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)
Landlord Statistics from the 2018 Rental Housing Finance Survey (Economists’ Outlook, Sep. 15, 2020)
NMHC Rent Payment Tracker Finds 86.2 Percent of Apartment Households Paid Rent as of September 13 (National Multifamily Housing Council, Sep. 13, 2020)
Emergency Bans on Evictions and Other Tenant Protections Related to Coronavirus (NOLO, Sep. 14, 2020)
From Free Rent to Gift Cards, Landlords Are Trying to Entice Renters with Bargains (The Philadelphia Inquirer, Sep. 7, 2020)
What Landlords Are Saying about the CDC’s Eviction Ban (MarketWatch, Sep. 5, 2020)
Landlord Tenant Law (American Apartment Owners Association, Aug. 6, 2020)
Protections for Renters (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Jul. 24, 2020)
Investing in Multi-Family Property
Multifamily Construction Gains for Lower-Density Markets (Eye on Housing, Sep. 14, 2020)
Top 10 Features of a Profitable Rental Property (Investopedia, Aug. 28, 2020)
How Can Multifamily Investors Prepare for Post-COVID-19? (Mortgage Professional America, Aug. 27, 2020)
Multifamily Specialists Remain Optimistic, Predict a Return to Normalcy in 2021 (REBusiness Online, Aug. 18, 2020)
Multifamily Loans in the Age of COVID (Multifamily Insiders, Aug. 13, 2020)
‘Recession Proof’ Apartment Buildings Set for $12 Billion Test (Bloomberg, July 28, 2020) E
How to Invest in Multifamily Housing (U.S. News & World Report, Aug. 16, 2019)
4 Ways to Help Manage Renters Moving During COVID-19 (Rental Housing Journal, Sep. 1, 2020)
What Can IoT Platforms Do for Multifamily Property Managers in a Pandemic? (National Real Estate Investor, Aug. 27, 2020)
Leasing in a Pandemic (Yield PRO, Aug. 24, 2020)
Coronavirus Guidance for Property Managers (National Apartment Association, Aug. 12, 2020)
How to Bolster Apartment NOI During COVID-19 (Multifamily Executive, Aug. 11, 2020)
How to Manage Multifamily Assets When Residents No Longer Leave (National Real Estate Investor, Aug. 5, 2020)
6 Ways Property Management Software Makes Multifamily Management Easier (Multi-Housing News, Jun. 2, 2020)
How Property Managers Can Protect Residents, Owners, and Themselves from COVID-19 (Buildium, Apr. 1, 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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