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Problems Commonly Found in Property Inspections

Realty Management Associates - Tuesday, April 9, 2019

For most Americans, property investing can be a lucrative business.It’s therefore important to do your due diligence prior to making the purchase. The last thing you want is to buy a property, only to end up paying a fortune in repair costs. So, what are you going to do to ensure you get the best bang for your buck? Well, it&rs...

Fair Housing

Athena Savoglou - Monday, March 25, 2019

Fair Housing.  This is a term that we have all heard, but what does it mean?  What exactly does “fair” mean in this context?  Who gets the benefit of fair housing?  The Fair Housing Act was passed federally in 1968.  It prohibits owners and landlords from denying housing to someone based on his or her ...

10 Tips for First Time Real Estate Investors

Realty Management Associates - Thursday, March 14, 2019

Real estate investing can be quite overwhelming to most people, especially for first-time investors. That’s because, to be successful in this industry, there are a number of things you need to learn first to gain the confidence you need to be successful.Here are our top ten tips for first-time real estate investors. They contai...

Oregon’s New Rent Control Law

Athena Savoglou - Thursday, March 7, 2019

Oregon has become the first state in the nation to pass a statewide rent control law (Senate Bill 608). Rent control is currently allowed in some states but prohibited in most – 37 to be exact. Even in the states that allow rent control regulations however, it is usually up to cities to decide whether to enact them. Usually, bigger ...

Tax Benefits of Real Estate Investing

Realty Management Associates - Thursday, February 14, 2019

Do you know everything you need to know about tax benefits? Investment properties, like residential properties, have their fair share of tax breaks. As an investor, it is in your best interest to have access to all the information.Learn how to get the most out of your investment by reading up on your tax break options. Doing so can s...

RENT CONTROL – TENANT’S SAVIOR, LANDLORD’S ENEMY

Realty Management Associates - Thursday, January 31, 2019

By Athena Savoglou Rent control is a term at which real estate owners and investors cringe.  Rent control laws describe a set of statutes that limit the amount rent can be raised by a landlord.  They vary from strict rent limits to controls on how much and how frequently rent can be raised.  In the 1930s, the Supreme Court ...

SW Idaho NARPM Vacancy Report Q4 2018

Realty Management Associates - Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Data and analysis provided by: Southwest Idaho Chapter of NARPMThe purpose of this survey is to show vacancy and rental rate trends among single-family homes and multi-family units (2-15) in Ada and Canyon County. Survey results are displayed by type (single or multi-family) and bedrooms (1-5) for the respective county. The survey par...

4 Things You Should Know About the Fair Housing Act

Realty Management Associates - Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The Fair Housing Act gives every American the right to equal treatment when it comes to housing. For this reason, this piece of legislation is especially important for landlords and property managers.Sadly, there are still many landlords and property managers who don’t know much about the Fair Housing Act. That is why it isn’t...

Idaho's Rental Laws - The Security Deposit Basics

Realty Management Associates - Monday, December 10, 2018

As a landlord, you are going to face many challenges. Security deposit conflicts, in particular, represent one of the most common issues.  These conflicts often arise when property damages are left behind after a tenant moves out. The tenant may think that they returned the property in good condition, but the landlord may think...

5 Things That You Need to Know About Breaking a Lease in Idaho

Realty Management Associates - Thursday, November 1, 2018

Idaho, just like other states, views a lease agreement as a legally binding contract. As such, both Idaho landlords and the tenants must abide by its terms until it expires. Nevertheless, there are certain situations that may compel you to break the lease early.For example, you are now a divorcee and are looking to downsize. Or perhaps, y...

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