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US Census 2010 data shows that rental vacancy rates are at the highest points they've been since the 1950s when the data begun being tracked.   Today rental vacancy rates are 10.6% or 1 in 10 homes do not have a tenant.  One might ponder; how can this be given all the foreclosures and new renters...
10/28/2010
I was reading a property management advertisement the other day from a property management company trying to earn my business and on their information sheet they say "less than 1% of our leases end up in court".  1%?!!?!?  So as many as 1 in 100 leases end up in court.  They were bragging about t...
09/08/2010
I know I'm not the only one out there that has a nagging feeling in their head when the beginning of the month rolls around.  I pro-rate my tenants so they are all due on the first, and typically give a 3 day grace.  There's the select few tenants that pay on the 1st.  That breed of tenants has m...
07/25/2010
Here at Rentec Direct we’re always testing out the capabilities of web browsers.  Our application makes use of some of the latest web technologies so it is important that browsers perform to make sure users’ experience is not just good, but great!For a very long time the best combination of perfo...
05/26/2010
I know this is happening to everybody.  Activerain's servers are not keeping up with demand.  I see a ton of comments and posts about this in the past, and it just seems to be a recurring issue.  The dreaded "Proxy Error".  Sometimes we're lucky enough to get that error, and sometimes the browser...
03/11/2010
I've been a landlord for many years now and when I think back on the biggest challenges I'd have to pick two things.  Placing tenants and collecting rent.  The best advise I can give about placing tenants is be absolutely sure to screen them carefully.  Oh, and look at the inside of their car as ...
03/11/2010
Given the current fragile state of the economy I participate in a lot of conversations about "what if".  What if the economy collapses?   What if it turns around and begins it's path upward?  So then for us landlords and property investors is it best to have our properties paid off free and clear...
01/15/2010
Wouldn't it be nice if your computer would be so kind as to give you this message "Your Computer Is About To Crash.  Backup Now!".  Unfortunatly it won't, and as a result many of us will be left with a busted computer and a loss of data.It happens every minute of every day.  An unsuspecting PC or...
01/11/2010
I'm somewhat confused by our government's choices in stimulus money.  The last homebuyer $8000 tax credit was for first time home-buyers only.  Obviously any property investor is out of luck on this one.   This new one is a $6500 for a repeat home buyer, as long as it is for their primary residen...
12/28/2009
This comes as routine for many home owners and landlords, but I find when I ask various other landlords I know they often aren't taking all their deductions.  Usually in the form of depreciable improvements, or in wild cases, depreciation on the house itself!There's a book out there I got off Ama...
12/06/2009
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