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When You Like #Tenant Who is Behind on Rent! #propertymanagement

We have a one bedroom condominium with a tenant who has been renting from us for 8 years. She is a 33 year old single professional who has paid her rent on time. She rarely calls or complains, so we don’t increase her rent at the rate in inflation. As a result, her rent is […]

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A few years ago we purchased a 2 bedroom 1 bath foreclosure condominium in a highrise building built in 1966. The condominium has 3 old HVAC systems that are fan coil units. All 3 appeared to be original equipment so we knew they would need to be replaced them at some point in the near […]

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Ground Floor Condo Plumbing Backup & Leak! #waterdamage #propertybrothers

The disadvantage of owning a ground floor condominium is that “everything flows downhill …” Whenever there is a backup or stoppage, it occurs at the ground level due to gravity. We have owned this particular condo for 27 years, and have never had any major problems with it. Our tenant is perfect because she pays […]

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When #Tenant Borrows Security Deposit … #tenantscreening

We posted a 2 bedroom condominium for rent. The condo is located in a lower middle class area, so it was taking longer than usual to find an acceptable tenant. A 41 year old man submitted a rental application. His initials are DA. DA had fair credit, an acceptable salary, and a good landlord reference. […]

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11 Tips to Create #Income from #Rental Property! #realestate

It is no secret — we believe that owning rental properties is one of the best ways to generate positive cash flow and build wealth! Why? Here are 8 tips to create income from rental properties. See below for 3 bonus tips from HandsOnRealEstateInvesting! 3 Bonus Tips from HandsOnRealEstateInvesting! Consistently charge late fees when tenant […]

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When Bidding on #Foreclosures … #realestate #foreclosure See Videos!

Bidding on foreclosures is riskier than making an offer on a property listed for sale by a private seller. The reason is because foreclosures are sold “as-is,” meaning the seller offers no warranty on the condition of the property. If the property has been vacant for awhile, problems can fester and grow worse over time. […]

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It’s Foreclosure Saturday! We have a standing appointment to meet with our Real Estate Broker every Saturday to look at candidates for purchase. We met to view a large townhouse that has been foreclosed twice in the past 4 years. The townhouse has 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths on the upper level; a large […]

When #Tenant Stops Paying #Rent … #tenantscreening

One of the most critical events that can occur to a landlord is when the tenant stops paying rent. In our opinion, it is very important to assess how serious the infraction. There are 3 levels of severity: Minor/Short-Term ( rent is a few days late) Moderate (rent is a few weeks late) Severe/Long-Term (rent […]

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Top Residential #Rental #RealEstate Markets in the U.S.!

What are the top markets in the U.S. for investing in residential rental real estate? “Realtor.com has issued a new report ranking the best markets for buying residential rental properties in the third quarter of 2016 in terms of returns …” For details, click here. For the beginner real estate investor, it is very important […]

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How to Get Started #Investing in #RealEstate! #invest

Welcome to Hands On Real Estate Investing! We have been investing in residential real estate for the past 25 years. This blog is dedicated to sharing our personal experiences, guidance, and tips with you. Our goal is to help the beginner real estate investor get started investing in residential real estate. We are often asked […]