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The Best Time to Buy a Home

February 19th, 2020
The Best Time to Buy a Home

The best time to buy a home involves the seasons, but is ultimately up to you.

The best time to buy a home involves various factors. All the elements must align for you to find that dream home at the perfect time. In some cases, you may stumble upon the home of your choice by happenstance, but it is more likely that you are actively searching the market. Finding the best deal along with a fantastic house takes strategy, and knowing the seasonal patterns can be your key to that success.

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Real Estate Investing Terms (Part 2)

February 12th, 2020
Real Estate Investing Terms (Part 2)

Take time to understand real estate investing lingo before jumping in.

Several blog posts ago, we talked about several essential real estate investing terms to know. Investing in commercial real estate is a profitable means of receiving passive income, especially with apartment buildings. Last time, we covered NOI, cap rate, cash flow, closing costs, gross rental yield, and HOA fees. Now we will summarize six more terms.

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How to Handle Dirty Tenants

February 6th, 2020
How to Handle Dirty Tenants

Handling dirty tenants is a necessary but doable step in keeping your property pristine.

There is nothing good about having dirty tenants. Indeed, it can ultimately be a terrible nightmare. A messy tenant isn’t just an inconvenience; one can lead to bugs, roaches, and other harmful pests. The result is that re-renting the unit can become incredibly difficult, if not impossible. It’s no wonder property owners are conscious of keeping their tenants clean — because a dirty tenant can be a financial burden. Here are some helpful tips to help property owners handle dirty tenants like a pro. 

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Unusual Pets Your Tenant Can Legally Own

January 29th, 2020
Unusual Pets Your Tenant Can Legally Own

Some pets are exotic, but in Maryland, they are also legal for tenants to own.

Many people in the United States have pets as part of their lives. Most of the time, we see people with dogs and cats of every breed imaginable. In plenty of cases, people have rodents like guinea pigs, rats, mice, or hamsters as pets, or even reptiles like lizards and snakes. Meanwhile, some tenants may like to own exotic pets. While some are illegal to own in Maryland, be prepared to deal with pets you might not imagine being legal at first.

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Real Estate Investing Terms (Part 1)

January 24th, 2020
Real Estate Investing Terms (Part 1)

Real estate investments have a language of their own. Six terms are particularly important.

Investing in real estate is its own industry. With any industry, you’ll see it has a language of its own. In real estate, investors need to know investing language before they can do anything else. Below is a look at six of the top real estate investing terms.

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Types of Apartment Buildings

January 15th, 2020
Types of Apartment Buildings

In commercial real estate, there are four main types of apartments to invest in.

As an investor, it is a no-brainer to invest in an apartment building. Multiple tenants give an investor financial security and a steady stream of income. The benefits are enormous, and, with a property manager, you can enjoy a passive income. However, knowing the types of apartment buildings on the market is the first step to proceed.

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Why Invest in an Apartment Complex?

January 10th, 2020
Why Invest in an Apartment Complex?

Investing in an apartment complex is one of the smartest choices you can make as an investor.

Investing in real estate is a fantastic way to gain income, whether actively or passively. Investing in an apartment complex is especially appealing to those breaking into the investment circles. For the following reasons, a wise start to your commercial real estate journey begins in apartment complex investing. 

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Why Convert a Residence into an Office Space?

January 2nd, 2020
Why Convert a Residence into an Office Space?

Are you ready to turn your residence into a commercial space? Check these considerations off your list first.

Are you considering making the bold move to convert your living space into an office? If so, you may want to take the time to consider the best way to do so. Rushing into the process may ultimately lead you to dislike the office space or worse — create an area that isn’t conducive to either relaxing or being productive. Instead, consider all the elements necessary for a successful office space before you make the big switch. Here are some reasons and helpful tips to get you headed in the right direction.

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New Year Resolutions for Landlords

December 26th, 2019
New Year Resolutions for Landlords

Make this year the best yet with these tips for landlords.

Happy New Year! This time of year, many people are making resolutions about their personal lives, from resolving to eat better and go to the gym to deciding to budget and control their finances better. Your personal life does not have to be the only area you make resolutions for, however. If you are a landlord, you can make new year resolutions to kick old, bad habits and be a better landlord. Here are some suggestions to consider.

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Holiday Tips for Property Managers

December 18th, 2019
Holiday Tips for Property Managers

Make the holiday season the best it can be with these property management tips.

The holidays are fast approaching, and everyone’s schedules are busier than ever. Property managers are there for their tenants to make sure that they are safe and secure for the merry season. Below are the top holiday tips for property managers to make this time of year great.

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