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Tips for Handling Emergency Rental Maintenance

Even the most prepared and proactive landlord will need to face emergency maintenance issues at some point. Your home may be new and in great condition; you still never know when there will be a sudden leak, the heat will stop working, or a tree will crash through the roof. It’s important for your tenant’s…

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How to Get Started in Rental Investing

If you’ve been thinking about investing in rental real estate, this is an excellent time to get started. In Utah and Idaho, we have seen an increase in rents as well as stable, long-term tenants. Whether you have a property that you’re planning to convert into a rental or you want to purchase an investment…

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Do You Need Landlord Insurance?

As a rental property owner, you need to talk to your insurance agent or a professional property manager before you make any decisions about insurance for your investment. Each state will have its own requirements. At BMG Rentals, we manage homes in Utah and Idaho, and today we’re sharing some of the things we advise…

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How Much Does Property Management Cost?

The cost of professional property management depends on where you’re located, and what type of services you seek. We manage properties in Utah and in Idaho, and a lot of the landlords we talk to hesitate to hire professionals because of the perceived cost. What you need to know is that using professional management can…

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6 Rental Laws You Never Want to Break

As a landlord, you have a lot of legal liability tied up in your rental property, and it’s important that you are aware of the local, state, and federal laws that impact how you manage your home and your tenants. At BMG Rentals, we work with properties in Utah and Idaho, and these are the…

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Questions to Ask Tenants on Your Rental Application

Finding high quality tenants for your rental property starts with good marketing and a thorough screening process. The rental application plays a major role in the way you screen your tenants, so make sure every adult who is 18 years of age or older fills out and signs an application. These are a few areas…

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4 Big Mistakes Landlords Make with Rental Agreements

A rental agreement is the document that you and your tenants will turn to when you have questions that need to be answered and conflicts that need to be resolved. Having a detailed, comprehensive lease in place will protect you from liability and communicate your expectations to your tenants. Many landlords neglect to pay close…

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How Often Can a Landlord Inspect a Rental Property?

Some tenants think that landlords only want to inspect a rental property so they can discover something, anything, in an effort to keep the security deposit. Most landlords aren’t looking for a way to get out of returning a security deposit when they inspect a rental property. They are merely keeping tabs on their investment.…

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Four Considerations When Buying Locks For Your Rental Property

Locks are a property’s first line of defense. They are a landlords, or property managers, way of assigning and revoking access. If someone moves out, they should not be able to get back into the property and when a new tenant arrives, they should have complete access to their new home. That requires having old…

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Why Your Busy Work Schedule May Actually Be Getting You Nowhere

There are multiple paths available to become successful. There are lists of characteristics of successful people, lists of daily tasks we should be trying to accomplish, and extensive lists of ways to be more productive. That’s a lot of stuff, especially for the newer real estate investor or entrepreneur. According to Gary Keller, the co-founder…

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