Should I Require Renters Insurance for My Indianapolis Rental Home?

Posted by Jeremy Tallman on Jul 6, 2017 9:05:08 AM

If you are a Landlord, or considering becoming a Landlord, I’ll guess that you’ve at least thought about the idea of  Renters Insurance.

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What Does a Property Manager Do?

Posted by Jeremy Tallman on Mar 24, 2017 1:33:07 PM

 We take phone calls on a pretty routine basis from people who are considering renting out their home who really don’t understand, at a very basic level, what a Property Management company does.

It’s one of those, “So, how does all this work?” questions.

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Should I Allow Pets in My Rental Property?

Posted by Jeremy Tallman on Mar 17, 2017 10:17:11 AM

 A question we get fairly often from Landlords is: “Should I Allow Pets?”

Generally, we recommend that our Owners open their property to pets. And there are a few reasons for that.

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Do I Really Need To Hire a Property Manager?

Posted by Jeremy Tallman on Mar 10, 2017 11:26:29 AM

 If you are a new Landlord, I’m certain you’ve asked yourself, “Do I really need to hire a Property Manager?”

Now, as an Owner of a Property Management company, you probably are thinking, “Well, I know what this guy is going to say.” But, my answer might surprise you. 

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What If a Tenant Destroys My House?

Posted by Jeremy Tallman on Mar 3, 2017 8:50:15 AM

 One of the top questions we get from people who have never been a Landlord is, “What if a Tenant Destroys My House?”

It’s a certainly understandable question. Most people, who are new to our industry, have probably only heard the horror stories out there. Yes, Tenants can do a lot of damage to properties, but I can assure you, from our own experience, that it’s not common.

And while there are no guarantees, there are some steps you can take to help ensure your Tenant doesn’t destroy your property.

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Indianapolis Rental Property How To: Security Deposits

Posted by Jeremy Tallman on Jan 15, 2014 4:42:14 PM

 Always charge a security deposit when you have tenants move into your property. Avoid the “move in today with no deposit required” sales pitch because security deposits are really important.

If a tenant balks at paying a deposit or wants it divided up into three different payments over a few months, I would continue looking for a tenant. It’s always a concern if a tenant does not have the financial resources to pay for a security deposit and the first month’s rent.

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