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Category Archives: Owning a Rental Property in Maryland

Should You Rent to a Self-Employed Tenant?

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Some landlords get nervous when they hear the words “self-employed” or “freelancer.” Indeed, approving a self-employed rental applicant can prove to be a tricky process for landlords. That said, there are great income opportunities for self-employed individuals. However, for landlords, the challenge becomes finding ways to verify income stream when there is no verifiable employer […]

4 Things Landlords Should Know Before Renting a Property with a Pool

For some tenants, a swimming pool can be the ultimate rental property amenity. They might envision themselves hosting neighborhood barbecues near the water, spending an afternoon relaxing on a raft in the pool, or helping their kids learn how to swim. Plus, a swimming pool adds value to the property overall, which in turn means […]

Top Rental Property Marketing Tips to Fill Vacancies Fast

Top Rental Property Marketing Tips to Fill Vacancies Fast

Few words can conjure anxiety in landlords faster than “vacancy.” Especially as many landlords struggle to recover from the pandemic, every rental dollar counts, and vacancy is a costly endeavor.  So, properly preparing for tenants to inevitably vacate and maximizing the tools at your disposal are the keys to success. Continue reading below as we […]

Unusual, But Legal, Pets Your Tenant May Own

For many individuals, pets are just as much a part of their family as any blood relative. Whether or not your rental allows pets could significantly affect your qualified tenant pool in today’s rental industry. As a landlord, accepting pets is a big decision, and there are plenty of things to consider. Today our focus is […]

Spring Landscaping to Boost Rental Property Curb Appeal

Rental Landscaping Tips To Boost Curb Appeal for Spring

When it comes to rental properties, curb appeal is the first chance to make a great impression on future tenants. A fresh, colorful, and well-maintained exterior makes a unit instantly more desirable. Therefore, as Spring unfolds before us, it is the perfect time to evaluate your property’s landscaping. So, join us as we reveal our […]

What is Subletting? What Every Landlord Needs to Know

What is a Subletting Policy and Why Every Landlord Needs One

Finding the right tenant for your rental property could prove to be a tedious process. After going to all of that effort, what happens when the tenant skips town, leaving your apartment sublet to someone else? What could easily become a landlord’s worst nightmare is also an avoidable situation. Join us below as we explain […]

What is the Status of Eviction Moratoriums in Baltimore City?

What is the Status of Eviction Moratoriums in Baltimore City?

As more and more Baltimore residents receive the COVID-19 vaccine, the hope is that life may soon return to normal. That said, anyone involved in the rental industry will likely feel the pandemic’s effects long after it is gone. Many tenants in Baltimore City have lost hours or employment altogether, making it difficult to make […]

The Pros and Cons of Keyless Entry Systems in Rental Properties

When it comes to keeping your Howard County rental property safe from unwanted outsiders, there are plenty of precautionary actions you can take, including: installing a high-tech alarm system, strategically placing lights around the property to d eter criminal activity, and ensuring all windows close properly and lock securely. When it comes to keeping your […]

How to Write a Rental Property Ad & Get Your Listing Noticed

How to Write a Rental Ad and Get Your Listing Noticed

A picture is worth a thousand words. However, when it comes to a rental property listing, words still matter a great deal. That said, a poorly written advertisement can easily become overlooked in a competitive rental market. Therefore, a few carefully chosen sentences that highlight everything a renter is looking for can make all the […]

How to Create Rental Prorate Policies and Calculate Prorated Rent

One of the most exciting times for landlords is when you have secured a tenant, and they are ready to move in! Now begins the process of completing the lease, collecting the security deposit, and obtaining the first month’s rent. However, if you are not lucky enough to have tenants move in on the first […]