Buying a home is more than just a transaction. It’s a major life event. Making that purchase is tied to people’s dreams, goals, and future plans. That’s why there are laws put in place that safeguard people from discrimination in the housing market. Since buying or selling a home carries many implications for the people… Read more »
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Congratulations on becoming a landlord. Sure, the journey wasn’t that easy, but you endured it all and made it to the finish line. So, now what next? Well, if you are like most investors in Kansas City, MO, your investment goal is to make money. In the rental business, this means earning a rental income.
Investing in real estate can be a very lucrative venture. Yet not every property investor succeeds in their endeavors. Before you decide to invest in Kansas City real estate, you need to understand that there’s more to rental property ownership than collecting rent.
As you probably know, owning a rental property can be a great source of cash flow and future equity appreciation. But as with any other type of investment, it has its fair share of challenges. Most dreaded among these challenges is renting to the wrong type of tenant.
In Missouri, a rental agreement is a legally binding contract. It sets out the rules and responsibilities tenants and landlords must follow in their rental relationship. Whether typed or handwritten, as short as one page or longer than five, the lease or rental agreement must cover certain basics. They are as follows:
While we’re used to seeing these common home inspection issues, some of them might come as a shock to you. Though, most issues that turn up during home inspections aren’t deal-breakers. Here are the most common issues found in real estate properties, and what you can do about it:
Investing in a multi-family real estate is a lucrative opportunity, especially since the demand for rental properties continues to grow. If you’re looking for steady income from a reliable source, investing in a multi-family real estate is a good idea. You can either rent out the property that you invest in, or you can… Read more »
As a successful landlord, you must have a thorough understanding of how to screen potential tenants for your Kansas rental property. Knowing the Missouri rental laws and how to browse through endless rental applications can help you weed out renters with a bad reputation. In the long run, by renting to high-quality renters you… Read more »
Contrary to popular belief, cows don’t roam the streets of Kansas City, MO. In fact, The Huffington Post ranked the city as first on its 2014 “coolest cities to visit” list. Also, it ranked fifteenth on Bloomberg’s America’s 50 Best Cities list. Kansas City is no New York or Chicago. But, you will still… Read more »
Conflicts between tenants and landlords regarding security deposits are fairly common. These conflicts can be evaded if each party understands the basics of the Missouri Security Deposit law. The Missouri Security Deposit Laws are contained under the statewide Missouri landlord-tenant laws. The laws allow landlords to collect security deposits from their tenants. By… Read more »