Is it Time to Raise the Rent? July 11, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Real Estate Investment

By Kerry Curry, Contributing Writer

For the real estate investor, deciding whether to raise the rent can be a difficult decision. It’s important to go about the process of raising the rent with the proper care and consideration to ensure …

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How to Calculate Fair Market Rental Value February 29, 2016

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Real Estate Investment

By Darren Weaver, Assistant Vice President, Product Development, B2R Finance

Deciding what to charge for rent is no simple matter, but there are steps you can take to ensure you are charging the fair market rental value for your area.…

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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How To Spot a Great Property Manager May 21, 2014

By Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Landlords, Real Estate

A great property manager can often add significant margin to your monthly residential rental portfolio revenue. Below are a few things to look for when hiring a property manager:

Their attention to detail – In business as in life, it’s …

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Do Your Tenants Have Renters Insurance? May 9, 2014

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

Most apartment dwellers do not have renters insurance. Not surprisingly, the number of tenants with insurance in rental homes is even lower. There are two large misconceptions when it comes to purchasing renters insurance. The first is that the landlord …

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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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9 Ways to Keep Your Tenants Happy! January 27, 2014

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

Every rental home landlord knows that it takes significant time and money to attract and retain good tenants. It just makes good business sense to strive for happy, long term tenants in your rental properties.

Below is a list of …

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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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