How to value ranch land
A elderly family member has a 1,300 acre ranch that she's looking to sell. She claims it's worth at least $1M, but she's willing to sell for $750K to family, in exchange for a minor concession (i.e., another family... View more
On Friday justice was served, and the little juvenile delinquent who broke into one of my rental properties had his day in court. To bad for him it didn't turn out so well.
Apparently the evidence against him was so... View more
When buying farm or orchard land for houses, do you have sois tests done to determine pesticide/herbacide or other toxic chemicals, including waste dumps or ponds, or overuse of manures?
where is the farm/agricultural section?
I must say that I am among those who prefer being able to see/read all the forums that are included in a section without having to click each one, looking, hoping to find it... View more
What to do can't get my place rented ?
I'm a first time landlord trying to get my place rented with no luck so far
Heres a link to my rental
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New York Rental Properties
Hello Brothers & Sisters.
I am interested in becoming a landlord (Rental property-owner) in the NYC-area.
Any advice, stories, noticed trends or general experience shared would be greatly... View more
Cash Rent Farm Ground
Anyone have experience in covering costs with cash renting tillable acreage? I am looking at investing in some farm ground, and I was wanting to cash rent to help cover costs while I might enjoy some hunting benefits .
Land Contract on Primary Residence
I'd like to sell my primary residence via Land Contract. It's worth approx. $250K, I owe $176K, @ 4.125 % $848.14 PI.
I don't pay property taxes but would if this wasn't my primary residence. How to go about it? ... View more
I read a few articles today that talked about rents and occupancies rising. New apartments being planned or already started. OC, CA and Dallas for example. I am at 100% occupancy with rents holding steady. What are... View more
Need advice on how to turn around a eight unit apartment complex
I need some advice. I am currently looking into purchasing an 8-plex in a rougher park of town. It is not a war zone but it isn't the best part of town. Near the 8-plex are a variety of run down boarded up... View more
The day has finally come....
My awesome tenants, after 3 years of perfect payments, flawless upkeep, no hassles, etc. have approached me to inform me that they will be moving out.
It appears that they are moving to their mother's neighbors house... View more
Putting on a new roof
So, I'll be closing on my first rental property in about 3 weeks and I just found out this past weekend that the property needs a new roof. I mean, I knew the roof was old, but I thought I'd be able to get... View more
Eviction process in LA, CA
I recently got a question...
California, Los Angeles. Short sale for multi-family and tenants pay very low rent. Does bank or current owner can do eviction to sell property vacant? If no, then from your experience how... View more
How often do you check in on your tenants?
As a property manager how frequently do you visit your tenant occupied property? every 3 months? 6 months? or only when they call to have something fixed?
We make it a point to visit every 4-5 months. To frequent?... View more
Accepting credit card payments with my cell phone?
For those that don't know, a new company called square up allows you to take credit card payments using your cell phone and a card reading device that plugs into the headphone jack. There are no monthly fees and no... View more
Does an incarcerated tenant void a contract?
I have a tenant who's renting a garage from me and hasn't paid the current month. He's actually my contractor, but recently was thrown to jail for not paying child support. Everything was a verbal agreement. Is an... View more
Help with evicting tennant
Here is my predicament:
I allowed a renter to live at an apartment complex I own, starting in June. She was OK for a few months, but in August, she decided to stop paying her rent, water, and utilities.
We... View more
Property Management for another investor
I have another investor who lives out of state and wants me to manage his couple of properties for him. So my question is I would like to have a proper signed agreement between us. Now can I do this if I am... View more
landlord liability for tenent's dog bite
I would really appreciate any comments here.
I received a letter from a lawyer who represents somebody claims to be attacked by my tenant's dog, and requesting me to file claim with my landlord insurance. I was not... View more
managing some properties for a friend-not getting paid as planned
Hi Folks, I live in Tucson and have 2 rental properties I own and manage. A friend of mine owns 5 rentals in town and he lives in Payson--about a 3 hour drive so I look over his properties.
Originally the plan was that... View more
Education for Land Investing
I recently felt that I needed to consider other approaches to investing in vacant land. I read two books that I think are pretty good and wanted to recommend them to anyone interested. They are "Investing in Vacant... View more
solar powered security lights
I own multi-family properties that are quads. We have 2 security lights attached top right and top left corner of front of building. They have light sensors on them so they come on when it gets dark and goes off when... View more
Sample Indiana Lease and Renters Application
I'm a newbie landlord in Fort Wayne, Indiana. I have one property and about to purchase 2nd.
Can one of you please send/point me to a copy of Lease agreement document? And also Renter application document?
Thank... View more
No one else to ask about this thought.
I was just thinking would you ever consider renting the house you live in while owning investment properties. In other words I am considering living in a prestigious area I cant afford to buy but could... View more
evictions per month?
just curious of the people with 20+ units. How many people a month do you take to court per month? and How many do you actually evict per month? and are your units in an urban area or suburban area?