Real Estate Resources

Almost every rental property requires a security deposit of some kind. A security deposit is a one-time fee that is due at lease signing and acts as a “damage deposit” for a new renter. Typically, the renter will get this money back when they move out if there is no damage to the home or […]

Owning, maintaining, and managing an apartment can be an overwhelming task, especially when it isn’t your full-time job. In addition to property upkeep, collecting rent, and finding the right tenants, there’s an additional factor you need to keep in mind: rental scams. If you’ve managed your property for years, you may be wondering, “What is […]

Do you know how much the eviction process in Utah can cost? On average, the cost of eviction can be upwards of $3,500 and takes anywhere from three to four weeks to complete. Basically, an eviction does not come cheap. Most people believe that an eviction is a fairly simple and affordable process, but the […]

Managing your own property can be exhausting and time-consuming. When property management isn’t your only job, it can be hard to balance taking care of your rental with your career. Most property owners don’t have the time to manage paperwork, keep up on repairs, maintenance, and take care of their property. That’s where a property […]

Once thought to be a tool to price-gouge future residents, rental application fees have actually proven their worth. In 2006, Utah’s Rent Control Prohibition Act was amended to add a list of fees that are set by the market and cannot be regulated or prohibited by the local government. To renters and non-landlords, this change […]

Salt Lake City Is the Place to Be! Home to the 2002 Winter Olympics, a nationally ranked transportation system, and a breath-taking landscape view… It doesn’t get much better than living in Salt Lake City.   WHY? You will have access to hidden gems in the valley that are unique to only Salt Lake City. […]

                      If you are a property manager or an owner, you want to be able to keep your tenants happy and keep them as a renter as long as possible. So how do you do this? It is fairly simple but you need to be patient […]

  Being able to keep your client(s) is a way to sustain a long term of income, but there are a few things that you have to do in order to achieve a long term retention with your clients. Here are six tips that can help you build long term relations and retain customer(s) for a longer […]

  Property Managers- How to Raise Your Fees Without Starting a Panic   Most property managers start their fees at a low rate that can range from 4-12% to bring business through the door. But they later realize that they could start charging more for their services instead. The problem is most property managers go […]

Four Reasons Why Renting Could be the Better Option There are a lot of people who don’t know whether to rent or buy a house, but here are four things to think about when considering whether buying a house or renting is right for you. 1. Less Hassle- You have a roof leak? Call the […]

What is a Property Managers’ Responsibility?  You may have heard of a property manager, but do you know what it is that they do. A property manager is a third party who is hired to handle the daily operations and upkeep of a real estate investment. They manage all kinds of properties, for homes to […]

Can Ugly Properties Be Profitable? You might find your self in a situation where you find a property that is affordable, but the location and the property is ugly what do you do? Here are some questions to ask your self first: Is the property located in an unstable area that will depreciate in value […]

Security Deposit tips for tenants For most renters they don’t understand how a security deposit works, following some of these steps might help you to avoid being scammed or tricked out of what is rightfully yours. 1. Don’t be afraid to negotiate Remember that a security deposits are not set in stone, they are negotiable. […]

Tips for Saving Money on Landlord Insurance If you have a tenant who pays you rent, then you need a landlord insurance in place to protect your property. With the proper insurance policy you are covered if anything should go wrong. If you are a landlord you can be held liable for any damages or […]

1. Hire a licensed property management company Sounds like a simple thing but a lot of people don’t check to see if the person they want to hire have a license or not. The first thing that they look for is whether or not the property manager is affordable and their personality. Sometimes it is a […]

Things to Consider Before Renting Out Your Property So you have considered renting out your house, in order to obtain an extra steady amount of monthly cash flow, but have you thought about the other factors that it may come with? So before you decided whether or not to turn your house into a rental property […]

Ten Tips for Landlords Here are a few tips that landlords or property managers need to be aware of before renting out their property to a tenant. 1. Screen tenants One of the most important things you can do before renting out your property is to screen the applicant. Don’t rent to anyone before checking for […]

Sliding barn doors are a unique way to update any room in your home. When you shop at Artisan Hardware, you have the ability to mix and match different sliding barn doors with barn door hardware. Imagine a brightly colored classic door with iron hardware to accent it or even a glass door with chrome […]

Property Management    How to Maximize Tenant Retention Finding quality tenant(s) can be a long, tedious process. Most owners would give anything to be guaranteed that the tenant would pay rent on time and take excellent care of their property.  Once you are able to find a great tenant, what can be done to make […]

Tips for New Rental Property Owners – Part 2   As we mentioned in part one of this article, being a new landlord for your rental property can be intimidating. There are several things that you need to learn. Below are several tips that will help you get a better understanding of the property management world: […]

In this colder season, you may be looking to your windows to help keep your home cozy and warm, shutting out biting winds and inclement weather. It’s no secret that expanses of glass absorb the outside temperature and transfer it inside, so how can you make your windows work the best for you? Follow these […]

Tips for Marketing Your Vacancies on the Web   Remember when finding a new tenant meant throwing up a sign in the yard and placing an ad in the weekend paper? Times were simpler then. With sites like KSL and Craigslist attracting tons of local traffic and allowing free classified ads, the web has become […]

Why Investment Property Owners in Utah should consider refinancing through HARP? As most lenders continue to tighten mortgage requirements for investment properties, it has made it impossible for many owners to take advantage of historically low interest rates. As an investor myself, it pained me to continue to pay the mortgage on my rental property […]

I always advocate addressing problems proactively, especially when it comes to rental properties. However, no matter how much you plan ahead, unexpected issues will arise and require swift action. Here are some tips on how to deal with bad tenants, local government and even the police. Respond immediately – It’s human nature to hope that […]

Nothing puts a landlord on edge quite like a vacant unit. With no income coming in and expenses piling up, most want nothing more than a phone call from a qualified prospect to put their mind at ease. Sometimes getting your property rented quickly is as simple as well written ad copy and strong sales […]

Fact: renting a property in Utah always costs money. Sadly, few Utah landlords actually take the time to conduct a comprehensive income and employment verification on their prospective tenants. Typically, these are the same landlords, who after a costly eviction, find themselves asking “What happened?” Well, this article is designed to help both new and […]

The newly launched propertypond.com is making a splash with Utah landlords as a trusted place to market their vacant rental properties. Landlords have long been jealous of the multiple listing service used by Realtors to market their homes for sale, but now have a solution all their own. Property Pond is essentially a MLS for […]