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Blog How Long Does It Take to Find a Tenant? Lakewood Property Management

How Long Does It Take to Find a Tenant? Lakewood Property Management

No one likes a long vacancy period, and finding a tenant quickly is important to your bottom line. A lot of Lakewood rental property owners ask us how long it will take to find a tenant and rent out their home. The frustrating answer is this: it depends.It depends on the market, ...
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Blog 8 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Littleton Property Manager

8 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Littleton Property Manager

When you’re looking for a Littleton property management company, it’s important to check into the company’s reputation for high quality customer service. You want an expert team that can effectively lease, manage, and maintain your rental property.After you&rsqu...
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Blog Warning Signs to Beware of When Screening Lakewood Tenants

Warning Signs to Beware of When Screening Lakewood Tenants

If you’ve been renting out a Lakewood property for any amount of time, you probably know what to look for when you’re screening tenants: credit history, criminal background, income, and prior rental references. But, do you know the warning signs of what could potentia...
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Blog What Does a Littleton Property Manager Do for Landlords?

What Does a Littleton Property Manager Do for Landlords?

If you have never worked with a professional Littleton property management company before, you might not know what to expect. Every property manager is a little different, but there are a few things that are standard across the industry.This is an industry that has invested a lot...
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Blog What Do Lakewood Landlords Need to Know about Rental Income Taxes?

What Do Lakewood Landlords Need to Know about Rental Income Taxes?

Owning Lakewood rental property provides investors with a path towards short-term cash flow and long-term returns. It also comes with some tax benefits. While you will be required to report your rental income on your tax returns, you can also use several deductions that are uniqu...
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Blog Should I Rent or Sell My House in Lakewood, CO?

Should I Rent or Sell My House in Lakewood, CO?

The real estate sales and rental markets in Lakewood and surrounding Colorado communities are strong, and if you’re a homeowner wondering whether you should sell a property you’re leaving or rent it out, we can understand the dilemma. On the one hand, it might be nic...
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Blog How Much Do Lakewood Property Managers Charge? Tips for Landlords

How Much Do Lakewood Property Managers Charge? Tips for Landlords

The perceived costs of property management often cause owners to manage their own rental properties. Unless you have a lot of time, resources, and expertise to dedicate to your rental properties, this is usually a mistake. There’s a huge opportunity cost to not using a prop...
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Blog Different Ways to Buy Investment Property | Lakewood Property Management

Different Ways to Buy Investment Property | Lakewood Property Management

There’s no one way to do things.That reminder extends to investing in real estate. Some investors get started in real estate accidentally. They inherit a home or they move out of the place they’re living in and instead of selling it, they wisely decide to rent it out...
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Blog How to Handle Security Deposits

How to Handle Security Deposits

In Colorado, there’s no limit on the amount of a security deposit landlords can collect. However, there are some strict regulations on how it’s returned and in what timeframe. This is an easy place to make a mistake, and those mistakes are often expensive. Tenant disp...
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Blog Work with Both a Realtor and a Lakewood Property Manager When Purchasing Investment Property

Work with Both a Realtor and a Lakewood Property Manager When Purchasing Investment Property

Experienced investors understand the value in working with both a Realtor and a Lakewood property manager when looking for new investment opportunities. For starters, two heads are always better than one – why not surround yourself with as many experts as possible? Realtor...
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