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Your complete guide to rental property tax deduction

If you’re a landlord putting up your property for rent, you should know that tax season is upon us, and with it comes the pressure of keeping up with checks and balances. Despite that, it is possible to make the most out of the tax season...

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Ways to keep good tenants from leaving

Good tenants these days are truly hard to come by. You know your tenants are great when they pay their rent on time, take care of your property, and are just generally nice. But what happens when they leave? You lose a steady source of i...

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Mobile home maintenance tips

While mobile homes are generally easier to maintain than site-built homes, they still need care and attention. Regular maintenance is important in ensuring your safety and comfort, and it also retains the value of your home. If you condu...

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The many benefits of student apartments

If you've ever lived in a dormitory, you’ll know they are less-than-ideal homes. The cramped bedrooms, the rowdy roommates, and strict guidelines simply aren't for everyone. Luckily, there are student apartments that provide a better...

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A guide to the best neighborhoods in Cincinnati, OH

Thinking about moving to Cincinnati? You're not alone. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, The Queen City saw a 4.2% increase in its population over the past decade. And the city's inclusion in U.S. News & World Report’s top 50 place...

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What you need to know about renter’s insurance

There's no shortage of advice about moving apartments out there. However, there's one thing that a typical apartment rental guide might forget to mention: getting renter's insurance. What is it and why do you need it? Read on to know...

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Action to Take When Your Apartment Floods

Flooding in an apartment is extremely stressful for tenants. Not only will they have to deal with damage to personal belongings, but, depending on the extent of the flooding, there is the danger to health and the possibility of structural d...

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A Guide to the Neighborhoods of Knoxville, TN 

Knoxville is one of the best places that you can live in. This is according to the U.S. News & World Report, which placed the mid-sized city in the 41st spot in its “Best Places to Live” list for 2020. It’s a place where old and new m...

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Renting Mobile Homes as an Investment Strategy

If you’re in the market for real estate properties to invest in, why not try looking at mobile homes? Mobile homes are prefabricated structures that are put together in a factory and then transported to sites such as trailer parks and cam...

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What’s the cost of living in Summerville, SC?

Welcome to Summerville, South Carolina, the “Flower Town in the Pines” and the birthplace of sweet tea. Founded by planters from the Charleston area in the late 18th century, living in Summerville, SC is marked by small-town charms and ...

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How to make your rental property mold-free

Mold has no place in a safe and healthy home. It can cause a range of health issues ranging from allergy-like symptoms to respiratory issues. As part of the implied warranty of habitability, it's a landlord's responsibility to keep a re...

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Why you should move to Knoxville, Tennessee

Widely known for its rich and colorful history, Knoxville has the distinction of being one of the best places that one can live in. This is according to the U.S. News & World Report, which placed Knoxville in the 41st spot in its “Best Places...

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Welcome gift ideas to help new tenants feel at home

Welcoming new residents with a moving-in gift is one of the best ways for you as a landlord to establish a healthy and mutually-beneficial relationship with your tenants. Not only does this show appreciation for their business, it also incr...

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Cost of living in Cincinnati, Ohio

There’s nothing living in Cincinnati, OH. From the restaurant scene to sports culture, the city has plenty to offer new residents with varied interests. So how much will living here cost you? Read on to find out. Cincinnati, OH cost o...

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What Is a Rent Grace Period and How Does It Work?

It’s important for tenants to pay rent on time and in full each month. To encourage timely and complete payments, landlords can discuss a rent grace period so tenants understand the penalties and consequences of falling behind on rent. ...

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How to Budget for Expenses When Living on Your Own

Renting a house for the first time? Congratulations! Living on your own is a fun and liberating experience. But you’ll need to work on a budget to ensure your financial health. How to calculate your monthly budget when renting Budg...

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Factors That Influence Your Mobile Home’s Value

Thinking of reselling your mobile home? It’s easier to find tips for buying a mobile home instead of selling one. This guide will help you determine the factors that affect your mobile home’s value. Overall condition of your mobile ...

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Programs that help college students pay rent

With the exception of tuition fees, rent is arguably one of the biggest expenses students need to cover. While options like dorms and off-campus homes are comparably affordable in lieu of a full-on apartment, any place to live in is considerabl...

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How to find a house to rent in college

Looking for a rental that’s close to campus can get really stressful early on, since it’s likely that you’re not the only one house-hunting. Expect to have a lot of competition on your search, from freshmen moving away from their home...

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6 things that landlords should never do

Do you own or manage a house that you wish to open to the public for rent? Then you need to learn how to become a good landlord to your prospective tenants. With so many tips for new landlords out there, it is easy to forget about the thing...

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The costs you can save when you’re renting

Homeownership is great. On top of giving you a place to live, it also allows you to have an investment that grows in value over time, and an asset which your kids can possibly inherit in the future. However, to own a home is to spend a ...

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Seven benefits of moving to a mobile home

More commonly known as mobile home parks, manufactured home communities have emerged across the country as a viable choice for affordable housing. Yet, what exactly makes mobile homes advantageous to live in? Whether for families, single...

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How to pay for housing in college

How to pay for housing in college

Going to college? You may have already realized that it comes with more expenses than you initially thought. Apart from tuition, school supplies, and registration and activity fees, there’s also the cost of housing to consider. What happe...

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How to be a good landlord during a pandemic

How to be a good landlord during a pandemic

Both landlords and tenants have been hit hard by the effects of the pandemic. Though we’re slowly catching glimpses of what a return to normalcy will look like, the situation at this point still seems shaky. Some tenants will still strugg...

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Landlord’s guide: How does eviction work?

No landlord ever wants to resort to the time-consuming and stressful process of eviction. Several tips and advice on being a landlord state that eviction should only be taken as a last resort should all other options be exhausted. But...

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Insurance for mobile home renters: A guide

Mobile home renters' insurance functions just like other renters' insurance (also known as HO-4 in the industry). It can protect most of your personal property and grant you a degree of personal liability protection during tricky and inconv...

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Questions to ask before hiring property manager

Owning several rental properties is both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, it’s a financially rewarding endeavor that comes with a host of tax benefits. On the other hand, managing several rental properties can be stressful. Certain th...

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How to set the right rent price

One of the most important decisions you have to make as a rental property owner is setting the right rental price to charge your tenants. It helps you earn a steady stream of income and maximize your real estate investment. Your pricing ...

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What to look for during an apartment inspection

Moving into a new apartment is exciting. Even if it is a mere block away from your old place, it signals the start of a new and fresh chapter in your life. But don’t get carried away by the excitement. Signing a lease is a big decision th...

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Tips for screening a tenant for your mobile home

Renting out your mobile home is a great way to supplement your income. But to do this, it is vital to find the right tenant, especially if you are new to mobile home property management. Developing a thorough screening process is key to...

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What to Look for in a Property Management Agreement

There are plenty of benefits to owning rental properties. For one, it can serve as your leverage when making difficult and possibly costly life decisions. Should things go awry, you have the option to sell your investment or move into one o...

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Ways to Increase Income Beyond Raising the Rent

As a rental property owner, one of your biggest responsibilities is creating good relationships with your tenants. While you don’t necessarily have to be friends, being seen as cordial and therefore, approachable, is great for business. T...

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Things to Know Before Renting a Mobile Home

Choosing to rent a mobile home is not too different from renting an apartment or a single-detached house. It is best to venture into the transaction with a clear picture of what you want and what you are willing to pay for. However, ther...

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How to Give Your Apartment a Good Deep Clean

How to Give Your Apartment a Good Deep Clean

Once you move out of your parents’ house and into a place of your own, you’ll realize that it takes more than just a once-over with a vacuum cleaner to get your apartment sparkling.  If you’re moving into a new apartment, you’ll...

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5 Fresh Tips for Apartment Gardeners

It’s very satisfying to wake up to a touch of green. Whether you’d like to start growing your own fruits or vegetables, or you simply want to take care of some indoor plants, an apartment garden is a good investment. Houseplants can als...

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Have Fun While Staying at Home in Your Apartment

What has sheltering in place taught you? Or revealed about yourself?  If you don’t usually spend a lot of time inside your apartment, you may have felt bored, trapped, or at a general loss for things to do. If you’re more of an introve...

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3 Easy Mobile Home Decorating Ideas

You’ve just rented a brand-new mobile home and you can’t wait to dive in and decorate it. However, if you’ve never lived in a manufactured home before, you may encounter new design challenges.  Mobile homes may have small kitchens...

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Energy saving advice for renters

Whether you’re a warrior for the environment or simply wanting to save on your utility bills, you can hit two birds with one stone by making your rented unit or home energy-efficient. This is good advice not just for first-time apartment ...

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Why you should hire a property management company

If there’s one sector of the real estate industry that’s moving a lot especially in this ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it’s the rental sector. According to, the pandemic and the resulting economic downturn have led to a seesaw...

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Your guide to renting your first apartment

Imagine the freedom of finally having a space of your own where you make your own rules. This is the beauty of renting a house or an apartment for the first time. However, before you can enjoy that freedom, there is much to be done. Searchi...

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Tips for investing in a mobile home

Buying a mobile home is quite different from the traditional process of buying a house. Apart from the sources of financing, another distinct difference lies in the ownership of the home and the lot it is on. If you intend to put your m...

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Top legal responsibilities of landlords in Ohio

Being a great landlord involves a lot of work. It's not just about keeping your rental property in tiptop shape and maintaining good relationships with your tenants. You also need to observe the local landlord-tenant laws and make sure ever...

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General information about property management

Managing a rental property is a full-time job. To keep it profitable, you'll need to look after your tenants. That means addressing their concerns, which includes maintenance and even neighbor woes. And to get high marks on tenant retention...

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General information about renting

For a lot of people, renting a home is one of the first things they do on their road to independence. Some people even find that renting suits their lifestyle perfectly to the point that they would rather rent on the long term than purchase...

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General information about mobile homes

A mobile or manufactured home is a great option for buyers who have a limited budget but still want a property they can call their own. But contrary to popular belief, the relatively low price point isn't the only thing that makes mobile or...

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Signs that Now is the Time to Sell Your Home

There are many reasons why it may be time to sell your home. You may need more space to make room for a growing family or you need to downsize after your kids leave the nest. Whatever your motivations, you want to make sure that you’re timing...

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Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

Most home buyers start the process anxious, excited, nervous, and some are downright terrified. It’s natural. A home is the largest and most expensive purchase that most people will make in a lifetime. It can either turn out to be a complete ...

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