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3 Reasons To Allow Pets In Your Rental Property

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Although they may not be our actual children, most of us consider our 4-legged friends to be a part of the family. This can be a problem for many pet owners when looking into rental properties that have breed and pet restrictions, on top of ridiculously high pet fees and rent. While pets do pose potential risks to your property, being pet friendly has several benefits that can present a great advantage to many landlords....

3 Common Mistakes Every Landlord Should Avoid

Self-managing your home can be an exciting yet complicated opportunity – especially when you get to interact with your tenants and respond to their needs. Often times new landlords make many mistakes that can be avoided through education. Here is a list of 3 common mistakes landlords make, and how you can avoid them. 


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3 Things Worth Knowing About Section 8 Housing

The U.S Department of Housing’s section 8 programs assists low-income families by paying their rent through vouchers that offset the price of residency.  Roughly 2 million American families are awarded section 8 vouchers each year. The funds are distributed by local Public Housing Agencies who determine how the program operates per area. While some landlords have...

3 Reasons Home Rentals Are On The Rise

Often times, the first question asked by anyone seeking a new residence is “ should I rent or buy?” For almost the last decade the trend has been to buy, according to Diana Olick at CNBC, an American business broadcast channel. However with rapidly rising home prices and increased mortgage rates recent trends have shown a shift from home ownership into home rentals. Here’s Why. 

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The 4 Phases of the Real Estate Cycle

Real Estate CycleOne trick successful investors use to purchase properties is being aware of the present stage of the 4 phases of the real estate cycle. These stages identify the current status of the broad real estate market. An understanding of the buying and selling patterns during each stage of the cycle can help investors determine the best time to acquire and release properties to accumulate the greatest return. Knowing the curren...

4 Habits of Effective Real Estate Investors

The highs and lows of the investment process can be overwhelming to the new or amateur investor. There are many classes and webinars that teach detailed strategies that can be extremely useful to guide you through the investment cycle, however they can be lengthy and expensive. The following are 5 practical habits used and developed by successful real estate investors that can help you be successful in all your busines...

Deciding Where to Invest Using The Price-to Rent Ratio

The price –to- rent ratio helps potential homebuyers, renters and investors locate ideal areas to move or invest into. This is determined by evaluating properties in a particular market and determining if houses there are fairly priced or more inflated than surrounding neighborhoods. Price – to -Rent ratios can help investors discover markets where homeownership is harder due to ...

Landlord vs Tenant Friendly States


One of the first steps in real estate investing is determining a location. One factor worth noting are the housing laws that differ per state. Certain states have unique laws that either act in favor of the landlord or the tenant. These are referred to as landlord friendly or tenant friendly states. 

Landlord Friendly States

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Top Golf Comes To St. Petersburg

The popular indoor driving range, Top Golf, has its sights set on St. Petersburg.  The franchise has recently released plans to move to the area in either late 2019 or early 2020.  According to ABC Action News, the new location will be stationed in between Roosevelt Boulevard and Ulmerton road. The St. Pete location will join Brandon in being the only cities in the Tampa Bay area to feature the franchise. 

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3 Things To Consider When Investing Out Of State

Investing in a real estate property can be a challenging and time consuming process. If your investment property is out of state or in a distant area the challenges can multiply. While there are many potential benefits to investing out of state such as cheaper property taxes and bigger returns, there are many factors to consider when investing in an area you are unfamiliar with. 

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