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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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Return on Equity: The Best Real Estate Return Model You’ve Never Heard Of

Posted by Jeremy Tallman on Dec 10, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Real Estate Investors like numbers.

Or, at least they should.

And, in our industry, there are plenty of numbers and return models to consider. In fact, we’ve blogged about all the major ones, including:

However, today I thought I would discuss a return model that most people never talk about. I’ll guess that most people have never even heard of it. But, it’s a model that we embraced at the beginning of our real estate careers and I think one that deserves a little more love.

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Your Guide to Navigating Indianapolis Property Management Reviews

Posted by Jeremy Tallman on Dec 3, 2017 10:00:00 AM

There are no household names in the world of Property Management.

Anyone could rattle off a list of car manufacturers, television brands, or even local real estate companies.

But, Property Management is different.

And that can make finding a quality Property Management company difficult.

If you are like most people, unless you receive a trusted referral, you’ll take to the internet to learn about different Property Management companies, paying special attention to not only fees and services, but also to online reviews.

Reviews matter.

They absolutely sway opinions.

But they can also be confusing.

And yes, they can also be fake.

Today I thought I would spend some time discussing what to look for when reading various online reviews about Indianapolis Property Management companies.

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Who to Hire for Your Indianapolis Investment Dream Team

Posted by Devon Hicks on Nov 19, 2017 10:00:00 AM

If you've been an investor for any period of time, you know the importance of choosing the right things. 

The right Realtor. 

The right property. 

The right Property Manager. 

The right vendors. 

Etc., etc., etc., 

These individuals and companies can make or break your investment experience. It's important to get into business with people who know what they're doing and have your best interest at heart. 

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How To: A Quick Guide to the Indianapolis Landlord Registry

Posted by Devon Hicks on Nov 12, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Landlord registration is an ordinance that the City of Indianapolis, after much debate, established in 2015. It requires all Landlords and Owners of residential rental properties in Marion County to register with the City of Indianapolis' Department of Code Enforcement (DCE).

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