I have personally owned residential real estate properties for over 30 years. Over those 30 years, Hoffman Realty has managed thousands of investment properties for other landlords. Based on that personal and professional experience, these are my five tips for the smart investor. Take a Long Term View Residential real estate is a fantastic tool… [Read More]
If you’re considering that you might want to manage your own property in Tampa, there are three specific considerations you need to keep in mind. In today’s episode of our helpful blog series for landlords, we’re talking about the knowledge, time, and skills you need to be a successful self-manager.
I recently heard a quote: A rental property with a good tenant is an income producing asset, whereby a rental property without a tenant is a liability because it just sits there losing money. I love this quote because it illustrates the importance of your tenant to your rental property, and why it’s important to… [Read More]
When you’re talking to a potential tenant for the first time, there are 5 specific questions that can help you pre-qualify that tenant. There are also some questions you should avoid.
This is a follow up to our earlier blog in which we talked about the top 5 laws every landlord needs to study. That particular blog covered federal laws. Today, we’re state-specific, and we’re discussing the top 3 Florida Laws every landlord needs to study.
There are a lot of landlord laws and regulations that apply when you rent a property, from federal to state to county and even city levels. Today, we’re discussing the top five laws that need your attention. These are all Federal laws. They tend to have the most teeth and the biggest penalties if you… [Read More]