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Category Archives: Owning a Rental Property in Maryland

Property Maintenance and Property Management: Are They The Same?

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  Owning rental property is not without challenges and complications.  That is why many landlords choose to hire a property management company to handle such tasks as finding quality tenants, collecting rent, and scheduling routine maintenance. Though it may seem like property management and rental property maintenance are the same, they are two separate things. […]

Examining the Pros and Cons of Rent to Own Properties

Examining the Pros and Cons of Rent to Own Properties

  Rent to own sounds like a great idea, but how much do you understand about how it works? Using the rent to own process as a way to invest in a home can be beneficial for some individuals but financial ruin for others. Carefully examining your motivation and goals before taking the leap will […]

Should You Allow E-Cigarettes in Your Non-Smoking Property?

As of now, there are over 2.5 million electronic cigarette users in the United States.  And while e-cigarettes are still a relatively new trend in America, the truth is that it is gaining in popularity. Deciding whether the use of e-cigarettes constitutes “smoking” and whether they should ultimately be allowed in your non-smoking property is […]

What to Do When It’s Time to Renew Your Bowie Tenant’s Lease

Though there are always exceptions, your typical lease agreement will probably last for one year. After that, you and your tenants will have the choice to sign a new lease agreement for another lease term. If you have high quality tenants living in your rental property, and you seek to build a successful rental property […]

What Are the Responsibilities of a Property Management Company?

If you own rental property in Gaithersburg and self-manage your rental property business, you may be finding that there is a lot more to being a landlord than you originally anticipated. And with that in mind, you may be thinking it is time to enlist the help of one of Gaithersburg’s top property management companies. […]

How Can a Catonsville Landlord Break a Tenant’s Lease?

In the past, we have discussed the various reasons why your Maryland tenants maybe able to legally break their lease agreement with you. Things such as being called to active military duty, being a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault, and even things you do such as harassing your tenant, or failing to provide […]

5 Easy Ways to Childproof Your Maryland Rental Property

With the growing rental market, property owners all over the country find that families are stepping away from buying property, and are looking to rent instead. In fact, according to the New York Times, every year since 2004, 770,000 new rental houses have come onto the rental market. While not every one of those rental […]

Landlord’s Guide to Student Tenants in Towson, MD

Baltimore County is home to some of the nation’s top universities − Johns Hopkins University, Towson University, Maryland Institute College of Art, and of course, University of Maryland Baltimore County. And, those are just a few of the most popular.   To say that Towson is a thriving community is an understatement. For those that […]

7 Ways to Ensure Your Potential Tenant’s References are Real

Any responsible Baltimore City property owner knows the importance of tenant screening when it comes to placing tenants in their property. You want to make sure the tenant you are considering has no criminal background, has verifiable income that can cover the monthly rent expenses, and has a good credit score. Since most rental applications […]

What Fees to Expect When Financing a Rental

You may look at the price of a potential Gaithersburg investment property, and think you’ve got a fairly good deal. However, do not be fooled – more lies beneath the surface. Besides the price tag of a rental property, there are numerous miscellaneous fees you can expect to pay when financing a rental. But do […]