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Discrimination II

One of our members uses these questions to screen his Tenants on Craigslist, so I also asked the Junkyard Dog of Eviction Attorneys to review it. He gladly did with these comments in bold: “I would suggest deleting 16, 17, 23 & 24.” “I just posted the apartment and have already been receiving a very […]

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Discrimination?

One of our members uses these questions to screen his Tenants on Craigslist, so I asked the MCAD, Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination to review it. They gladly did with these comments in bold: “I just posted the apartment and have already been receiving a very high volume of inquiries, so prior to showing the apartment […]

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Spring/Summer Checklist

Keep your Rentals and your own Home) running smoothly and looking grat with this simple checklist. Making these repairs an/or additions may also attract possible Tenants to that vacancy you have been trying to Rent out! Handout different colored stickers to each Tenant to place on anything in any basements or storage areas that they’d […]

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You have to Rent to Criminals?

HUD’s new guidance on Criminal Background checks places Housing Providers and Municipalities in conflict over the recognition of Arrests!  For the ten page HUD Guide –  https://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/documents/huddoc?id=HUD_OGCGuidAppFHAStandCR.pdf HUD’s guidance includes the banning of arrests from consideration for housing.  While this may seem legitimate, it places housing providers in a very awkward position, as many municipalities […]

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Why do you need a property manager?

Why do you need a property manager? The question of whether to hire a property manager or not has likely crossed every real estate investors mind at least once. Here are a few reasons to consider hiring a professional property manager: Better tenants and shorter vacancies: Property managers have seen hundreds, if not thousands, of […]

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