September 10, 2015 rummy

Ever think about becoming a landlord? Read these tips first.Anything can and will happen as a landlord, from destructive tenants to bursting water heaters. So save up for maintenance and probable expenses — and surprises, too.  In early 2006, my husband and I decided to purchase our first home in my hometown of Greenfield, Indiana. With 1,300 square feet, a few nice-sized bedrooms, and an open kitchen and living room, our first “starter home” was practically perfect for us. And since we had moved there from a one-bedroom apartment with only two windows and a total of 500 square feet,…

September 17, 2014 rummy

We already know that the key to a successful tenancy is to first find a good tenant. Haven’t we often secured good tenants only to find they drift to the wayside and gradually become bad tenants? Why is that? There are a combination of reasons that this happens.┬áLet’s explore how to make good tenants even better and how to keep them that way. Now that you have a good tenant you have already screened, accepted and signed a lease with, you may be tempted to feel like your job is finished for now. The property is rented! Now you can…