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Las Vegas Investment Property How-To: Is a Home Warranty Worth It?

Friday, February 22, 2013
Many property owners who rent out their investment properties wonder if buying a home warranty is worth the money. Like any policy you would buy, or a car you might purchase, the devil is in the details. You have to figure out if it is worth it. Your home warranty might save you money, but it could also end up costing you more mon...



How to Remodel your Las Vegas Rental Property to Optimize Rental Value

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
When you decide to remodel your Las Vegas rental property, decisions will have to be made on how to remodel to optimize its rental value. You want to do things that will keep the remodeling simple and lasting. Here are four tips that will help you achieve what you are looking for when you remodel a rental property: Consider install...



How to Set a Pet Policy for your Las Vegas Rental Property

Thursday, January 17, 2013
Setting a pet policy is important for anyone with a Las Vegas rental property, because you need to establish what you will allow and not allow when it comes to having pets inside your house. As you consider what kind of pet policy you want to establish, it is important to understand that over 55 percent of the population has a pet. Many...



How to Avoid Tenant Eviction for your Las Vegas Rental Property

Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Screening tenants for your investment property can be time consuming and challenging, and the best advice you should consider is to hire a property manager who can screen applicants for you, even if you plan to manage the property yourself. When you do this, the property manager can make a decision based upon facts about the prospective...



What Is Property Management, and How to Find the Right Property Manager in Las Vegas

Wednesday, December 26, 2012
As you think about what property managers do and how to find a good one, it is important to remember that you need to find a property manager that is right for you and the property you own. A property manager does much more than simply collecting rent checks. In addition to ensuring that your tenants are paying rent, and marketing your ...



Las Vegas Investment Property How To: Does Rent to Own Make Sense?

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
At Blackbird Realty and Management, we often get calls from tenants and landlords who want to know how they can do a rent to own transaction on a property. Most people assume this is a possibility in Las Vegas. However, Nevada does not have a particular rent to own statute. The lack of a rent to own law is due to the way that the deed t...



How to Set a Price for your Las Vegas Rental Property

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
In order to set the right price for your Las Vegas, Nevada rental, you are going to need to know the market. As much as you and I would like to determine our own rental prices, it is going to be based upon the market, or what other properties are renting for in your local area. The market will set the price, and not what you think the h...



Legal and Tax advice from someone who knows!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
I have had a lot of calls in the past 30 to 90 days from my current and prospective clients concerning what they should do about their investment property.   In most cases these investment properties are under water financially Just for the record, an attorney is the only source for legal advice on what is best in your situation....



Home Warranty Policies

Thursday, May 31, 2012
Frequently, I am asked about home warranty policies and how come I am against using them in property management. I thought I would provide some facts for you to consider. Many clients think the home warranty is a great way to cover all the maintenance costs associated with maintaining a rental property for a yearly premium of $400 to ...



Get the lead out

Sunday, April 29, 2012
I am sure that each of us has heard “get the lead out” before and probably for different reasons. If you manage property that is older than 1978 you MUST consider this new rule. This new Lead Renovator Rule pertains to every contractor and maintenance personnel who disturbs painted surfaces that may contain lead based pain...



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