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Dear Maintenance Men - Water Heaters

Dear Maintenance Men, Rental Housing Journal

Dear Maintenance Men

Water Heaters

Dear Maintenance Men:

I have a hundred gallon water-heater serving seven units.  The residents are complaining about a lack of hot water and sand coming out of the faucets and shower heads. The heater seems to be working normally.  What would cause sand to come out of the lines? 

Johan 

Dear Johan:

Your water-heater probably needs the calcium build-up removed from inside the tank. If your 100-gallon water heater is a commercial unit, you should find a clean out port at the bottom of the tank. Determine the tank manufacturer and purchase a new gasket for this port. Most plumbing supply outlets will have these in stock.   

Turn off the gas supply.  

Turn off the water supply to the tank.

Drain the water heater completely.

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16
May
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Nightly Rentals - The Hottest Investment Right Now?

Nightly rentals, rental housing journal, hot investments

Nightly Rentals –The Hottest Investment Right Now?

How to earn 2-5 times the gross profit of traditional rental properties

I am sure by now you have heard of the many nightly rental websites that allow property owners to advertise their homes, apartments, and even extra rooms for rent on a nightly basis. There have of course been some controversies over this new industry as it takes revenue away from the hotel industry and thus decreases the amount of taxes that local cities receive from the transient tax. One way or another, you have likely heard of this industry by now. Have you taken the time to analyze this as a viable investment opportunity, though? When you start running the numbers and seeing what others are doing, then it starts looking very attractive.

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16
May
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U.S. Housing Market Shows Signs of Flattening, According to HomeUnion 

US Housing Market shows signs of flattening, rental housing journal

U.S. Housing Market Shows Signs of Flattening, According to HomeUnion 

Meanwhile, investment home prices rose 8.5% in March

HomeUnion, an online real estate investment management firm and data provider enabling value investing in residential properties, has released March 2016 data on the flattening U.S. housing market. According to HomeUnion’s research, the median price for owner-occupied homes declined 1.1% to $234,300. Meanwhile, the median price for non-owner-occupied homes, or investment homes, rose 8.5% to $192,600.

Fri
13
May
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REI2DAY: Foreclosures, RE Investing with Notes, Crowdfunding Tips & More

36k Completed Foreclosures in March

This week real estate data powerhouse CoreLogic released their March 2016 National Foreclosure Report which shows national foreclosure inventory declined by 23.2% and completed foreclosures declined by 14.9%, both numbers year-over-year.  The number of completed foreclosures nationwide decreased year over year from 42k in March 2015 to 36k in March 2016, representing a decrease of 69.7% from the peak of 117,782 in September 2010.  Click here to read more.

 

Rising Compliance Costs Hurt Home Builders

Wed
11
May
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Content Marketing To Real Estate Investors and Property Managers

content marketing to real estate investors, apartment owners, property managers

Rental Housing Journal offers a robust collection of content marketing options targeting real estate investors, apartment owners, property managers, landlords and other real estate professionals for companies that are marketing and selling products and services to the real estate and property management industry.

RHJ Content Marketing Program

Guest Blog $400

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06
May
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Rental Housing Journal To Emphasize Content Marketing, Welcomes John Triplett and Desert Path Marketing Group

Rental Housing Journal To Emphasize Content Marketing

Rental Housing Journal is excited to announce that John Triplett, a founding partner of Desert Path Marketing Group, has joined our team as Digital Marketing Consultant.  John, through Desert Path Marketing Group, is leading our team to increase visibility for Rental Housing Journal brands and our customers through a multifaceted approach, including various Inbound & Content Marketing, Social Media, E-mail and Search Engine Marketing initiatives.

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03
May
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7 Things I Would Tell My Younger Self About Multifamily Real Estate Investing

7 things I would tell my younger self about real estate investing and multifamily investing blog by Larry Arth

Larry Arth started his successful real estate investing career helping his dad fix up rental houses and mowing vacant lots around vacant houses. One day at age 15, he asked about buying a lot where he had been mowing. While his dad was not like Donald Trump’s father, Larry’s dad did help Larry a small amount to buy that vacant lot. He sold the lot three years later at age 18 and bought a duplex, his first multifamily real estate investment.

By Larry Arth

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02
May
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5 Items to Check in Occupied Apartment Inspections

5 things you should check in occupied apartment inspections writes Lori Hammond in her blog

Occupied apartment inspections provide an opportunity to collect a significant amount of valuable information. When tenants are occupying the apartments, you can get valuable insights into the condition of the apartment homes through an inspection. Also, possible repairs and replacements for long-term occupied homes can be identified during this process if the apartment inspection process is done right. Here are 5 items to check.

By Lori Hammond

Fri
29
Apr
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REI2Day: Lazy Cities, Investing Tech, Remodeling Spending and Home Prices Up, Jobs Act and More.

REI2Day: Lazy Cities, Investing Tech, Remodeling Spending and Home Prices Up, Jobs Act and More.

Top 10 Cities Where Lazy Folks Can Thrive?

Here’s something interesting to think about after coming off the weekend;  Realtor.com recently rattled off the “top 10 cities where lazy folks can thrive” in an attempt to highlight those places where people appreciate a healthy work-life balance tilted toward “life.”  Click here to read more.

 

Has Technology Eliminated Geography as Barrier to Real Estate Investing?

Tech news site TechCrunch says “technology is finally eliminating geography as a barrier to real estate investing”  They suggest that new methods of gathering information and buying & selling have eliminated geographic barriers and has completely disrupted the industry.  Click here to read more.

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27
Apr
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RHJ Multifamily Magazine

Welcome to RHJ Multifamily magazine.  

Over the last year Rental Housing Journal has seen an enormous amount of growth in reach.  We have expanded beyond our regional journals for property managers and apartment owners with our publishing partnership with National Real Estate Investors Association and the launch of the quarterly national publication, Real Estate Journal, and annual Real Estate: Opportunities in Investing (ROI) publications. Additionally, we’ve added featured departments online: RHJinvestor.com and RHJblog.com.

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