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Simple Property Management Software

I am a property manager looking over 8 units in a boarding house. I was wondering if anyone knew of any free simple property management software or apps. All I really need to do is keep track of who ...
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Is a lease without signature valid/enforceable?

When our two year lease was up, the landlord agreed to about her 2 year lease by email and stated that the rent would remain the same. This was all agreed upon by both parties via email with no ...
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Property Records - Foreclosure and Fair Market Purchase, Over and Over

Here is the records I am finding on a particular property I would like to purchase: It seems like this Smith property owner has bought it out of foreclosure three times, and sold it to a party ...
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My Rights as Renter Without Lease Renewal [closed]

My wife and I signed an 11-month lease about 13 months ago. We had sold our condo, and needed a place to rent while we looked for a house to buy. About a month ago, we bought that house, which we ...
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Help with calculation of interest on a security deposit on a rented house?

I know you answered a similar question on another post but I am in dire need of help. I was wondering if you could help me out with my security deposit calculations? We paid $1795 for our deposit in ...
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Tips for negotiating a rent increase (as a renter)

My landlord asked me today (via email) whether we plan to stay in the apartment and sign another lease in September. He mentioned there may be a small rent increase. He did not tell me what "small" ...
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Interest on security deposits paid to landlords, in Michigan?

Does the state of Michigan require landlords to put security deposits in interest bearing financial institutions?
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How to choose a good tenant as a private landlord?

I have 2 rental houses and am sick of the real estate agents providing such bad service. I have changed real estates 3 times over the past 5 years and I have to the conclusion that I am the best ...
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First time landlord looking for software to manage rental properties

I am in the process of purchasing a couple of rental properties, and am completely new to property management. I know there are a few veteran landlords who frequent this site and was hoping to get a ...
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Switching apartments & the correct way to exercise notice period with current landlord?

I'm in the process of signing the contract with another apartment, but the owner of the apartment I currently live in is not responding. I've sent the current owner an email on 6th November and there ...
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How much does a tenant eviction cost in Miami and New York City?

I heard it's easy to evict a tenant that does not pay the rent in US (at least easier than in Italy). I heard in 60 days comes the sheriff and kicks the tenant out of the flat. I suppose the ...
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Landlords: what's the maximum amount of time to allow a guest of tenant to stay in a rental?

As the title says, but with these details: I have a rental unit; this situation has come up with a potential tenant. This tenant has an adult daughter, who, the tenant volunteered, has an unstable ...
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What are the basics of apartment rental finances?

During the last few weeks I have been reading on rental yield and other rental finances questions. I own a property that I have been keeping above the water by putting money into it. The mortgage ...
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What to ask a tenant on a rental application to determine if their income is stable?

I have a residential rental unit standing empty now; the last tenant – the first I'd signed myself since buying the place – turned out bad. Thankfully, not in the tear-the-place-up sense, ...
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Buying a multi-family home to rent part and live in the rest

I currently rent the top floor of a two-family house. Our landlord recently offered to sell the house to us, so I started looking at the cost of mortgages and property taxes in the area. It's my ...
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What things should I ask for in a lease addendum from tenants?

I am renting my home for a short, nonrenewable period. I have a standard lease agreement in hand which I'll use (one example here). It talks about the big issues: payments, security deposits, ...
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Should we use an expected inheritance to invest in a rental property with cash, i.e. no mortgage?

My wife and I will be getting an inheritance soon. There are many ways to invest this money. One thought we had was to take advantage of the down real estate market and buy a house for a rental ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of leasing out a property or part of a property (such as a basement apartment)?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of leasing out a property or part of a property (such as a basement apartment)?