How The Housing Choice Voucher Program Works In Washington, DC

How the Housing Choice Voucher Program Works in Washington, DC

By Direction Inc | 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, DC

By Direction Inc | 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 DC Eviction Laws

By Direction Inc | 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, DC

By Direction Inc | 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

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

By Direction Inc | 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

Writing a Friendly Rent Increase Letter

By Direction Inc | 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 Direction Inc | 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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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 Direction Inc | 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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Rent Control in Washington, D.C.: What You Need To Know

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

By Direction Inc | 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 Direction Inc | 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 Direction Inc | April 20, 2020

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

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calculate dc rental yield

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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Spring Property Management

Finding the Top Silver Spring Property Management Service

By Eva Kocianova | January 8, 2020

As a responsible investor, you’ve decided to make some moves in the real estate market. In particular, you’re interested in the Washington, D.C. area. You want to hire a property management company to […]

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15 Critical Interview Questions For Property Management Companies

By Direction Inc | 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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hoas and property management

7 Differences Between HOAs and Property Management Companies

By Nomadic Real Estate | November 21, 2019

Your rental property could have both an HOA and a property management company. The two entities are very different things. But without a good understanding of the role of an HOA versus a […]

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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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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

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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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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Family preparing for moving

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 […]

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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 […]

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Arlington County Rental Laws: Property Management Guide 69

Arlington County Rental Laws: Property Management Guide

By Devin Henry | July 5, 2019

A Complete Guide to Arlington County Rental Laws   Landlord and tenant laws in Arlington County can be fairly complex; the laws depend on the number of rental properties you own, and get […]

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Why You Should Hire a Property Manager

By Suzannah Van Rooy | September 19, 2018

Being a landlord has two effects on your life: financial gain and complete exhaustion. Of course, seeing the monthly rent hit your bank account is gratifying. However, the time and effort it takes […]

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Top 10 Ways Washington DC Tenants can be Evicted 71

Top 10 Ways Washington DC Tenants can be Evicted

By Suzannah Van Rooy | September 13, 2018

Facing or enforcing an eviction is uncomfortable for every party involved. However, it is important to note, not all evictions are due to tenants’ bad behavior.  As property managers, we feel we have […]

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Top 5 Things To Do Instead Of Managing Your Own Property 72

Top 5 Things To Do Instead Of Managing Your Own Property

By Suzannah Van Rooy | June 27, 2018

If you’ve ever managed your own rental property, you aware of how time consuming it can be. Whether it’s finding and screening tenants, scheduling showings, price shopping maintenance crews or replacing garbage disposals yourself, […]

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6 Preventative Maintenance Procedures To Save You Time and Cash 73

6 Preventative Maintenance Procedures To Save You Time and Cash

By Suzannah Van Rooy | May 29, 2018

Performing preventative maintenance on your home is comparable to maintaining a healthy routine for your body. The more that you do today to keep in good health, the more money you will save […]

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5 Costly Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Your Rental Property 74

5 Costly Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Your Rental Property

By Suzannah Van Rooy | April 9, 2018

Being a novice home buyer with intentions of renting it out can be potentially one of the most stressful, yet lucrative investments one can make in a lifetime. As industry leaders in property […]

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6 Renovations to Improve Property Value on a Rental

By Suzannah Van Rooy | January 18, 2018

Like people, houses age. It doesn’t matter how well you keep up with preventative maintenance or the level of wear and tear on the house, as it goes through time, your home will […]

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Basic Business License

How to Get A Basic Business License in DC

By Nomadic Real Estate | October 2, 2017

Did you know, in order to rent your DC property to tenants, it is required by DC law to acquire a Basic Business License? This information tends to come as a surprise to […]

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