10 Affordable Rental Property Upgrades That Pay Off

Better property equals better tenants and higher rent. I have seen landlords milk their properties for years without doing any upgrades. The result is a string of bad tenants.  It’s a self-fulfilling prophesy: bad property attracts bad tenants and bad tenants make the property even worse.  1. Wall Paint Wall paint is the upgrade that …

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The Ultimate Guide to Florida Property Investment

Florida Economy and Population Growth Why Florida?  We’ve lived in Tampa Bay since 2004, almost 16 years and we haven’t regretted our decision to move to Florida ever since we put everything on the moving truck and drove 16 hours from Washing, D.C. with our chocolate lab Charlie. The reason we moved was the weather …

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How Do I Find a Good Property Manager?

It’s tough finding a good property manager. They all sound great on the phone. You will hear a lot of promises, guarantees, and benefits. But how do you know if they will deliver? Here is our strategy for finding a great property manager: First, find candidates to interview. Start with NARPM, the National Association of …

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Can a Lawn Company Place a Lien on My House if My Tenants Hired Them?

The short answer to this question is No. Mechanic’s liens or contractor’s liens were created to help contractors and subcontractors get paid without having to sue the owner of the property. The work that the contractors did should permanently improve the property. Because the lawn mowing company only did maintenance work , they can’t file …

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