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Category Archives: Tips for Investing in Rental Properties

What is the Current State of the Washington DC Housing Market?

A Landlord's Guide to the Washington DC Housing Market

Real estate markets across the country, including Washington DC, have seen drastic changes throughout the COVID pandemic. As housing prices soared out of reach, individuals turned to the rental market to fill the gap. As a result, some areas saw significant vacancy spikes after financially impacted renters fled the cities. However, Washington DC continues to […]

No Smoking! – A Landlord’s Guide to Rental Smoking Policies

No Smoking! - A Landlord's Guide to Rental Smoking Policies

Tobacco, e-cigarettes, and now, recreational and medical marijuana are all things landlords need to address when adopting rental smoking policies in their investment properties. While keeping tenants happy is a priority, so is the health and well-being of other tenants as well as the property itself. That said, smokers are not protected under the Fair […]

7 Steps to Winterize Your Rental Property Before the Cold Weather Hits

7 Steps to Winterize Your Rental Property Before the Cold Weather Hits

The temperature is falling, and the ice and snow of winter are right around the corner. But, is your rental property ready? Cold weather can wreak havoc on a home causing frozen pipes, HVAC breakdowns, and other unexpected repairs. Thankfully, when landlords and tenants work together to prepare the rental for cold weather, many of […]

Staying Up to Date on Pennsylvania and Federal Fair Housing Laws

Staying Up to Date on Pennsylvania and Federal Fair Housing Laws

While it should go without saying that no individual or family should become a victim of housing discrimination – it can and does happen. As a landlord, housing discrimination claims can have devastating legal and financial consequences. Therefore, understanding the origins and rules of the Fair Housing Act is necessary. These federal fair housing laws […]

Should You Accept Housing Choice Voucher Applicants in Your Rental?

Should You Accept Housing Choice Voucher Applicants in Your Rental

The thought of accepting a tenant with a Housing Choice Voucher may intimidate some landlords who are unfamiliar with the process or guidelines. As with any decision, landlords have, there are downsides. However, as affordable housing continues to be harder and harder to find, property owners may find several advantages to participating in the program. […]

Property Management Tips to Become a Better Vacation Rental Manager

Property Management Tips to Become a Better Vacation Rental Manager

The vacation rental industry has grown over the past few years, with an increasing number of homeowners and investors getting into property management. It’s proved to be a popular way to generate an income. The lure of earning extra cash is certainly appealing, but as a vacation rental manager, you’re not going to have it […]

Creating Rental Screening Policies in a Post COVID Era

Creating Rental Screening Policies in a Post COVID Era

The COVID pandemic has changed many things in the rental industry. However, landlords must have comprehensive and fair rental screening policies that remain consistent. That said, many renters had their income interrupted or even faced eviction due to the pandemic. So, how should future landlords view these circumstances? The trouble is, without thorough screening, landlords […]

What are Landlord-Tenant Laws and Why is Compliance Important?

What are Landlord-Tenant Laws and Why is Compliance Important?

The rental industry is governed by federal, state, and local landlord-tenant laws. Therefore, both tenants and landlords must understand their rights and responsibilities. Although tenants must hold up their end of the lease, landlords are held to a very high standard regarding habitability standards, building codes, and fair housing. Continue reading below as we examine […]

How to Obtain the Right Business Banking for Landlords

How to Obtain the Right Business Banking for Landlords

Operating a rental business requires owners to establish many different processes to remain organized and efficient. Of these, one of the most vital is financial record keeping. That said, failing to maintain organized data as your portfolio grows can quickly become overwhelming and spell disaster. For landlords, choosing the right bank for your business is […]

Types of Home Improvement Loans for Rental Properties

Types of Home Improvement Loans for Rental Properties

Purchasing rental property as an investment takes planning, decisiveness, and available capital to move quickly on a great deal. However, many investors face the same issues as new homebuyers – a lack of inventory. In addition, as the market across the country has become more and more competitive, investors are looking at property opportunities that […]