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Monday, August 15, 2016
Friday, August 12, 2016
Putting photos in your ads can boost the odds of renting your property. In fact, a study found that listings with 11 to 15 photos get 70% more clicks than those with none at all.
But if you make these six mistakes, your photos could actually take away from your rental’s appeal.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
The U.S. Census Bureau reports that homeownership has hit a 50-year low. And that could be good news for investors willing to step into the single-family home market, according to experts.
Monday, August 1, 2016
“There was a time when landlords would remove the front and back doors or turn off the water to get deadbeats out. But we live in a kinder, gentler society now, which means you have to follow the letter of the law.”
Abiding by the law often results in a time lag between filing for an eviction and getting one. And such delays in the justice system can cost you.
I had a tenant who was behind in his rent. He said he wanted out of his lease because he didn’t like his neighbors and the HOA’s rules. I agreed as long as he would pay what he owed me.
He didn’t keep his end of the bargain, so I filed an eviction note.
When I arrived with the sheriff’s deputy to execute the eviction, the tenant was gone.
And I was left with …
Holes in walls, broken bi-fold doors, filthy oven, disgusting refrigerator.
I got a $6,000+ judgment against the slimeball, but that’s not worth the paper it’s written on here in Florida.
The lesson to be learned is that you can’t afford to be a nice guy. And you must move as quickly as possible once a tenant falls behind in the rent.