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What to Do if You Have to Move Out of Your Jacksonville Home as a Military Member

If you are a member of the military living in Jacksonville and you get reassigned, you’ll need to decide what you want to do with your property while you are gone. Selling it is a good option if you never plan to return to the area, but you can also consider renting it out. Think […]

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3 Main Indicators if You Should Sell or Rent Your Jacksonville Home

Real estate sales have been improving in 2016 nationwide as well as in Jacksonville, and many of our investors who have had properties for many years are now looking at the market to see if it’s a good idea to sell their investment property, or do an exchange for a nicer property, or to get […]

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How to Get Better Income on Your Jacksonville Rental Property

Earning better income on your rental property is the goal of many Jacksonville landlords, and we have a few tips that will help you earn more rent and increase the overall return you receive on your investment. Keep Your Property Occupied with Great Tenants The first and most important thing to do to make the […]

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Should I Allow Pets in My Jacksonville Home? Florida Landlord Education

The subject of pets in rental properties is an interesting topic, and I often get asked whether people should allow pets in their homes. My answer is: it’s complicated. For most property owners, it seems there are two major risks to allowing pets in your home. First, if you rent your home to a family […]

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Landlord Tips and Tricks: Smart Improvements for Your Jacksonville Investment Home

Today, let’s talk about some of the tips and tricks that might help investors when it comes to smart improvements to your property. To get the highest rent and to rent your home the quickest, I always recommend updates. There are a number of things you can do, but they become expensive. The improvements we’re […]

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How to Protect Your Jacksonville Home from Tenant Damage and Get the Best ROI

Getting the best ROI can often be complicated, but we’ll try to cover it today. In order to maximize that return on your investment, you need the highest attainable rent and the lowest expenses from damages and maintenance. Strong Lease To prevent damage, you will need to have a lease that contains the house rules […]

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Jacksonville Tenant Screening Red Flags: 5 Tips on How to Avoid Evictions

Today we are talking about tenant screening and red flags that you can look for during the process. I have five tips for you to employ during the screening process in order to avoid evictions. You don’t want to go to eviction court, because it’s an expensive and time consuming ordeal. Application You need to […]

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6 Mistakes Jacksonville Landlords Make When Renting Out their Homes

Before starting my own property management business, I purchased, renovated, rented and sold over 60 homes. So I have a lot of experience as a landlord myself, and I made many mistakes. Today, we are talking about the six most common mistakes that landlords make. Not Prescreening Tenants The first mistake is not prescreening your […]

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What Investors Need to Know Before Buying Investment Property in Jacksonville

Today, we would like to talk to you about what an investment company or an individual investor should do when looking for properties to rent, hold and manage in the Jacksonville, Florida area. Developing Goals The first thing you want to do, prior to coming into this local market, is to develop a solid pro-forma […]

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Military Tenant and Landlord Advice from a Jacksonville Property Manager

Many military families seek property management advice from us, so I’m hoping I can share some thoughts with you today that will help you make some decisions with your housing or investment needs. One of the things military people like about Jacksonville is you can buy or rent a really nice home that’s only half […]

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