What is the most tenant friendly flooring?
What's the most tenant friendly flooring, that's cheap to install, and still looks desirable?
I guess what I'd like to know is, what flooring will have the lowest... View more
I've been looking for a larger multifamily building in my area lately. I've decided I will use a property manager, but at what point do you need an onsite manager and/or handyman? I have a 90 unit under contract... View more
Poll: Garnished Wages from Evicted Tenants. Any Success Stories?
I was just reading a thread about someone having to evict a deadbeat tenant and was curious to get some info from all our landlords on the site.
Of the tenants you've recently evicted, what percentage of you have... View more
Rental Penetration in Remote Locations
This question is targeted to those landloards and investors that handle properties that are remote from them (ie several states away).
How do you guys manage them? Do you ever see the house prior to your purchase?... View more
Is this going to be a problem?
It's a long post, but I will appreciate your responses.
So I have this 2-plex that I bought last month. It has one boiler in the basement that heats 1st floor and the 2nd floor. I had couple of contractors... View more
Mother in law suite in SFH
I was wondering about people's experience with renting these houses. Do potential tenants in the main part of the house get turned off by the fact that someone else will be living in an attached apt? Do you need to... View more
NNN deals + landlord breaking leases
There is a possibility that a cluster of commercial properties that my partners and I own may be leased to a national tenant with a triple-net lease (NNN). We have had preliminary... View more
Looking For An Insurance Against Tenant Damages
Is anyone familiar with an insurance product that covers damages created by a tenant?
For example, if I need to evict my tenant and he trashes the house situation - i'm looking for such coverage.
Well, what's your plan for BED BUGS?
If you get them....and your tenant leaves.....then what?
It's one of "those" days today...
Well today turned out to be one of 'those' days.
Rental house #1: Furnace breaks down, requires $300 to fix
Rental house #2: Hot water tank sprouts a major leak, needs replaced, $500
New Rental House #3: ... View more
HELP ! Water bill in my sixplex is over $2000
Hi all - I'm literary sick to my stomach as I'm really frustated at this issue. My bill from the last month and a half came in at a little over $2000 ...my normal bill is in the $200's....come to find out...one tenant... View more
Define a Your Perfect Property Manager
A lot of people on BP get heated quick when talking about PM cos... and rightfully so. There are however also those that pride themselves in providing top quality PM services.
Anywho, I figured I would open this up... View more
Hiring a Property Manager?
Generally I'm a flipper and have stayed productive during these awful economic times. Over the year I have really been considering purchasing 3 - 5 rental properties to generate a monthly return. With my time tied up... View more
How do Banks feel about LLC's
I have 4 SFH's, 3 are paid for. I purchased 3 within the last year and would really like to buy more. If I choose to do so I will need some help from a lender. I haven't put any of my houses in an LLC yet. I do have a... View more
residence inn vs apartments
I have been looking into a rental management strategy put forth using new construction rentals on commercial property targeted as a Residence Inn vs standard apartment.
The group supporting this claims it works well... View more
City Of Glendale AZ says tenants not allowed to turn on utilities
The city of Glendale, Arizona is implementing a policy that forces landlords to turn on water, sewer and trash collection services for tenants. This raises the risk of owning property in that city ... which will likely... View more
Need Feedback from tried and true landlords/buy and holders
I am looking for the guys who live and breathe this business with ACTUAL notches on their belts, rather than just completing the latest and greatest seminar (no offense, as I am a rookie too) to evaluate my proposed... View more
How much liability coverage do you have/suggest?
Right now I have no liability insurance on any properties. All are owned free and clear so I don't have to have insurance but I'm worried that a tenant will slip and fall in the tub and sue me. I have fire on a single... View more
Portable Alarm System
could anyone reccomend a good portable alarm system?
ideally I'd like an alarm that operates on a cellular signal and is essentially a wireless system that I could move from property to property.
I've found the... View more
Condo vs House
Iâ€™m a newbie for both of this site and investing in real estate (going to be my first beside my house that we living in now).
Iâ€™m looking in buying condo or a house to rent it out. The thing about some of the... View more
Green rehabs for rentals, are there goverment programs that mitigate the cost?
So I bought to shells in Baltimore MD, I will rehab them for rental units. I was wondering if I do the houses Green friendly are there any goverment programs that would help, either grants or tax incentives?
Leasing Agreement Documents
How many pages is your leasing agreement? I had dinner with a gentleman that is mentoring me in my REI efforts. His leasing agreement is front and back of an 11 X 17 sheet plus an amendment that lists out several... View more
Pay or reduced rent for resident manager?
I've read that it is preferable to pay a resident manager a salary than to offer reduced rent. But all the resident manager jobs I've seen (at least those that are part time) are all reduced rent. Why is this?
I am... View more
High end improvements, mediocre neighborhood
I've found something that a flipper has on the market. It may cash flow. They have put in granite countertops in kitchen, etc. Neighborhood is not a war zone but not great either. Would putting tenants in something... View more
I am new to the site (love it!) and have been investing in property with three friends for the past 2-3 years. We live in a city whose population is a bit lower on the socioeconomic scale. Our area is,... View more