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Downingtown and Exton Rental Property - Low Inventory

Posted by on January 24, 2014 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (4)

The housing market is becoming hot and a sellers market in Downingtown, Exton, Chester Springs, and West Chester.  If your looking for a rental property to rent and one is available, it won't last more than 30 days vacant when priced to the market.  If your trying to find a rental, is a good way to search or even  You can also try and look at what property managers or even Realtors have in their inventory.  If your a landlord looking for a property m...

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Taxes on Your Investment Property and Maximizing Schedule E

Posted by on December 22, 2012 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

You just started having rental property in Downingtown, Exton, West Chester, Chester Springs, or somewhere else in Northern Chester County and now it is tax time and you have to file your taxes with the IRS.  What do you do?  Use IRS Form 1040 Schedule E and don't forget to list every expense you have and anything that is related to your business.  Typically, new rentals converted from original primar...

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Turnover Maintenance for Rental Properties by Your Property Manager in Exton

Posted by on June 23, 2012 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Being a landlord and simply renting your place for cash flow is not an easy thing to do.  In West Chester, Exton, Downingtown, Malvern, or Phoenixville, your competing with professional property managers and savy landlords and investors.  It's not the monthly rent or mortgage that separates good landlording from bad, it's managing the turnover of tenants of your rental property, single family or townhome.

Remember to plan for marketing expenses, vacancy, painting, cleaning, ca...

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Handyman for Your Rental Property in Downingtown or Exton

Posted by on April 23, 2012 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (1)

Something is broken and needs to be fixed in your rental property in Downingtown or Exton and you don't currently use a property manager, what do you do?  There are three things you can do to fix it.  1.  Do it yourself.  This is a little challenging because it takes a lot of time to diagnose the problem and fix it especially if you only do it every now and again and you may end up having to call someon...

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Adding a Property Manager as Additional Insured for your Rental Property Manager

Posted by on April 13, 2012 at 8:20 AM Comments comments (67)

A lot of people get concerned when they are asked by their rental property manager to add them as Additional Insured on to their insurance policy.  They worry about having their insurance canceled or the price of the insurance plan to go up on their rental property.  However, neither is true and don't allow your insurer to try and sell you into adjusting the policy higher.  Here's some feedback I received from my rental property insurance company, USAA.  (They are pretty g...

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Rent Your Property in Downingtown

Posted by on April 9, 2012 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (3)

Have you thought about renting your property or townhouse in Downingtown, PA.  Your in luck, the market is booming.  I've seen rents go up about 5% a year for a townhome in Downingtown.  The town and community is safe and with Exton, West Chester, and King of Prussia nearby, there is plenty of demand for housing, and more importantly, good paying tenants.  If you haven't had experience in being a landlord, think about a locally run property manager like Bell Tave...

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