You’re ready to grow your real estate investment portfolio—but not sure where to begin. For some people, property investment is a full-time job—they are relying on that income to support them. Other people may be delving into property investment as a way to bring in a few extra dollars. No matter what the reasons are for growing your real[...]
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We really need to talk! The Federal Fair Housing Act ("FHA") was passed to help ensure that both rental applicants and current tenants of a landlord are not discriminated against due to certain characteristics they may possess (i.e., people who possess the characteristics outlined in the law cannot be[...]
Having been in the real estate business for over 30 years, I've come to learn a thing or two about doing property management right. Being affiliated with the largest residential property management company in the world tends to give one some perspective. After you become part of a company with 70,000+ residential units under management and 300+[...]
So, you want to find good tenants for your rental property in Sarasota. It almost sounds odd saying it, as if anyone has ever said, "What I really want are bad tenants for my Sarasota rental property!" Such words have never been spoken. However, well-intentioned landlords unwittingly set themselves up for bad tenants by doing all the wrong[...]
This may seem so obvious that you might be wondering why it's even worth mentioning. After all, you wouldn't go to a foot doctor for a heart ailment or a trial attorney for a real estate closing! You also wouldn't go to a piano teacher to learn how to play the tuba. So why do so many rental property owners choose generic real estate agents and[...]