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Self Management vs. Property Management: What's the Difference?

System - Friday, October 19, 2018
Property Management Blog
Rental properties can be an excellent investment opportunity. If you already invested in rental property or you plan to purchase a property and begin your journey as a landlord, you may wonder what comes next. Once your property is ready to go, it's time to figure out all the nuts and bolts of how to manage your property.There are two...

How to Management Rental Properties From Anywhere

System - Friday, October 19, 2018
Property Management Blog
If you're considering investing in rental properties, your first thought may be to keep an eye out for properties for sale nearby. Investing in rental properties close to home can be a great move, but in some cases, you may find that looking for properties in other markets opens up more opportunities for you. Whether you're just c...

Guide to Avoiding Bad Tenants | Harrisburg Property Group

System - Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Property Management Blog
You take pride in the quality of your properties and the residents who live in them — you just wish that sometimes certain tenants did, too.Understanding how to avoid terrible tenants can feel a bit like playing property Russian roulette. As a manager or owner yourself, it falls on your shoulders to thoroughly find, vet, sort, and v...

Questions to Ask a Property Management Company Before Signing a Contract

System - Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Property Management Blog
Plenty of landlords get into real estate investing because they believe renting out properties will be an easy way to bring in some passive income. Quite often, however, people discover that there's more to being a landlord than meets the eye and that they are spending more time than they anticipated tending to the needs of tenants or pr...

Lesser-Known Things You Should Make Sure to Include in Your Lease

System - Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Property Management Blog
A lease agreement is an essential document when you own real estate and rent it out. It should be comprehensive, outlining all aspects of the landlord-tenant relationship and anticipating any situations that may occur or arise during the life of the agreement. But being comprehensive with a lease agreement is hard. So many things can happ...

How to Transition a Rental Property Between Tenants

System - Sunday, January 21, 2018
Property Management Blog
Efficiency is the hallmark of successful businesses, and if you manage your rental properties like a business, you will be successful. Much of the time, owning rental property provides passive income. With luck and good tenant screening, the rent money comes in every month. Crunch-time, as well as the potential for lost income, comes w...

What You Need to Know About Section 8 Housing Rentals

System - Thursday, December 28, 2017
Property Management Blog
“Section 8 housing” is a government program that helps the poor and impoverished better afford apartments and homes. In simple terms, a landlord can rent properties at market rates, and the government provides a subsidy to qualified tenants that helps them bridge the gap between that market price and what they can afford. Sect...

How to Deal with Complaints and Conflict Among Tenants in a Multi-Unit Building

System - Sunday, October 29, 2017
Property Management Blog
When you serve as a landlord, your relationship with your tenants is incredibly important. You have a lease in place that governs the relationship, which is helpful. But, lease aside, you still must do what’s necessary to ensure your relationship thrives. There are other relationships at your properties that are just as important an...

Guide to Investing in Rental Property in Central PA

System - Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Property Management Blog
Plenty of people look at buying rental properties or investing in real estate as a way to earn extra income. While the money you make from rental properties is often called "passive income," in reality, there isn't much that's passive about it. Whether investing in rental property in PA is worth it for you or if you're better off choosin...

Allowing Sublets: Should You or Shouldn't You?

System - Monday, August 28, 2017
Property Management Blog
If you own rental properties long enough, you’ll eventually face this question — Should I allow a tenant to sublet an apartment? This question emerges because of a variety of situations: Your tenant gets a new job in a new location and needs to move immediately. Your tenant is getting married and needs to find some...

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