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Rent vs. Buy – The Benefits of Renting

Posted By loculogic on Property - While the 2016 housing market predictions seem disconcerting for those wanting to break into home ownership, in reality, there are many benefits of renting.  In fact, renting is the preferred housing choice for those who value the flexibility and affordability associated with deferred ownership and maintenance. In the rent vs. buy debate, realtors and financial […]The post Rent vs. Buy – The Benefits of Renting appeared first on Rentec Direct.

Landlord’s Guide to Tax Deductions

Posted By loculogic on Property - Owning rental property provides unique tax benefits to savvy investors.  When you rent a property to others, you must report the collected rental payments as taxable income.  However, the IRS outlines special opportunities to deduct expenses related to your property and rental income. As you begin a new year, or prepare your taxes from the preceding […]The post Landlord’s Guide to Tax Deductions appeared first on Rentec Direct.

How to Find a Great Rental in a New City

Posted By loculogic on Property - Moving to a new city can be as daunting as it is exciting.  Whether work, school, family or adventure drives you to relocate to an unknown town, proper preparation is the best way to make a smooth transition into a new location.   One of the biggest steps for every mover is finding a new […]

2016 Rental Market Outlook – Renting Wins!

Posted By loculogic on Property - Housing market experts reveal trends found in the 2015 rental industry and predict the outlook for 2016.   Renting will continue to a popular option, and for many -the only option, as home prices continue to climb in 2016.  This finding is supported by Zillow’s Chief Economist, D.Svenja Gudell, who predicts that “the median of […]

Landlords on Vacation ? Yes, You Can!

Posted By loculogic on Property - With a big holiday right around the corner, people everywhere are packing their bags to visit loved ones, hit the slopes or simply escape the seasonal cold for a warmer winter destination.   Landlords are no different than the rest of us, who dream of going on vacation and taking a break from the day […]

Rentec Direct Recognized as Trust Account Compliant Software

Posted By loculogic on Property - The North Carolina Real Estate Commission recently evaluated Rentec Direct’s property management software and verified the program’s compliance with the provisions of the Commission’s Rules and Trust Account Guidelines.  This certification provides property managers with additional confidence when using Rentec Direct’s management software to comply with trust accounting guidelines and requirements. Accurate accounting is a […]

How Will Higher Interest Rates Effect The Housing Market

Posted By loculogic on Property - It seems that there are an equal number of people who believe that the interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve will have very little consequences as there is who believe it will have far reaching consequences. The proposed policy is likely to have an effect on home purchases, home building, investment banking, automobile sales, […]

Winter Reminders to Help Your Renters Save Money (and stay warm!)

Posted By loculogic on Property - With cold weather here to stay for a while your tenants might be noticing a spike in their heating or electric bill.  In fact the inspiration behind this post was an early morning text from my roommate, saying we needed to figure out a way to use less gas in order to bump our heating […]

Enforce Full Rental Payments via The Tenant Portal

Posted By loculogic on Property - Based on your feedback we’ve added a new option to your property management software that allows you to specify a payment policy for online transactions from your tenants.  Previously a tenant could login to their tenant portal and make any size payment into their account.  Well, who would turn away money, right?  As it turns […]

The Best New Year’s Resolutions for Property Management

Posted By loculogic on Property - A new year is perfect time to reflect on the past twelve months through a lens of confidence for jobs well done and assessment for what could be done better.  With the idea of new year’s resolution in mind, this period of reflection gives you a glimpse of what 2016 might have in store for […]

Create Custom Lease Agreements with the Forms Editor Updates

Posted By loculogic on Property - Your property management software gives you the opportunity to create custom lease agreements that can be signed electronically by your tenants.  Rentec Direct offers this service for PM clients in the Forms Editor under the Settings Tab in the program. Forms are like templates that will be populated with information at a later time.  You […]

Are you ready for the 1099-MISC tax deadline?

Posted By loculogic on Property - Rentec Direct provides users with an easy solution for sending and filing 1099 tax documents online.   With the help of the 1099 Tax Assistant and through a partnership with Nelco, authorized tax professionals,  your 1099-MISC reporting can be done with a couple clicks of a button.   E-filing let’s you submit your 1099 tax documents […]