Don’t Overstep Flooring for Your Rental

Okay, this is simple and has already been mentioned in reference to the kitchen, but still needs a little reiteration and elaboration. The two best items that are (conveniently) the least expensive and easiest to install, remove and replace are vinyl and carpeting. These materials are so affordable; you could remodel every couple of years. […]

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Potential Renters Love to See Fresh Paint

Hands down, this is the best and most affordable solution to sprucing up your unit – by giving it the fresh scent of latex paint. Tenants love to walk into a newly-painted rental because it immediately tells them that this unit has been fully cleansed following the previous inhabitants. It doesn’t matter what brand you […]

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Blunt about Bathrooms in Rentals

Unless your bathroom is on par with an outhouse off the old ’49er Trail or today’s typical interstate rest stop, you needn’t bother lifting anything except for a paint brush. As long as the plumbing works and the outlets and fixtures won’t electrocute the occupants, it’s not worth your money to have somebody else defecating […]

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Rental Property Kitchens Should be Nice but Sensible

Without a doubt, the kitchen is key in attracting tenants, especially couples and families – and, of course, those that are Food Network fanatics. However, this does not mean you need to remodel it using the latest and greatest granite, wood and steel. If anything at all is needed, the phrase “minor makeover” needs to […]

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Curb Your Appeal and Attract Tenants

Obviously, not many people are attracted to a neglected home when looking for a place to lease for the next year or two. As you will discover in the next chapter on marketing your property, the most successful method is the sign in the front yard – that is, as long as you can see […]

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