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Monthly Archives: June 2015

The Importance of Renter’s Insurance

The Importance of Renter’s Insurance

No one likes to buy insurance.   You pay month in and month out hoping you never need to actually use the insurance but resent the fact that you pay for it anyways. Some insurance, like auto insurance, is required by law in most states. So we pay our dues (in the form of insurance […]

Which Website Should You List Your Vacant Property On?

Which Website Should You List Your Vacant Property On?

You know your investment property is perfect for Maryland renters, but you have not figured out how to get the word out that it is available. While you could advertise in local print publications, advertising online is one of the best ways to communicate that you have a vacant place that is ready to rent. […]

How to Lower Tenant Turnover Rates

How to Lower Tenant Turnover Rates

One of the most important jobs of a property management company is to keep residents for as long as possible. Any time a property is vacant, the owner is losing money. Every time a tenant renews his or her lease, the landlord, management company, and occupants all benefit. You need to work hard to set […]

Understanding Normal Wear and Tear on Montgomery County Rental Properties

Understanding Normal Wear and Tear on Montgomery County Rental Properties

A question frequently asked by both tenants and landlords is what constitutes normal wear and tear on a rental property. Both parties of a rental agreement often have their own definitions of what “normal wear and tear” means, leaving much room for conflict at the end of a lease agreement.   The term “normal wear […]

10 Reasons to Use Bay Management Group

There are nearly 110,000,000 renters in the United States in 2015. That’s a lot of renting responsibility. With 32.6% of Maryland residents renting there is a definite need for property management groups to exist. Unfortunately, a lot of Maryland property management groups do exist making it difficult for landlords to decide which company to employ. […]

6 Mistakes New Landlords Make

6 Mistakes New Landlords Make

Whether saving for college, retirement, or just some rainy day spending money, many Marylanders are looking for ways to build an investment portfolio. Being a landlord seems like the perfect way to start making some easy, passive income. All you really have to do is find tenants, collect monthly checks, and occasionally call in a […]

Preparing Your Baltimore County Home as a Rental Property

Preparing Your Baltimore County Home as a Rental Property

Renting out your Baltimore County home can be a very lucrative business move. Increased cash flow, potential tax benefits, appreciation over time, and even the flexibility to sell later on are just some of the reasons to consider renting your home. There are many steps you can take to prepare your home as a rental. […]

6 Reasons to Fire Your Property Manager

6 Reasons to Fire Your Property Manager

  Whether you have a small operation with a single property manager handling your rentals in Maryland, you do it alone, or you use a property management group, there may come a time when you need to change your management approach. Maybe you don’t have enough free time to keep up with the responsibilities, or […]

How to Interview Tenant References

How to Interview Tenant References

How useful are tenant references & which ones should you request from prospective renters?   Whether you are managing properties in Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, or anywhere else in Maryland, screening potential tenants can be a time-intensive process. Nonetheless, it is absolutely necessary. Requiring references on rental applications allows you to verify information and […]

How to Calculate the Rent Value of Investment Properties

How to Calculate the Rent Value of Investment Properties

Probably the most common question for most new landlords in Maryland is “How much should I charge for rent? While this is a good question, there are a number of additional considerations property owners must first address in order to arrive at a rental fee.   What are the neighbors like? What does the property […]