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, 2020)
The K-Shaped Recovery: What it Means for Multifamily Pricing (Multifamily Insiders, Jan. 12, 2021)
4 Things Rental Property Landlords Should Do in 2021 (Millionacres, Jan. 10, 2021)
Coronavirus: Housing Providers FAQs (National Association of REALTORS®, Dec. 22, 2020)
Landlord’s Guide to Selling a Rental Property with Tenants in Place (Bay Property Management Group, Dec. 15, 2020)
What Landlords Need to Know About Tracking Expenses for Rental Properties (BiggerPockets, Dec. 14, 2020)
COVID-19: How it Changed the Multifamily Leasing Industry (Rental Housing Journal, Dec. 7, 2020)
Next Up: Eviction Moratorium and Need for Rental Assistance (National Association of REALTORS®, Oct. 1, 2020)
Landlord Tenant Law (American Apartment Owners Association, Aug. 6, 2020)
Investing in Multi-Family Property
RealPage Presents 2021 Market Outlook (Yield PRO, Jan. 14, 2021)
2021 Multifamily Outlook: Suburban Strength (Multifamily Executive, Jan. 12, 2021)
What Will Happen to The Rental Markets in 2021? (Mortgage Professional America, Jan. 11, 2021)
Multifamily Transactions Down In 2020, But Set to Rebound (Rental Housing Journal, Jan. 4, 2021)
Why the Multifamily Outlook Is Bright (Multi-Housing News, Dec. 23, 2020)
Waiting and Seeing: How the Multifamily Sector Responded to 2020—And Readies for 2021 (REjournals, Dec. 16, 2020)
NMHC's Bibby: This Too Shall Pass (Multifamily Executive, Dec. 15, 2020)
4 Things Landlords Wish New Real Estate Investors Knew Before Buying Their First Property (Business Insider, Dec. 10, 2020)
The Apartment Amenity Race Adapts to COVID-19 (National Real Estate Investor, Dec. 3, 2020)
Looking Ahead to 2021 (Yield PRO, Nov. 17, 2020)
Pandemic Puts Outdoor Amenities, Middle Markets into Multifamily Spotlight (REBusiness Online, Jan. 5, 2021)
COVID-19 Further Entrenches Digital Technology in Multifamily Leasing, Management, Says InterFace Panel (REBusiness Online, Nov. 19, 2020)
10 Ways Apartment Amenities Have Changed During Covid-19 (Rental Housing Journal, Nov. 17, 2020)
Contactless Rental Is the Future of Property Management (Multifamily Insiders, Oct. 16, 2020)
The Pandemic Has Upended Everyone’s Life. Property Managers Are No Different (REjournals, Oct. 14, 2020)
4 Ways to Help Manage Renters Moving During COVID-19 (Rental Housing Journal, Sep. 1, 2020)
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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