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Can Owners Refuse Section 8?

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Georgia is one of the many states where Section 8 (now called the Housing Choice Voucher) is optional. Rental property owners can decide if they want to offer their property to the Section 8 community. HUD has been working to try to increase the number of homes available in ...

Brighter Homes Rent Faster

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Brightening up your rental will help get it rented so much quicker. Here are some simple tricks we use to add more light to our rentals.1) If there are blinds on the windows, we will turn the slats upward. This small trick allows natural light to enter the home and bounces off th...

HUD Wants you!

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Over the years, HUD has become concerned about the number of Landlords withdrawing from their Section 8 program. So much so, that they finally asked Landlords why they are leaving. From feedback received across the county, HUD has begun implementing initiatives to retain and incr...

How Much Security Deposit?

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How much security deposit should you hold? The general rule of thumb is one month’s rent but over the last few years we have noticed that tenants are just leaving lots of personal property and not really cleaning their rental upon termination of their lease. They are expect...

Who Handles The Lawn?

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Who should handles lawn care? Over the years I have had the tenant take care of the yard ... but! Tenants don't do a grood job if they do it at all. Recently, I have had a change of plans. I'm now handles the lawn care maintenant and charging the tenant extra or it is inc...

Drive-Bys

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If you are self managing your rental property, performing periodic drive-bys are important. Two to three times per year, get in your car and drive by the property and simply take a photo of the home from your car. Do not get out and walk around the home.  If the grass is too...

Self Showing Lock Boxes - Should you use them?

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SELF-SHOWING LOCK BOXES. Should you use them?Nothing is more aggravating then traveling to your rental for a showing only to have the potential tenant NOT show up or even call you.New technology has brought SELF-SHOWING LOCK BOXES to the market where tenants can make their own ar...

Landlord Tenant Laws (Georgia)

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Tip #20: It is really risky managing a property without knowing what the laws are that govern tenancy. Every state is different - some are move tenant friendly and structure laws accordingly. When managing your rental, don't assume anything. Make sure you consult the laws and...

Atlanta Area Rental Prices

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Just for your information - Average Atlanta area rental prices: Atlanta: $1,645 ~~ Marietta: $1421 ~~ Decatur: $1300 ~~ Sandy Springs: $1602 ~~ Douglasville: $1308 ~~ Kennesaw: $1717 ~~ Smyrna: $1449 If you want to know what your how much your rental property will rent for, just...

Tip #19: Compliance

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Tip #19: It is critical that your rental home is in compliance with state and local building codes. You are responsible for ensuring your investment property meets health and safety regulations or your tenant may have grounds to break their lease or even worse, sue you. A judge i...
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