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    Why Would Anyone Invest in Multi-Family Properties?

    Real estate is unlike other investment strategies like bonds or stocks. Congress has laws in place to reward investors who invest in real estate. Why? Well this country needs housing and government isn’t into housing (for the most part), so they encourage anyone who wants to provide housing by off…Read More

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    Securing Your Properties Against Terror Attacks?

    To be straight up, there is good and evil in this world. God and Satan or any other label you ascribe to. As such, we are experiencing different methods of which these evil acts are carried out. Whether there is an increase in the number of attacks or not, that’s a topic that requires more researc…Read More

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    How Can You Break A Rental Lease

    Let’s face it, people usually do not enter a legally binding lease with the intention of breaking it. Sometimes life deals us challenges that conflicts with our current lease. Whether its job related, family or health issues. There is a plethora of situations that can arise that will have you aski…Read More

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    How Property Managers Fill Vacancies

    In order to fill your vacancies, you first need to know what renters want. That list can vary widely based on the type of rental property you have. Renters moving into an apartment will have different ‘wants’ then those moving into a single-family home. Longer Term Renters For those who are long…Read More

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    Financial Reports for Property Managers

    Financial reports are a critical element for property managers and property owners. Without these reports, how do you know the financial health of your portfolio or a single property? Decisions are often made based on your current financial status. General Accounting Most general accounting applicat…Read More

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    Hosting the Best Open House

    Open houses are a great way to generate interest as well as some urgency when it comes to renting your properties. They have been used by real estate agents for decades because they work, sort of. They say between 4-10% of sales contracts are a result of open houses. However, for rental properties, …Read More

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    Should You Use Professional Photography?

    You know the saying, a picture is worth a 1000 words. There is no denying the fact that great looking photos will help your marketing efforts. Renters are more inclined to choose a property that has a lot of photos with high quality. What most renters do, is shop for rental properties and then imagi…Read More

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    PropertyZar & QuickBooks

    I am a longtime user of QuickBooks. I’ve used it for all my companies since 1998. This BLOG highlights the PropertyZar accounting software as it pertains to property management. QuickBooks – A Good Role Model As we designed PropertyZar’s accounting, we wanted to make it as easy as QuickBooks. …Read More

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    PropertyZar – Hedging Your Real Estate Investments

    Hedge Your Real Estate Investments Real estate has been experiencing some phenomenal returns over the past several years. Even the stock market has been a long running bull market. Several factors play into this. Low interest rates as well as low inventory have benefited the real estate market. Anyo…Read More

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    PropertyZar – Should You Raise Rents

    Raising rents is a question we see a lot. Should you or shouldn’t you. For those landlord’s or property managers that do raise rents, 2-4% seem to be the typical range. Good Tenants If you have good tenants who take care of your property, pay on time and all-around good tenants, raising their re…Read More