Preparing Your Lakewood Rental Property for Colorado’s Winters
By Karen Wood-Davis - Thursday, October 26, 2023
With the turkey leftovers eaten and the holiday decorations hung, you know it’s time to prepare for winter. What does that mean for you? Big blankets maybe, cozy socks, and a fire in the fireplace. What does it mean for your Lakewood rental home? Hopefully, y...
Tell-Tale Signs That Your House Will Be a Good Rental Investment
By Karen Wood-Davis - Friday, August 25, 2023
Thinking about renting out your home, but you’re not sure whether you’d be able to attract tenants or charge enough rent? The market really drives whether your home will be a good rental investment. You’ll need to be in a desirable neighborhood, you’l...
Risk Management for Landlords in the Denver Rental Market
By Karen Wood-Davis - Friday, April 28, 2023
There’s risk with every investment you make. Usually, the rewards far outweigh the risk, and you make the moves that are necessary to help you reach your investment goals. With Denver rental real estate, the stakes are often especially high because you’re not onl...
Should Littleton Landlords Own Their Investment Properties in an LLC?
By Susan Melton - Friday, March 24, 2023
How can you best structure your Littleton investment property to minimize your risk and increase your earnings? A lot of landlords ask us about the value of setting their investments up as Limited Liability Companies, or LLCs. We want to talk with you about the options. At A...
Investment Property How-To: Long Term Rental or Short Term Rental in Lakewood?
By Susan Melton - Friday, February 24, 2023
An investment property in Lakewood is usually going to fall into one of two categories. Either it will be a long term rental, with a tenant signing a lease agreement of a year or more, or it will be short term rental, which is often the same as a vacation home. It might also be a...
Top Three Signs Your Current Littleton Property Manager is Not Good for Your Investment
By Susan Melton - Friday, January 27, 2023
Are you getting all the services and value you expect from your Littleton property manager? As a real estate investor or landlord, you work with a property management company so you’ll earn more, spend less, and access all the expertise, resources, and knowledge that m...
How to Keep Great Tenants? Littleton Property Management Expert Answers
By Susan Melton - Friday, June 3, 2022
Tenant retention is good for investors because it increases earnings and decreases expenses. When you have a great tenant in place, you want to do everything you can to keep them. When your tenants stay with you and renew their lease agreements year after year, you can avoid the ...
What Type of Insurance Will Cover Your Lakewood Rental Home?
By Susan Melton - Friday, April 1, 2022
Insurance can be invaluable, especially when we’re talking about an investment as large as a property. When you have an asset that’s worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, you obviously want to protect it. Insurance works differently with a rental property than it do...
Landlord Responsibilities in a Lakewood Rental | Property Management Education
By Susan Melton - Friday, March 4, 2022
Landlords are usually pretty clear about their responsibilities when it comes to renting out a home in Lakewood. You know you have to provide a safe and habitable home. You know you have to respond to maintenance requests. But, that’s not all. You need to follow a...
What Do I Do if My Tenant Stops Paying Rent? Lakewood Eviction Process Explained
By Susan Melton - Thursday, July 5, 2018
What is your greatest fear as a landlord? It might be that your tenant will stop paying rent. When you screen carefully and enforce your lease terms and rent collection policies, you won’t run into this problem very often. But, bad financial things can happen to ...
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