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RECENT BLOG POSTS
Whether accepting or rejecting prospective tenants, it's always important to put it in writing.  The initial news may be given over the phone, however you should always be sure to follow up with written correspondence, whatever the message you are conveying. If you reject a  prospective tenant ba...
04/01/2009
Although most landlords would presume a long-term lease agreement would be preferred, there are cases where a month-to-month rental agreement can serve both tenant and property owner.  If you are a property owner needing to financially meet the demands of a monthly mortgage, a long-term lease wil...
03/31/2009
In this day and age of more healthful living, many people are choosing to live, work and play in smoke-free environments.  Many states, lead by California's 1994 statewide smoking ban in all workplaces, have instituted smoking bans to protect workers, children, and citizens using public buildings...
03/31/2009
The idea of luck is very seductive.  Doesn't it sound great?  When you have luck you can just show up and without any work or struggle or self doubt have your wishes granted.  On the flip side, if your dreams don't come true you can rail against the unfair fates and simply say that luck was not o...
03/29/2009
There is a popular way of thinking that espouses the phrase, "Change your mind; change your life."  We could debate the validity of this idea until we are old and grey and unable to speak.  I don't know about you but I have other things I would rather do with my time, like create meaningful wealt...
03/29/2009
Fear is the single biggest reason that people don't invest in real estate. Sometimes fear is useful and warranted, sometimes it is simply debilitating.  Fear can be a powerful tool if used properly.  The question is how to know when it is useful and when it is just debilitating; knowledge is the ...
03/29/2009
If you haven't read Gary Keller's best selling book, The Millionaire Real Estate Investor, you should.  In fact, my recommendation would be to read the book and use this blog as a companion piece, as I will be discussing a great many of the topic's covered in Keller's insightful tome.   Keller an...
03/29/2009
Wouldn't it be nice to have a clear map to success, one that came with a guarantee? No matter what field you are in there is one equation that always works.  Strength over time equals power. It sounds quite simple but it is none the less effective.  Having a plan and consistently doing the things...
03/29/2009
Life is a long series of choices.  Our experience of life is shaped by the numerous decisions we make.  We all understand this intellectually.  Is there anyone left on the planet that doesn't at least intellectually get that if you eat right and exercise regularly it will have long term repercuss...
03/29/2009
In screening prospective tenants, there are several standard steps a landlord must go through.  It is completely appropriate, and expected by would-be tenants, to provide you with basic information.  This includes;  Identification, including driver's license, social security card, and date of bir...
03/27/2009
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