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Tip #2 Updates Bring Higher Rent

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Renters look for the same things as buyers: a nice, updated home. The more updated the home, the more rent you can expect. But! You have to weigh the cost of all the brand new updates against the cost to recover. In addition, there are certainly limits to how high you can go befo...

Tip #1 Friends and Family

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Tip #1: Never, ever, ever, ever rent your property to family, friends, friends of family or friends of friends! They quickly take advantage of you because they begin to look at you like the rich guy. Or if you are family, you should give them a break. Renting to these people neve...

What to Consider before Raising Your Rent

Every property owner wants to get the most rent they can from their rental property. But when is it okay to raise the rent? Before making the decision to increase a tenant’s rent, you may want to consider a few things:What is the market rate for properties in the same cond...

Section 8

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Section 8 has gotten a bad rap but in most recent years the Housing Authorities have worked hard to clean up this program. In the past, you could count on a Section 8 home to be a dilapidated, run-down home with messy tenants in areas you wouldn't dare go near.Today, I think ...

What is the Eviction Process in the Atlanta area?

To many people, the eviction process in Georgia seems so daunting. For the vast majority of us, standing before a judge to defend our position can be foreign and very scary. Today, we’re discussing dispossessory action and how to evict a tenant in the Atlanta area.Marietta ...

Know the Warning Signs of a Bad Tenant

Tenant screening is the single most important activity for landlords who want to have a successful rental experience. Many homeowners get a feeling when they’re talking to prospective tenants, and they approve a tenant who is likeable. They will do a minimal job screening, ...

Property Security Deposits

Welcome to Atlanta Area Property and Management; serving the entire Atlanta Metro Area. There are very strict laws regarding the handling of security deposits. These laws can get an owner in lots of trouble, and if you make a mistake, fines and penalties can apply.By law, securit...

How Much Can I Rent My Investment Property For?

How much rent can I get for my property? This is the ultimate question that every owner wants answered. The real answer is – what will the market bear? I’ll try to answer this question today.Understanding Market Rate RentWhat will the market bear is not much of an ans...

How Do I Handle Repairs in My Rental Property?

 Maintenance on rental property is one of those many headaches that comes with ownership. It’s a two-edged sword in that maintenance costs money, and if your expenses are more than the annual rent, it’s not exactly an expenditure you want to take on. However, by ...

How to Get the Best Tenants for My Rental Property

Over the years, since we have been in the property management business, we have found there are many elements to tenant placement that are key to making a profit. We’re talking about two of them today.Renting to Friends and FamilyIf you want to find the best tenant, don&rsq...
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