What the End of the Eviction Moratorium Means For Landlords
By Kathy Scott Wednesday, September 8, 2021
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government put certain protections in place to protect tenant's rights. One of those protections was a federal eviction moratorium. While eviction is often the last resort for landlords, it is sometimes the only tool to deal with...
Expert Advice on How to Find Good Tenants for Your Rental Property
By Kathy Scott Wednesday, August 25, 2021
It's a hot market for renting right now. There are so many tenants looking for good housing, and you know that filling vacancies doesn't take long.That said, not all tenants are alike. While most tenants are agreeable and willing to abide by their lease terms and pay rent...
4 Reasons Why You Should Always Run a Background Check on a Tenant
By Kathy Scott Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Around 19 of 20 employers use background checks. Background checks are very helpful if you want to learn about a potential hire. They are helpful if you want to see if they have a criminal past and if they could be a danger to your business. Running a background can spe...
Why Some Investment Properties Are Better Than Others
By Kathy Scott Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Many opportunities present themselves when you decide to invest in real estate. How do you know which ones are worth investing in?Knowing which investment properties are best is easy. They’re the ones that turn a profit.The challenge is determining in advance which ones wil...
Property Management: 3 Do's and Don'ts When Hiring
By Kathy Scott Wednesday, July 14, 2021
If you’re one of the millions of Americans with investment properties, you’ve probably considered outsourcing to a pro. Dealing with the nitty-gritty details of rental property management can be a hassle, which is why many owners turn to experts for help.However, find...
Why Hire a Professional Property Management Team
By Kathy Scott Wednesday, June 23, 2021
If you own a rental property, you know just how much work goes into managing it. If you've got your hands full and don't want to handle all the daily logistics, hiring a property management team may be the best option for you.Is a rental property management team worth it?...
For Rent by Owner: How to Turn Your Home Into a Rental Property
By Kathy Scott Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Out of the 100 largest cities in the US, 91 saw an increase in rent prices in 2018. Now is the perfect time to turn your home into a rental property. In order to list your home as for rent by owner, you’ll need to take a few steps. Let’s take a look at exactly wh...
Detecting Elevated Radon Levels
By Kathy Scott Tuesday, March 2, 2021
I first became aware of radon gas when I was sent a box full of radon test kits from the bank when refinancing a large multi-family apartment complex in College Station, Texas. I had heard some about radon gas, but really didn’t have much thought about it until I was confro...
10 Reasons to Hire a Professional Property Manager
By Kathy Scott Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Setting the right rental rates: While looking through the classifieds to see what other landlords are charging for similar properties is a fine way to ballpark your rent price, a good property management company will conduct a thorough market study in order to set a rental price ...
How to be a good tenant
By Kathy Scott Monday, November 5, 2018
1. Read your lease. No, seriously read it. It won’t be the most exciting night table material but you’ll thank yourself when you do read it. A lease is a binding legal contract. It creates a binding relationship between you and your landlord. What are you agreeing to?...