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Among a landlord’s most important decisions is to properly screen tenants. Once you get interest from your rental advertisement, choosing a great applicant is the key to a successful rental property. A perfect tenant contributes to business growth by paying the monthly rent on time and in full each month as well as complying with the conditions under the leasing agreement. Finding long-term tenants will also help with your financial security as a landlord. Since choosing the right tenant for your properties is so important, we advise that a Mar…

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The best way to eliminate property vacancies when turning your home into a rental property, is to keep performing property improvements. You win by attracting new tenants and encouraging current tenants to renew their leases. Providing a refreshed look ensures that potential renters will always seek your property out. Remember to focus on tenants and their property desires. That said, be careful of overinvesting in renovations. Decide on the essentials and forget the inconsequential. No matter how aesthetically pleasing your property is, r…

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Considering moving to Maryland? When moving to a new location, excitement is often the first feeling to come up, but many people also experience some anxiety and nervousness. The team at McKenna & Vane Property Management, a leading management company in Maryland, is here to soothe all your worries. Our team has put together the top reasons to call Maryland home.  Location Maryland’s location is one of its biggest advantages. Thanks to its central location on the East Coast, within an hour, residents living in Maryland are able to make…

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Having vacant units can be a difficult time for property owners as the properties are losing income with every passing day. There are also the extra costs incurred in the form of utilities and advertising/marketing costs. After a tenant has moved out, you want to make sure that the unit is left in a good condition and ready for a new occupant. However, due to normal wear and tear and for the purpose of making the unit look more appealing and inviting to tenants, you can change up the space a bit. Having a clean and fresh-looking space can help …

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As a landlord in Maryland, you must comply with a wide variety of rental laws, and the Federal Fair Housing Act makes housing equally accessible to minorities by having its own set of rules. Basically, the act makes it illegal for landlords to discriminate against their tenants on the basis of their pertinence to a certain protected group. Below is a basic overview of the state’s anti-discrimination law. What is the Purpose of the Act? The act can also be defined as fair access to housing and means that a tenant has the right to choose a place …

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