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Here in Grants Pass Oregon we have been pretty lucky this summer, and have only experienced a few small fires. Especially when compared to last summer in which we had 3 large fires that made my home town a miserable smoky place to be.  Luckily my rental properties are not near forested areas but ...
08/01/2014
No landlord ever wants to get notice that they are being sued by one of there tenants. With that being said, landlords must take every precaution to ensure they are following all of the local and federal laws in place. There are general guidelines that rental property owners or landlords must fol...
07/29/2014
OK so attack is a bit dramatic but, my husband ahem, I mean business partner, spent several hours this morning rebuilding a gate at one of the properties we own and manage. The gate that was on the property had recently been kicked in and was in need of some serious repair.  Rumor has it that it ...
07/24/2014
As business professionals; landlords, property managers, Realtors. it is imperative that we keep our important data safe. Important data to a landlord or property manager includes; receipt of tenant’s rent payment, accounting and billing records, property maintenance records, inspection reports, ...
07/22/2014
At what point is it good to start considering making renters insurance a requirement of the lease. Well, the answer is easy, when your tenant's son drives a car through the living room! This really happened and there was a time when we weren't sure if the tenant's auto insurance would cover the d...
07/21/2014
No matter how long you have been investing in Real Estate, it’s important to always follow a procedure.  Of course the most important step is to get started, don’t get stuck in the planning phase!   Get With the Plan   Figure out what your short and long term real estate goals are then create a p...
07/15/2014
Working for Rentec Direct and owning a few of my own rental properties I here about issues of risk day in and day out. Controlling risk as a landlord or property manager is one of the keys to success. Knowing how to personally, or training staff to, spot and remedy risks at a rental property is e...
07/14/2014
Building a relationship with tenants and protecting your real estate investment is the goal when creating a lease agreement.  I have compiled a list of tips for landlords to use as a tool for creating a lease and guidance on rental property management in general. 1. Fair Housing Act  When adverti...
07/11/2014
Finding good tenants is a hard task, whether they are renting their first apartment or are an experienced renter, it is important that they follow some basic rules. Leaving a landlord or property management company with a good impression can help them in the future when renting another place.  Ru...
07/10/2014
Investing in real estate is the only investment in which you can have a net positive cash flow and appreciation and still claim a loss on your taxes.  The IRS has however set limits on this deduction.  You can deduct no more then $25,000 of real estate losses per year on your tax return. This rul...
07/09/2014
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