Arlington's Zoning Laws: What Property Owners Need to Know
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1w ago
Zoning probably does not strike you as the most interesting part of real estate investing . However, if you’re buying or renting out property in Arlington, you need to know what some of the current and most recent laws are requiring of property owners, neighborhoods, tenants, and guests.  This is a unique housing market . When we talk about zoning laws and requirements in Arlington, we’re talking about Arlington County, which includes the city of Arlington. The desirable location of this city just across the Potomac from Washington, D.C. means there’s a constant influx of people moving ..read more
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Building a Reliable Vendor Network for Property Maintenance in Arlington
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1M ago
Part of renting out a home in Arlington is surrounding yourself with professional partners you can trust. Some of the most important relationships you create will be with vendors, contractors, and the service providers who keep your property well-maintained. Even if you’re a new rental property owner , you know that tenant maintenance requests can come up unexpectedly. There may be emergencies that require an immediate response. You’ll have routine repair requests where you have to strategically decide which vendor is the best to send. And, you’ll want to invest in preventative maintenance ..read more
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The Sustainable Property: Eco-Friendly Upgrades for Arlington Rentals
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3M ago
As the world moves towards prioritizing a more sustainable future, the real estate industry is picking up the trend. This is partially in service to creating a better and more environmentally healthy planet, but it’s also turning out to be good business.  Real estate investors in Arlington have a great opportunity to not only contribute to a clean environment but also improve their rental properties and attract tenants who are concerned with the carbon footprint they’re leaving behind.  Upgrading your property to an eco-friendly standard can result in lower operating costs, highe ..read more
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Maximizing Rental Income: Advanced Pricing Strategies for Arlington Landlords
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4M ago
As a landlord in Arlington, it’s crucial to make sure that the rental values you set when your property is vacant are competitive with the market rate. But, you should also be thinking about your rental income and what you expect to earn on the property you’re renting out. Setting the right rental price can help you attract tenants quickly, retain them, and keep your cash flow strong. However, it's not always easy to get this right, and many landlords end up losing revenue as a result. This is where advanced pricing strategies come in.  We’re talking about some strategies that you can ..read more
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Why You Should Perform Regular Property Inspections on Your Rental
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6M ago
Inspections can feel tedious. They’re time consuming. They require documentation and paperwork. What if you find something you don’t like happening at your rental property?  We understand. However, it’s important to perform regular property inspections to protect the condition of your Arlington investment property . You want to check for deferred or unreported maintenance issues. Inspections are also a good way to hold your tenants accountable to their lease agreements.  Regular inspections can provide peace of mind; you’ll know everything is going the way it should. They also sa ..read more
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How to Determine if a Rental Property Is a Good Investment
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7M ago
Investing in real estate is a good idea. You know this. But, to be profitable, you have to invest in the right property.  How can you determine if a rental property is a good investment?  With so much experience in Arlington property management , we know what to look for, and here are some of our best tips.  Arlington Rental Property Location You don’t have to be an experienced real estate investor to know that location matters. It matters to buyers and it matters to tenants. It matters to you, when you’re choosing an investment property that you expect to make money from ..read more
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Top 3 Things Tenants Look for in an Arlington Rental Property
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7M ago
Most of the decisions you make as an Arlington rental property owner are likely focused on what you need and what your property needs in order to have a successful and profitable investment experience. How much rent will you collect? Who will perform the necessary maintenance? When should you make updates and improvements? Don’t forget your residents. Tenants have specific needs and requirements when they’re looking for their next rental property. If you want to attract the best tenants for the most amount of money, you’ll need to get inside their heads.  Here are the top 3 things we ..read more
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Self-Managing vs. Hiring a Professional Property Management Company
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8M ago
Not sure whether you want to self-manage your investment property or hire a professional property management company? A lot of rental property owners face this decision.  The best option will depend on the amount of time you have and your own knowledge about what’s required in the leasing and management of a rental property. Smart investors know that professional Arlington property management can protect you and your asset and increase what you earn.  State, Local, and Federal Landlord and Tenant Laws Virginia has strict requirements when it comes to rental housing, and you’ll n ..read more
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Tips for Saving Money During Tenant Turnover
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8M ago
Most Arlington real estate investors know that vacancy is expensive. You’re not earning any rent on an unoccupied home, and you’re also paying out of pocket for things like utilities, lawn care, marketing, and cleaning.  Turnover is even more expensive. You have to fix up any wear and tear items that occurred during the previous tenancy, and there may be improvements and upgrades needed to keep your property competitive in the market. How can you save money during tenant turnover periods?  It isn’t always easy. The cost of tenant turnover can be a shock.  We have some tips ..read more
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How to Handle Security Deposit Returns
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9M ago
Virginia has some specific laws when it comes to security deposits. For example, you cannot collect more than the equivalent of two months’ rent when a tenant is moving in. That’s the limit to what you can collect.  It’s usually more than enough, and the standard is a security deposit that’s equal to one month of rent.  The collection of a security deposit is rarely as challenging as its return. You need to understand the timeline for security deposit returns and, even more importantly, you need to understand what you can and cannot deduct for.  Conduct an Inspection After ..read more
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