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    Rents Just Keep Rising – Invest In Rentals

    May 22nd, 2013

    real estate investing chart-rent-rises.topAbout a year ago I read a CNN Money article about the latest signs that rents continue to climb while home price remain stagnate in certain metro areas.  CNN Money article: http://cnnmon.ie/HkhXyT

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    Landlording & Rental Property Move-Out Reminder Form

    March 15th, 2013

    real estate investingOn a recent trip back home to Missouri, I got to see my latest triplex purchase.  And most importantly, I was able to meet and visit with each of the residents living there.  I learned that one resident plans to move out in a few months and also that we have a feral cat problem.

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    3 Lessons For Landlords And Property Owners

    December 3rd, 2012

    real estate investingLesson #1: Give your customers what is most important to them.

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    In The Right Place At The Right Time

    May 3rd, 2011

    Are you in the right place at the right time? To show prospects your apartments? To respond to maintenance needs? To motivate tenants to renew their lease or upgrade to a newer, nicer unit?

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    When What Used to Work Doesn’t Anymore

    April 25th, 2011

    Have you have ever had too many qualified applicants for your rental properties?  So many you had to turn them away and even stop advertising?  I mean what a happy problem, right?  A landlord’s dream.

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    Gone But Not Forgotten

    April 11th, 2011

    According to a 2009 NAHB Multifamily Preferences survey, the top three reasons why tenants move are for –

    1) Better quality place

    2) Single-family unit

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    The American Dream Redefined

    March 30th, 2011

    A recent survey found that more than a quarter of Americans currently renting houses and apartments have no intention to ever buy a home.

    The survey, by real estate search site Trulia.com, found 27 percent of renters do not plan to ever buy a home.  Although 72 percent still expect to buy eventually, that proportion is down from 77 percent just six months ago.

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    Is Turnover Killing Your Profits?

    March 28th, 2011

    You probably agree almost nothing is worse than having an empty rental property.  Two kinds of costs can hit hard: real costs (like utilities, taxes, maintenance, and cleaning) and opportunity costs (like lost rental income and a higher risk of crime).

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