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Why Property Managers Need to Conduct Property Management Inspections

Feb. 23, 2021

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The following article was provided by Rachelle Lea of Dixieland Inspection Services.

As a landlord or property manager, you should always inspect a rental property during these times: before a tenant moves in, while the rental is occupied, and when the tenants move out.

5 Things Landlords Should Do with a Property Between Tenants

Feb. 16, 2021

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When a tenant moves out, the landlord has the (sometimes difficult) task of finding a new suitable inhabitant of the property. Still, before the property is ready for a new tenant, there are a few things you need to do to ensure the house is in top condition.

You need to have a better understanding of the property’s conditions and can do some repairs if needed. You will also ensure that new tenants will want to live there.

As a landlord, here are some items you should have on your maintenance list between tenants.

Reasons to Invest in Jacksonville Real Estate

Feb. 5, 2021

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Are you looking to invest in Jacksonville, Florida?

Investing in Jacksonville, FL offers great prospects when it comes to properties. The Greater Jacksonville Area covers numerous neighborhoods and communities that could give a substantial return on your investment.

Many factors demonstrate the long-term potential of Jacksonville property investments. The local economy is growing at a steady rate and the median rent offers superb value for real estate buyers.

In the following paragraphs, we’ll delve deeper into the major reasons why you should invest in the Jacksonville, FL area. Additionally, you’ll learn about the top neighborhoods in Jacksonville and its surroundings.

5 Easy Ways To Get More Rent For Your Jacksonville Home

Feb. 4, 2021

5 Easy Ways To Get More Rent For Your Jacksonville Home

For single-family units, the price of rent is usually a fixed percentage of the buying price. It’s often in the range of 1% in most parts of the country.

That being said, this is often not always possible given the realities of the real estate and rental markets. This is especially the case in the coastal cities. But if you want to get as close to the 1% rule as possible, you must figure out how you can improve your rental property.

The best property improvements are those that are guaranteed to give you maximum return on investment.

In today’s article, you’ll learn the 5 easy ways that can set you up for more rent.

Florida Squatter Law: An Overview

Jan. 6, 2021

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Do squatters have rights in Florida?

While it may come as a surprise to some, squatters do have rights. Also known as Adverse Possession rights, a squatter can use them to make a legal claim to your Florida property. If successful, the squatter will have legal rights to your property.

As a Florida landlord, understanding squatters’ rights in Florida can help you keep your property safe.

The following is a basic overview of Squatters’ rights in the state of Florida.

Exciting News: IPS's McKee Elected as NARPM Secretary and Pres-Elect!

Jan. 6, 2021

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IPS is honored to announce that our very own Angela McKee, Business Development Manager, has been appointed as Florida State Chapter NARPM secretary effective January 1, 2021, as well as President-Elect of the Northeast Florida Chapter. Angela has maintained a longstanding relationship with NARPM, having served in various capacities over the years. Angela’s experience and contribution to the IPS team and clientele, as well as her desire to grow her abilities, makes her one of the absolute best in the business. Angela’s tenacity remains unmatched. She educates realtors, masterfully assists property owners and offers premium services to both local and foreign investors/property owners in the management of their properties. It is with great pride that we honor Angela in congratulating her as NARPM Secretary and President-Elect.

The team at Innovative Property Solutions has always been proud to offer the most experienced staff in the business. We pair this with superior customer service benefiting both rental property owners and tenants. For this reason, IPS maintains close professional relationships with various boards across the state of Florida, such as the National Association of Residential Property Owners. NARPM provides resources for residential property management professionals who desire to learn, grow and build relationships. As a result, IPS continues to establish solid business relationships, develop strong leadership skills among staff, and utilize and expand the best practices. IPS achieves this while simultaneously maintaining a sense of accountability in our efforts to continue benefiting valued clients.

Guide to Renting to Tenants with Pets

Nov. 27, 2020

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As a landlord, it may seem
anxiety-inducing to rent to pet owners for various reasons. There may be damage and noise by having pets inside the rental unit. However, by being open-minded and seeing the positive side, you’d find that most pet owners are responsible. They’re bound to ensure discipline for their pets and have respect for the property and other inhabitants around the rental premises.

Top Tenant Complaints and How to Solve Them

Nov. 7, 2020

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No perfect tenant exists. One way or another, you’re bound to clash on certain issues. The trick is to be a proactive landlord and prepare a ready set of solutions to avoid dealing with potential losses.

There are common complaints landlords are faced with. Knowing these complaints, and being able to master resolving them, will lead to a harmonious relationship with your tenant.

Guide to the Fair Housing Act

Oct. 6, 2020

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One of the landlord’s responsibilities is to be updated with the property laws to prevent any violations. Be it unintentional, the law excuses no one. Thus, he needs to be aware of and guided by the Fair Housing Act. This particular Act is applicable during the tenant screening process and rental application.

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