How to Smooth the Way When a Tenant Moves Out

Would it surprise you to learn that the easiest way to make moving out go smoothly is to start the process before they move in? By outlining the responsibilities of the renter and the property owner when they are moving in, everyone is aware of what is expected of them. As the date for them…

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Mid-Year Review: Are You Using the Right Property Management Company?

While many people undergo an end of the year review of those important goals in their lives — work, family and financial — fewer undertake such a review during the middle of the year. Doing so now, when about half the year has passed, provides you with ample time to make changes to bring 2017…

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Help Make Moving in Easier With These Tips

Getting the relationship between you and the person or family who is renting your property off to a positive start can go a long way toward making it a smooth one. By following the tips outlined below, you can help make the moving process exciting, stressful and pleasant. 1. Arm Them With the Rental Agreement An…

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Backyard Grilling Safety Tips

Though Nevada’s mild climate invites backyard grilling year round, more people still take part in this popular activity during the spring and summer. Whether you have tenants who are just getting started with their first home or you have a seasoned family unit, the following backyard grilling safety tips are good ones to know about.…

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5 Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Rental Home

Spring is the perfect time to focus on freshening and cleaning your rental home. Even if you have long-term tenants, taking the time to do a bit of spring cleaning will still make your property look attractive. Chances are that you might have to look for new tenants at some point. 1. Groom the Landscape…

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Top 3 Spring Landscaping Tips

Spring is in the air and that means a renewed interest in what’s going on with the landscaping of your rental property. Spending a few hours tackling some neglected projects outside can make a huge difference in the entire look of your property. After all, not only do you want to make it appealing and…

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Creative Ways to Retain Tenants

Once you have the perfect tenants in your rental home, you’re going to want to keep them as long as possible. While retaining great tenants can be challenging, the following ideas can provide a springboard for doing so. 1. Make a welcoming environment Everyone wants to come home to a beautiful and welcoming home —…

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Umbrella Liability Insurance Basics

If you are a property owner who is interested in renting your home out, you should get to know your insurance policy very well. After all, it is these documents that serve to protect your property — as well as any other assets you might have — in the event that a catastrophe occurs. Smart Risk…

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Essentials of Good Property Management

Becoming the owner of a rental property means that your responsibilities skyrocket. It involves much more than just paying your taxes on time and collecting rent. 1. Maintenance of the Property The proper maintenance is one of the most time consuming parts of owning a rental property. While your personal home can often wait for…

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Housing Predictions for 2017

After a surprising year in 2016 marked by attention grabbing events like Trump’s presidential win and Great Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, it finished off with an economy and wages that continued to grow, as well as interest rates that remained low. What does 2017 have in store for the housing market? Some…

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