Category Archives for Income Properties

Retaining Tenants

What tenant wouldn’t love the allure of high-speed Internet and a computer of their very own? This is one of many incentives that investors and property owners are offering in order to retain or reward long term tenants. There are other rewards that are just as effective and cost property owners a little less in […]

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Real Estate Rentals – Selling For More by William Bronchick

Selling real estate rentals isn’t like selling houses. You can paint a house, and get a little more because it looks nice. Rental properties, especially larger ones, are different, because they’re bought by investors, who look at income more than new paint. Raise the income, and you increase value to investors. Time to learn about […]

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Six Essential Items to Look for in Your Property Management Agreement

Whether it be your first or 10th rental, an apartment house, or commercial property; at some point in time, as your business grows, you will want to hire the services of a professional property management company. When you do, you will be signing some sort of property management agreement with the management company outlining a […]

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How to Choose a Property Manager

So you’ve decided that you will hire a property manager. You have weighed the upside and the downside of doing so and have decided that it is in the best interest of your business to forge ahead.  In business, we have to make a lot of choices, some small and some big. Hiring a property […]

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Illegal Discrimination in Housing

You want the best tenants in your property, so you have to be choosey, particular or… dare I say… “discriminatory”!  But not all forms of discrimination are illegal.  It is illegal discrimination only when you discriminate against people who are a member of a “protected” class. The Fair Housing Act of 1968, as amended, prohibits […]

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Tax Writeoffs on Rental Properties

One of the main reasons people invest in real estate is for the beneficial tax break it provides. The tax breaks are most substantial for middle-income investors who are their own property managers. The value of tax relief depends on your annual income and what type of job you have. Even though the breaks are […]

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