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How to Handle Long-Term Guests in Your Rental Property

There is a thin line separating who should be considered a guest in your Pikesville rental property and who constitutes an actual residing tenant.  And, if you are not careful, guests that overstay their welcome in your rental property can quickly turn into serious liabilities if they become more tenant-like than guest-like. In order to […]

How to Deal with Late Paying Tenants

One of the biggest challenges property owners in Prince George’s County face is collecting rent from tenants. Though ideally every tenant will pay rent in full and on time every month, all property owners know that this is not always realistic.  There will be a late paying tenant at one point or another; it just […]

Easy Ways to Go the Extra Mile for Your Tenant and Boost Retention

With over 41% of Rockville residents currently renting, it is no wonder people are jumping at the chance to invest in rental homes.  And, while there are certainly some established landlords in the market whose hands have been in the industry for a while now, there is no reason you cannot up your game and […]

Why You Should Require Renter’s Insurance

Part of being a successful landlord in Howard County is ensuring that your rental property is safeguarded in the case of an emergency.  And oftentimes this is accomplished by requiring your tenants to have renter’s insurance. Yet, according to the Insurance Information Institute, as of 2016, only 41% of renters reported to have renter’s insurance. Renter’s […]

How to Keep a Good Relationship With Your Tenants

Customer satisfaction is the key to any business’ success.  So, as a rental property owner, a good tenant relationship should be a priority. Whether you self-manage your investment properties, or employ Howard County’s top property management company to help you out, the importance of seeking a good landlord-tenant relationship should not be underestimated. There are […]

What Amenities Should Landlords Provide to Their Tenants?

Those looking to lease a rental property in Howard County are likely looking for a place that offers specific amenities.  And, with the large populations of people leaning towards renting Howard County homes as opposed to buying them, it is important that you, as a landlord, differentiate yourself from the local competition if you want […]

5 Reasons You May Want to Settle a Rental Home Dispute Out of Court

Finding yourself in a dispute with your Baltimore County tenant is a stressful situation.  Even if you have a high quality property management company by your side, litigating in court should be avoided if possible. As civil lawsuits hover near 300,000 per year in the United States, it is no wonder property owners fear landing […]

5 Tips to Create Income From a Rental Property

As rent prices continue to grow upwards of 1.0% in Maryland, those in Prince George’s County that are interested in becoming rental property owners, or better yet already are in the rental property business, should take notice. Many property owners enter the rental market in hopes of creating a passive income to fund their vacations, […]

8 Ways to Instantly Improve Your Rental Property and Boost Its Value

As a Montgomery County property owner, you want your investment properties to appeal to high-quality tenants, bring in the highest monthly rent possible, and of course, increase in value over time. Good news:  There are things you can do right now to improve your rental property’s value.  These immediate things can boost a rental property’s […]

When to Consider a Rent Increase

Did you know that the country’s rent index increased this past year at an annualized rate of 3.6%? That is a pretty significant increase. And, if you own a Howard County rental property, this valuable statistical information may cause you to consider a rent increase come lease renewal time—and rightfully so. In all honesty, you […]