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8 Rental Property Insurance Mistakes to Avoid

8 Rental Property Insurance Mistakes to Avoid

August 28, 2020
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8 Rental Property Insurance Mistakes to Avoid Not having the proper property insurance: Many real estate investors consider insurance a necessary evil. The truth is that insurance is essential and can certainly be evil if you do not have the right protection. Investor insurance is inherently more complex and much less standardized than the average…

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7 Real Estate Investment Mistakes

August 25, 2020
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7 Real Estate Investment Mistakes Are you hiring a real estate sales agent to manage your property? Even though an agent may be perfectly qualified to sell you a home, they certainly don’t specialize in property management. Many agents are unaware of the specific legal policies that could cost you thousands of dollars when a…

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Looks Can be deceiving

10 Questions To Ask The Property Manager

August 24, 2020
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Here are some of the best questions to determine which property management company is best for you. How long have you been managing rental properties? Always choose a company with experience. You do not want to make a mistake and hire someone who is going to be learning with your investment property and tenants. Experienced…

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Looks Can Be Decieving

Looks Can Be Deceiving –The Importance of Applicant Background Screening

August 20, 2020
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If you own a rental property, chances are you fall into one of two groups –experienced investor or “unexpected landlord.” Right now, let’s focus on the latter –the “unexpected landlord.” What exactly does that mean? Unexpected landlords are those who aren’t in the business of buying, renting, and selling investment properties. Perhaps you’re managing property…

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6 Thing Every Landlord Should Know

6 Things Every Landlord Must Know

July 18, 2020
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6 Things Every Landlord Must Know (Click link to download PDF)

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How do I Evict a Tenant in Houston, Texas? What mistakes to avoid?

April 30, 2020
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By Mark A. Kallus, MPM®, RMP®, TRPM®, TRLS® at RentLife® Property Management   What is the biggest reason someone avoids owning a rental property? “What happens if my tenant doesn’t pay rent?” This is a question we get asked a lot when being interviewed by a Prospective Owner who is about to buy his/her first…

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Wear and Tear vs. Damages

February 18, 2020
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Security deposits can be used to repair damage for which a resident is responsible.  However, the landlord cannot apply the security deposit to normal wear and tear.  The question is: “What’s the difference?” NORMAL WEAR AND TEAR DEFINED The legal definition of “normal wear and tear” as stated in the Texas Property Code Title 8.…

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Technology Times Newsletter- February 2020- Atiwa Computing, Inc.

February 18, 2020
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  Technology Times Newsletter- February 2020- Atiwa Computing, Inc. (Click link to download PDF) https://www.atiwa.com/

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Atiwa has given me peace of mind

February 18, 2020
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“Atiwa has given me peace of mind.” “I know that my system is protected, and anytime I have a problem, I can simply pick up the phone or send an email to the customer service department, and they get right on the problem.” Mark Kallus, MPM®, RMP®, TRPM®, TRLS Broker/ Owner RentLife Property Management RentLife…

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Home Warranty

December 27, 2019
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HELP! “What do I need to do?” As a Real Estate Property Manager, one of the first questions we get from the first time real estate investor is, “Should I purchase a Home Warranty for my Rental Home?” As an Investor, there seems to be a false sense of security. “If I spend around $545.00…

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