Finding a Tenant for Your MD Rental Property in the Offseason

October typically signals the beginning of the offseason for rental property owners. Not many people are willing to move during the colder weather, so Maryland rental property owners often have trouble finding tenants in the winter months. Traditional marketing and advertising methods may be effective, but MD property owners will likely notice fewer leads and … Read More

Navigating the Rental License Process for Your HOCO and MOCO Rental Properties

Rental property ownership in Montgomery County (MOCO) and Howard County (HOCO), Maryland requires special rental licensing and registration. Each county has specific rental license requirements and processes according to the type of property you own (single family vs. multi-family). As the property owner, it’s your responsibility to successfully navigate the rental license process before welcoming … Read More

New 2018 Smoke Detector Laws: Are Your PG County, AA County, Montgomery County and Howard County Rental Properties Compliant?

As a rental property owner, part of your duties is to ensure smoke detectors on your properties work and abide by Maryland’s laws. Otherwise, you could be liable for fire-related property damages, injuries, and deaths. As of January 2018, Maryland has an updated Smoke Alarm Law you must obey as a property owner in the … Read More

12 Questions to ask your Property Management Company Before you Hire Them

When choosing a potential Property Management company to help you out with your investment properties, there are a few things you should always consider? Here are 12 questions you should probably ask any company before you make a decision. The first thing you will want to find out is how long the company has been … Read More

The 6 Best Websites to Advertise Your Rental Property in 2018

  Online rental property sites are virtually everywhere nowadays.  You can easily find tiny, local sites that are typically associated with one of the community news publications all the way up to the larger national sites that cater more to real estate professionals.   To help you sift through all the websites out there, we … Read More

Maryland’s ‘Repair and Deduct’ Laws – Know Your Rights and Responsibilities

Maryland is one of dozens of states that have what is commonly known as a “repair and deduct” law on the books. Designed to protect tenants against negligent landlords, this law includes strict guidelines that dictate what types of repairs a property owner is responsible for, the steps tenants can take, and the conditions under … Read More

The 10 Elements of a Great Property Management Company

You have a lot of options when it comes to choosing a property manager, and the decision should not be taken lightly. Working with the right property management company can mean the difference between a thriving rental business and the possibility of foreclosure. Every property owner has unique needs, so there’s no perfect manager for … Read More