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Monthly Archives: May 2024

How Old Do You Have to Be to Rent an Apartment?

How Old Do You Have to Be to Rent an Apartment

Moving out of your parent’s place is a big step towards adulthood. But how old do you have to be to rent an apartment? While most people would automatically say 18 years old – this isn’t always the case. As first-time renters, you should understand that there are limitations when it comes to rental leases […]

HOA Newsletter Ideas: How to Improve Your Newsletter

HOA Newsletter Ideas

Are you running out of ideas for your monthly newsletter? Unsure of what topics to cover? HOA board members and property managers use newsletters to share updates and important information with community members. However, there may be confusion about what to include and what not to include in the monthly HOA newsletter. Today, we’ll discuss […]

Easy Real Estate Marketing Tips for Busy Landlords

We get it–being a full-time landlord can be extremely busy and time-consuming. However, that doesn’t mean you can let important tasks slip. One of the most important parts of running a rental business is effectively marketing your properties. In the video below, we’ll review why real estate marketing is so important and offer some tips […]

Survival Guide for a First-time Renter: 5 Essential Tips!

So here you are, a first-time renter! Congratulations! You are onto your next big step toward independence, and this is a moment to bask in pride. But renting comes with significant responsibility. After all, you are entering into a legal contract, and there is quite a bit of money at stake. So today, we will […]

When is Rent Usually Due? A Guide for Landlords and Tenants

When is Rent Usually Due

In the United States, rent is usually due on the first day of the month. However, this isn’t the case for every rental property. In fact, landlords can select any day of the month for the rent to be due as long as it is listed in the lease.  Knowing when rent is due can […]

What Is a Good Cap Rate for a Rental Property?

What Is a Good Cap Rate for a Rental Property

Have you ever thought about how some investors seem to find those rental properties that just keep making money? Well, let me tell you that this isn’t a trick at all! It is about knowing what we call the “cap rate.”  The cap rate, also known as the “Capitalization Rate,” is an important number for […]

The Complete Guide to Landlord’s Insurance

The Complete Guide to Landlord's Insurance

Landlord insurance is one of those non-negotiable expenses of doing business. It’s, at best, a nuisance for many. So, the question on countless minds is: how can I save on landlord insurance? Luckily, it actually is possible to save money. It just requires some creative, yet simple strategies, like paying higher deductibles to reduce your […]

What to Look for When Buying a Rental Property

Updated 5/22/24 by Bay Property Management Group Buying a rental property takes careful consideration and a lot of research. It’s also a significant investment, meaning you must have the right capital or financing plan to purchase it. With such a large investment, it’s important to know what to look for in a rental property and […]

Single Family vs. Multi-Family Homes: Which is Right for You? 

Single Family vs. Multi-Family

Are you trying to decide between investing in a single-family vs multi-family property? We understand that this choice is crucial. It’s not just about picking a property, but it’s about finding the right match for your money goals, your way of investing, and how you see your money growing in real estate.  In this guide, […]

When to Do Home Maintenance Yourself or Trust the Professionals

Updated 5/20/24 by Bay Property Management Group When property maintenance is necessary, many landlords are tempted to do all the home repairs themselves. However, sometimes this can defeat the intended purpose of economic efficiency. Surprisingly, it can be more expensive to do the home repairs yourself than simply hiring a professional to complete the work.  […]