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24 01, 2019

Can A Landlord Ever Deny An Emotional Support Animal?

By |2019-01-24T01:35:49+00:00January 24th, 2019|Categories: Hard Money, HUD, Investing, Investment Properties, Leases, Leasing Your Property|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

If you're a landlord, you should familiarize yourself with federal Fair Housing laws regarding Emotional Support Animals. We touched on the subject of Emotional Support Animals briefly in a recent blog post about allowing pets in your rental units. The first thing you should know is that as far as the federal Fair Housing laws under the Fair Housing Act are concerned, an Emotional Support Animal is not a pet. An animal registered as an Emotional Support Animal is a medical tool. Emotional Support Animals And Pet-Related Fees Since and Emotional Support Animal isn't a pet, it's important for landlords

23 01, 2019

Should Landlords Allow Pets In Their Rental Properties?

By |2019-01-23T23:52:03+00:00January 23rd, 2019|Categories: Hard Money, Investment Properties, Leases, Leasing Your Property, Tenants|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

It's such a hard decision. Let's say that you're a landlord, and you love animals. Yet, you also know that not everyone is going to care for their pets (or your property) the way you do. Should you risk allowing pets in your rental unit? Multi-Family Unit Or Single Family Home? One of the easiest ways to determine whether you should let pets live in your rental units is to consider liability issues. This pertains mostly to dogs. If you have multiple dogs in multiple units, there may be fighting between animals. There is also less chance that anyone will

21 01, 2019

How Can A Commercial Lessor In Florida Recover Funds When The Tenant Won’t Pay?

By |2019-01-21T15:15:33+00:00January 21st, 2019|Categories: Business, Commercial, Hard Money, Investment Properties, Leases, Tenants|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Are you about to become a commercial lessor in Florida? Congratulations! You should know that a Florida statute (F.S. § 83.08) gives commercial lessors a statutory remedy for missed rent payments. The statute allows the lessor to put a lien against property on the leased premises.  Eventually, almost all lessors are forced to deal with tenants failing to pay rent. You don't just have to accept the missed rent as a loss though. The statute allows commercial lessors in Florida the automatic right to get a lien on all property within the premises owned by the tenant. Now, it doesn't mean

17 01, 2019

Going Green As A Real Estate Investor And Landlord

By |2019-01-17T13:41:05+00:00January 17th, 2019|Categories: Hard Money, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Leases, Leasing Your Property, Tenants|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Did you know that as a landlord you can actively employ green spaces to increase retention rates, competitiveness, property value and a sense of community? We recently discussed how community gardens in multifamily units are amenities that can set your rental property apart from the competition. If opting to include green spaces like a community garden or adding a green roof instead of a traditional roof, you will need to establish some ground rules, of course. Establishing Ground Rules For Green Spaces On Rental Units Generally, people interested in community gardens will want to avoid pesticides. Part of the allure

16 12, 2018

Investing In Asheville Real Estate

By |2019-01-21T15:51:19+00:00December 16th, 2018|Categories: Hard Money, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments, Leases, Leasing Your Property|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The unique city of Asheville, North Carolina has even caught the attention of Forbes magazine. Indeed, Forbes listed Asheville as among the top 25 biggest boom markets in the United States. The gorgeous mountain city is one of the area's most sound real estate investment markets. Boom markets aren't a common occurrence, but Asheville is absolutely a boom market. Year to year, home prices in Asheville are jumping by as much as 15 percent! Real Estate Properties In Asheville Asheville has a wide assortment of properties available including the following: Land for sale in Asheville Asheville green homes Historic homes

19 10, 2018

What Is Effective Gross Income?

By |2018-10-18T12:28:49+00:00October 19th, 2018|Categories: Hard Money, Hard Money Loans, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments, Leases, Leasing Your Property|Tags: , |0 Comments

Have you heard the term, "Effective Gross Income?" If you're starting out in real estate investing in Georgia or the Carolinas, you may hear this term. Also called, "EGI," it's the income that you'd have when you subtract losses of income from vacancy, concessions, model units, legal fees, employees, and bad debt. The reason it's important to know an apartment complex's Effective Gross Income is extremely telling. You don't only want to consider the Gross Potential Income. You'll also want to add in revenue generated from other things like coin-operated laundry, parking, or concessions. In order to determine your property's

29 07, 2018

Community Gardens For Rental Tenants

By |2018-07-29T21:21:32+00:00July 29th, 2018|Categories: Income, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments, Leases, Leasing Your Property, Tenants|Tags: , |0 Comments

One very progressive concept some landlords across the nation have committed to is community gardens run by and for the tenants. One of the dreams behind home ownership these days is the satisfaction of growing your own vegetables. As a landlord, you can help tenants who are far from the goal of home ownership find some satisfaction by installing some raised beds for participating tenants to use as a community garden. The only effort you technically need to put forth is arranging the agreement of this co-op and installing the raised beds. The tenant do the rest. A garden might

17 07, 2018

Investors: Have You Heard Of Rent Auctions?

By |2018-07-16T22:37:07+00:00July 17th, 2018|Categories: Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments, Leases, Leasing Your Property, Tenants|Tags: , |0 Comments

  If you own rental properties, you've got to hear about this latest concept: Rent Auctions. Typically, you check comparable rental units in the area, check market reports and do your best job at setting the price of rent in your rental units. Right? Then, you advertise the rental unit for the price that you think is the most accurate rate. Consider this though. One South African start up company began a rental listing and management service. Instead of just declaring the rent, landlords have the option t o allow potential tenants to bid on the opportunity to rent a

16 07, 2018

Should You Manage Your Own Investment Properties?

By |2018-07-16T12:56:52+00:00July 16th, 2018|Categories: Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments, Leases, Leasing Your Property, Tenants|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

When you own an investment property, you have a big decision to make. Should you manage your own property or hire a property manager? Ultimately that decision will depend on a number of factors. Is it even feasible? Managing Your Own Investment Properties Property managers have several responsibilities. Here are the basic services offered by property managers that would become your responsibility if you manage your own investment properties: Respond to emergency and repair calls from tenants. (Remember, this could mean a call while you're sleeping or in another meeting.) Co-ordinate repairman visits. Finding tenants to place in your rental

13 07, 2018

You Control The Value Of Your Multifamily Real Estate

By |2018-07-13T12:58:33+00:00July 13th, 2018|Categories: Hard Money, Investing, Investment Properties, Investments, Leases|Tags: , , |0 Comments

When you have a rental property, especially a multifamily rental property with five or more units, the value of the property is actually based on the income that its able to produce. The wonderful thing about investing in rental properties is that you do have some control over this value. See, you are in control of the income and even the expense of the property. When you first purchase an existing multifamily rental property, you can negotiate better prices for many services. Sometimes, you can install supplementary income generators like coin-laundry or services. You can look at rent and determine