3,674Units Under Management
Less Than 1% Eviction Rate
Avg. Time Rental Is on Market 23 Days

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Why You Should Require Renter’s Insurance

Part of being a successful landlord in Howard County is ensuring that your rental property is safeguarded in the case of an emergency.  And oftentimes this is accomplished by requiring your tenants to have renter’s insurance. Yet, according to the Insurance Information Institute, as of 2016, only 41% of renters reported to have renter’s insurance. Renter’s […]

How to Keep a Good Relationship With Your Tenants

Customer satisfaction is the key to any business’ success.  So, as a rental property owner, a good tenant relationship should be a priority. Whether you self-manage your investment properties, or employ Howard County’s top property management company to help you out, the importance of seeking a good landlord-tenant relationship should not be underestimated. There are […]

Outdoor Updates to Your Rental Property Worth the Price Tag

Howard County is one of the most competitive rental property markets in Maryland.  With beautiful scenery, the excitement of city life, and a touch of history sprinkled throughout, it is no wonder people are rushing to make Howard County their home.  Plus, with plenty of work opportunities that pay well above the average American income […]

How to Handle the Dreaded Pest Control in Your Investment Property

In the past, we have discussed some of the legal considerations Howard County property owners should be aware of when it comes to pest control in a rental property. In short, as a property owner you are legally responsible for providing a pest-free property to your tenants upon the start of a lease term.  From […]

5 Tips to Boost Your Tenant Retention

Tenant retention in Howard County is serious business.  If you or your property management company do not look for ways to boost tenant retention, chances are you will experience more rental turnaround than you wish to see.  Even worse, you may have to deal with extended property vacancies, which will cut deeply into your annual income. […]

How to Conserve Water and Energy in Your Rental Property

Water and energy conservation are at the forefront of many peoples’ minds.  As the cost of energy continues to rise, major droughts are also becoming a real threat in regions all across the country.  Thus, as the number of people wanting to become environmentally friendly with their daily activity increases, it is important as a […]

What Amenities Should Landlords Provide to Their Tenants?

Those looking to lease a rental property in Howard County are likely looking for a place that offers specific amenities.  And, with the large populations of people leaning towards renting Howard County homes as opposed to buying them, it is important that you, as a landlord, differentiate yourself from the local competition if you want […]

Top Home Security Tips for Property Owners

Did you know that in the United States a burglary occurs approximately every 18 seconds? This startling fact should alert both you and your property management company that home security needs to be taken seriously when it comes to your Howard County investment property. The thought of anyone breaking into your Howard County rental, especially […]

When to Replace the Windows in Your Rental Property

Replacing your Howard County rental property’s windows is probably not something you think about too often. However, as with everything property related, windows are bound to wear down and need replacement at one point or another. There is a lot that goes into replacing your Howard County rental’s windows.  And one of the most important […]

The Best Homeowner’s Insurance Policy For Your Rental Property

As a real estate professional who owns rental property, it is crucial you make an effort to protect your investment in every way possible.  One of the best ways to do that is to have a homeowner’s insurance policy in place from the minute a tenant takes up residence in your income property. Finding the […]