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Just tied the knot?  Uncle sam might be very pleased because he'll have his hooks into $50,000 more of your income this year.How can this be, isn’t marriage and family supposed to reduce tax liability, especially among the middle-class.  Not so.  Here’s how it works.  As a single tax payer you ha...
07/14/2011
To a landlord or property manager, vacancies are generally the worst possible thing since a vacancy is catastrophic to cash flow.  It’s important that when a property becomes vacant the term until the next tenant moving in is as short as possible.Aggregating information from many landlords, I’ve ...
06/11/2011
I subscribe to Google Alerts to alert me when something within my field pops up on the internet.  One such alert I received this morning was labeled "10 Myths about Web Based Property Management Software".   Obviously as I work with a web based property management software company this peaked my ...
05/26/2011
I am an online business providing software solutions to landlords and property managers.  As such, industry acceptance and trust is an absolute must.  I struggled with this decision for the last couple years on whether to take the leap and apply for BBB Accreditation.  For anyone unfamiliar with ...
05/20/2011
Craigslist is an EXCELLENT tool for listing rentals, in fact, it's so excellent I've heard more propery managers say they get more leads from craigslist than from any other source.  Managing my own rentals, I can say the very same thing.  Craigslist is an excellent medium to get the word out abou...
01/17/2011
Earlier this year, a bill named H.R. 5297: Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 amended tax reporting rules for landlords.  Section 2101 establishes that, “a person receiving rental income from real estate shall be considered to be engaged in a trade or business of renting property”.  Previously uninc...
12/29/2010
Some say to keep business and personal completely separate.  Others feel that practice is hogwash.  I tend to lean towards keeping them separate except around Christmas time.  If I've seen the property has been being taken care of I really enjoy giving a gift around the holidays.  It's often some...
12/21/2010
So there's a bit of a misconception out there for landlords, especially, private landlords who aren't incorporated that it is difficult to do a proper tenant screen.  I've heard not just from my friends in the industry but from countless customers things like:  "I'm not allowed to get credit repo...
12/17/2010
This topic applies to every property manager in the room, private landlords, and brokers who manage properties.  It's a serious step taken by Uncle Sam to increase regulations and requirements on an industry which is already FAR too regulated and taxed.  I for one am not excited about even more p...
12/10/2010
One of the most important steps a landlord can take to protect their property, cash flow, and sanity is to properly screen tenants prior to placement. Failing to properly screen a tenant can result in any or all of the following problems, all of which are far more costly than a tenant screening r...
12/08/2010
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