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One of the things that make a rental unit ‘spark’, is a bathroom remodel.  A renter does not want to get a place that is grungy with a bunch of previous tenants ‘marks’ in them.  They want a sparkly bathroom, one that looks and smells clean.  One that when they have guests over, the guests are not grossed out.  Here is a recent bathroom remodel that I did, with tenants ...
Posted: Jul 29 2017 @ 2:00 AM
If you were like me as a landlord starting out, you are buying older properties.  Probably multifamily rentals, if you can afford it.  Often older properties are not set up for multiple families, even though they are being used for that purpose.  There are single meters in a multifamily property.  Even large properties have single water meters.  You probably wonder how to handle utilities as a landlord. Here is how to ...
Posted: Jun 29 2017 @ 2:00 AM
If you are a landlord, you are certainly taking a renter’s security deposit at some point.  You may call it a damage deposit, security deposit, or just plain extra rent.  In most cases, you will have to return all or some of it back to the renter at some point.  And you have to return it correctly. If you are going to be sued as a landlord, this is the number ...
Posted: Jun 23 2017 @ 2:00 AM
There are countless investors that want the fast returns.  Just buy a rental property, sit back, and make money as a landlord.  They think that just being a landlord will make them the riches they need to be financially independent.  The tenant pays your mortgage, and you relax on the beach.  You hire a property manager, set up automatic payments for rent to be deposited, and your mortgage gets drafted ...
Posted: May 27 2017 @ 2:00 AM
This is a guest post from Benjamin Davis on becoming a landlord. Back in 2011, when I started my PhD, I was far thinking I would ever imagine becoming a landlord. Fast forward to 2015, I cash out on a stock portfolio I had since I was 16 and I bought a condo all cash. This was possible due to aggressive savings and a good amount of luck investing in the ...
Posted: May 10 2017 @ 2:00 AM
This article will likely offend a few people, but since I have never been one to limit my posts to only the non-offensive topics, here goes.  If you have rentals, you will likely have a problem with domestic violence at one time or another.  Especially if you take in low credit score tenants.  Here is how to deal with domestic violence effectively as a landlord. Domestic Violence Takes Two I am not ...
Posted: Apr 23 2017 @ 2:00 AM
There comes a time in most landlord’s life, when you have to evict a tenant.  It’s not a fun thing to do, but neither is paying someone else’s rent, which is what you do when you let a tenant skip a rent payment.   It is not fun to see a new TV in the living room of your tenant, and wonder why your rent is not paid.  Maybe you see ...
Posted: Apr 15 2017 @ 2:00 AM
The following article is a Guest Post by http://www.managecentralfloridaproperty.com/ Tips to Help Enhance The Curb Appeal of your Rental Property As a landlord, the last thing you want is for your property to remain vacant for long. That translates to a loss of rental income. Hence, you need to make every effort to ensure your units are market ready and always inviting to prospective renters. An effective way to do so is ...
Posted: Feb 12 2017 @ 2:00 AM
One of the most dreaded landlord moments is when a tenant calls about a water issue.  In this case, my tenant texted me about water leaking into his garage.  I know enough about my own buildings, that if water is leaking into a garage, and it is sub-freezing outside, it is not good.  It could […] The post How to Fix a Water Heater Leak appeared first on No Nonsense Landlord. ...
Posted: Feb 05 2017 @ 2:00 AM
There are many people that have a 401K at their work place.  Some companies offer a 401K match.  So people wonder, should they invest in a 401K or Real Estate?   These people want some of the riches of real estate.  They want to purchase a rental property and they want passive income in retirement.  These […] The post Should I Invest in my 401K or Real Estate? appeared first on No ...
Posted: Jan 15 2017 @ 2:00 AM


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