Top Rent Collection Tips That Every Landlord Should Know
By Mike Barbanica Thursday, June 23, 2022
In 2020, the average gross rent increased by 2.6%, making rent collection every month an essential time for landlords globally. If you're struggling to collect rent from tenants each month, here are some tips you can use that will make the rent collection process easy.Here ar...
The housing market in the US is at record levels. There is a lack of homes available to buy, the ones that are selling are going for well above their asking price, and in general, there are far more potential renters or buyers for every house on the market or property available f...
What Is Full Service Property Management? How Does It Work?
By Mike Barbanica Thursday, June 9, 2022
Did you know that around 48% of people who own and manage between one to four rental properties handle the work themselves? As a result, these individuals are landlords.Landlords have many duties and responsibilities, making it a stressful job. Yet, many rental property owners ha...
The Most Common Rental Property Management Mistakes to Avoid
By Mike Barbanica Thursday, June 2, 2022
Let me guess. You purchased real estate to earn passive income but now you are struggling to manage your property in the way that it deserves.First-time landlords tend to come across this problem, so don't be alarmed. You've come to the right place for help.Part of being ...
Should You Invest in Section 8 Property? A Closer Look
By Mike Barbanica Thursday, May 26, 2022
Are you considering expanding your real estate portfolio to include section 8 properties?Section 8 vouchers provide stable housing opportunities to low-income residents and families. Since vouchers cover rent payments, landlords receive consistent and timely rental payments while...
Tenant Background Check: Can You Rent to a Criminal Tenant?
By Mike Barbanica Thursday, May 19, 2022
Everyone deserves a safe place to live. As a landlord, you have a duty to your tenants to provide that. But what if someone with a criminal record is seeking to lease one of your properties? What do you do then?There are a lot of things to keep in mind when you see charges on a p...
How to Conduct a Tenant Criminal Background Check: A Guide
By Mike Barbanica Thursday, May 12, 2022
Is your worst nightmare dealing with tenants that ruin property or do illegal things while in your unit? If so, you can run a tenant criminal background check to minimize this possibility.The laws and ethics surrounding background checks are complicated and running a tenant scree...
Is a Tenant Criminal Background Check Necessary? A Closer Look
By Mike Barbanica Thursday, May 5, 2022
As a landlord or property manager, you may wonder, how necessary is doing a tenant criminal background check? It's tempting to go by your gut feelings and skip it, but if you do you'll be taking on risk. Believe it or not, around 70 million people in the U....
It's a great time to be a landlord in the Bay Area. If you were lucky enough to buy an investment property this year, you've got a chance to start a strong secondary stream of income. Being a landlord isn't as easy as it looks though. If you want to get a good re...
How to Handle Lease Renewals in the California Bay Area
By Mike Barbanica Thursday, April 21, 2022
Tenant turnover can cost you from $1000 to $5000 per vacant unit. In the Bay Area, the costs are likely to be at the high end of the scale.That figure includes tenant screening, unit cleaning, and any mortgage payments. What it doesn't include is the most valuable r...