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Is Renting a Home on Airbnb a Good Idea?

Many people who own rental property  in popular travel destinations such as Los Angeles or  Miami choose to rent their homes through through Airbn...

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Insurance Questions When Renting Out Your Home Short Term

It is increasingly common for homeowners to rent their houses out for a short period of time (less than 30 days) through short-term hosting websites s...

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How to Deal With Rental Property Losses Trapped by the Passive-Loss Rules

You have a rental loss if all the deductions from a rental property you own exceed the annual rent and other money you receive from the property.

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Sample Instructions to Property Manager Form

Property managers need to be up-to-speed on the basics of landlord-tenant law, especially if they will be choosing tenants or serving termination no...

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Landlord’s Liability for a Manager’s Illegal Acts

Hiring a manager can free landlords from many time-consuming tasks, such as handling repairs, collecting rent, and showing vacant units.

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How to Hire a Resident Property Manager

Many landlords hire resident managers for their apartment building.

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What to Do Before Your First Tenants Move In

10 tips for landlords on getting ready for new tenants.

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Is That Residential Real Estate Investment Property Worth It?

Real estate investment professionals use a number of financial tools to make sound investment decisions, most commonly “cap rates,” or the annual ...

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Section 179 Expensing: How Rental Property Owners Can Deduct Long-Term Asset Costs In One Year

When you own rental property, your best tax deduction is usually depreciation.

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Deciding to Hire a Lawyer

You've probably heard rental property owners refer to their lawyers as if these professionals were but a phone call -- or a shout -- away. But unless ...

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Top Ten Tax Deductions for Landlords

No landlord would pay more than necessary for utilities or other operating expenses for a rental property. Yet millions of landlords pay more taxes on...

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Tenants' Associations: What Should a Landlord Do?

No landlord is happy to learn that tenants have formed a tenants' association (also known as a "tenants' union"). Such news conjures up the fear that ...

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Shelter-in-Place Orders: What Must a Landlord Do?

If hazardous materials are released (or threatened to be released) during an emergency, authorities may instruct the public to "shelter-in-place." Thi...

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10 Steps Toward Low-Risk Landlording

Most rental property owners worry about protecting their investment. From physical damage to the property to insurance claims to lawsuits brought by t...

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What It's Like Being a Landlord

You don't hear the phrase "I want to be a landlord when I grow up" very often. Yet all manner of people find their way into landlording, often via an ...

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Tough Parts of Being a Landlord

You don't hear the phrase "I want to be a landlord when I grow up" very often. Yet all manner of people find their way into landlording, often via an ...

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When Should a Landlord Hire a Property Management Company?

One of the biggest decisions you'll make as a landlord is whether to hire a property management company. Property management companies can be a huge a...

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How Landlords Should Handle Press or Public Inquiries

Every landlord should be prepared to handle press or public inquiries about your rental properties or business. Without adequate preparation, unexpect...

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Does Your Landlord Website Help or Hurt Your Business?

A landlord website is an increasingly popular tool for attracting prospective renters and serving tenants. Creating an online presence may seem fun an...

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Landlords: Add Online Conveniences for Tenants and Prospects

A landlord website is an increasingly popular tool for attracting prospective renters and serving tenants. Creating an online presence may seem fun an...

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Landlord Liability for Bedbugs and Bedbug Bacteria

Bedbug problems have been causing more of a stir than usual lately, especially for landlords.

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