Crazy Landlord Times; Are We Near the End?

As landlords we know these are crazy times and we may not be near the end, so here are 5 critical resources landlords should...

THE LATEST

New Online Tool to Help Renters, Landlords Access Federal Assistance

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has released a new online tool to help renters and landlords find state and local programs distributing federal rental...

How Should I Best Assess Late Fees For My Rentals?

How best to assess late fees for rentals is the question this week for Ask Landlord Hank. Remember Hank is not an attorney and he...

Multifamily Rent Growth Reaching Unprecedented Levels

People moving around due to the pandemic and job changes or losses, government stimulus, and a hot housing market have all contributed to unprecedented...

July Apartment Market Showed Improvement in All Metrics

Renter migration due to the pandemic and job changes or losses, government stimulus, and a hot housing market have all contributed to great apartment...

4 Ways to Reduce Rental Property Maintenance and Repair Costs

Rental property repair and management costs are one of the many expenses that you cannot escape when managing a rental property, so this week's...

Landlords Agree to Pay $100,000 To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

A group of Ohio landlords have agreed to settle a Fair Housing Act lawsuit over sexual harassment of female tenants, according to a release...

Investments Growing In Build-To-Rent Single-Family Homes

Many investment groups are getting into the growing single-family rental market with build-to-rent communities, a segment rejuvenated due to COVID-19, Yardi Matrix reports in...

House Panel Asks Landlords to Explain Evictions During Moratorium

A House panel studying evictions during the COVID-19 moratorium has asked four large corporate landlords to explain and provide documentation on 5,000 evictions they...

Out-of-Town Movers Outbidding Local Phoenix Renters

So many out-of-town people are moving to and searching for apartments in Phoenix that they are putting pressure on rent prices for local Phoenix...

Average National Monthly Rent Tops $1,500 For 1st Time

The average monthly national rent hit $1,513, topping the $1,500 mark for the first time in 150 metros that were reviewed, according to the...

Who’s Responsible For Smoke Detector Batteries In Rentals?

Replacing smoke detector batteries in rentals is a question that comes up often. So whose responsibility is it is the question this week for...

Bill Kay New Managing Director of Ashcroft Capital Markets

Real estate industry veteran Bill Kay has been hired as the new managing director of capital markets for Ashcroft Capital, according to a release. The...

MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE

How Should I Best Assess Late Fees For My Rentals?

How best to assess late fees for rentals is the question this week for Ask Landlord Hank. Remember Hank is not an attorney and he...

4 Ways to Reduce Rental Property Maintenance and Repair Costs

Rental property repair and management costs are one of the many expenses that you cannot escape when managing a rental property, so this week's...

Who’s Responsible For Smoke Detector Batteries In Rentals?

Replacing smoke detector batteries in rentals is a question that comes up often. So whose responsibility is it is the question this week for...

What Should I Ask A Previous Landlord About My Tenant Applicant?

This week the question for Ask Landlord Hank comes from a landlord asking about landlord references for his tenant applicant. Dear Landlord Hank, What should I...

What Are First Steps In Plumbing Emergencies In Rental Property?

How to handle plumbing emergencies in rental property is this week's maintenance tip from Keepe, the on-demand maintenance company. If you manage rental property, you...

How Do You Tell A Routine Maintenance Request from a Real Emergency?

How do you tell when a tenant has a routine maintenance request or a real emergency is the question this week for Ask Landlord...

6 Ways To To Rid Smoke Smells From Rental Units

Here are 6 ways to rid smoke smells from your rental units because sometimes despite a landlord's best screening efforts and a property manager's...

Landlord Hank: How Can You Help Out a Tenant with Bad Credit?

How can you help out a tenant with bad credit is is the question this week for Ask Landlord Hank. Remember Hank is not...

Is Air Conditioning In Your Rentals Ready For This Heat?

Temperatures are getting really hot this summer and air conditioning repair is not a surprise you want when tenants call. This week's maintenance tip...

What Are the 3 Most Important Things to Tenants Post-Pandemic?

Tenants are thinking a little differently now post-pandemic, so what are the 3 most important things to tenants and what  things in rentals are...

LEGAL

Landlords Agree to Pay $100,000 To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

A group of Ohio landlords have agreed to settle a Fair Housing Act lawsuit over sexual harassment of female tenants, according to a release...

Senate Bill 278: Additional Tenant Protections (But Appropriate Burdens)

Oregon SB 278 moves some of the burden from landlords to tenants, and tenants must provide to the landlord documentation verifying they are seeking...

CFPB Warns Landlords: Report Rental and Eviction Information Accurately

Accuracy when landlords report rental information and eviction information, and accurate reporting by debt collectors and others is going to come under increasing scrutiny...

HUD Declares ‘A New Day,’ Proposes Changes To Rules Governing Discriminatory Effects

HUD is proposing changes to the rules governing Fair Housing Act discriminatory effects and asking for a return to 2013 rules, dropping changes put...

Oregon Approves 60-day Eviction Pause for Renters to Pay

The Oregon Senate has passed a bill now headed for the governor’s signature which provides 60-day eviction pause for those awaiting rental assistance, according...

HUD Charges Landlord Who Evicted Tenant Over Assistance Animal

A landlord who denied a tenant’s request to keep an assistance animal due to her disability, and then retaliated by evicting her, has been...

Seattle City Council Deals Another Blow To Landlords Rights

The Seattle City Council has passed three ordinances restricting landlords rights involving evictions and lease renewals, according to reports. The ordinances were described by officials...

Ask Brad: Tenants Want to Know Why There’s a Dog in No-Pet Building?

Ask attorney Brad is a feature with attorney Bradley S. Kraus and this week the question is about tenants wanting to know why there is...

Senate Bill 282 – Further Discussion of Landlord Rights under the New Law

SB 282 adds a new layer to unauthorized guest rules so attorney Brad Kraus explains landlord and tenant rights under this new law. Bradley S....

Ask Attorney Brad: How Can I Deal With Unauthorized Guests?

Ask the attorney is a feature with attorney Bradley S. Kraus and this week the question is about tenants with unauthorized guests. If you...

TOP STORIES

No Guns In My Apartments: Can A Landlord Say That And Put It In A Lease?

“No guns in my apartments” is again a point of discussion as the country struggles with violence around recent demonstrations. How are landlords to...

Can I Say “No Pot In My Apartments” When It’s Legal In My State?

California became the world's largest legal marijuana market. When pot is legal in a state, what issues does this present to property managers and...

Why Is The Internet In Apartment Complexes So Bad?

Sponsored Blog Can A Multifamily Internet System With WiFi Installation Be The Ticket? By Hart Steen An Educational Series for Apartment Owners Part 1 - Modem Service...

Solving The Pet Pee Needs In An Urban High-Rise Apartment

How to solve pet pee needs in the middle of the night when you live in a high-rise apartment can be a real challenge....

The Scoop On How Pet DNA Testing Fixes Your Apartment Poop Problem

Pets are a way of life in rental housing and if you want your rentals fully leased, pet owners are a key tenant demographic...

7 Issues And Answers About Renting To Felons

7 issues and answers about renting to felons that landlords and property managers need to know now that Portland is considering placing rules on...

Legislation Changing in Many States to Make Them Less Landlord-Friendly

Legislation recently passed or pending in many states is making them more tenant-friendly and less landlord-friendly, according to some new research by RentCafe. With Oregon...

The Changing Role of the Property Manager from Handyman to Almost An Attorney

The changing role of the property manager today requires more and more knowledge of ever-changing local city ordinances, state laws and federal rules. By John...

Which Cooktop Is Best For Your Rental Property?

The pros and cons of which cooktop is best for your rental property - gas, electric, smoothtop or induction -  is the maintenance checkup...

A Guide To 4 Types Of Flat Roof Systems

The maintenance checkup this week provided by Keepe focuses on a guide to flat roof systems for your rental property. Flat roofs can offer a clean look...

6 Ways To Trash Your Apartment Waste Management Issues

The maintenance checkup this week provided by Keepe focuses on the challenges of apartment waste management. Whether you manage a single apartment complex or multiple high-rise apartment...

Five Holiday Decorating Guidelines To Give Your Tenants

Five holiday decorating guidelines for your tenants to keep them happy and avoid maintenance issues and damages is this week’s maintenance tip from Keepe. As...

NEWS AND TRENDS

New Online Tool to Help Renters, Landlords Access Federal Assistance

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has released a new online tool to help renters and landlords find state and local programs distributing federal rental...

Multifamily Rent Growth Reaching Unprecedented Levels

People moving around due to the pandemic and job changes or losses, government stimulus, and a hot housing market have all contributed to unprecedented...

July Apartment Market Showed Improvement in All Metrics

Renter migration due to the pandemic and job changes or losses, government stimulus, and a hot housing market have all contributed to great apartment...

Investments Growing In Build-To-Rent Single-Family Homes

Many investment groups are getting into the growing single-family rental market with build-to-rent communities, a segment rejuvenated due to COVID-19, Yardi Matrix reports in...

House Panel Asks Landlords to Explain Evictions During Moratorium

A House panel studying evictions during the COVID-19 moratorium has asked four large corporate landlords to explain and provide documentation on 5,000 evictions they...

Out-of-Town Movers Outbidding Local Phoenix Renters

So many out-of-town people are moving to and searching for apartments in Phoenix that they are putting pressure on rent prices for local Phoenix...

Average National Monthly Rent Tops $1,500 For 1st Time

The average monthly national rent hit $1,513, topping the $1,500 mark for the first time in 150 metros that were reviewed, according to the...

Bill Kay New Managing Director of Ashcroft Capital Markets

Real estate industry veteran Bill Kay has been hired as the new managing director of capital markets for Ashcroft Capital, according to a release. The...

Top 4 Best Cities with Least Environmental Risk For Investors

Four metro areas, including Portland, stand out as having the least overall environmental risk for investors in commercial real estate and multifamily, according to...

Seattle Area Market Rebounds, Marches On

Veteran property manager Cory Brewer weighs in on how the Seattle area market rebound is going and how the pendulum is swinging. By Cory Brewer Perhaps...

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Real Estate Investors – Is Your Tax Sheltering Plan Bulletproof?

Whether you are in the business of fix & flips or rental properties, we are all sitting in a world of unknowns right now....

Potential Pitfalls of NNN Properties and a Savvy Alternative

By Chay Lapin President of Kay Properties and Investments NNN properties seem like passive investments but actually require regular management. Overconcentration is a key risk...

How To Find Tenants During COVID-19

By Leaseup A PATH Initiative Rental markets across the United States have been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. The struggling economy has shown signs of slow...

6 Reasons To Sell The Income Property You Love And How To Avoid Taxes When You Do

By Jason Salmon Senior Vice President and the Kay Properties & Investments Team Many investors recoil at the thought of selling a piece of investment property....

What Eviction Reporting Codes To STOP Using Now and a New CDC Eviction Moratorium

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown everything out of whack including credit reporting. Creditors have made unprecedented accommodations to help struggling debtors. As a result, you’ve...

Why Now is the Time to Invest in Real Estate – FREE Zoom Seminar

Are you interested in earning passive double-digit returns in real estate investments that are secured by real property? Do you really want to get...

The Case Study of a 1031 DST Specialist

By Steve Haskell Vice President at Kay Properties and Investments There are various strategies when using DSTs (Delaware Statutory Trusts) in a 1031 exchange. Some investments...

Do DSTs work for a 1033 Exchange due to eminent domain or involuntary conversion?

By Dwight Kay CEO of Kay Properties and Investments and the Kay Properties Team  Understanding the rules of a 1033 Exchange aka Involuntary Conversion DSTs provide replacement...

Understanding Debt Structures Prior to Investing

By Kay Properties Individuals who are investing in real estate through a 1031 exchange – or investing after-tax dollars – will need to consider investing...

Purchase Your Next Property at Auction with a Retirement Account

By Stephanie Fryar Whether an auction is in-person or online, the goal is still the same: To acquire the piece of real estate at a...