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What if Someone Breaks into My Indianapolis Rental Property?

Posted by Devon Hicks on Feb 4, 2018 10:00:00 AM

As an owner of rental real estate, there are probably a few things you dread the most. Evictions, maintenance, and...break-ins.

Break-ins can be minor or extensive. They have the potential to leave your property heavily damaged and, if occupied, your Tenants feeling uneasy. 

Because of this, you should do everything within your power to prevent one from ever happening.

In Indianapolis, you have a 1 in 20 chance of being a victim of a property crime. With odds like those, you need to be prepared to handle this situation should it ever arise. 

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The Landlord's Guide to Indianapolis Rental Property Expenses

Posted by Devon Hicks on Jan 28, 2018 10:00:00 AM

There are numerous reasons you may be thinking about becoming a Landlord, or maybe you have already made the decision. 

Perhaps you want a way to make some extra income or maybe you are being forced into it due to some extenuating circumstance: house won't sell, need to temporarily relocate, etc. Whatever the reason, you're probably curious about the costs involved with owning rental real estate. 

Unfortunately, there is no set expense budget. There's no magic formula to estimate what your yearly costs will be.

The fact is, the Real Estate industry is dynamic. You never know what issues may arise in a 12-month period.The best thing you can do is educate yourself and prepare the best you can to handle whatever gets thrown your way. 

Below is not an exhaustive list of possible expenses, but it should give you a pretty good idea of what to expect and plan for. 

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How Do Evictions Work in Indianapolis?

Posted by Jeremy Tallman on Jan 21, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Nearly every time we speak to new Landlords, the subject of evictions comes up.

It’s a hot button topic.

A topic that creates anxiety.  

And an issue that pushes many Landlords into hiring a Property Manager.

For this week’s blog, I thought I would lay out exactly what’s required to file eviction in Central Indiana, along with some helpful tips if you ever have to file.

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13 Tips for Properly Maintaining My Indianapolis Rental Home

Posted by Devon Hicks on Jan 14, 2018 10:00:00 AM

More often than not, maintenance has a negative connotation in the rental property world.

The goal of all Landlords is to minimize it.

The goal of all Tenants is to ensure it’s done and done right now.

For Landlords, maintenance usually means something is broken, or there’s some other issue that’s going to cost them money.

But that isn’t, and shouldn’t always, be the case.

Most maintenance should be viewed as asset preservation as opposed to fixing and replacing.

Most experienced and successful Landlords understand that the better a property is maintained, the lower the long-term expenses should be, and the higher chances for Tenant satisfaction and longevity.

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Indianapolis Property Management Update: Rental Statistics

Posted by Jeremy Tallman on Jan 7, 2018 10:00:00 AM

As many of you know, Central Indiana is a seasonal rental market. The first half of the year is booming, the second half... well, not so much.

And the 4th quarter of every year is always the slowest.

This year was no different. 

In fact, you'll have to go back more than four years to find a slower quarter for rental properties. 

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Our Top 10 Indianapolis Property Management Blog Posts of 2017

Posted by Devon Hicks on Dec 31, 2017 10:00:00 AM

2017 has been a great year for content. Thanks to you, our readers, our blog has grown more in the last year than we ever thought possible!

We strive to create helpful, actionable, articles that will positively impact Landlords, Investors, and Property Managers alike. Sharing our experiences with you has been very rewarding and we look forward to continuing on into the new year.

As we ring in 2018, we wanted to take a quick look back at our top 10 posts of 2017. 

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