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Want to Attract More Millennial Tenants? Here’s What Your Rental Property Will Need

Millennials. They’re a fickle bunch. They represent this highest youth population in history. In a nutshell, millennials are comprised of people born between 1980 and 2000 (roughly between 18 and 34-years-old). They grew up in a time of rapid transformation. They’re also used to prioritizing freedom and flexibility — that’s why renting is so attractive…

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It Pays to Know the Local Housing Market in Southern California

In 1597, Sir Francis Bacon said, “Knowledge is power.”  But here at APG Properties, we say, “Knowledge empowers.” Knowledge empowers people to achieve brilliant results. And when it comes to knowing the housing market here in Southern California, the more you know can have a direct impact on your return on investment. Here are three critical…

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5 Types of Troublesome Tenants Landlords Don’t Want

When it comes to renting out a property, tenants are critical to a successful investment. After all, a single tenant can turn a property into a profit — or a ruin. To avoid that, you need to learn to recognize the good from the bad and pick out troublesome tenants from the start. Here are…

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6 Pitfalls to Avoid When Investing in Single-Family Rental Properties

Single-family rental properties can provide a positive cash flow, build wealth and create an outstanding return on your investment. However, as with any kind of investment that gives the possibility of significant benefits, there are risks to be regarded as well. As an investor, you have the option of forging ahead and hoping for the…

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5 Ways Landlords Get Themselves into Hot Water — And How to Get Out of It

Look, landlording is hard work. Amid rent collection, tenant screenings, maintenance orders, and legalities — slip-ups and mishaps are bound to happen. No one is perfect. But things can get real dicey when landlords thinks certain actions are fine — but are actually illegal in California. Are You Breaking the Law? If you’re new to…

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What’s So Difficult About Managing My Own Rental Property?

You own your property — so why is managing so difficult? Think About Logistics No matter how long you’ve been taking care of a home, mowing the grass, making small repairs, and working through the endless to-do list — We know that managing a rental property on your own is no easy feat. As professional…

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How to Deal With an Unemployed Tenant Who Can’t Pay Rent

When a tenant becomes unemployed and is having difficulty paying their rent, some landlords feel the only option is to begin an eviction and ultimately find a new tenant. However, it may make sense to find a way to sustain the tenancy. Why? This avoids the risk of a prolonged vacant period, as well as…

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6 Rental Property Mishaps That Cost Landlords Time, Money, and Headaches

When you have a house, apartment, or land that you want to rent out for extra income, you can realize some profitable benefits. With the right tenants, things basically take care of themselves. That’s not to say that you won’t have general maintenance and other responsibilities, but if you take care to protect yourself and…

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[HOW TO] Evaluate Your Rental Property’s Curb Appeal

FACT: Unattractive rental properties sit vacant longer. Curb appeal is one of the most important elements that contribute to how quickly we can rent a property. And by curb appeal, we mean how attractive the property looks from the street. From a rental perspective, the importance of how well a property’s exterior is maintained cannot…

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