Apps for Residential Real Estate Investors November 14, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Property Management


By Kerry Curry, Contributing Writer

Every year, we enjoy testing out mobile apps that make the life of residential real estate investors easier. We’ve all heard the saying, “There’s an app for that” and it seems to be the case. …

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The risk of vandalism at residential rental properties is a real threat that real estate investors should take seriously. The expense and damage could be extensive and impact the property’s marketability should a vandal strike.…

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By Kerry Curry, Contributing Writer, B2R Finance

You know how important it is to do your homework in order to hire an ethical, smart and efficient property management company or individual.

Now that you’ve hired a professional to oversee your …

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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 Anthony Cazazian, Senior Vice President, B2R Finance

Investing in stabilized rental properties offers several benefits for the residential real estate investor. A property is considered to be stabilized if it is in lease-ready condition and is occupied by a …

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Can Your Rental Survive a Natural Disaster? September 14, 2015

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Property Management, Real Estate, Real Estate Investment

By Brianna Bobola, Marketing Writer, B2R Finance

As peak hurricane season approaches in mid-September, property owners along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts are holding their breath and hoping for a mild storm season, while those in Western states—especially California—are continually …

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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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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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Door Repair Versus Replacement

Does it make more sense to repair something or to make improvements on your rental homes?

Doing a repair versus doing an improvement on your rental property will impact you on two fronts: It will affect how you take deductions …

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Spruce Up Your HouseBy Tim Herriage, Managing Director B2R Finance

If you live in Boston and have been buried under 50 inches of snow, it may not feel like spring yet — but the groundhog notwithstanding — spring is right around the corner.…

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How to Hire the Best Property Manager

Hiring the right property manager is important for protecting your investment and achieving reduced vacancy time and maximized income. A good property manager will bring high quality tenants to your single-family rental investment properties. They will have a strong screening …

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