https://www.rentecdirect.com - A new bill proposal in Oregon will extend the timeline requirements for landlords when issuing notices for rent increases to tenants. House Bill 4143 passed in the Oregon House of Representatives on February 23, 2016 with wide support in a 48-11 vote. The goal of the bill aims to address the state’s housing affordability […]The post Oregon Votes to Prevent Sudden Rent Increases appeared first on Rentec Direct.
https://www.rentecdirect.com - One of the many decisions a landlord faces when establishing a rental property is determining whether the property will accept Section 8 tenants. The Housing Choice Voucher Program (historically and commonly referred to as Section 8 housing) provides assistance to very low-income families to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing. This is a great program […]The post Should I be a Section 8 Landlord? appeared first on Rentec Direct.
https://www.rentecdirect.com - Owning an investment property requires a little more work than simply collecting rental payments, paying the mortgage and pocketing the profit. First time landlords will benefit from understanding all the expenses that go into owning a rental home beyond a mortgage payment. An investor’s budget should allocate for standard homeowner expenses like mortgage, taxes, insurance, […]The post Maintenance Expenses for Your Rental Property appeared first on Rentec Direct.
https://www.rentecdirect.com - Mold is one of the most controversial environmental hazards that creates big problems landlords – from expensive property damage and lost rent to multi-million dollar tenant lawsuits for mold-related illness. While a landlord is legally tasked with maintaining habitual premises for all tenants, responsibility and liability for mold control has been debated as to a […]The post Mold and Your Rental Home appeared first on Rentec Direct.
https://www.rentecdirect.com - Keeping in touch with your tenants, owners and vendors is easier than ever with the built-in messaging capabilities available for Rentec Direct landlords and property managers. Whether you are sending an email or text message to an individual or targeted group of individuals, the new, enhanced editor and automatic data insertion fields help to streamline the process. […]The post Improve Tenant Communication with New Updates to Email & Text Messages Features appeared first on Rentec Direct.
https://www.rentecdirect.com - 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.
https://www.rentecdirect.com - 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.
https://www.rentecdirect.com - 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 […]
https://www.rentecdirect.com - 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 […]
https://www.rentecdirect.com - 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 […]
https://www.rentecdirect.com - 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 […]
https://www.rentecdirect.com - 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, […]