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Renting Out a Room to a Friend? Here’s How to Do it Right

By Devin Henry | November 12, 2020

There are many reasons someone may consider renting out a room to a friend. The friend may be temporarily relocating for work or saving up to buy a condo or home. It could […]

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7 Ways to Get from Rockville, MD to Washington, D.C.

By Devin Henry | November 9, 2020

It takes just 30 minutes to commute the 17.7 miles from Rockville, MD, to Washington, D.C. on a good day. Rockville is one of Maryland’s largest cities as well as a suburban transportation […]

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All the Reasons Why You Should Use a Landlord App

By Devin Henry | October 23, 2020

Did you know that there are almost 48.5 million rental units in the U.S.? Whether you own one single-family house or twenty multi-unit buildings, you know that maintaining a rental property is a ton of work. Luckily, […]

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What is a Land Contract?

By Devin Henry | October 17, 2020

Many people get excited about buying or selling properties, whether to use them as primary residences, secondary homes, income opportunities, or business hubs. Unfortunately, it takes more than a handshake to transfer real […]

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Buying a Condo to Rent Out

4 Things to Consider When Buying a Condo to Rent Out

By Devin Henry | September 18, 2020

Deciding to invest in real estate is a big decision no matter which type of property you’re considering, but buying a condo involves nuances that are different from purchasing a single-family home. We’ve […]

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Rental Application Process: A Guide for Landlords

By Devin Henry | September 15, 2020

Despite the fact that there are more people renting in America than ever before, finding a great tenant is no easy feat. From problematic neighbors to job hoppers, sometimes it can feel like it’s safer […]

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2020 Guide to Real Estate Speculation

By Devin Henry | September 10, 2020

When it comes to investing, Real Estate is king. There is a good reason why 31% of investors chose real estate speculation as to their top pick of investment options in a recent Bankrate survey. […]

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What is Rental Property Depreciation?

What Is Rental Property Depreciation?

By Devin Henry | September 1, 2020

Rental property depreciation is critical in helping a property owner maintain profitability from a depreciating house. Learn more about that here.

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Caring For Hardwood Floors in a Rental Property

Caring For Hardwood Floors in a Rental Property

By Devin Henry | August 31, 2020

With the right planning and maintenance, you can protect your rental property’s hardwood floors from damage. Learn more about maintaining your hardwood floors.

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Guide: Move-Out Inspection

By Devin Henry | August 26, 2020

When a tenant moves out, it’s important to assess the condition of the property to ensure your residential real estate is ready for a new tenant. That’s why a move-out inspection is so […]

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When Does a Guest Become a Tenant? How to Write a Guest Policy

By Devin Henry | August 24, 2020

As a property manager, you carefully consider all of the potential tenants before signing a lease; you interview applicants, contact references, and screen financial qualifications. Unfortunately, when it comes to your tenants’ guests, […]

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BRRRR Method: Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat—How to Get it Right

By Devin Henry | August 17, 2020

The BRRRR method is a solid investment strategy. It’s a great way to build your real estate portfolio—as long as you understand what it is and how to use it to your advantage. […]

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Red For Rent Real Estate Sign in Front House.

Do I Need a Business License for a Rental Property?

By Devin Henry | August 10, 2020

Rental properties are an amazing business opportunity. They give landlords the option to boost their investment portfolio while keeping the control they want over these properties. However, what many property owners fail to […]

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Landlords Ultimate Guide to Month to Month Leases

By Devin Henry | August 3, 2020

Are you a landlord thinking about making month to month leases available for your properties? For many renters, month to month leases can be a convenient way to rent an apartment before committing […]

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6 Ways to Find Investment Properties

6 Easy Ways to Find and Choose Investment Properties

By Devin Henry | July 21, 2020

Whether you’re looking for your first rental property or fifth, you’re always looking for a good deal. Here are six ways to find good investment properties.

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Finished Landlord Guide to Writing Hold Harmless Agreements

By Devin Henry | July 17, 2020

Being a landlord, particularly one with a varied rental portfolio, can be tough to manage when it comes to legalities. Depending on the type of property, usages may be for many purposes. So […]

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6 Questions to Ask Your Rental Property Management Services Team in Rockville, MD

By Devin Henry | July 14, 2020

Markets can fluctuate and tastes can change, but real estate is still a solid investment.  Renting out properties is a great way to make passive income and gives you assets to work with […]

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13 Signs You Need to Hire a Real Estate Management Services Company in Great Falls, VA

By Devin Henry | July 7, 2020

There are more than 48 million rental properties across the country. That is a huge opportunity for income for the landlords of those properties, but between making sure you’re following local laws and […]

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Signing a contract to a house they bought using the 2% Rule.

What is the 2% Rule in Real Estate Investing?

By Devin Henry | July 3, 2020

The average cost of a home in the United States in 2019 was $277,000. A quarter of a million-dollar investment to buy a home is out of the reach of much of the population. This […]

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DC Eviction Laws: What Do You Need to Know?

7 Important D.C. Eviction Laws

By Devin Henry | June 16, 2020

Both tenants and landlords need to be familiar with eviction laws in Washington, DC. Here’s what you need to know.

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What Landlords Need to Know About Renting to College Students

6 Things Landlords Need to Know About Renting to College Students

By Devin Henry | May 28, 2020

Renting to college students offers a number of opportunities to you as a potential landlord. What do you really need to know about college students and their rental habits? Consider these potential factors.

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Spotting A Fake Landlord Reference

Spotting Fake Landlord References

By Devin Henry | May 27, 2020

There is a thriving economy for false references in the rental world. The following tips are tried and true ways to spot a fake reference.

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When Tenants Wants to Break Their Lease: A Guide to Early Termination for Landlords

Early Termination for Landlords (4 Things to Keep in Mind)

By Devin Henry | May 26, 2020

Many challenges can cause tenants to want to break their lease early. What do you do if one of your tenants wants early termination?

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Rental Property Summer Landscaping Tips

8 Easy Landscaping Tips for Your Rental Property

By Devin Henry | May 22, 2020

With the summer months fast creeping up, many landlords are turning their attention to landscaping. Try these tips to keep your properties looking their best this summer.

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How to Explain Renters Insurance to Tenants

By Devin Henry | May 6, 2020

Finding a dependable renter who pays their rent on time, takes care of the property, and gets along with other tenants is harder and harder to find these days. Especially after COVID-19 hit. […]

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7 Ways to Lower your Mortgage Rate

7 Ways to Lower Your Mortgage Rate

By Devin Henry | April 29, 2020

Your mortgage is often lower than a rental payment which saves you money. Today we’re here to discuss a few tips on how you can lower your mortgage rate.

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What is the ROI of improving curb appeal for a rental?

By Devin Henry | April 28, 2020

Owning a rental property can be incredibly lucrative and rewarding, and history has proven that investing in real estate is one of the most reliable ways to generate wealth over the long term.  […]

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5 Steps to Getting a Washington DC Rental Property License

5 Steps to Getting a Washington DC Rental Property License

By Devin Henry | April 24, 2020

Getting into the rental business can be a great additional source of income, but you need a DC rental property license to get started. Read on to discover the 5 basic steps you need to take to get started.

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Property Management Laws in Fairfax County, Va

Property Management Laws in Fairfax County, VA

By Devin Henry | April 20, 2020

Designing a property management plan that fits your financial goals is no easy task. Learn more here.

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Must-Know Legal Regulations for an English Basement in DC: Laws and Guidelines

By Devin Henry | April 6, 2020

Are you a DC property owner looking to earn a sizable rental income?  Due to the proportion of federal government employees, DC is a company town. Given its nature, the city attracts some high-earners looking […]

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What’s a Good Rental Yield in Washington D.C.?

By Devin Henry | April 3, 2020

Washington D.C. has a perennially strong economy, great livability, a hot real estate market, several universities, and a huge workforce (the political class) that has a high turnover rate. All of those factors […]

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Passive Income with Benefits: House Hacking

By Devin Henry | March 24, 2020

Can you buy a house and avoid paying the mortgage? Can you build equity without a formidable investment? You can, and it doesn’t have anything to do with magic. It’s called house hacking, […]

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Innovation Center

Investing for the Future: The Innovation Center Station

By Devin Henry | March 12, 2020

Washington D.C. has long been a hotspot for real estate investors. Recognized as one of the top-10 most expensive cities to live in the U.S., it continues to see periods of sustained growth and […]

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5 Essential Questions to Ask Before Investing in the Shady Grove Housing Market

By Devin Henry | March 10, 2020

The DC red line is home to some of the best real estate markets in the DMV, from DuPont Circle to Bethesda to Silver Spring.  But if you’re looking for affordable housing, look […]

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Investing for the Future: Upper Georgia Avenue

By Devin Henry | March 9, 2020

While D.C. had a huge population boom in recent years, many have noticed that it’s slowed down. A major reason for this was the fact that there just wasn’t enough development for people […]

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11 Tips for How to Manage Multiple Properties With Ease

By Devin Henry | March 6, 2020

Real estate investments account for $9 billion of all of the investments made in the country every single year. One of the reasons this number is so big is that many people choose […]

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Buying a Rental Property

Buying a Rental Property in Washington DC: 14 Things to Know

By Devin Henry | March 3, 2020

Are you looking to make an investment with a proven ROI? Look no further than buying rental property in Washington D.C. Home to historical significance, a bustling city life, and picturesque backdrops, Washington […]

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Before Buying a Rental Property

11 Crucial Things To Know Before Buying a Rental Property

By Devin Henry | March 2, 2020

Generating a stream of passive income is one of the best ways to reach financial freedom. Real estate, in particular, is a reliable method to do so. Put simply, purchasing a rental property […]

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Real Estate Investing For Beginners

By Devin Henry | January 31, 2020

According to data, real estate flipping reached a 9 year high in 2019. However, the analysis also shows that returns are shrinking.  What does this mean for real estate investing for beginners, and is it […]

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The Inside Scoop on DC Metro: Housing Market Trends in 2020

By Devin Henry | January 30, 2020

With the turn of the new year and the new decade, many of us are taking a fresh look at our lives and what we want out of them. Are we really happy […]

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The Future of Real Estate in Crystal City

By Devin Henry | January 4, 2020

Amazon has recently signed three Crystal City leases totaling 537,000 square feet. New development in the DC suburb has got locals wondering how Amazon HQ2 Crystal City will affect the housing market. While it […]

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15 Critical Interview Questions For Property Management Companies

By Devin Henry | December 30, 2019

Do you own residential real estate investments? As a responsible property owner and real estate investor, your top priority is the bottom line. You want to ensure that the real estate you’ve invested […]

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Top 10 Places to Eat in Downtown Bethesda

By Devin Henry | December 27, 2019

Feeling hungry? Lucky for you, Downtown Bethesda and the surrounding area are the premier destinations in Maryland for wining, dining, and other fun activities. The area is renowned for its wide selection of fine […]

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The Bethesda Trolley Trail: Everything You Need To Know

By Devin Henry | December 27, 2019

With a near 5 star review, the Bethesda Trolley Trail is a must-do for anyone in Bethesda who loves walking, jogging, or cycling. The availability of safe, pleasant, and convenient urban trails is, in fact, […]

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10 Interesting Reasons To Move to Bethesda, Maryland

By Devin Henry | December 20, 2019

Bethesda is one of the hottest towns to live in Maryland. There are so many reasons that people are relocating to Bethesda in droves. Home to about 65,000 residents, Bethesda provides close proximity to […]

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6 Tempting Reasons for Hiring a Property Manager in Falls Church, VA

By Devin Henry | October 29, 2019

When you start looking for passive sources of income, one option people often consider is renting out real estate properties. In other words, you let someone rent out and live in your extra […]

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6 Date Ideas in Falls Church, VA

By Devin Henry | October 28, 2019

Everyone knows that Virginia is for lovers. And luckily for all lovers, Falls Church, Virginia offers some great options for date night. These date ideas are perfect for celebrating a special milestone or your […]

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6 Tips and a New Resident Checklist: Moving to Falls Church, VA

By Devin Henry | October 27, 2019

Falls Church, VA is in close proximity to Washington, DC which makes it a popular place to live and work. If you’re thinking of relocating to the Falls Church area, there are a […]

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9 Swoon-Worthy Discoveries in Falls Church, VA

By Devin Henry | October 26, 2019

Moving to a new location is no easy task. There are a lot of loose ends to tie up and belongings to pack. Plus, you have to prepare yourself and your family for […]

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The Property Management Cheat-Sheet: How to Screen Tenants Effortlessly

By Devin Henry | October 15, 2019

Owning and renting out your property can come with plenty of perks, but it also comes with some pitfalls if you don’t have the right tenants. If you want to rent your property, […]

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What Does a Property Management Company Do?

By Devin Henry | October 15, 2019

Becoming a landlord is a fruitful endeavor because you can earn money now by renting your units out and earn money down the line as the value of the property increases. However, it can also become […]

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What to Look for in a Property Management Company

By Devin Henry | September 15, 2019

Property management companies are growing thanks to a decline in homeownership. So much so that in 2019 annual revenue was $76 billion dollars. There are currently over 281,000 property management companies operating in the […]

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Moving to Fairfax, VA this Summer? 4 Smart Things You Need to Know

By Devin Henry | August 18, 2019

The weather is warm, and the flowers are blooming in the DMV area, and now is an exciting time to consider moving to Fairfax! The Fairfax, VA area is full of opportunity and […]

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The Fairfax County Housing Market: Amazon’s New Playground

By Devin Henry | August 16, 2019

On November 13th Jeff Bezos announced Amazon’s HQ2 is coming to the National Landing. The location choice: Northern Virginia. But why Northern Virginia? And, how will this impact the Fairfax County housing market […]

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10 Interesting Things to Do in Fairfax County

By Devin Henry | August 12, 2019

Are you considering moving to Fairfax County? Well, there’s not much convincing to do because this city speaks for itself. Whatever you’re looking for, prepare to be dazzled, inspired, and engaged when visiting or […]

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Experience Alexandria, VA with These 11 Fun Things to Do

By Devin Henry | August 6, 2019

Alexandria is one of the most historic cities in the nation. Located just outside of D.C., there’s a rich culture here that everyone should experience. Whether you’re just visiting, looking to rent, or […]

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Arlington County Rental Laws: Property Management Guide

By Devin Henry | July 5, 2019

Landlord and tenant laws in Arlington County can be fairly complex; the laws depend on the number of rental properties you own, and get more complex the more you own.  If you have […]

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Should I Hire a Professional Property Manager in Arlington?

By Devin Henry | July 2, 2019

Your Guide To Finding The Right Professional Property Manager in Arlington, VA Smart investors know that hiring a professional property manager comes with a lot of benefits. For instance, property managers protect your […]

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15 Fun Things to do in Arlington, VA

By Devin Henry | June 28, 2019

We love introducing people to Arlington and the surrounding area. This is one of the most diverse and dynamic places to live in the entire country! Are you visiting, investing, or looking for […]

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Northern Virginia Property Management Guide – Best Places to Live in Arlington, Alexandria, and Fairfax

By Devin Henry | June 24, 2019

Are you relocating to Northern Virginia? Maybe you’re local to the area and looking for a new place to live! Today we are going to explore some of the most happening neighborhoods in […]

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How to Find the Best Property Management Companies in Arlington, Virginia

By Devin Henry | June 19, 2019

So you have decided to hire a professional property management company for your Arlington rental home. It’s the right choice to make, but, how do you go about finding one? There are plenty […]

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12 Ways to Boost the Curb Appeal of Your Rental Property

By Devin Henry | March 5, 2019

When it comes to the return on your rental investment as a landlord, there are countless factors that are entirely outside of your control. Your rental yield can fluctuate year to year and […]

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