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Monthly Archives: November 2015

How to Avoid Roommate Trouble

Finding a qualified tenant to occupy your Anne Arundel County home becomes significantly easier when you allow roommates to enter into a lease agreement together. Widening the pool to those who wish to share your home makes living in your home more affordable because of the dual (or even triple) incomes. However, allowing roommates to lease […]

How to Fund Your Retirement with Rental Property Income

Transamerica Center’s 15th Annual Retirement Survey shows that 78% of workers are saving for retirement right now. Are you one of those workers? If not, it’s time for you to start saving. While the thought of budgeting for a retirement fund may seem daunting if you don’t have much expendable income, it can be much […]

7 Simple Tips for Succeeding as an Out-of-Town Landlord

Being an out-of-town landlord presents a unique set of challenges. Not only do you have to handle typical landlord tasks like performing inspections, responding to emergencies, and screening tenants properly – you have to do it all without the ability to easily travel to your property as needed. But don’t let that stop you from […]

Landlord-Tenant Laws to Remember

Laws concerning rental homes are established to protect both the landlord and tenant involved in the lease agreement. While landlords want to make a profit and wish to keep their investment properties safe, tenants want their rights to be respected. Compliance with federal, state, and local regulations pertaining to rental housing is crucial for landlords. […]

4 Scary Tenant Types and How to Handle Them

As a landlord, you do not want just anyone leasing your rental home. You want good quality people that will pay their rent on time, respect your property, and follow the terms of the lease agreement. As if handling a rental property wasn’t enough, the last thing a landlord, or their Howard County property management […]

How to Protect Your Vacant Rental Property

Do you own a rental home in Baltimore County? If so, then you probably know that although the county’s vacancy rate is at an impressive 5.89%, far lower than the state’s average of 6.49%, your home will sit vacant at one point or another for an extended period of time. That is simply the nature […]

The Property Manager’s Guide to Renting to Millennials

Did you know that 60% of renters are under the age of 40? Many of these renters are millennials, ranging in age from 18 to 34 as of 2015. Often, they prefer renting over home ownership because: They are paying off huge amounts of student debt and cannot afford home ownership. Their career requires them […]

How to Hold a Successful Open House: 7 Tips for Landlords

Holding an open house is one of the most effective ways to attract new tenants to your property. At first, this may seem like the easiest process ever. You might think that all you need to do is open the doors and let whoever shows up walk inside and look around. But it isn’t always […]

What Landlords Need to Know about Mold in Rental Properties

Mold contamination in homes, offices, and other indoor environments have been on the rise over the past 20 years. Though no one wants to hear that their rental home has mold polluting the air their tenants breathe, it is more common than one might like to admit. Unfortunately, discovering mold in your rental property can […]

7 Productivity-Boosting Tips For Overworked Landlords

  You might find it difficult to work productively every day, especially when you’re a Baltimore County landlord with tons of tasks that need to be completed. It’s often tempting to get distracted by a time-waster like social media and let that distraction take over your day. While it’s perfectly fine to take breaks from […]