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Understanding the lender's perspective

UPDATED: 01-OCT-2003 There are many kinds of real estate investors, both large and small, all with different investment goals. One thing they almost all have in common is that they need to borrow money from a lender. [...]

Screening Tenants: critical to rental success

UPDATED: 01-JAN-2002 Zeke had been waiting a long time for this day. His Aunt Millie finally had decided that he could help her manage her investment properties. She owned three apartment properties and about ten houses, a small rental empire she had built with her husband. The income from the properties had sent Zeke through college. [...]

Onsite manager retention

UPDATED: 01-DEC-1999 In this time of low unemployment the competition for on-site managers is worse than it has ever been. Marketing for on-site managers is a full time recruiting job. One can recruit through posting in the local newspaper, on church and Synagogue job boards.[...]

Roofing: the heart of your real estate investment

UPDATED: 01-MAR-2003 It was just this fall when the rain storms hit that I was again reminded how important it is to keep your roofing maintained. As a matter of course we inspect all roofs at least twice a year, but recently we ran into a major leaking problem with a new commercial tenant. [...]

Property Inspections: Don't Forget to Look at the Details

UPDATED: 01-SEPT-1999 As president of a real estate sales and property management company, I am often amazed at what we discover when we inspect a property with a client. Even though few people would think of signing a contract without first reading it carefully, many prospective landlords seem to have no hesitation in buying a property with little more than a cursory glance. What follows is a list of the [...]

Advertise for a great on-site manager

UPDATED: 01-APR-2002 Marshall owned a 66-unit apartment property. He knew from experience that he needed to find a competent on-site manager to keep the units rented. He decided to look in the paper to see who else was looking for an on-site manager. [...]

Writing it down: the resident manager contract

UPDATED: 01-JAN-2000 Suppose you own a 40-unit apartment complex. You notice that the units are not renting very quickly, your vacancy rate is high, and for some reason your collections are very low. As you are auditing your year-end books, you discover that your on-site manager has been pocketing the laundry room machine income. As you dig further you find that rent money is missing. You decide to fire the manager.[...]

A clearly written lease proposal can make you wealthy

UPDATED: 01-MAY-2002 Allen owned a local restaurant chain and was looking for a new location for another restaurant. He always worked with Sheryl Smith because she was so organized and his lease negotiations were so easy. Everyone wants easy negotiations, [...]

Recruiting a successful on-site manager

UPDATED: 01-DEC-2001 If you ever wondered about the business of recruiting an on-site apartment manager, you are not alone. There are a few keys to successfully pulling this off. First, you have to decide what your on-site apartment manager is going to do for you. As with any hiring decision, [...]

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