Social Media Marketing for your rental
Being a landlord comes with many benefits, especially when you have responsible tenants. It is ideal to lease to someone who consistently pays rent on-time, takes care of the property and…
Landlord Retirement
The retirement age seems to be getting older every year, and for many, it’s not by choice. Many people dream of the day when they can leave the workplace for good and devote…
7 Ways to Be An All-Star Chicago Landlord
Owning a home cheaper than renting one in all of the country’s 100 largest metro areas, including Chicago, according to Trulia. In its report, it’s 42 percent cheaper to buy…
Hurricane Evacuation Route
Most people living in hurricane-prone areas know the Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30 each year. Every year, you hear it: “Prepare early. Buy your hurricane…
4 Steps to Take Before Renting Out Your Home
My friends like to joke that my husband and I are on the path to becoming professional landlords. When we got married, we decided to buy a townhouse together and…
Consider These 5 Things Before Renting Your Townhome
When my husband and I first bought our townhome, I loved everything about it—the high ceilings, the spacious kitchen and most of all, the neighborhood. Once we updated some of…
How to Deal with an Uncooperative Landlord
When I moved into my first apartment after college, I was thrilled about finally having my own place. What I didn’t count on was the family of mice that would…
How to Minimize Costs and Time to Market Between Tenants
How a rental property is outfitted can determine ongoing property management costs for landlords. Typically landlords must paint, change carpeting and perform repairs in order to make a unit ready…
How Allstate’s Office Changes Could Affect Suppliers
Many corporations are moving away from the traditional walled office concept to open workspaces that provide an atmosphere promoting collaboration and interaction among employees. The office walls are coming down,…
How to Find and Keep Good Tenants
Finding good tenants does not require magic or voodoo. Adherence to a trusted formula for tenant screening will ensure fewer headaches and lower expenses for landlords. My trusted formula can…