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More people are renting now than in the last 50 years. And for a landlord, leasing comes with huge risk. You're handing over your property to be lived in and used by complete strangers. How do you build an application that helps you know the right tenants to choose? Here are our top 5 tips for mastering the tenant application form and process. 1. "Get to Know You" Questions Most potential tenants make contact with the landlord before filling out a rental application. Take this opportunity to ask some pre-screening questions. Be cautious not to …

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Selling a house in a slow market is not a walk in the park. However, here are 5 Easy Steps on how to sell a house fast in a slow market. The real estate market can either be your best friend or your worst enemy. When you decide to sell a home in a slow market, it may be one of the more frustrating experiences of your life. Especially if the purchase of a new home hinges on the sale of your current home. However, before you decide to throw in the towel, you can learn how to sell a house fast in a slow market. Keep reading for our five easy steps…

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The U.S. Census estimated 39.56 million individuals resided in California in 2018. If you're a property owner looking to rent out your home, then those numbers are promising. Maintaining properties and tenants comes with its own challenges, though. Have you ever rented out your home only to discover more people living there than you thought? That may have you wondering if it's within your tenants rights to have guests over for an extended stay. Read on to learn everything you need to know about tenant and guest rights in California. Can a Tenan…

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Sometimes relations between a tenant and landlord become tense. Avoid a landlord harassment claim during these times by following these 3 important tips. The Department of Urban Housing and Development received 10,000 housing discrimination complaints in 2006. Landlord harassment is a serious issue that every landlord must understand. Our three useful tips will help you understand what constitutes landlord harassment and how to ensure you don't get sued for it. Tip 1: Know What Counts as Landlord Harassment One of the best ways to avoid a landl…

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In 2008, the number of single-family housing starts was 445,000. This was the lowest since the year 2000. Today (2019), housing starts have reached 1.020 million. The main reason for the decline in housing starts is due to the economic crisis of 2008. There are 4.4 million multi-family homes in the US. Out of the 4.4 million, 2 million are duplexes. In the Qualified Opportunity Zones, there are 670,000 multi-family homes. As an investor, you can earn a passive income by investing in homes. Not only that, but you can also collect rent from your …

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