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How To Screen For Great Tenants

When it comes to owning and managing rental properties, nothing is more important than finding and retaining quality tenants. Now, this is often easier said than done. Many current prospective landlords are often frustrated by poor tenants that violate their lease. These violations can range from damaged property to failing to pay rent on time, […]

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Landlord/Tenant Security Deposit Disputes

The Better Business Bureau reported that property management companies received one of the highest number of consumer complaints in Idaho.  Almost all of those complaints were security deposit disputes.  This seemingly simple problem plagues tenants and the property management industry. The Post Register posted a story on one such dispute on Saturday.  The familiar problem […]

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Self Directed IRA for Rental Property Investment

Generally, an IRA and a Roth IRA are tax sheltered funds that people use for investing for retirement.  Typically, these funds are given to a fund manager who invests the money in mutual funds, stocks, and other public investments. Skepticism has increased on Wallstreet with people like Madoff that have used accounting to steal money.  […]

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What is a Pro Forma Analysis?

A Pro Forma Analysis is a tool businesses use to project financial data.  Authors at ehow.com say “A pro forma analysis is an analytical projection of the potential financial position of a company based on a review of historical information.”  Whoa!  That sounds complicated.  No…You probably already do it to some level if you participate […]

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