Entries by Michael Hurley

Property Manager vs Landlord: What’s the Difference?

What does it take to be a good property manager? What about to be a good landlord? Well, it won’t surprise you to learn that the skills for either one are similar. However, their work environment and responsibilities differ. So if you are thinking about getting into property management of any kind you should know the key differences between a property manager vs landlord. Read below to learn more about each one and whether you would be […]

Should You Allow Pets In Rentals?

As a landlord, owning a rental property comes with a series of responsibilities. Finding reputable tenants that will care for your property can be a process. One of the biggest factors that could make your property a hot commodity on the rental market is allowing pets. If you haven’t considered pet friendly rentals before, continue reading for more information.  Pet Friendly Rentals Deciding if you should deem your rental property pet-friendly is a big decision. […]

A Landlord’s Guide to the Eviction Process

Evicting tenants isn’t easy, especially if you’ve never had to go through it. On top of being a costly process, it can be a stressful one. Unfortunately, most landlords will find themselves in this situation at least once. If your tenants refuse to play ball, eviction may be your only option. Thorough background checks can alleviate this issue, but some bad tenants can still slip through the cracks. The good news: you can break the eviction […]

Tips for First-Time Landlords

In the US, there are around 11 million individual investor landlords. If you have the money, investing in property to rent out can be a great way to make some passive income. But it’s definitely not as easy as just owning a house, renting it out, and collecting rent. Many newcomers are surprised that being a landlord entails many more tasks, which can leave you feeling overwhelmed pretty quickly. If you’re a first-time landlord, you’ll […]

5 Qualities to Look for When Buying a Rental Property

Did you know that there are almost 50 million rental units in the United States alone? Investing in a rental property is one of the best decisions you can make in the current economic climate. You may be wondering about rental property investments and how to buy a rental property. Here are some tips for buying a rental property that will bring you a great stream of income in no time. Check Crime Rates You […]