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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, [...]

Analyzing real estate so you can make money

UPDATED: 01-NOV-2003 Last night I was reviewing income and expense analysis reports for three different properties, and once again I realized how hard it is for the average investor to make heads or tails of the information. [...]

Protecting your investments with quality control

UPDATED: 01-MAR-2000 Gene owns the Yamhill Village Apartments, a quiet 50-unit apartment property location with a park across the street. He does not use a property management company. He lives out of town and has to depend on his on-site managers to keep him informed with a monthly report.[...]

You need to have goals for successful investing in real estate

UPDATED: 01-SEP-2003 Real estate has always been one of the opportunities where investors have placed their money for the last thousand years. There have always been investment opportunities for money-lenders (a.k.a. banks) of all kinds, but real estate has been one of those investments which includes your home, and this is where the story starts. [...]

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, [...]

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 handy guide to understanding lease proposals

UPDATED: 01-AUG-2003 The Lease Proposal is the first step to making sure all your bases are covered when you are negotiating a lease. [...]

Why Worry About Your Asphalt?

UPDATED: 01-NOV-2001 Josie is the proud owner of the Springfield Square Shopping Center, a 30,000 square foot retail center located adjacent to the main mall in the city of Springfield, Oregon. She has ten tenants, the largest being a 15,000 square foot drug store tenant. [...]

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.[...]

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