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 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

The nation’s residential rental market is in overdrive, fueled by exceptionally strong demand over a sustained period, according to a report released last week by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard …

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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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Renters Struggle to Find Available Units March 30, 2015

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

Cities Where More Than 50% Percent Rent

By Robert Greenberg, VP Marketing, B2R Finance

As the country gains more renters, the demand for affordable rentals is outstripping supply.

Real estate investors who are able to provide affordable rental housing should have no problem finding tenants in many …

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Renters Increase in 4th Quarter MBA

By Robert Greenberg, VP Marketing, B2R Finance

When we saw this chart from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), we were — to put it simply — wowed.

It brings into focus what we’ve been talking a lot about over the …

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Fannie Mae

By Robert Greenberg, VP Marketing, B2R Finance

The economy is on the upswing, but consumers remain cautious about buying homes and more said they’d rent instead, according to Fannie Mae’s most recent national housing survey.

This cautious sentiment about homebuying …

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2014 Real Estate Year In Review

Investors saw and took opportunities to grow their single-family rental portfolios in 2014 as the housing market continued to improve and provide growth potential. As we look forward to what 2015 holds, let’s take a moment to review the major …

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Many Renters Plan to be Tenants for the Long-Term December 29, 2014

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

buyrentMore than 60 percent of current renters plan to rent long-term, according to a recent survey from Freddie Mac that says renters see both positives and negatives about their living arrangements.

Freddie Mac commissioned Harris Poll to survey more than …

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Who is my Renter? October 19, 2014

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

Who is my Renter?

Renters and homeowners aren’t peas in a pod. Each group has unique characteristics.

Knowledge is power, and knowing these characteristics can help real estate investors and rental property managers make smart decisions in reaching out and meeting the needs of …

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Millennials Drive Demand for Rentals in Metro Areas October 14, 2014

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

Millennials

The young are on the move, according to data crunched and released by real estate data analytics firm RealtyTrac.

Millennials — the nation’s second biggest generation behind baby boomers, accounting for 69 million people — will have significant impacts on …

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Renting is the Answer for Consumers Wary of Buying Homes September 28, 2014

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

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After some considerable sizzle last year, the U.S. housing market rebound has slowed as sales and price increases experience an end-of-the-summer lethargy.

Despite an improving national economy with some significant employment gains, consumers remain worried about job security, stagnant wages, …

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Young adults living with parents

An unprecedented number of young adults are living with their parents, and when they eventually move out, two-thirds of them will become renters, not homeowners, according to recent Fannie Mae research.

The percent of young adults age 18-34 living with …

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7 Strategies for Retaining Great Tenants July 22, 2014

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Landlords, Renters

7 Strategies for Retaining Great TenantsMaintaining the same tenants in your rental properties year after year can be a huge benefit to your investment property business. As a landlord, it prevents periods when the property is empty and you are not receiving rental income. It …

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9 Questions Your Rental Property Tenants are Going to Ask! July 14, 2014

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Landlords, Renters

Frequently Asked Questions

Tenants searching for their perfect rental home are coming to the table armed with questions to ensure that their living experience meets the expectations created by your rental property advertisement. Be prepared for their questions, or consider proactively addressing some …

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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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4 Tips for Prescreening Your Rental Tenants June 30, 2014

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Landlords, Renters

3The prescreening process for your rental property tenants is a critical first step in ensuring a long-term professional relationship. These 4 tips will be useful as you review potential tenants and determine who will be signing your lease:

The Phone

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Your Rental Property Walk-Through Checklist June 24, 2014

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Landlords, Renters

2Once you are confident that you found a tenant for your rental property, the next step is scheduling a walk-through with them to record the current condition of the property. By documenting if anything in your rental home is in …

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5 Tips For Finding Great Tenants for Your Rental Properties June 18, 2014

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Landlords, Renters

Finding great tenants for your rental properties isn’t incredibly difficult if you consider the same approach as your investment strategy – research, planning and timing. Look for a tenant that matches your neighborhood feel, location and property, and they may …

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