Property Management Education Blog

Should You Own Your Rental Property in an LLC?

Real estate investors are faced with a host of important decisions on how they will own and operate their rental properties. Perhaps the most critical decision being how they should actually own the property. Should they hold it individually or set up some type of owne...

Why You Should Never Charge a Pet Deposit

Rental property investors often come to us with questions regarding renting to tenants with pets. Landlords and even property managers sometimes fall into the trap of charging a separate pet deposit, when the reality is an additional pet-specific deposit is not in the be...

Top 3 Colorado Cities for Real Estate Investors

Perhaps the most frequently asked question we get from investors is, “Where should I buy and what areas should I stay away from?” In this blog, we break down the top three Colorado rental markets currently presenting the most opportunity for real estate investor...

Pros & Cons of Investing in Subsidized Housing

What is subsidized housing and should you as a real estate investor incorporate it into your investment strategy? The answer really depends on your own unique investment goals. Subsidized housing, typically Section 8 housing, like any investment property comes with a list of p...

Don’t Hire a Property Manager Until You Check These 6 Things

If you’re a residential property investor preparing to hire a property manager, you should absolutely ask these six un-frequently asked questions. Even if you have a manager you’ve already hired, call them and ask these six things to ensure you’ve effectively v...

5 Advertising Essentials for Rentals

Whether you as a rental property investor choose to hire a property manager or self-manage your rental investment portfolio, it’s essential that your vacant property is being marketed effectively. In this blog, we will identify the five key strategies to help you marke...

How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster

As a rental property owner, if you used leverage to buy, your goal is to pay the property off as quickly as possible. When a property is owned free and clear, that’s when it can really become profitable. In this blog, we will give a real-world example of how paying...

10 Words You Never Want to Hear from Your Tenant

"I am getting a service animal and it’s a turkey." While this may seem silly or unrealistic, but the truth is this is a real story. As a landlord, what do you say? Do you know the laws around service animals? If you don’t, you should brush up because H...

Don’t Rent to Tenants with Credit Scores Under this Number

One of the toughest challenges landlords face is finding quality tenants - someone who will pay their rent on time, care for your property, and ideally stay for a long period of time. While you should always conduct a thorough background check before placing a prosp...
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