Tips to Keep Your Home (and Investment) Safe

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Owning an investment is a huge commitment; managing it is an even bigger one. To be a successful landlord, there are a couple of things that you’ll need to get right.  In this blog, we at DeSantis Property Management will go over some tips to help you run a successful rental investment and keep the…

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The Benefits of Renting to Tenants with Pets

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As a landlord, there are many benefits to renting out your property to tenants with pets. While some landlords may be hesitant to rent to pet owners due to potential damage or liability issues, the truth is that tenants with pets can be some of the most responsible and long-term renters.  Not only do they…

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What Exactly Is “Normal Wear and Tear”?

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Owning a rental property involves a lot of responsibilities. As a property owner, you need to provide a habitable place for your tenants which means keeping your property in top condition. A well-maintained rental unit is important if you want to keep your tenant happy and retain them in the long term. When you maintain…

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How to Advertise Your Pittsburgh Rental Property Successful

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As a landlord, your rental property is bound to be vacant at some point. And vacancies can be costly to your bottom line, especially over several months. You may be forced to look for funds elsewhere to pay for expenses such as property taxes, repairs and maintenance costs, and mortgage payments.  When renting out your…

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How to Keep Renters Happy?

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Identifying the best renters is easy. They reduce your stress by meeting rent payment deadlines,  taking care of your rental, and getting along well with other tenants and neighbors. It’s a challenge to find great tenants so it’s important to keep them happy once they occupy your rental. This article offers tips on how to…

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8 Tips for Getting Your Property Ready to Rent

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Before you can land new tenants, you have to get your property rent-ready. You are more likely to find long-term tenants who will take good care of your rental property if it’s in its best condition. You can also demand higher rents if your property has a good appearance and amenities.  To do this your…

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Quick Guide to Effective Tenant Screening in Pittsburgh

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The ultimate goal is to maximize the rental income. This will only be possible if you rent to the right tenant. The right tenant will, among other things, care for your rental property, report maintenance issues, stay long-term, and pay rent on time.  There are many steps involved in landing your ideal tenant. That’s why…

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Top Tenant Complaints and How to Solve Them

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In such a competitive market, landlords are looking for ways in which they can improve the experience for their tenants and extend their leases. After all, having long-term tenants is key to enjoying the fruits of property ownership.  One of the ways to guarantee this is to manage tenant complaints. For the duration of the…

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Pricing Your Pittsburgh Home to Rent

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Is this the first time you’re renting out a home in Pittsburgh? Or, have you recently increased your investment portfolio and need to set a price for your rental? If you answered ‘yes’, then this article is meant for you! Of course, one of the first things to do when renting out a home is…

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