While there can be a lot of paperwork initially (and inspections, back and forth with case workers, etc.), becoming a successful Section 8 landlord can end up benefiting you as much as your tenants.
It always seems like a great idea initially: buy a starter home, live there for a few years, and then once you’re ready to move to a larger house, rent the first. That’s what Holly Johnson and her husband did.
When it comes to marketing vacancies to the right demographics, Baby Boomers represent big numbers —76.4 million people at last count, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau data. The cohort, representing people born between 1946 and 1964, are often
Your knowledge of people with hoarding disorder may merely be what you’ve seen on TV, but this disorder can impact people from a variety of backgrounds, and is more than just captivating reality television. According to the Mayo Clinic, hoarding
For years, Santa Monica landlord Barbara Bills was forced to forego significant rental income because three of her one-bedroom units were rent controlled. Tenants only paid $765, $765, and $714 per month, respectively, despite apartments in the same Santa Monica
As the weather gets colder and snow starts to fall, building owners and property managers begin to worry—and wonder: Will Mother Nature pack another wallop like last year? Boston was particularly hard hit, with many local property managers shoveling mountains
If you’re managing a residential rental property of significant size and are not already requiring renters insurance, you’re in a decided minority. The latest Apartment Cost Risk Survey from the National Multi Housing Council, which surveyed some 55 apartment companies with
Welcome to Part 8 of “Making More Money,” our series on how to earn more from your properties. In our last post, we covered why modernizing your bathrooms in today’s real estate market is a must. This time, we cover
It was a sunny Saturday afternoon on February 1, 2014 when a seven-alarm fire broke out in a Back Bay apartment building in Boston. Officials believe the fire started as a result of carelessly disposed material before it quickly spread
These days, online payments are the most efficient way to collect or send money. But sometimes you’ll need to send a paper check to pay a bill. And that means you’ll need a stack of paper checks on hand for