Spring Apartment Building Maintenance Tips

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While just about every landlord understands that occasional apartment building maintenance is necessary to maintain a functioning, desirable rental property, spring is an especially good time to undertake some of those responsibilities since winters can be so punishing for buildings and the systems that allow those buildings to run smoothly. As winter wraps up and…

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Landlord Insurance 101

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Owning and managing an investment property can be an incredibly profitable endeavor, but there also are a myriad of different ways that things can go wrong for a landlord. It is for this reason that landlord insurance exists in the first place, though here at Insurance by Castle, we find that many aspiring property owners…

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Landlord Tips: Avoiding Liability Claims

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Owning and running a rental property can be a profitable business, but it also comes with potential complications. Just like with typical home ownership, all sorts of things can go wrong with a property, and it gets even stickier when a landlord has to work with multiple tenants in a building, any of whom could…

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Landlord Tips: Terminating the Lease Early

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There are many different reasons a tenant may want to break a lease early, whether it’s because they are ready to purchase a property instead of renting, or they got a new job and are moving to a different area. In any event, as the landlord it never is ideal to lose a tenant. As…

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Tips for Apartment Owners to Prevent Fire Hazards

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One of the reasons fire insurance is included among most renter’s insurance for apartment owners is that all people need to be protected financially in case of a fire. In an apartment building, a fire could destroy an entire structure, and it all could have been caused by another renter. Knowing this, it is imperative…

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Landlord Tips: Raising the Rent

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No tenant will ever be especially excited to discover that a landlord has raised the rent, but a landlord can have a number of reasons for deciding to make that call for a property they own. Landlords need to turn profits on their buildings, and sometimes rising costs in other areas mean boosting rent for…

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California Housing Market: 2019 Trends & Opportunities

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Without question, real estate remains one of the most popular investments in the United States, but those who grow truly wealthy from their transactions do so because they stay apprised of the most recent trends and opportunities in the world of real estate. This is especially true in California, which is the most expensive place…

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Airbnb Insurance: Everything You Need to Know About Protecting Your Rental Property

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Over the course of the last five or ten years, the rise of the short-term rental property has been steep and profitable, with services like Airbnb and VRBO providing property owners with opportunities to rent out units in ways that were not possible a decade or two ago. Of course, no investment opportunity comes without…

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Five Things to Consider Before Becoming a Landlord

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For many people, the idea of owning property on the side to generate some extra income is incredibly desirable. In a perfect world, becoming a landlord would be a fairly easy process, allowing new property owners to simply set up shop, find a few tenants, then walk away and let the cash flow like a…

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Five Things You Should Know About Landlord Liability and Exposure

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One of the benefits of renting a home rather than purchasing a home is passing liability off to a landlord. If something breaks or stops working or needs replacing, the tenant is not responsible financially for those types of issues. Of course, landlords take on a lot more liability than just the occasional leaky faucet…

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