Rental Property Maintenance Guide – 3 Common Air Conditioner IssuesThis summer when temperatures climb into the 90’s and the air conditioning unit in one of your rental houses decides to stop working, you need a quick solution. While many air conditioning problems require a professional, some may be addressed …

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Your Springtime Rental Property Checklist May 8, 2014

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Contractors, Landlords, Real Estate, Renters

As a landlord, the beginning of spring is a great time of year to run through a property checklist for your current renters, or prospective new ones. Below is a list of items to cover:

  • Spruce up the yard. Have
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5 Useful Apps for Landlords January 24, 2014

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Contractors, Landlords, Real Estate

There are apps for almost everything and everyone. With highly custom apps available for specific professions like engineers, lawyers and doctors, landlords are no exception.

There are several apps which have been created with the daily needs of landlords in …

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Keep the Pests Out of Your Rental Homes January 21, 2014

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Contractors, Landlords, Real Estate, Renters

Keeping pests out of your single-family rental properties is a year round job! Dry rot, crumbling timbers and spongy floors are signs of pest infestations that can seriously affect the structure of your investments. What’s even more frightening is that …

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Rental Homes and Frozen Pipes January 10, 2014

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Contractors, Landlords, Real Estate, Renters

While some cities are recovering from the polar vortex of 2014, many remain below freezing during this nationwide chill. Hopefully you’ve taken the necessary steps to winterize your rental home properties, but this extreme cold may be wrecking unexpected havoc …

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7 Ways To Winterize Your Rental Properties January 4, 2014

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Contractors, Landlords, Real Estate, Renters

There’s nothing like the peace of mind you’ll have by taking a few steps to get your rental properties ready for cold (in some cases, extremely cold) weather. Add these 7 steps to your checklist:

  1. Clean those gutters – Once
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Landlord Checklist For the New Year December 30, 2013

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Contractors, Landlords, Real Estate, Renters

As a single family rental property landlord, take the opportunity in January to perform regular safety and maintenance checks, replacing and repairing items that need attention. This may save you or your management company repair calls throughout the year, as …

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Security Systems for Your Tenants December 17, 2013

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Contractors, Renters

These days, you can never be too careful regarding the safety of your renters. Do the best you can to protect them and give them the feeling of safety and security. A burglary is both their and your worst nightmare. …

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Hiring a Contractor – Know When You Need One December 13, 2013

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Contractors

Any minor buy-to-rent remodeling project can suddenly become a large one, and although some can be completed by experienced do-it-yourselfers, it’s important to ask yourself several questions before taking on a remodel project:

1. Is it really worth my time …

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4 Outdoors Projects to Spruce Up Your Rental Property December 11, 2013

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Contractors, Renters

Once you’ve closed on your buy-to-rent property, it’s time to boost the curb appeal to make the property more attractive to renters. These updates don’t have to be extensive or expensive projects; a little effort goes a long way. …

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Maintain a Good Working Relationship with Your Contractors December 9, 2013

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Contractors

No matter how large or small your buy-to-rent property improvements may be, things will likely go smoothly if you maintain a professional working relationship with your contractors. Here are some quick tips for keeping everyone focused on the project:

1. …

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