How To Avoid False Economy In Property Maintenance

How To Avoid False Economy In Property Maintenance

For residential rental properties in Orlando and the surrounding communities, keeping property maintenance costs down is a top concern. It’s essential to keep in mind, though, that some attempts to cut the property maintenance budget may backfire and end up costing you more in the long run. Consider carefully the cost-cutting measures you’re thinking about […]

Spotlight on Mount Dora

Spotlight on Mount Dora

WHAT’S SO GREAT ABOUT LIVING IN…. Spotlight on Mount Dora By Debra Q. Markowitz   Can you imagine actually living in a place that everyone wants to visit? Mount Dora, where bubbles pour out of storefronts and festivals abound, has long been a popular weekend getaway or day trip for Orlandoans and more. Stroll through […]

Protect Yourself With A Comprehensive Tenant Screening Process

Protect Yourself With A Comprehensive Tenant Screening Process

There are a number of federal, state, and local laws that pertain to tenant screening and selection, and they can get confusing. The most important step for Orlando property owners to take is carefully planning a tenant screening process that covers all the legal requirements, then implementing that process and following it consistently. A well-documented […]

Senior-Friendly Rental Properties Gain An Advantage

Gain An Advantage By Making Your Rental Properties Senior-Friendly

Major changes in the economy and rental market since the recession mean that more people are renting their homes than at any point in the past 50 years, and they’re renting homes much later in life than ever before. A recently updated study from the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) shows that nationwide, people aged […]

Spotlight on Baldwin Park

Spotlight on Baldwin Park

WHAT’S SO GREAT ABOUT LIVING IN…. Spotlight on Baldwin Park Winner of Neighborhood Awards from the National Association of Home Builders, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Congress for the New Urbanism, and more. History Where is Baldwin Park? If you’re an O-Town old timer, you’ll remember that Orlando was once home to a Naval […]

Why Landlords Need To Offer More In The Current Market

Why Landlords Need To Offer More In The Current Market

As the housing market in Orlando continues its recovery, more people are able to consider buying their first investment property, or an additional rental property, than in recent years. More tenants are also finding themselves in a position to buy, or to upgrade to a better rental situation. Those tenants are looking for better properties […]

Make The Most Of Your Property Maintenance Budget

Make The Most Of Your Property Maintenance Budget

Property maintenance is a significant expense for rental property owners, which means that it’s critical to the profitability of that rental that you make smart decisions about what maintenance projects to do and when to do them. Some issues are required by law, and you have to take care of them whenever the need arises: […]

Is Your Tenant Screening Process FCRA & FHA Compliant?

Is Your Tenant Screening Process FCRA & FHA Compliant?

Many investment property owners who handle their own tenant screening process and rental decisions are unaware that there are state and federal laws that apply to tenant credit and background checks, and how landlords can use that information to make rental decisions. If you’re not consistently practicing a compliant tenant screening process, you could find […]

Maintenance Tips For Orlando Property Management | Rental Property Managers

Maintenance Tips For Orlando Property Management

If you own rental homes in Orlando, property management probably takes a significant amount of time and attention on your part. Making a sound maintenance plan can help you plan your budget more effectively, build stronger relations with your current tenants, extend the useful life of things like flooring, and make it easier to fill […]

How Professional Property Managers Get You A Better ROI | Orlando, FL

How Professional Property Managers Get You A Better ROI

When many investors buy their first rental properties, they plan to manage those properties themselves. For some owners, that may make sense at first. It doesn’t take long, though, to see how big of a time investment that really represents, and how quickly expenses add up for owners who only have a couple of properties. […]

Make Rental Property Maintenance Less Stressful | Property Management

How To Make Rental Property Maintenance Less Stressful

If you’re an owner taking care of your own property management in the Orlando area, you’ve probably already learned how much demand on your time and budget rental property maintenance can be. Especially if you own multiple investment properties, maintenance and repairs can eat into your time and sanity very quickly. Planning in advance, before […]

Tenant Screening Questions | Orlando Property Management Company

Tenant Screening Questions To Ask Before You Show A Vacancy

Showing vacancies to prospective tenants can be a huge time investment for owners of rental properties. By establishing a set of pre-qualifying questions, publishing them on your website, and consistently asking them of every prospective tenant, you can cut down the amount of time you spend on prospects that will never pan out. By publishing […]

Rental Property Management With 24/7 Property Maintenance & Repairs

Rental Property Management With 24/7 Property Maintenance & Repairs

If you own rental property in the Orlando area, management can be a serious drain on your time and energy. Especially when it comes to keeping on top of property maintenance and repairs, and fielding emergency calls from tenants at 3:00 a.m. When you work with a rental property management company like Belmont Management Group […]

Effective Tenant Screening Heads Off Future Problems

Effective Tenant Screening Heads Off Future Problems

Tenant screening is one area that many owners who manage their own residential rental properties struggle with. If you own a single property or only a couple of properties, you may find it cost-prohibitive to run full background checks on every applicant, and certain services like rental history verification may not be available at all […]