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Tag: rental property

Building Wealth With Real Estate: A Look Back

There’s nothing like cleaning out your attic or a storage unit to offer a chance to reflect on your life. I’m currently “enjoying” this opportunity as I dig through boxes holding decades of accumulation. It takes a lot longer if you stop and ponder on the contents of...

Do Rent Controls Really Help Tenants?

Given that I’ve been a landlord since I bought my first rental house at age 19, I was surprised to realize recently that I’ve never written about rent controls. Here’s the quick primer: rent controls are laws established by government, typically a municipality,...

Eviction Moratorium Leaves Small Landlords Struggling

One of President Biden’s early executive orders extended the temporary national moratorium on evictions for nonpayment of rent that began on September 4, 2020. The moratorium is intended to help renters struggling to make rent payments because of the economic impact...

Realities and Risks of Being a Landlord

Watch this video on YouTube In a recent column on ways to share an unneeded stimulus check, I suggested you could consider giving it to someone struggling to pay their rent. Initially, I added, “Doing so will benefit both the renter and the landlord.” Upon...

Should Security Deposits Be Illegal?

Watch this video on YouTube If lawmakers in several states and cities have their way, the traditional security deposit for housing rentals may become a relic of the past. If you’ve ever rented a house or apartment, you’ve almost certainly paid a security...