Rental Properties Topics
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Tips for Landlords
- Screen potential tenants using a written rental application
- Document the important facts of the agreement with a written lease
- Establish a fair system of setting, collecting, holding, and returning security deposits
- Stay on top of maintenance and make repairs when requested
- Provide secure premises
- Provide adequate notice before entering the rental space
- Disclose environmental hazards
- Choose and supervise your property manager carefully
- Purchase liability and other property insurance
- Try to resolve disputes with your tenants without lawyers and lawsuits
Source: Top Ten Tips for Landlords (NOLO, 2021)
Relief for Tenants and Landlords Alike (Commercial Connections, Apr. 3, 2021)
Coronavirus: Housing Providers FAQs (National Association of REALTORS®, Apr. 2, 2021)
CDC Extends Eviction Moratorium Until June 30 (CNN, Mar. 29, 2021)
Landlords Struggling to Stay Afloat See Lifeline In COVID-19 Relief For Renters (NPR, Mar. 17, 2021)
Landlord Tenant Law (American Apartment Owners Association, Mar. 13, 2021)
Federal Judge Rules Landlords Do Not Have to Provide Free Housing (Rental Housing Journal, Mar. 11, 2021)
Half of Renters Not Caught Up on Rent Live in One-family Homes and 2-to-4 Unit Properties (Economists’ Outlook, Feb. 23, 2021)
How Much to Charge for Rent in 2021: A Landlord’s Guide (BiggerPockets, Feb. 18, 2021)
31 Tax Deductions Often Overlooked by Landlords (Mynd Management, Jan. 26, 2021)
Investing in Multi-Family Property
What to Know About Financing a Multiunit Home (NextAdvisor, Mar. 31, 2021)
Apartment Investment Environment Improves in Q4 (Yield PRO, Mar. 31, 2021)
Betting on Urban Multifamily Housing (Multi-Housing News, Mar. 19, 2021)
Will Multifamily Investments Continue to Show Strong Performance? (D Magazine, Mar. 17, 2021)
Where the Apartment Market Stands One Year After COVID (GlobeSt.com, Mar. 11, 2021)
These 25 Markets Are Adding the Most Multifamily Units (Millionacres, Feb. 28, 2021)
The Impending Distressed-Multifamily Wave: How Big and How Far? (Multi-Housing News, Feb. 26, 2021)
Residential Multifamily Sector Fundamentals and Opportunities (Seeking Alpha, Feb. 10, 2021)
Top 10 Multifamily Financing Trends for 2021 (Multi-Housing News, Feb. 4, 2021)
U.S. Multifamily Figures Q4 2020 (CBRE, Feb. 2021)
Navigating the Post-COVID-19 Multifamily Housing Market (Multifamily Executive, Mar. 17, 2021)
How to Make A Virtual Tour Video to Engage with Residents (Multifamily Insiders, Mar. 2, 2021)
Get Ready for Radical Disruption (Yield PRO, Feb. 26, 2021)
2020 a Year of Innovation for Multifamily Operators (Multifamily Executive, Feb. 10, 2021)
How to Grow Your Property Management Business with Content Marketing (NuWire Investor, Feb. 2, 2021)
Implementing Safety, Sustainability into Building Operations: Q&A (Commercial Property Executive, Jan. 25, 2021)
Pandemic Puts Outdoor Amenities, Middle Markets into Multifamily Spotlight (REBusiness Online, Jan. 5, 2021)
Coronavirus Guidance for Property Managers (National Apartment Association, Aug. 12, 2020)
Marketing and Leasing: Multifamily Properties (Realtor.org). — NAR’s education matrix.
Multi-Housing News — Provides current news and statistics about the multi-housing industry.
National Apartment Association — A trade association for the apartment housing industry.
National Association of Residential Property Managers® — A trade association for residential property managers.
National Multi Housing Council — Provides a forum for insight, advocacy and action for members and the community.
Property Manager — Sells property management software, and shares perspectives and best practices to help manage your property management business.
Books, eBooks & Other Resources
The following eBooks and digital audiobooks are available to NAR members:
Complete Landlord and Property Managers Legal Survival Kit (Kindle, Audiobook, eBook)
Every Landlord's Legal Guide (eBook)
Property Manager, Community Manager, Real Estate Manager - How to Land a Top-Paying Job: Your Complete Guide to Opportunities, Resumes and Cover Letters, Interviews, Salaries, Promotions, What to Expect From Recruiters and More! (eBook)
Rich Dad's Advisors®: The ABC's of Property Management (Kindle, Audiobook, eBook)
Streetwise Landlording & Property Management (Kindle, Audiobook, eBook)
Books, Videos, Research Reports & More
The resources below are available for loan through Member Support. Up to three books, tapes, CDs and/or DVDs can be borrowed for 30 days from the Library for a nominal fee of $10. Call Member Support at 800-874-6500 for assistance.
Principles of Real Estate Management (Chicago, IL: Institute of Real Estate Management, 2011) HD 1394 In7rm
The CompleteLandlord.com Ultimate Real Estate Investing Handbook (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2009) HD 1382.5 L49
Buy It, Rent It, Profit! : Make Money as a Landlord in Any Real Estate Market (New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 2009) HD 1394 C39
7 Secrets to Successful Apartment Leasing: Find Quality Renters, Fill Vacancies, and Maximize Your Rental Income (Chicago, IL: McGraw-Hill, 2006) HD 1384 C91
Every Landlord's Legal Guide (Chicago, IL: Nolo, 2006) HD 1394 St4e
Complete Guide to Buying and Selling Apartment Buildings (Chicago, IL: John Wiley & Sons, 2005) HD 1377 B46
Practical Apartment Management (Chicago, IL: Institute of Real Estate Management, 2005) HD 1394 In7pr Ed. 5
The New No-Nonsense Landlord: Building Wealth with Rental Properties (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2003) HD 1394 J76
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