?

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How To Search Online For Vacation Rental Property

The internet is a marvelous tool for finding vacation properties. But the uninitiated may not realize that there are many types of rental property provider out there, and they don’t all offer equal levels of value and service. The first type is the general vacation rental website. There are many of these available, and they are perhaps most suitable when you haven’t decided where you want to go. You can browse these sites for ideas on where to go and the larger sites may well have a r........ Read More

Property Rental Portals – Making The Most Of The Services

Looking for a new rental property can be a daunting task; chances are good that if you are searching for a property online you may be looking to move to a new area of the country for work or family reasons. Even if you are not moving to a new area but are looking to move to another property in the same region it can still be a big task. What methods are there to help with the search? There are still the more traditional methods open to rental house hunters which will include the local ........ Read More

Investment Property - Leveraging Rental Property Equity

Owning investment property is a tremendous wealth building strategy. Thousands upon thousands of individuals have amassed great wealth by investing in rental properties. Unfortunately, few investment property owners learn how to leverage equity in a way that maximizes tax deductions while creating and locking in equity gains. Instead, they leave themselves open to price fluctuations in the residential property market. These fluctuations can wipe out or severely reduce equity positions in proper........ Read More

Buying To Let Guide - Uk Rental Property Management

This is where most developers end up. Once executed, this can prove to be money for old rope. Ok thats a bit pushing the point, but here i can teach you some really useful tips on how to let with very little fuss. The essetial element is to first consider the previous chapters as just as important as the monthly cheque you receive from your tennants. In effect the two are very much releated. So re-read those chapters before you get to this exciting chapter on how to but to let. My 10 Steps to ........ Read More

Rental Property Investment Offers Numerous Advantages

More and more people are becoming interested in investing in rental property due to the large number of advantages offered by owning rental property. One of the largest of those advantages is the fact that when you invest in rental property, you are able to take ownership of an asset that is tangible. Compared to other types of investments, this is a tremendous advantage. It can be difficult for many people to get excited about stocks and bonds; however, gazing at a piece of rental property th........ Read More

Refinance Rental Property - Don't Sell It

You own a rental property for years, and never see the "big pay-off." Is it time to cash in on your investment, now that you've paid down the mortgage, and values are up? Maybe not. The Problem With Selling Selling means you'll have to pay a large capital gains tax. This can be avoided if you reinvest through a 1031 exchange, but then the point is that you want your money, right? Also, a good rental gets more income as rents go up. Do you want to lose this inflation-indexed retirement plan? Wh........ Read More

Rental Property Management - Ten Questions

Why hire rental property management? Because doing it all yourself is the surest way to make your real estate investment experience a bitter one. You also have more time to find the next deal when there is someone taking care of the details for you. Hire a good property manager, but first ask the following questions. 1. How much is the fee? Fees vary around the country from as low as 4% of gross rents for larger buildings, to as high as 12% for single family homes. Be sure the fee is clearly s........ Read More

Maintenance On A Rental Property

Maintenance on a rental property can be a confusing issue. Renters may mistakenly assume all maintenance is the responsibility of the leasing agent and maintenance staff but this is usually not true. In many cases the leasing agent and maintenance staff are responsible for maintaining the common areas and performing major repairs on the apartments but the renters do typically have some responsibilities. These responsibilities are often defined in the rental agreement and the renter should fami........ Read More

Tips For Handling Vacancies In Your Rental Property

From time to time you will have vacancies in your investment rental property. When that occurs, you will naturally want to rent the property as quickly as possible so that you do not lose out on any rent money. It could even be that when you purchase the property, it could be vacant. There could be many reasons why it could potentially take some time to find tenants. Perhaps the location is affecting it. Or, it could be that there are simply a number of properties for rent in the local area. R........ Read More

Tax Time Tips For Rental Property Investors

While owning a rental property can be a terrific way to bring in income, those extra dollars can make things complicated when it comes to preparing a tax return. Fortunately for the 15 million people who own rental properties in the U.S., there are ways to make tax season a little more manageable: • Store your receipts, bills and statements during the year. This will make it much easier to locate and organize them at tax time. Create an envelope or folder for each property, and put all o........ Read More

Choosing Vacation Rental Property In Whistler

Whistler is perhaps North America’s best ski resort; certainly there is nowhere close for vertical drop, acreage of groomed runs and variety of expert terrain. However there is also a tremendous variety of rental accommodation, and before you make a choice it would be as well to be educated about the options and their implications. Whistler properties vary along 3 key dimensions: size, quality/style and location. We don’t need to say much about size; there are properties on the rental ........ Read More

What To Consider Before Buying Investment Rental Property

Rental property can be an excellent way to bring in additional money as well as invest in an asset that is actually tangible; however, investing in rental property does involve more than just purchasing a property and watching the money roll in. Many people believe that the biggest hurdle they may face is obtaining the loan; however, this may be easier than they actually think. It is other issues which you may face along the way which should be considered before you actually take the step of p........ Read More


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