the waterfalls at Great Falls Park, one of the best things to do in Potomac, MD

8 First-Class Things to Do in Potomac, MD

By Devin Henry | October 9, 2021

You’ll never find yourself short on things to do in Potomac, MD, as the community is one of the most desirable places to live in the Metro D.C. area. The town is in […]

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Smiling family of mom, dad, brother, and sister, with dark curly hair outside in the sunshine, ready for some kids activities in Northern Virginia.

Exciting and Educational Kids Activities in Northern Virginia

By Devin Henry | October 5, 2021

Northern Virginia is a fantastic place to raise a family. It’s chock full of fun things for kids to do that keep the adults interested too. There is an activity or establishment to […]

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8 of the Best Spots for Kayaking in Northern Virginia

By Devin Henry | October 1, 2021

Living in Northern Virginia puts you in one of the country’s most unique locations. The reason is that you’re only minutes from D.C., one of the most densely populated regions in the nation, […]

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a woman and her dog in a tent in Shenandoah National Park, one of the best places for camping Northern Virginia

8 Amazing Ideas for Camping Northern Virginia

By Devin Henry | September 29, 2021

Camping is always a good time for the entire family, but your experience can vary based on the spot you choose. It might surprise you to learn that camping Northern Virginia offers some […]

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the rocks and river in Great Falls National Park, one of the best things to do in Northern Virginia

8 Things to Do in Northern Virginia You Won’t Want to Miss

By Devin Henry | September 22, 2021

There are plenty of things to do in Northern Virginia after leasing a home, as the region features some of the country’s most historic sites. Its proximity to Washington, D.C., is one reason […]

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Three girls enjoying a wine tasting on a sunny day at one of the best wineries in Northern Virginia.

Guide to the Best Wineries in Northern Virginia

By Devin Henry | September 15, 2021

Many people consider Virginia the birthplace of American wine, dating back to the first vines planted by early settlers in 1609. Several problems kept local vineyards from flourishing, such as unstable vines, pests, […]

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Maryland Welcomes You” road sign, which you might see on your way to brunch in Potomac.

8 Spots to Try for Brunch in Potomac, Maryland

By Devin Henry | September 8, 2021

Potomac’s cozy, suburban atmosphere lends itself to easy living. The city park system is extensive and includes everything required to keep the whole family healthy and active, including myriad trails, playgrounds, sports facilities, […]

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Skyline view shows homes and restaurants in Potomac along the riverfront under the twinkling night sky.

7 Can’t-Miss Restaurants in Potomac, Maryland

By Devin Henry | September 1, 2021

Potomac, Maryland, is named after the mighty Potomac River that flows nearby. Single-family homes with expansive lawns fill most of this suburban town, unlike many cities neighboring Washington, D.C., where the mixture of […]

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the national museum of natural history, one of the great museums in Washington, D.C.

8 Outstanding Museums in Washington, D.C., You Need to Visit

By Devin Henry | August 31, 2021

The museums in Washington, D.C., are among the most renowned globally, as a great deal of American history makes its permanent home in the city. You’d be hard-pressed to find another location in […]

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Friends and family enjoying a meal around a table at one of the best restaurants in Alexandria, VA.

7 Best Restaurants in Alexandria, VA

By Devin Henry | August 24, 2021

Dining out is a great way to destress, catch up with loved ones, or have a productive business meeting, and in Alexandria, VA, you’ll find excellent restaurants for any dining objective. With interesting […]

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A chicken sandwich plate sits on an outdoor table overlooking the nation’s capital, just one of many options for brunch in D.C.

5 Brunch Spots in D.C. You Won’t Be Able to Wait Until Sunday to Visit

By Devin Henry | August 17, 2021

Washington, D.C., has been our nation’s capital since 1790 and, as such, has hosted a lot of important people and developed an eclectic array of eateries to please every palate. The wealth of […]

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8 Bars You Have to Visit in Hyattsville, MD

By Devin Henry | August 10, 2021

Hyattsville, Maryland, is within easy driving distance of downtown D.C., providing its residents access to all the city’s amenities. It’s sometimes nice to have a night out close to home, though, and the […]

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Parks in Hyattsville That Locals Love

By Devin Henry | August 3, 2021

There are plenty of parks in Hyattsville, MD, that provide an opportunity to get out and enjoy the weather or spend some time as a family. Pretty much every neighborhood in the city […]

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A chef prepares a gourmet meal at one of the many excellent Hyattsville restaurants.

8 Awesome Hyattsville Restaurants to Try

By Devin Henry | July 8, 2021

Hyattsville is a small city with about 17,000 residents that’s within commuting distance of Washington, D.C., and Baltimore. Working a long day in the city can be exhausting, and Hyattsville residents often treat […]

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A sign in the town center directs people to some Rockville restaurants to try.

10 Restaurants You Won’t Want to Miss in Rockville, Md.

By Devin Henry | July 2, 2021

Rockville, Maryland, might surprise you. This small city is not only a great place to live, it has one of the Metro D.C. area’s liveliest shopping and dining scenes. There are dozens of […]

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A table full of colorful food on white and wooden dishes with glasses of water, an example of the delicious fare available at restaurants in Alexandria, VA.

8 Delicious Restaurants in Alexandria, VA, That You Don’t Want to Miss

By Devin Henry | June 21, 2021

Dining out is always fun, but it’s a special treat in Alexandria, VA. It’s the home of the famous Beachcombers Restaurant, which opened in 1946 to offer diners a great dining experience overlooking […]

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White notebook paper with black ink pen and words occupancy certificate (OC) in bold typeface, signifying a certificate of occupancy in D.C.

What You Need to Know About Certificates of Occupancy in D.C. Before You Invest

By Devin Henry | June 9, 2021

Buying and selling real estate involves a lot of red tape and a profusion of documents to complete. Your real estate professional will make sure you get everything accomplished for a successful merger, […]

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A neighborhood of multiunit residential properties in the D.C. area, where the housing market forecast shows a seller’s market.

The Inside Scoop on D.C. Metro’s 2021 Housing Market Trends

By Devin Henry | June 2, 2021

Washington, D.C., like the rest of the country, is entering a transitional period in 2021, and many hope that will extend to the housing market. Demand could start to outpace supply in the […]

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6 Rental Property Maintenance Tips Landlords Should Know

By Devin Henry | May 31, 2021

Buying a rental property is a significant investment that can provide an excellent return. The idea is that your renters will pay off large chunks of your mortgage, leaving you with equity.  Your […]

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A woman’s hands are writing a tenant welcome letter before new renters move into her home.

Your Guide to Creating the Perfect Tenant Welcome Letter

By Devin Henry | May 27, 2021

Moving new tenants into your rental property can take a lot of work, as there are various steps you must consider before finalizing the agreement. You’ll start by identifying potential tenants and determining […]

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Parkland alongside Potomac River is among the best parks in McLean, Virginia

Explore These 7 Enchanting Parks in McLean Virginia

By Devin Henry | May 20, 2021

More than 390 parks cover 23,000 acres in Fairfax County, so there’s no shortage of places to hike, camp, bike, shoot skeet, or learn about America’s history. This guide will walk you through […]

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A young woman wearing an apron opens a restaurant near McLean, VA

A Guide to the Best Restaurants Near McLean, Virginia

By Devin Henry | May 11, 2021

Dining out is a special occasion, whether it’s a quick bite or a formal meal. The only requirements are a pleasant atmosphere, a freshly prepared dish, and maybe a tasty beverage. Dining alone […]

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The 7 Best Bars in McLean, VA

By Devin Henry | May 4, 2021

Living in McLean or anywhere else in Northern Virginia puts you minutes from the action of D.C. while allowing you to spend much of your time in a community with less tourist traffic. […]

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People dining on the patio of a downtown Washington, D.C., restaurant on a nice day.

Where to Eat in Washington, D.C. — 10 Great Places to Check Out

By Devin Henry | April 28, 2021

Washington, D.C., is renowned not only for its many historical landmarks but also for its restaurants. Dining in the nation’s capital can be quite the experience, with an array of domestic and international […]

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The Pros and Cons of Allowing Tenants to Use Venmo For Rent

By Devin Henry | April 21, 2021

Modern landlords have to keep an open mind, because tenants have ever-changing needs. Renters in the past would make monthly payments via check or cash, but the availability of online processing systems is […]

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A hand holds an envelope with an overdue notice with keys, which probably incurred a late fee for rent.

Charging Late Fees for Rent: What Landlords Need to Know

By Devin Henry | April 15, 2021

Property owners know that sometimes a tenant is late with their monthly rent payment. Some of us may have been guilty of a late payment or two as a current or former tenant, […]

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Apartment for rent sign in the front yard of a residential building, illustrating the occasional need for landlord rental concessions.

A Landlord’s Guide to Granting Rental Concessions

By Devin Henry | April 7, 2021

Finding tenants to move into a property isn’t always easy, as there could be lulls depending on location, the time of year, or the rental price. Some landlords will provide incentives to possible […]

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Tourists enjoy the lawn during a sunny day in front of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall.

10 Free and Fun Things to Do in Washington, D.C.

By Devin Henry | April 2, 2021

Washington, D.C., is a must-visit city for travelers both domestic and international. The nation’s capital offers so much to see and do, including historic sites, art and culture, a thriving culinary scene, parks, […]

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8 Fun Activities to Do With Kids in Washington, D.C.

By Devin Henry | March 26, 2021

Are you visiting Washington, D.C. for the first time or planning to make it your permanent home? Do you have kids? Any parent knows how important it is to keep their kids occupied […]

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5 Tips for Winning the Absentee Landlord Game

By Devin Henry | March 23, 2021

Owning residential real estate places a particular set of responsibilities onto a property owner, from determining the right rent price to managing multifamily homes. The fact that absentee landlords don’t live on their […]

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What to Know if You’re Moving to D.C.

By Devin Henry | March 16, 2021

Washington, D.C. is at the heart of the nation’s political scene. It’s also a diverse, urban area that manages to combine the feel of a small town with the arts, culture, and activity […]

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The U.S. Capitol Building, one of the most famous landmarks in Washington, D.C.

Visiting Washington, D.C.? Here Are Some of the Many Must-See Landmarks

By Devin Henry | March 9, 2021

Washington, D.C., is not only our nation’s capital, it’s also a place that has made a lot of history over the years.  Residents and visitors alike can’t travel more than a few minutes […]

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Your Guide to Rental Property Deductions

By Devin Henry | March 2, 2021

Maintaining a rental property requires you to coordinate many different responsibilities, from maintenance and tenant management to paying property taxes. It also requires accurate record-keeping so that you can properly report all income […]

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The 8 Best Happy Hours in Bethesda, MD

By Devin Henry | February 24, 2021

There’s nothing like a festive happy hour to brighten your mood after a long day. It’s nice to unwind after a day at the office with a few drinks and maybe a bite […]

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Condo vs. House: Which Properties Are Easier to Manage?

By Devin Henry | February 19, 2021

There’s a reason why the property management industry is expected to be worth $22 billion by 2023. Investors can make a lot of money by purchasing properties and managing them for tenants. However, this […]

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The Pros and Cons of Using a Landlord Thermostat

By Devin Henry | February 16, 2021

Upgraded technology, like a landlord thermostat, can help a landlord efficiently manage their rental properties. A landlord thermostat may assist in creating a more environmentally friendly unit that can keep up with rising […]

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A Landlord’s Guide to Buying the Best Appliances for Rental Property

By Devin Henry | February 12, 2021

It is not unusual for property owners to install new appliances or update their current ones from time-to-time. Adding new appliances for rental property, such as a dishwasher or washer and dryer, can […]

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A Quick Guide to Living in Bethesda, M.D. and What Makes It So Great

By Devin Henry | February 9, 2021

Bethesda, Maryland, was named one of the best places to live in 2018 by Money magazine, and it’s not hard to see why! It’s packed with culture, nightlife, shopping, and outdoor activities. Living […]

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Living in a Micro Apartment: Understanding the Pros and Cons

By Devin Henry | February 4, 2021

You’ve heard the buzz about tiny houses, but now everyone is raving about micro apartments. That’s right! These are tiny apartments about the size of a garage.  If you’re wondering about the square […]

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4 Reasons to Create an LLC for Rental Property

By Devin Henry | February 2, 2021

You already have a lot on your plate as a property owner, especially if you own several rentals. From maintenance to tenant applications, these properties can take a lot of time and energy. […]

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What Are Landlord Obligations?

By Devin Henry | February 1, 2021

In 2018, Washington DC’s population surpassed 700,000 residents and is projected to reach one million in just a few short decades. What does this growth mean for anyone who is interested in investing […]

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10 Must-Visit Restaurants in Falls Church, VA

By Devin Henry | January 28, 2021

The Falls Church area is full of a lot of great things to do, from hiking trails and indoor recreational activities to a booming culinary scene. With many hotspots to choose from, the […]

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What Can I Do About a Low Home Appraisal?

By Devin Henry | January 26, 2021

The right valuation of your property is critical at all stages of ownership, from the first day you walk through it to the day you finally sell it. A home appraisal can determine […]

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Your Must-Follow Guide for How to Determine Rent Price

By Devin Henry | January 19, 2021

Knowing how to determine rent price is critical for your property. Investing in income-producing real estate is only a benefit to your portfolio if you can get the right price for your property. […]

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Landlords Guide to Prorated Rent Lease Agreement

By Devin Henry | January 15, 2021

The average vacancy rate for rental properties in the US is 7%. Avoiding rental vacancy is a high priority for both small landlords and large landlords alike. What this means in practice is that […]

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Toy letters at one of the Daycares in Bethesda

5 Best Daycares in Bethesda, MD

By Devin Henry | January 12, 2021

Parents who work or need a part-time child care solution to get things done around the house know that finding the right daycare center is very important. They want to make sure the […]

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A Landlord’s Guide to Managing Multi-Family Homes

By Devin Henry | January 7, 2021

According to IBISWorld, the average industry growth of property management from 2015 to 2020 was 2.7%—and its market size is $88 billion. If you’re thinking of getting into this industry, then you know […]

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6 Gorgeous Parks in Bethesda, MD

By Devin Henry | January 4, 2021

Whether you are into hiking, soaking up natural scenery, or getting in some playtime with your kids or furry friends, the beautiful parks in Bethesda have plenty to satisfy. Outdoor enthusiasts of all […]

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4 Trusted Movers in Bethesda, MD

By Devin Henry | December 28, 2020

Moving to the Bethesda, Maryland area is exciting, but the process can be stressful as well — especially when you are looking for movers to help you relocate. A thriving community conveniently located […]

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Farmer at one of the Farmers Markets in DC

5 Great Farmers Markets in D.C.

By Devin Henry | December 22, 2020

Washington, D.C. is known as a cultural hub with things to do on nearly every corner, but that can sometimes be overwhelming. You might not know where to start when trying to find […]

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5 Best Options for Gyms in Bethesda, MD

By Devin Henry | December 16, 2020

When it comes to places to live, Bethesda, MD, is a pretty cool option. A mere seven miles from Washington D.C., Bethesda has a reputation for being both beautiful and one of the […]

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FHA vs Conventional Loan: Everything You Need to Know

By Devin Henry | December 11, 2020

Are you looking to buy a house soon? Trying to figure out the different types of mortgages available? Overwhelming isn’t it? Buying a house, whether to live in or as an investment property to rent […]

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Is Buy and Hold Real Estate Investing Right for You?

By Devin Henry | December 9, 2020

Knowing what you’re getting into when investing in real estate can make all the difference between truly lucrative opportunities and funds wasted. As a real estate investor, you must pay careful attention to […]

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11 Things to Do in Bethesda, MD

By Devin Henry | December 2, 2020

Finding things to do in Bethesda, MD, is simple because there are so many options. Bethesda is a thriving community with a bustling arts and entertainment district, a number of favorite restaurants, and […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Tenant Retention

By Devin Henry | November 30, 2020

Do you want to learn how you can succeed in the competitive rental market in Maryland and Virginia? If you want to go from surviving to thriving, you have to think about certain strategies.  […]

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3 Best Landlord Insurance Policies

By Devin Henry | November 23, 2020

You’ve already picked out the best property and moved in the best tenants, so why do you need to worry about purchasing the best landlord insurance? Serving as a landlord can be incredibly […]

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Everything You Need to Know about Hiking Near Rockville, MD

By Devin Henry | November 16, 2020

With more than 1,000 acres of park land meandering throughout and around its neighborhoods, there’s no shortage of hiking near Rockville, MD.  There’s a well-kept trail for every age, fitness, and experience level, […]

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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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Taxes on Rental Income: Key Things to Know

By Devin Henry | November 6, 2020

Real estate investing opens up opportunities to diversify your income beyond what you could imagine. But just like personal income, real estate profits are subject to taxation. Taxes on rental income won’t have the same […]

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The 5 Best Camping Spots Near Rockville, MD

By Devin Henry | November 2, 2020

If you’ve never camped near Rockville, MD, you’re in for a treat. The state’s natural beauty abounds here, and the city boasts easy access to the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. A few must-know facts: […]

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What Is Skip Tracing? A Full Guide for Landlords

By Devin Henry | October 30, 2020

In the real estate business, landlords wear many hats.  As the owner of a property, landlords are in charge of a lot more than just demanding and collecting rent.  A good landlord is versatile and […]

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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 a Landlord Cannot Do

By Devin Henry | October 19, 2020

Becoming a landlord can be a fun and profitable venture with lots of opportunities for investments and career growth. Many people who are interested in real estate decide to become landlords to diversify […]

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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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10 Best Falls Church Bars

By Devin Henry | October 13, 2020

Everyone knows that Falls Church, Virginia, is full of natural beauty, but nothing can compare to its bars when you are ready to hang out in a relaxed space and enjoy some delicious […]

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Critical Questions to Ask A Renter’s Personal References

By Devin Henry | October 9, 2020

As a landlord, getting high-quality tenants into your rental homes is crucial to your income, the growth of your business, and keeping your residence in tip-top shape to maximize its value for years […]

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5 Best Great Falls Hiking Spots

By Devin Henry | October 7, 2020

Fall is here, and the crisp temperatures and mild afternoons make this the perfect time to get outside and go hiking in Great Falls, Virginia. A trek on one of the area’s many […]

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5 Things to Know When Moving to Rockville, MD

By Devin Henry | October 1, 2020

If you’re moving to Rockville, Maryland, you’ve got an exciting time ahead of you. You get all the fun of relocating to and exploring a new area, plus unbeatable views, great restaurants, and […]

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Friends having beers and pizza at one of the sports bars in Rockville Maryland.

5 Best Sports Bars in Rockville, MD

By Devin Henry | September 22, 2020

Ready to check out some of the best sports bars in Rockville, Maryland? The COVID-19 pandemic has deprived fans of events, gatherings, and an excuse to eat some good food for far too […]

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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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Visiting a family member as a guest. When does a guest become a tenant.

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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Looking to renovate an apartment as a part of the Rehab portion of the BRRRR method.

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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How to Avoid Rental Scams

By Devin Henry | August 14, 2020

Did you know that American renters have lost millions of dollars due through house rental scams? Not only that, but the Washington D.C. area is one of the cities most vulnerable to these scams. If […]

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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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Guide to Collecting First and Last Months’ Rent

By Devin Henry | July 28, 2020

Collecting the first and last months’ rent from new tenants prior to giving them keys is a common practice among landlords nationwide. When executed correctly alongside a formal written agreement, collecting these fees […]

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Smart Investment: Residential Real Estate vs Stocks

Smart Investing: Residential Real Estate vs Stocks

By Devin Henry | July 26, 2020

Two of the highly popular investment options are residential real estate and stocks. Choose which one works better for your unique needs and goals.

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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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Maintaining Good Air Quality in a Rental Property

Maintaining Good Air Quality in a Rental Property

By Devin Henry | July 10, 2020

There are many reasons why a tenant ranks air quality as essential in a rental property, from health issues to common allergies. Here are a few ways to maintain good air quality.

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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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Landlord’s Complete Guide: Landlord and Tenant Act

By Devin Henry | July 1, 2020

Buying and renting an investment property can be an excellent move for your long-term wealth. Owning property is one of the most effective ways to generate earnings in the United States, and that […]

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How The Housing Choice Voucher Program Works In Washington, DC

How the Housing Choice Voucher Program Works in Washington, DC

By Devin Henry | June 30, 2020

How does the Housing Choice Voucher Program work in Washington D.C.? Learn more about the laws in place and how it can effect your property management.

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Tenant Screening Laws in Washington, DC

Tenant Screening Laws in Washington, D.C.

By Devin Henry | June 29, 2020

To screen tenants, DC landlords must follow a series of tenant screening laws that help protect tenants’ privacy and their right to rent a quality home.

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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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Security Deposit Laws in Washington, DC

6 Security Deposit Laws in Washington, D.C.

By Devin Henry | June 10, 2020

In order to ensure fairness to both tenants and landlords, Washington, DC has several specific laws that govern security deposits, how they work, and their eventual return.

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Fair Housing Laws In Washington, D.C. Are The Strongest In The Nation

Why the Fair Housing Laws in Washington, D.C. Are the Strongest in the Nation

By Devin Henry | June 4, 2020

Washington, D.C. residents enjoy some of the strongest tenant protections in the country. Learn more about the fair housing laws in Washington D.C.

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Writing A Friendly Rent Increase Letter

6 Things to Know Writing a Friendly Rent Increase Letter

By Devin Henry | May 29, 2020

One of the most difficult tasks for a landlord is notifying them that their rent is going to increase. Here is how to write a friendly rent increase letter.

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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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Renters Insurance

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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curb appeal

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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Rent Control in Washington, D.C.: What You Need To Know

Rent Control in Washington, D.C.: What You Need to Know

By Devin Henry | April 27, 2020

It’s not cheap to rent an apartment in Washington, D.C., which is why rent control is important for potential tenants. Here is a look at the history and future of rent control in Washington, D.C.

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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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45 Real Estate Terms Every Property Investor Should Know

By Devin Henry | April 23, 2020

Real estate investing is one of the safest investments you can make, but there is a learning curve. You have to do your homework before you invest in your first property to limit your risk […]

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How to Get the Best Mortgage Rate on Your Home in 2020

Getting the Best Mortgage Rate on Your Home in 2020

By Devin Henry | April 22, 2020

If you already own a home or you’re looking to purchase one in 2020, we want you to understand mortgage rates and how to lock in the best one out there. Read on for a few tips we’ve prepared.

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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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REITS

REITS vs Owning Rental Property: Which One is Right For You?

By Devin Henry | April 17, 2020

For many people, investing in real estate is a smart financial decision. When you choose to monetize your real estate, you have the chance to make a sizeable income over a long period […]

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What to consider when buying a house

Home Buying Strategies in Washington DC: A Primer for Investors

By Devin Henry | April 10, 2020

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the homeownership rate at the end of 2019 was 65.1%. Despite how daunting it can feel, homeownership is possible for most Americans. It’s even possible to turn […]

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How to House Hack in the Nation’s Capital, Washington, DC

By Devin Henry | April 8, 2020

With the average home price of $626,911 in the District of Columbia (DC), you’re probably suffering from sticker shock. This area of the country has the second most expensive housing market with Hawaii as the […]

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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

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 3

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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Upper Georgia Avenue

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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Manage Multiple Properties

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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DC Investments: New Builds vs. the Fixer Upper

DC Investments: New Builds vs. the Fixer Upper

By Devin Henry | March 4, 2020

Congratulations! You’ve decided to invest in property in one of the fastest-growing markets in the country — Washington D.C. Hailed for its historic charm, close proximity to the bustling city life, and picturesque […]

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Buying a Rental Property

Buying a Rental Property in Washington DC: 13 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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The 2020 Northern Virginia Housing Market Forecast

By Devin Henry | February 22, 2020

Whether you’re looking to relocate to Northern Virginia, or you’re a first time home buyer, you’re going to want to know what the housing market for your area looks like. Buying a home is a […]

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Along the Yellow Line: Investing in the Best Neighborhoods

By Devin Henry | February 15, 2020

When you hear about people building wealth, you probably hear a lot about real estate investment. A lot of people who are more well-off invest in real estate, and it’s easy to see […]

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real estate investing

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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housing market trends

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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How to Generate Passive Income in The DMV with Income Producing Assets

By Devin Henry | January 28, 2020

Raise your hand if you’d like to be a millionaire. We’re betting every single person reading this has their hand up right now, because who wouldn’t want to be rich? But if you […]

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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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10 best places to eat in bethesda

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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bethesda trolley trail

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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theatre and arts

Must-See Theatre and Arts in Bethesda, Maryland

By Devin Henry | December 26, 2019

Did you know that Bethesda, Maryland is home to over 63,000 happy Americans? More and more people are moving to one of the most lovely towns in the country. Have you ever asked yourself, “What […]

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The Comprehensive Housing Market Forecast for Bethesda, MD (2020)

By Devin Henry | December 23, 2019

2019 was a tough year for both buyers and sellers across the nation, with low inventory, high entry-level prices, and the kind of economic uncertainty that makes baby boomers hang onto their older, larger home […]

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move to bethesdar

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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hiring a property manager in falls church

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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things to do in falls church

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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how to screen tenants

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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DC Airbnb Units

DC Short Term Rental Laws: What’s Changing in 2019

By Devin Henry | October 1, 2019

DC Airbnb Law 2019: Short Term Rental Regulations in the District Home-sharing platforms, such as Airbnb and VRBO (Vacation Rental By Owner, now owned by HomeAway), have dramatically increased in popularity over the […]

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downtown alexandria city scape

Moving to Alexandria, VA? 5 Gigantic things to know

By Devin Henry | September 20, 2019

What you should know before moving to Alexandria VA So the Potomac River beckons your name? Ah Alexandria, the historic home of the brave, filled with national monuments, museums, landmarks, and nature hikes. […]

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how to find the best property management company

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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Alexandria VA Housing Market Forecast in 2019

By Devin Henry | September 6, 2019

There is a lot of buzz about Alexandria’s housing market in 2019. The more popular term used to describe this spike in the market is the “Amazon effect.” So, in case you are […]

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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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George Washington Bridge

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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fairfax county

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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Downtown Alexandria Virginia Buildings Reflected in the Potomac River

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 40

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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