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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. [...]

How to choose a property management company

UPDATED: 01-MAY-2003 There are many kinds of real estate investments: homes, apartments, office buildings, retail buildings, mobile home parks, and marinas, to name a few. Each one of these properties needs care and attention. Either you take care of it yourself, or you hire a property manager to take [...]

Exit Strategy: Planning When to Sell is as Important as Planning When to Buy

UPDATED: 01-SEP-2001 If you believe what it says, late night TV is full of great ways to invest in real estate. Most investors are looking at the big payback with no money down. That is like going to the store to buy a watermelon and offering to pay for it with a paperclip (a highly unlikely feat which my daughter successfully managed to do this summer at camp). [...]

Partnership or LLC for real estate investments

UPDATED: 01-OCT-2002 Morris was 55 years old and had carefully invested for his retirement. He kept record of all of his investments. After 20 years he decided to review his progress. He had invested in the stock market, but always envied those that had real estate investments and kept thinking, "does it make sense for me to be investing in real estate?”[...]

A Moldy Day at the White Lily Apartments

UPDATED: 01-AUG-2001 It is a moderate day of 55 degrees. Your name is Pablo Smith, and you are the owner of the White Lily Apartments. Today is the day you have chosen to tour your twenty-unit apartment complex. You are relaxed and happy. The rent has been coming in on time. The tenants have been quiet. [...]

Deciding how long to hold real estate

UPDATED: 01-AUG-2002 Just yesterday I was meeting with a client, trying to help her make the right decision about the timing of the sale of her real estate investment. Her 20-unit apartment property is located close to a major shopping center and freeway arterials.[...]

The Magic of Setting Rental Rates

UPDATED: 01-MAY-2001 Have you ever wondered if the rents you are charging for your rental units are in line with the marketplace? Does it take a long time to rent up your property or does it rent in a day? If you have more phone calls than you can handle, you may have priced the property too low. If you have no phone calls, maybe you are priced too high. [...]

Common sense tips for real estate investors

UPDATED: 01-JUNE-2002 Those of us that invest in real estate want to know how to get the most out of our investments. Here are a few tips. Let's start with the condition of a unit.[...]

Pet Policies – Can They Work?

UPDATED: 01-MAR-2001 Dear David, We are reminding you that your dog, Basenji, may visit you at the Autumn West Apartments. With this letter we would like to define your visitation rights. [...]

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