How to Handle Tenant Complaints September 12, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Landlords

By Kerry Curry, Contributing Writer

If you have residential rental properties with tenants, you will, at some point in time, receive a complaint. It’s just the law of averages, even for the most fastidious landlord.

There are good ways and …

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What do Baby Boomers Want in Accessible Rentals? August 29, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Landlords

By Kerry Curry, Contributing Writer

A significant number of baby boomers want to move into rental properties as they age. Housing that is accessible for aging or disabled baby boomers will be a key factor in their decisions about where …

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Summer Safety Tips for Renters July 25, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Landlords

By Kerry Curry, Contributing Writer

It’s summer, and the temperature is rising across the country. This is the time of year when renters enjoy spending time outdoors — swimming, barbecuing and enjoying a cold drink.

It’s also a good time …

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By Kerry Curry, B2R Contributing Writer

Tenants, like owners, have a desire to celebrate the holidays with decorations, but rental investors may want to have a written decoration policy to ensure the safety of their tenants and avoid property damage …

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By Kerry Curry, B2R Contributing Writer

We’ve rounded up some of the best gadgets to give and get this holiday season based on items showcased at the recent Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association conference (better known as CEDIA 2015

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As the lower temperatures start nipping at your nose, it’s a good reminder that it’s time to winterize. Single-family rental investors can benefit in several ways from winterization of their properties:

  1. Winterization will protect properties from possible damage.
  2. Tenants will
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By Brianna Bobola, Marketing Writer, B2R Finance

We’re looking forward to a spooky night of fun this Halloween, but unfortunately for property owners, it could also be the stuff of true nightmares. Halloween has the highest number of vandalism claims …

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By Brianna Bobola, Marketing Writer, B2R Finance

With fall just around the corner, we can’t help but think of change and improvement, and that goes for rental properties, too. Managing normal wear and tear on your rental is an ongoing …

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By Brianna Bobola, Marketing Writer, B2R Finance

Tenant testimonials provide a powerful marketing tool to attract potential future tenants and create a pipeline of demand for your property. In many ways, getting a good testimonial starts before a renter moves …

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By Trenton T. Roberts, Partner at Roberts & Willie, PLLC in Houston, Texas

Even the best tenant screening methods may not protect you from having to evict someone from your rental property.…

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By Brianna Bobola, Marketing Writer, B2R Finance

If you’ve ever been involved in a neighborhood crime watch effort, you know that common sense and a commitment to safety can go a long way. These same principles apply when thinking about …

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By Brianna Bobola, Marketing Writer, B2R Finance

Rental property investors should consider a variety of renovations and other property enhancements to increase profits and attract better-qualified tenants.

When deciding how to prioritize your property improvements, it’s important to weigh the …

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How to Market Your Rental Property Online June 22, 2015

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

By Robert Greenberg, VP Marketing, B2R Finance

In a hyper-connected and mobile world, many prospective tenants begin their rental search online. As a result, a strong marketing plan is essential to reaching the right tenant and minimizing the amount of …

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Is a Tenant Screening Service Right for You?

By Robert Greenberg, VP Marketing, B2R Finance

Rental property investors want to find tenants that pay on time, adhere to the terms of their lease agreement and respect their rental property.

Using one of the many online services that offer …

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Professional Property Manager

By Leslie Evanoff, HomeStar Property Management

Some real estate investors swear by them while others swear them off.

There are pros and cons to hiring a professional property management company. Hiring a good property manager can increase efficiency, reduce loss …

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Investability Blog

By Eric Workman, President, Investability.com

Investability.com has recently launched a state of the art platform aimed at serving buy and hold real estate investors. Utilizing the SFR industry’s most reliable rental property data, Investability.com gives investors the ability to search …

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When and How to Hire a Real Estate Attorney May 20, 2015

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

How to Hire a Real Estate AttorneyBy Trenton T. Roberts, Attorney at Looper, Goodwine P.C. in Houston, Texas

It’s not uncommon to purchase residential real estate without hiring a real estate attorney. However, there are situations in which real estate investors will want to consider consulting …

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Reduce Property Taxes

By Mike Hanna, Managing Partner, Investmark Mortgage LLC

It’s springtime, which means you’ve likely received your Notice of Appraised Value on your rental homes for the current year.

We’ve all heard that housing values are rising, but that doesn’t necessarily …

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Push Your Boundaries

By Robert Greenberg, VP Marketing, B2R Finance

Many real estate investors limit their investments to their own city or even their own neighborhood, but getting rid of that mystical boundary can open up a whole new world of investment opportunities.…

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5 Ways to Be a Better Real Estate Investor April 27, 2015

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

5 Ways to Be a Better Real Estate Investor

By Robert Greenberg, VP Marketing, B2R Finance

Now is a great time to invest in single-family rental properties, but the competition can be fierce.

From big investors to small “mom-and-pops,” there are perhaps more investors seeking rental property than ever …

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