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Category Archives: Owning a Rental Property in Maryland

What Are the Responsibilities of a Property Management Company?

New or novice rental property owners may find that being a landlord entails more than they bargained for. That said, enlisting the help of one of Gaithersburg’s top property management companies is the next logical step. However, you may be unfamiliar with the responsibilities of a property manager and just how much they can benefit property […]

Top 10 Expensive Rental Home Repairs for Landlords

Top 10 Expensive Rental Home Repairs for Landlords

Many uncertainties accompany rental property ownership. However, one thing is for certain, maintenance and repairs are inevitable. Unfortunately, a common mistake for new landlords is underestimating potential maintenance costs and not preparing for the worst. While avoiding many disastrous repairs involves preventive action, it is always a good idea to set aside more emergency funds […]

Comprehensive Landlord’s Guide to Pet Policies for Rentals

Comprehensive Landlord's Guide to Pet Policies for Rentals

Upwards of 70% of today’s renters own a pet, yet finding accommodating housing can prove challenging. For landlords, accepting pets comes with some inherent risk, yet not accepting them severely limits the pool of prospects. That said, allowing pets requires landlords to create strict policies and require extra fees to help protect your valuable investment […]

How to Handle Long-Distance Property Management as a Landlord

How to Handle Long-Distance Property Management as a Landlord

For many reasons, living close to your rental investment property may not be possible. While living close by does make things easier, being a long-distance landlord can work if you are prepared. Modern technology and services allow investors to purchase property anywhere to get the most out of their portfolios. Join us below as we […]

Rent Payment Policies and Rent Collection Software for Landlords

Rent Payment Policies and Rent Collection Software for Landlords

As a landlord, success often hinges on receiving timely and complete rental payments. Therefore, creating comprehensive rent payment policies will help streamline operations and ensure you have the best chance of receiving all payments due. So, join us below to review how to create rent payment policies and some software options to make a landlord’s […]

How to Turn Off Your Water to Prevent Water Damage in Your Rental

How to Turn Off Your Water to Prevent Water Damage in Your Rental

Water issues in a rental property are more than just an inconvenience. In fact, water can lead to extensive damage, mold growth, health hazards, and expensive repairs if not immediately addressed. That said, when a pipe burst and water is pouring into your home, it is easy to become overwhelmed. So, knowing how to find […]

9 Landlord Tips That Could Help You Save More Money

  The goal of any rental property business is to generate sustainable income and profit. However, even as the profits begin to roll in, it is important to plan for every contingency. Most rental markets experience some ebb and flow throughout the year. So, careful financial planning will ensure you save exactly what you need to […]

How COVID-19 Policies have Exacerbated the Housing Crisis

How COVID-19 Policies have Exacerbated the Housing Crisis

The effects of the COVID housing crisis will be felt in the rental industry for years to come. While new legislation protected tenants from unpaid rent evictions, landlords with non-paying tenants found little relief or sympathy for their own financial wellbeing. As current orders are set to expire, the day of reckoning is coming. So, […]

Landlord’s Guide to Pre-Leasing Inspections to Get Your Unit Rent-Ready

Landlord's Guide to Pre-Leasing Inspections to Get Your Unit Rent-Ready

As a landlord, your rental property will go through many different types of inspections – all of which play an important role. In the rental industry, the longer a unit sits vacant, the more money the owner loses. Therefore, making sure your rental is ready for marketing and an efficient lease process is key to […]

How to Stage a Rental Property and Is it Worth the Trouble?

How to Stage a Rental Property and Is it Worth the Trouble?

Most people have heard of staging homes for sale – but what about homes for rent? Staging a rental property is a step often overlooked by landlords. Whether it is cost-prohibitive or just viewed as unnecessary, most property owners think their home will attract enough quality applicants without it. However, keep in mind that renters […]