Florida Fair Housing Act: an Overview

Florida Fair Housing Act: an Overview

To prevent any discrimination in a housing transaction, all individuals and entities should abide by the Fair Housing Act. This law aims to protect individuals under certain classes from being discriminated against when buying or renting a home. The goal of the Fair...
Reasons to Invest in South Florida Real Estate

Reasons to Invest in South Florida Real Estate

Are you thinking of buying an investment property? South Florida offers real estate investors many advantages! Florida, particularly South Florida’s real estate market, has been among the best, offering both domestic and foreign investors consistent, reliable...
13 Keys Of Rental Success

13 Keys Of Rental Success

Successful rental owners follow these guidelines to ensure the success of their rental, and maximize their owning experience. 1. Treat your rental property like a business… because it is a business! 2. Have a financial reserve set aside for the “unexpected.” Placing...
Best Areas to Invest in South Florida

Best Areas to Invest in South Florida

Are you looking to invest in South Florida real estate? South Florida has never been more popular than it is today, with its amazing weather and relaxing natural ambiance from the long stretch of beaches, scenic hiking trails, charming downtown district, and overall...
Breaking a lease in Florida – Know the Laws

Breaking a lease in Florida – Know the Laws

A lease is legally binding for the entire term of the agreement as per Florida landlord-tenant laws. But what does this mean for your Florida tenant? It means that they must continue paying for the entire term, regardless of whether they live there or not. But there...
A Guide to the Eviction Process in Florida

A Guide to the Eviction Process in Florida

Much like everywhere else in the country, evicting a tenant in Florida requires landlords to follow a very specific legal process under the Florida Landlord-Tenant law. But regardless of what violation your tenant may have committed, you must never take matters into...
Florida Security Deposit Laws

Florida Security Deposit Laws

As a landlord in Florida, you have the right to ask your tenants for a security deposit as part of any move-in costs. In so doing, however, you must abide by Florida’s security deposit laws. Including, how you must store the deposit, what you can use it for, and when...
How Tenants Can Save Money While Renting

How Tenants Can Save Money While Renting

When most people need some extra money, they simply look at their things and sell what they don’t use. But this only gets you so far and is a short term solution. If you really want to start putting money into savings, it’s time to start thinking long term. If you’re...
How to Spot Red Flag Tenants

How to Spot Red Flag Tenants

Bad tenants can cost your rental business a lot of money. Best case scenario, you’ll have easy access to positive monthly cash flow. Worst case, you’ll end up paying for expenses from your own pocket. This is why it’s important to have an effective screening process...
Common Tenant Responsibilities

Common Tenant Responsibilities

Maintaining a clean, safe, livable rental environment isn’t just a responsibility that falls on the landlord, much of these tasks are in the hands of the tenant. The law requires landlords to provide a safe, habitual residence, but it will be hard to maintain this if...
Should Landlords Allow Pets in Their Rentals?

Should Landlords Allow Pets in Their Rentals?

  Pets are becoming more widely accepted in all facets of society. More businesses are readily accepting animals, including places like hotels. This means that people are becoming more accustomed to pet-friendly establishments being available. However, there are far...
Best Ways to Retain Great Tenants

Best Ways to Retain Great Tenants

  Tenant turnover is one of the greatest expenses that a landlord experiences. When tenants move out of your property, you have to advertise the property, screen tenant applications, host showings, and much more. In addition, you won’t be making money from an...
How to Rent Out a House in Florida

How to Rent Out a House in Florida

Are you thinking of renting out your South Florida property? Making the decision to rent out your property is one that can really help you solidify yourself financially and still help you to build wealth for the future. But in doing so, there are plenty of risks and...
The Essential Guide to Hurricane Preparedness

The Essential Guide to Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricanes tear into South Florida every year. This could mean trouble for your rental properties. As long as you prepare for the hurricane ahead of time, getting back to business afterward should not be a huge problem. What can you do as a rental property owner to...
Hurricane Survival Skills 101

Hurricane Survival Skills 101

Hurricanes are one of the most destructive forces in the world. As a property owner, hurricanes can invoke several problems from the safety and well-being of your tenants to major property damage to your livelihood. Learning how to survive a hurricane is not only...
What is Considered Normal Wear and Tear?

What is Considered Normal Wear and Tear?

Every state permits a landlord to ask for a deposit with the agreement to return it whenever the tenant wishes to leave the property in the state that they found it in, with the exception of normal wear and tear. However, this term’s definition among property owners...
5 Costly Landlords Mistakes

5 Costly Landlords Mistakes

Many homeowners believe that they can handle renting a property themselves. All goes well at first. That is until they realize that they have made what can only be described as landlords mistakes. Those errors end up costing them a lot in time, hassle and, most...
Why Rental Property is a Great Investment

Why Rental Property is a Great Investment

Real estate investing across South Florida makes a lot of sense. You’re close to the Atlantic Ocean and there are countless things to see and do. Many people want to move to the area but can’t get approved for a mortgage. This then means that people explore rental...
How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs as a Landlord

How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs as a Landlord

According to Florida Statute 83.51, which covers a landlord’s obligation to maintain the premises, landlords are generally required to make reasonable provisions for the extermination of bedbugs and other pests. Even if you weren’t required by law, you’d probably want...