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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

What to Charge for Rent – Tips for Getting Top Dollar Rental Income
Property Management Blog Rental price will depend on the property you’re offering and the strength of the market. We manage homes in Idaho and in Utah, and within those areas, there are diverse micro-markets that can have an impact on what landlords earn. To price your home competitively, you need to understand the supply and demand of rental properties in you...

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

How to Advertise Your Rental Property
Property Management Blog Excellent advertising can make a big difference in your vacancy time and the type of tenant you attract for your property. Today, we’re sharing some tips on how we advertise the properties we manage in Idaho Falls, Idaho and the St. George and Salt Lake areas of Utah. Take Great Pictures Most potential renters will look at photos fir...

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

6 Rental Laws You Never Want to Break
Property Management Blog As a landlord, you have a lot of legal liability tied up in your rental property, and it’s important that you are aware of the local, state, and federal laws that impact how you manage your home and your tenants. At HomeRiver Group, we work with properties in Utah and Idaho, and these are the six laws that we see landlords violate mos...

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Questions to Ask Tenants on Your Rental Application
Property Management Blog Finding high quality tenants for your rental property starts with good marketing and a thorough screening process. The rental application plays a major role in the way you screen your tenants, so make sure every adult who is 18 years of age or older fills out and signs an application. These are a few areas that you want to cover on that...

Thursday, February 23, 2017

4 Big Mistakes Landlords Make with Rental Agreements
Property Management Blog A rental agreement is the document that you and your tenants will turn to when you have questions that need to be answered and conflicts that need to be resolved. Having a detailed, comprehensive lease in place will protect you from liability and communicate your expectations to your tenants. Many landlords neglect to pay close attentio...

Thursday, February 16, 2017

How to Evict a Tenant
Property Management Blog Tenant eviction is often a last resort for landlords, but if your tenants are not paying rent or are violating the terms of your lease, you need to act quickly to bring them into compliance or remove them from the home. Today, we’re sharing the process we follow in Idaho Falls, Idaho and St. George, Utah, as well as the Salt Lake regi...

Friday, January 20, 2017

When is a Landlord Liable for an Injury to a Tenant or Visitor to the Rental Property?
Property Management Blog To be held responsible for an injury on the premises, the landlord or property manager must have been negligent in maintaining the property, and that negligence must have caused the injury. All of the following must be proven for a landlord to be held liable: It was the landlord's responsibility to maintain the portion of premises th...

Friday, January 6, 2017

13 Red Flags for Troublesome Tenants (+ 9 Totally Insane True-Life Tenant Stories)
Property Management Blog Many tenants actually pay their rent, take care of the property, and make land lording and investing profitable. However, according to Dave Van Horn, there are some renters that make it unpleasant and unprofitable.  In this article he shares 9 real life experiences and helps point out red flags to look for while screening prospective ten...

Friday, December 30, 2016

Dodging the Bad Tenant Bullet
Property Management Blog When you are a landlord, figurative bullets can fly at you from many directions. Taxes, insurance, code enforcement, and repairs are all things we landlords have to deal with. One of the most painful bullets if it finds its target, however, is the bad tenant. Dodging bad tenants begins with your tenant screening process, but it continue...

Friday, December 16, 2016

Should Landlords Give Tenant Gifts at the Holidays?
Property Management Blog Many landlords wrestle with the question of whether to give winter holiday gifts to tenants. From Hanukkah to Christmas to Kwanzaa, people celebrate the season by giving gifts. Does that mean you should? According to Steven Michael White of Rentprep, you need to go with your gut feeling on this one. There are several schools of thought o...

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