Riverside Property Management Blog

Rental Homes vs. Apartment Living vs. Owning

Thursday, December 20, 2018
You know, it's the dream of all young adults to have their own space. A place to hang your hat and call home. Sometimes it's the dream of older folks too. Shelter is a basic human need. Just as important as food, or clothing. Whether that be in an apartment or otherwise, a home is a necessity. However, there is a distinction betwe...

Quality Contractors vs. Cheap Contractors

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Considering a remodel on your kitchen, bathroom, or possibly renovating your investment property. Are you dreading the process of looking for a contractor or contractors to do the job?Choosing a quality contractor can be a daunting task, but contrary to what many believe, finding one does not require a forbidden act of black magic, sacrif...

Tips for Rehabbing Home Properties: For Rent or For Sale

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
I'm not sure why the title of this article, Rehabbing Houses for Sale or Rent, makes me think of the old Roger Miller song King of the Road, but it does. Maybe it's just the words Sale or Rent. Or perhaps it's because I actually wrote alternative lyrics some time ago, that started something like..."Rehab for sal...

Preparing a House for Rental: 7 Effective Ways to Attract Residents

Friday, November 24, 2017
“Oh My Goodness, I’m about to have a vacancy in my rental. What to do, what to do?!” Well, you’re in the right spot, right now, as we’re about to tell you the seven most effective ways to prepare your house for rental.You can look at a pending vacancy as a bad thing, but why do this to yourself? Isn’t l...

Landlord Insurance Policies: How to tell if you have the best coverage

Friday, November 17, 2017
As a property owner, you naturally have homeowner’s insurance, however, if you have one or more rental properties, you will want to have a landlord insurance policy, also known as rental property insurance or rental dwelling insurance. Why is that? Well, bad things happen, and you’d like to have some peace of mind, and keep yo...

Landscaping Your Rental Property Yard: Why it’s Important

Friday, October 20, 2017
Okay, landscaping your rental property’s yard is a topic that may make you cringe, and possibly make you feel like you are dying a little if you own a rental property.By all means, stay calm and come along on a short journey with us. We’ll explain it all and make this topic sensible for you, after all, everything is simple if ...

11 Best Practices for Purchasing an Income Property: Great Deals vs Money pits

Thursday, October 12, 2017
So, you’re looking for an income property, maybe your first rental, or adding to your holdings.Good for you!Not only can you make a monthly income on a rental, but you will also find, particularly right now, that the market is very much your friend.While you’re off living life, doing your thing, your rental income property is ...

How to Get a Home Move-In Ready: DIY vs Contractor vs Property Management

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Do you have a rental property that you want to have move-in ready for your next renter? Or maybe you’re moving into a recently purchased house? Perhaps you’re selling a house, and you want it move-in ready. Anyway you slice it, there’s work to be done, and it best be done quickly, and done right, the first time.Do you at...

Why Does Rent Go Up? 7 Things You Should Know about Rent Increase

Friday, September 15, 2017
Over the years I have spoken with so many people who own rentals, and so many people who rent homes, and the possibility of rent increases is always on both sets minds, for several reasons. So, let’s look into this topic, one that ought to be fairly straightforward, but for whatever reason is not.Don’t Fix Anything – I&r...

HOA Information – Here’s What You Need to Know about HOA’s

Friday, September 8, 2017
What can an HOA do for you? Here is HOA info, with general information such as fees, rules that are fairly commonplace, and expectations.I decided to write HOA info per an editor request after writing a prior article that mentioned HOA’s. I’m not an expert on HOA’s, so if you’re expecting pie graphs and tiny detail...

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