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How The Strain From The Pandemic Has Impacted Our Property Management Business

How The Strain From The Pandemic Has Impacted Our Property Management Business

By Ron Garcia Garcia Group Property Management I want to give you an update on the status of Covid-19 housing policies. However, I want to be candid and tell you that I wish I had more...
7 Things I Would Tell My Younger Self About Multifamily Real Estate Investing

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

Larry Arth started his successful single-family and multifamily 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...

7 Things To Check Before You Raise Rent

When to raise rent is a question many landlords ask themselves. Sometimes it comes up when a tenant leaves. Other times it comes up when a landlord gets an increase in taxes or insurance....
4 Difficult Hurdles In The Life Of A Landlord

4 Difficult Hurdles In The Life Of A Landlord

A Portland landlord shares her thoughts on four difficult hurdles in the life of a landlord. By Mildred Delgado From an outside perspective, being a landlord seems like the sort of job that you could do...

Why Property Managers Are Skeptical When Tenants Decline Lease Offers

Property managers want tenants who will be excited about their lease offers. When you decide to extend a lease with a conditional offer, and the tenant declines, then what? What do you think that...

7 Questions Landlords Have About Pets and Pet-Friendly Apartments

Here are 7 questions landlords have about pets and pet-friendly apartments as 72 percent of all renters now have pets and  the trend toward pet ownership is only going to grow. By John Triplett Owners, landlords...
How To Avoid My Top 7 Landlord Mistakes

How To Avoid My Top 7 Landlord Mistakes

Veteran landlord and investor Larry Arth shares "how to avoid my top 7 landlord mistakes" because if you have not made any mistakes as a landlord, you probably have not been in the business...
Living With A Roommate Can Save Renters $515 A Month

3 Safeguards For The Growing Tide of Roommate Renters

Renters who are strangers and yet will be roommates can present a challenge for leasing apartments. Here are 3 safeguards to consider when renting to these types of occupants. By Ellen Calmas While individual renter households...

What Safeguards Do You Tie To Your Lease Offers?

There are reasons why you do not want to move in everyone who applies, obviously, but what safeguards are you putting in place with your lease offers? Read what an expert with 25+ years in marketing...

3 Criteria That Must Be Met In Regards To Assistance Animals

People with disabilities are involved in the majority of housing discrimination complaints, so the Grace Hill training tip of the week goes back to some basics on assistance animals. By Ellen Clark As a landlord or property manager, it...