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Prepare Your Rental Home for Summer With These Home Maintenance Tips

Summer is here, along with fun at the beach and pool, barbeques, and warm nights. If you have a rental home though, it’s time to do some summer maintenance; rain, snow, hail or other fun seasonal weather can wreak havoc on your home. Here is your short list of maintenance to make sure your rental […]

June 12th, 2017 by Property Alliance

Spring Lawn Maintenance Tips for Your Rental Home

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Spring has sprung and it’s time to give the lawn at your rental home a little TLC. Even renters want their own piece of grassy paradise; not to mention a lush, green lawn adds major curb appeal. Taking care of the lawn in the spring is manageable when you know what to do. Here are […]

May 4th, 2017 by Property Alliance

Go Green: Tips to Make Your Rental Home Eco-Friendly

Tips to Make Your Rental Home Eco-Friendly

When it comes to being eco-friendly, you can’t leave your rental home out in the cold. Making it eco-friendly has three main advantages: 1. Reduce your tenant’s cost of living 2. Reduce your property’s environmental energy footprint 3. Help attract higher quality renters If you’re looking to turn your rental home into a lean, green, […]

April 4th, 2017 by Property Alliance

Top 8 Blogs for Real Estate Investors

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There are lots and lots of blogs and websites dedicated to real estate investing, so we decided to make a list of our favorites. These websites and blogs offer quality content on a consistent basis, and are applicable to beginning investors as well as experienced investors. Whether you have one rental property, or numerous, you’re […]

January 3rd, 2017 by Property Alliance

Should You Manage Your Own Rental Properties?

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Everyone who owns an investment rental property has to face a decision: manage the property themselves, or hire a property management firm. There are lots of variables to consider, so we thought we’d put together this list of questions that might help you decide: Do you want to deal with tenants on a day to […]

November 15th, 2016 by Property Alliance

What Millennials Want in a Rental Home

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Millennials are disrupting homeownership trends; they are renting longer and delaying home ownership. If you’re fuzzy on who exactly is considered a millennial, they are the group that was born between the 80’s and early 2000’s. They’re also one of the largest groups of renters in the U.S. today. Millennials are a unique group; they […]

November 9th, 2016 by Property Alliance

Go Green: Tips to Make Your Rental Home Eco-Friendly

There are lots of reasons to consider making your rental home eco-friendly; eco-friendly homes are very attractive to renters, and it shows them you as a landlord are involved and care about not only the home, but the world we live in. Of course it saves both you and your tenants money, which your tenants […]

October 3rd, 2016 by Property Alliance

2016 Home Trends to Incorporate in Your Rental Property

Is it time to update your rental home? Keeping your rental home updated allows you to charge higher rent, and will usually attract better renters. Right now there are several home trends that can easily be incorporated into your rental home. Here are our top 5 updates we recommend to add a chic, modern flair […]

August 18th, 2016 by Property Alliance

New Guidance on the Fair Housing Act for Property Managers and Landlords

In new guidance in April of this year, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) told landlords that turning down tenants based on their criminal records may violate the Fair Housing Act. Individuals with criminal records currently aren’t a protected class under the Fair Housing Act, and the guidance from HUD’s general counsel says […]

June 20th, 2016 by Property Alliance

How to Attract Great Tenants for Your Rental Property

Every rental property owner dreams of getting those great tenants who stay long-term and pay their rent on time, every time. It’s not impossible! In fact, there are several things you can do to ensure you get great tenants who tend to stay longer. Here are some tips: Update and beautify your property The condition […]

May 6th, 2016 by Property Alliance