4 Tips for Managing Multiple Properties – Keyrenter Main Line

4 Tips for Managing Multiple Properties – Keyrenter Main Line

Looking for a way to build your wealth through investments without playing the stock market? If so, investing in real estate is the best way to go. Take it from a group of millionaires who made their fortunes this way—property is one of the most stable forms of equity...
How to Choose Between a House and Apartment for Rent

How to Choose Between a House and Apartment for Rent

Renting a space has many advantages. A renter has a lot of flexibility. The renter can simply decide to go somewhere else to live if they please. The renter is also not tied down by a huge financial investment that may fluctuate from year to year. Renters are also...
Preparing Your Rental Property for Winter: Your Official Guide – Keyrenter Main Line

Preparing Your Rental Property for Winter: Your Official Guide – Keyrenter Main Line

Did you know that every year winter storms cause an average of 1.5 billion dollars in property damage? If you own rental property, you may be curious about finding the best ways to properly winterize your investment homes. Keeping up with the property maintenance for...
The Importance of Regular House Inspections

The Importance of Regular House Inspections

As a property owner, regular house inspections are a proactive way to protect the overall value of your investment. While it is important to respect your tenants’ right to privacy, inspecting the rental home serves both you and them. In this article, we...
How to Properly Conduct a Tenant Screening

How to Properly Conduct a Tenant Screening

Every landlord knows that tenants can make or break a rental experience. A good tenant will allow you to do little work and still receive payments on time. However, a bad tenant will leave you to wonder about the state of your property as you write a “pay or leave”...
How to Best Deal With Problem Tenants

How to Best Deal With Problem Tenants

In property management, problem tenants are an unpleasant but almost inevitable part of life. Many problem tenants target small landlords who may be more flexible. Or perhaps they never intended to become a problem tenant but now it’s too late and they have to...
Common Landlord Mistakes to Acknowledge and Avoid

Common Landlord Mistakes to Acknowledge and Avoid

There are many things that landlords are responsible for. Due to this, it is possible and even common for landlords to make some mistakes. Knowing some of the most common landlord mistakes can help you to avoid making them.  Insufficient Insurance Insurance policies...
Best Practices For Keeping Pests Out of Your Rental Property(s)

Best Practices For Keeping Pests Out of Your Rental Property(s)

In most states, it’s legally required to offer and maintain a pest-free rental. However, it’s also a smart way to save money. It’s estimated that termites alone cost American homes more than $5 million in damages every year. Not to mention the fewer problems your...
Top Tips to Fill Your Rental Property Vacancies Fast

Top Tips to Fill Your Rental Property Vacancies Fast

Vacancies ultimately result in expensive costs for landlords. The landlord will still be responsible for paying the regular expenses of maintaining a property, including taxes, maintenance, utilities, and the mortgage, but the property will no longer be bringing in...
Cheap Ways to Upgrade Your Rental Property While Increasing Its Value

Cheap Ways to Upgrade Your Rental Property While Increasing Its Value

Investing in upgrades to a rental property is very different from upgrading your own home. When you upgrade your home, you will likely choose an investment that will make your home more convenient or comfortable. However, when you upgrade your rental property, you...
Things You Should Include in Your Lease Agreement

Things You Should Include in Your Lease Agreement

  The lease agreement can have a significant impact on your business. It helps to ensure that both you and your tenants are protected throughout the rental process. It is important to carefully consider every aspect of your lease agreement, as well as ensure that you...
The Major Steps of a Tenant Eviction in Philadelphia

The Major Steps of a Tenant Eviction in Philadelphia

  Tenant evictions are never fun processes to go through. When it becomes necessary to evict a tenant, the landlord will have to follow the related laws in Philadelphia. Failure to follow the tenant eviction process can cause a landlord to suffer serious legal...
3 Upgrades the Really Boost Rent

3 Upgrades the Really Boost Rent

If you want to reduce the risk of vacancies with your rental property, it pays to invest some money into upgrading the unit. Simple things like a fresh coat of paint are one thing, but tenants deserve to have a unit that they enjoy living in. Keyrenter Property...
Bed Bugs in Philadelphia

Bed Bugs in Philadelphia

Bed bugs are small, wingless insects that feed on warm-blooded species to survive.  Bed bugs were a problem in the early 1900’s, but then new pesticide developments helped to control them from spreading. However, in the past decade there has been an increase in bed...
How Much Do Property Management Companies Charge?

How Much Do Property Management Companies Charge?

  Property management company fees vary with different groups, so it is difficult to provide a flat-rate fee for everyone. The costs vary on a number of factors from how much engagement a property management firm handles. Let’s break down the costs of property...
Everything You Need to Know About Renters Liability Insurance

Everything You Need to Know About Renters Liability Insurance

You may think that your landlord insurance policy will protect you no matter what goes wrong in your Philadelphia rental property. Unfortunately, covering your rental property is more complicated than that. A landlord insurance policy may save you thousands of...
How Does Property Management Work

How Does Property Management Work

Have you been on the fence about hiring a property management company to help you? Property managers are beneficial as they do tend to remove the day-to-day stress that comes with managing tenants and keeping up with property maintenance needs. However, understanding...
How to Avoid Bad Tenants

How to Avoid Bad Tenants

On average, an eviction costs a landlord just over $5,000 when lost rent, attorney fees, court costs, etc. are factored together. Repairing damage to a rental property leaves the landlord out-of-pocket another $2,200 or more. Renting your property to the wrong tenants...
Why You Need to Do Tenant Background Checks

Why You Need to Do Tenant Background Checks

Landlords are often in a tough position when it comes to finding high-quality tenants. You never know when one is going to be reliable and worthwhile or seriously problematic. That is one reason that a good tenant background check is so important. This simple process...