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Category Archives: Property Management in Howard County, MD

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 […]

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.  […]

9 Ways to Be a Good Landlord to Your Tenant

You don’t have to search for long to find horror stories about overbearing, unfair landlords and how they mistreat their tenants. Unfortunately, it’s a common problem. However, some landlords act that way because they constantly deal with difficult tenants, tenants who never pay rent on time, and tenants who damage their property. However, regardless of […]

How to Calculate Property Value: A Guide for Investors

If you’re planning on buying real estate, whether it’s for a rental property investment, business venture, or a new home, it’s important to know how to determine the true value. Knowing how much the property is worth can help you decide how much you should pay for it. Today, we’ll go over some of the […]

What Is an FHA 203(k) Loan? How It Works

If you’re looking to finance a fixer-upper, there are several loan options to consider. For instance, you could take out a traditional mortgage for the home and fund the renovations yourself, use a hard money loan, or explore an FHA 203(k) loan. Many fixer-upper homebuyers choose the Federal Housing Administration’s 203(k) loan to combine the […]

Biggest Investor Mistakes and Red Flags Landlords Should Never Ignore

Owning rental properties can be a lucrative business plan if managed correctly. After all, being a landlord is no simple task. A ton of time, money, and effort goes into investing in rental properties and remaining successful. However, if you’re a new investor, it can be challenging to recognize the red flags of an investment […]

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 activities increases, it is important as a rental property […]

When to Consider a Rent Increase

Did you know that the country’s rent index increased at an annualized rate of 3.6% in 2017? At the time, that was a significant increase compared to previous years. However, since then, we’ve seen even larger increases. From 2021 to 2022, we saw average rents increase by 14.07%, one of the largest increases since 2017. […]

Tips for Successful Real Estate Partnerships

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If you’re interested in real estate investing but don’t have the time, capital, or knowledge to do it alone, you may consider a real estate partnership. Real estate partnerships allow two or more investors to jointly own and manage a real estate investment. There are plenty of ways to contribute to a partnership and several […]

What are Property Management Companies Responsible For?

Owning rental properties is one thing, but managing them is another battle. Managing properties, tenants, and their needs takes a lot of time and commitment. That’s why many busy property owners hire property management companies to help them with the day-to-day tasks of owning rentals. In today’s article, we’ll go over different types of property […]