Renting & Rental Tips

Friday, September 29th 2017 12:14 pm
Finding a home that you can afford is an issue that faces potential homeowners as well as home renters. Property values continue to rise and that effects everyone.Between the first time renters and people looking to downsize, millions of people enter the rental market everyday. New renter households [Read More]
Friday, June 2nd 2017 1:40 pm
Unofficial summer is here and with that comes the summer rentals. There are many online vacation rental sites such as HomeAway, AirBnB, HomeToGo and VRBO. While many who have used these companies to rent their summer dream home have gotten what they were looking for, there are many that complain tha [Read More]
Tuesday, March 14th 2017 11:57 am
10 rental property tax deductions landlords loveNEW YORK March 13, 2017 Whether you rent out a place or room to a tenant full time or just for a few weeks while you're away on vacation, you already know it's a great way to make money. But did you know it can also save you cash at tax time? That's [Read More]
Thursday, March 9th 2017 5:20 pm
Study: More owner-occupied homes becoming rentalsWASHINGTON March 8, 2017 A homeowners equity position is one of the central issues that prompts owners to take their property from owner-occupied to rental status, according to a new study from the Mortgage Bankers Associations Research Institute fo [Read More]
Friday, March 3rd 2017 7:09 am
Before you rent a home, it is important to a have a good awareness of what is expected of both you and of the landlord. Know your rights, be prepared and make this transition a positive experience for all parties involved.Be Prepared. Have all your ducks in a row when you are preparing to meet with [Read More]
Friday, December 9th 2016 8:32 am
Surrounding yourself with the love of good friends and family plays a huge role during the holiday season. Sometimes, in the case of larger families, this goal can be accomplished by renting a home base for the celebrations.Finding the perfect holiday rental can take a bit of time and effort, so you [Read More]
Monday, October 24th 2016 11:49 am
Single-family rental returns drop to nine-year lowIRVINE, Calif. Oct. 20, 2016 ATTOM Data Solutions' Q3 2016 Single Family Rental Market Report found that average single-family rental (SFR) returns dropped to a nine-year low for homes purchased so far in 2016.The average annual gross rental yield [Read More]
Wednesday, September 14th 2016 11:49 am
Should I change locks between tenants?By Harry HeistQuestion:Some homes we manage have very expensive locks, and changing them can be cost prohibitive. If the departing tenants return all the keys we gave them at move-in, we do not change the locks before the new tenants move in. Are we required to [Read More]
Friday, August 19th 2016 3:00 pm
Remember those days when you were looking for a house to rent and you would run to the nearest 7-11, grab a newspaper and start circling rentals in the classifieds? Wait..newspaper? Do those still exist? With technology running rampant where would one look to find a real estate rental that is availa [Read More]
Tuesday, July 26th 2016 12:39 pm
Wage growth now matches rental rate growthWASHINGTON July 22, 2016 U.S. renters are seeing their housing costs rise at a much more manageable pace, as new construction has tempered years of runaway increases in rent.Real estate data firm Zillow says that median rent rose a seasonally adjusted 2.6 [Read More]