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Best Areas to Invest in Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City, Utah is forecast to experience a boom in population growth over the coming years. So, with a low unemployment rate, a rising reputation as a tech hub, and top-tier industries like healthcare, travel, hospitality, education, and finance, the Salt Lake City area has a robust economy that is only growing. For investors
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Guide to Buying an Investment Property in Salt Lake City, UT

Would you like to invest in Salt Lake City real estate? If you are, you won’t regret it. Salt Lake City provides an ideal destination for both new and experienced property investors. It’s among the fastest-developing cities in the country, with a rising population that needs additional housing.  Salt Lake City offers a promising opportunity
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Increasing rent or renewing?

Our team has been talking a lot about renewals recently and how to go about increasing rent. With this market, things are going up and we have a lot of tenants renewing their leases right now. So it’s been top of mind for us, and probably it’s been top of mind for you. Here are
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Breaking a lease in Salt Lake City Utah – Know the Laws

When tenants decide to break their lease, it can be stressful for a landlord!  In many cases, a tenant will be responsible for paying the landlord a certain amount after they break a lease. However, breaking a lease in Utah doesn’t always mean that a tenant will be penalized. A tenant can break their lease
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A Guide to the Eviction Process in Salt Lake City Utah

While no landlord wants to evict their tenant, sometimes eviction may be your only option. After all, what else can you do when your Utah tenant won’t pay rent or is causing excessive property damage?  However, there is a legal process you must follow when conducting evictions in Utah which is outlined in the state’s
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Is there anything to be worried about with new laws in Utah?

Today we want to talk to you about the new laws in Utah. I have been heavily involved with some of these new laws in Utah. Every week I’ve been meeting up with our government affairs committee and talking to them about what’s been proposed this year and what kind of changes are trying to
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Utah Security Deposit Limits and Deadlines

Renting out a property in Utah comes with legal responsibilities. Among these are security deposit laws, which are contained in the statewide landlord-tenant act. (Utah Code Tit. 57 Ch. 16). As a landlord, strict adherence to this important piece of legislature is key to success! If you don’t follow these laws, you risk getting into
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Utah Rental Laws – An Overview of Landlord Tenant Rights in Salt Lake City

In Utah, a lease is established once a tenant starts paying the rent required to occupy a rental. A lease agreement grants a tenant certain rights, including the right to live in a safe and habitable space without being discriminated against. Similarly, a rental agreement grants you certain rights as a landlord. For instance, a
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CDC Eviction Moratorium expired…but wait…that’s not all folks!

The CDC Eviction Moratorium has been in place for nearly a year. This is a very sensitive and serious topic, with people being impacted in different ways all over the place. Well, the CDC eviction Moratorium expired at midnight on Saturday, July 31st. This was much awaited by landlords and property owners around the country.
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Is now the best time to buy a rental?

When to buy a rental?. Every Monday morning we hold a virtual meeting for all of our Keyrenter franchise owners. With over 50 offices now in 19 states, we use this time to train, share ideas, and inspire each other. Today I led the discussion on the topic of Creating a Path to Building a
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Top 10 Best Ways to Deal With Terrible Tenants

Handling terrible tenants is a common issue among landlords in the US. Less cannot be said of some tenants in Salt Lake City, Utah. There are many instances when a problematic tenant leases a home and gives the landlord issues. As a landlord, you will usually find varieties of problem tenants. These problems may include
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Great real estate investors don’t surrender when this happens…

Great real estate investors don’t surrender after having lost just one battle. They know that to win a war they have to stick around. We had a client a couple years ago, I’ll call her Mary, who decided to sell her rental property because of a tenant who moved out, leaving a small unpaid balance
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Do you own it? Blame no one

You are the roots of your fruits. Today I want to talk about having extreme ownership of our life. Why your life is the way it is and what a blessing it is to own it. So, you are the roots of your fruits. That is the quote that I heard this morning while listening
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Eviction Moratorium Cancelled? No? What the…?

Do you know what is currently going on with the CDC eviction Moratorium? Seems like one minute it is on, then the next it isn’t. Feels like we are going around in circles.  The most recent extension given by president Biden extended the eviction moratorium through June 30th. On May 5th, the US district judge
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Should you allow co-signers for your rentals?

Should I allow co-signers on a lease for my tenant? This question gets asked a lot and there are a lot of mixed opinions on it. Some would say to never allow a co-signer and others would say, yeah, sure. Our answer is yes, but with some strict limitations. The way we define a co-signer
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New Law for Utah Landlords! “Truth in Renting”

Today I’m going to talk to you about the new truth in renting law. That’s HB 68, which was the bill that was passed and last month and it was signed into law by governor Cox. It’s going to be going into effect as of May 5th, and it’s going to impact all of us,
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The number one complaint about Property Management companies

Today I want to talk to you about the number one complaint that people have about property management companies, whether it’s a property owner or a resident, they share this common complaint and frustration. I’m going to share with you some thoughts on it and how can be avoided and what you should look for
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7 Proven Ways to Attract Millennials to Your Rental Property

Owning a rental property in Salt Lake County is a great investment move. However, there are more ways to make your investment even better – attracting millennials to rent it out. Millennials, a generation born between 1981 and 1996, actively lead the real estate market in Salt Lake County and around the country. This is
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Did you hear? New Utah Law for Landlords

Today we want to give you an update on two of the big bills that were pushed forward during this legislative session one that’s passed and one that has not and I’ll share with you some thoughts on those, as well as some lease updates or recommendations based on the current and past legislative sessions
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The TOP 3 ways to fail as a landlord

Today I want to share with you some of the things that I’ve learned and observed over the last 13 years of managing our own rental properties, as well as working with investors and landlords with our team, from all over the country, as well as all over the world; people that are buying investment
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How to Prevent These Top 5 Costly Mistakes New Landlords Make

Are you a new investment property owner in Salt Lake City looking to save money? Unfortunately, many who are new to overseeing a rental property can also witness the money drain on their bank accounts. That’s because some mistakes can have you spending more money than is necessary, or even cause you to lose money.
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What is your most important KPI?

Hey friends, Nate, with Keyrenter Property Management here, and today I wanted to talk to you about the most important metric or KPI in your life and your business. Oftentimes in business, we talk about KPIs and metrics and all these things that we should be tracking to see how we’re doing, what the projection
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5 Tips for finding great tenants FAST in the Winter

Today, we’re going to talk about some tips and some things that you can do to lessen the days on market during the winter months. The winter months, especially here in Utah, is a time when sometimes you can have a rental unit that’s sitting longer on the market than during the summer months. A
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Tenant not paying rent? What you can do during CDC eviction moratorium!

We know that the eviction moratorium from the CDC has been extended till at least March 31st, Joe  Biden’s gotten behind that and even though we’ve got groups like the NAR, NARPM, various real estate and landlord advocacy groups that are fighting against this, it still is there and in my opinion, it’s not going
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Top 11 Secrets to Attract Quality Renters

Vetting a prospective tenant is one of the most important things you as a landlord can do to maximize your success. Not only can it impact your profits, but it can also make or break your rental property business. Let’s discuss how to attract the best renters in Salt Lake City. Why Quality Tenants Matter
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January 2021 – Housing Shortage, Laws & Orders!

Hey Friends! So let’s talk about the Utah housing shortage, and some local/national laws and orders coming down the pipe. The first one to start off with the housing shortage that we’re facing here in Utah.  There are 55,000 households in Utah that are doubling up. And what that means is essentially 55,000 households that
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12 Ways to Increase Your Rental Income in Salt Lake County

Are you lucky enough to own rental property in Salt Lake County? If so, you have a prime opportunity to earn passive income that can benefit you for years to come. Salt Lake County offers an average monthly rental income of $1,185. However, be aware that this average can vary from property to property. This
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Should You Allow a Cosigner for Your Salt Lake City Rental Home?

When you have a property for rent, you’re likely seeking qualified tenants with proven track records. Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world so some tenants may ask to use a co-signer. Should you allow for a cosigner on your Salt Lake City, UT rental property? Like anything else in the world of property
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6 Effective Ways to Boost Tenant Retention

Vacancies are expensive, especially unexpected vacancies. Empty properties mean you’re still paying for all the expenses associated with the rental without generating the income to cover the costs. The longer the home is vacant, the more money you spend. Tenant retention strategies and a focus on lease renewals in Salt Lake City help local landlords
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Mortgage Lending & Rates Webinar 10/28/2020

This recording of the free webinar explores the ins and outs of the current mortgage lending environment we’re in. What interest rates are doing, refinancing, how to take advantage, and what the future holds. We were joined by special guests and lending professionals: Taylor WrightSecurity National Mortgage(801) [email protected] Daron LeBlancGuaranteed Rate Affinity(801) [email protected]

Landlord Housing Assistance Program (LHAP)

The State of Utah has now activated the rental assistance program that providers can apply for.  We appreciate the many groups who helped create this program, specifically the State of Utah Housing Programs staff, the housing advocates who provided input and help including the Utah Housing Coalition and others, and the legislature who provided funding and allowed owners and managers to
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The 1031 Exchange – What every investor needs to know

This is a recording of the free webinar workshop aired live on Aug 27, 2020. In this discussion with Exchange Services, LLC president, Mike Anderson, and Keyrenter Salt Lake Property Management president, Nate Tew, we explore the ins and outs of the exchange process. How they can benefit investors, how to prepare for them, what
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How to Properly Provide Tenant References for Landlords

Click Here for the reference i9nformation referred to in the video. One of the common steps in screening a tenant is to get verification from previous landlords that the tenant you are wanting to rent to was or is a good tenant. Unfortunately, many landlords don’t want to fill these requests, especially if they are
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6 Ways to Get a Tenant to Renew Their Lease

In my last tip on reducing vacancy, I briefly mentioned the importance of being intentional with lease renewals. Today I want to dive deeper to give some winning lease renewal strategies. Check out my video above for even more details. When you have a good tenant, you don’t want them to move. Period. That turnover
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What is Considered Normal Rental Property Wear and Tear?

Every state permits landlords to ask for a security deposit with the agreement to return it whenever the tenant wishes to leave the property in whatever state they found it in, with the exception of normal wear and tear. However, this term can be different depending on which property owner you talk to across the
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How to Maximize Your Rental Income

What is the number one killer of ROI?… Vacancy! There are many tactical and strategic ways you can reduce property vacancy, but there’s not enough time to explain all of them here! But, I will be diving deep into them in my upcoming book and podcast, The Successful Landlord’s Playbook. Today, let me touch on
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The 4 Truths About Tenants

Here are 4 of the many truths about tenants. And I’m going to start off with number one, and all four of these are really important to understand. But the first one I think is probably the most important, and this is that tenants are awesome. They’re just awesome! So remember that, and keep that
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New 2020 Laws In Effect for Utah Landlords

On May 12th, several bills were passed that went into effect and became law. As a part of the government affairs committee for the Utah Apartment Association, Nate Tew has seen the time and effort put into monitoring, shepherding and negotiating bills to make sure any impact on our industry is for the best. The
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National Client Webinar – COVID-19 Discussion

This is a recording of the webinar exclusive for Keyrenter clients, on a national level. We discussed the impact of national COVID-19 legislation on rental owners, property managers. Some restrictions and benefits for owners under the CARES Act, as well as how Keyrenter is continuing to operate and protect owner’s interests. This aired live on
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How Utah Real Estate Agents can GROW SALES During COVID-19

This is a recording of the free virtual webinar for Utah Real Estate Agents. This aired live on April 16th, 2020 at 10 am MDT. Keyrenter is inviting real estate agents to join us for this workshop! In light of COVID-19, we know that maintaining sales growth during this time can be daunting. We happen
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COVID-19 Resources for Self-Managing Landlords

Access to Recorded Workshop 4/2/2020 CARES Act – Landlord Summary Gov. Herbert April 1st, Executive Orders Email Checking in with Tenants Email/Letter to Tenants expressing difficulty in paying Rent Deferral Sample Policy Rent Deferral Suggested Criteria Rent Deferral Application Rent Deferral Agreement Utah Resident Assistance Organizations Document Notice of Delinquent Rent – COVID-19 Sample Letter
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You’re Invited – Exclusive Client Q&A Live Webinar

 As one of our clients and friends, I want to invite you to our Keyrenter Exclusive Client Q&A Live Webinar that will be held on Tuesday March 24th, from 4-5 pm Mountain Time. The purpose of the webinar is to provide our clients an opportunity to ask any questions related to our business, processes,
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Why Dentists and Doctors Invest in Real Estate With Keyrenter

Tyler Williams is a dentist in Murray, Utah and has been practicing for seven years. He remembers when he was 17 or 18 years old and saw some condos for sale and wondered what it would take to buy and rent them out himself. Over the years, he did a lot of his own research
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Bucket-List Winter Sports and Activities to do in Utah

With January coming to a close, it can be hard not to dream of spring and warm weather. It may seem like you’re running out of things to do in the snow, however, Utah is full of incredibly fun activities to get you through the winter blues. Skiing The license plates in Utah brag about
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Tips and Tricks for Keeping Good Tenants in Your Rental Properties

Tenant turnover is often one of the most expensive problems landlords face, though it is a necessary evil. When a tenant leaves your property, you will face multiple expenses, all while your rental property isn’t bringing in a monthly paycheck. From cleaning costs to advertising fees, these expenses can rack up quickly. Minimizing tenant turnover
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How to Spot Potential Red Flags When Screening Tenants

There are many responsibilities that fall under a landlord’s jurisdiction. The stress of these responsibilities, as well as their complexity, is compounded when faced with problematic tenants. Evictions are one of the worst parts about owning a rental property, so taking the steps to avoid them can be particularly beneficial. Screening your tenants is a
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Recession and Rents: What Landlords Should Know

A recession can severely impact the economy, though the severity of this impact varies. Several experts agree that a recession is likely to occur within the next several years, despite the recent upturn in the economy. However, due to the necessity of housing, an economic recession is unlikely to affect the rental market as much
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Kelsey Hillier

Property Manager Licensed Real Estate Agent Contact Info Direct Phone:  801-316-1552 Email:  [email protected] About Me I am part of the Property Management team here at Keyrenter. I work with owners and tenants to make the move in and move out transition smooth! I’m originally from California but my family moved to Maui, Hawaii before deciding
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Small Upgrades that Boost Rent

Landlords are always seeking ways to maintain happy tenants, and ensure they have a property that will attract new tenants. Investing some money into your rental property is a great way to ensure you will be able to keep your vacancy time at a minimum. Landlords want to see their property value increase, and the
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How much should I budget for a tenant turnover?

 How much should I budget for a tenant turnover? Here are some general guidelines as well as our philosophy when approaching tenants and turnovers with properties we personally own. I for one, am happy when a great tenant stays in my property for a long time. One of the biggest frustrations tenants experience is
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Tenant Advantage Program

If you are interested in renting one of our homes, we can’t wait to work with you and to provide you with an awesome experience! The above video will share with you a little about our Tenant Advantage Program, and why many residents are seeking out our properties and continue renewing leases with us. Each
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AssetProtect – Keyrenter’s Tenant Paid Property Insurance

 At no additional cost to you, we reduce the liability of our property owners by providing Renter’s Liability and Renter’s Insurance policies to cover the residents and the property through our Tenant Advantage Program.  Although we give tenants the option to provide their own insurance policy, we make it easier and less expensive for
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How Property Management Companies can Scale Up Effectively

Every company wants to grow, to become more lucrative, and to implement the best possible processes for their business. Scaling up your property management company involves taking on many more properties to manage. In many cases, once a company undergoes significant growth, it stops functioning as effectively as it did when it was a smaller
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4 Reasons DIY Landlords Hate Their Rentals

There were a lot of frustrations do-it-yourself landlords have with their rentals and we can name a long list. But I’ll sum up the four most common, which we call the four T’s: time, training, tenants, and toilets. Let’s break these down a bit more. First, time. Do-it-yourself landlords get frustrated that their tenants call
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Do Real Estate Investors File Their Own Taxes

You know when I attend real estate seminars or clubs, or talk with our clients, who are regular people just like you that own a rental home, we often talk about accountants and taxes being filed for their property. I would say the vast majority of people I talk to who own rental properties, also
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Sprinkler Setup Instructions

Tools you will need:​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Long Sprinkler Key (if main valve is in yard) click HERE for picture of what it looks like. If you don’t have one, one of your neighbors will. You can also borrow one from our office if you call ahead.  Flat Head Screw Driver (if you have a Back Flow Preventer)
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Should I add my Property Manager to my insurance policy?

 The short answer is an emphatic YES. SHORT EXPLANATION If you don’t add your property manager as additional insured, and you and/or your property manager are sued by a neighbor, tenant, visitor, etc. for something related to the property, you will be required to pay your property manager’s legal fees and expenses out of
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Salt Lake Rental Market Update – April 2019

Below are the latest trends, metrics, and stats for the Salt Lake County rental market. Overall, our market is strong and rent is continuing to increase. In the category of 4 bedrooms multifamily apartments, rent levels are leveling off and starting to decrease.

10 Utah Legislative Proposals for 2019 Impacting Real Estate Investors

 Watch other videos HERE Hey there, Nate with Keyrenter Property Management here, giving you 10 Utah legislative proposals for 2019, impacting real estate investors or really anyone involved in real estate, which is a lot of people. As a part of the Government Affairs Committee for the Utah Apartment Association, we discuss legislative things that
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Was it a Good Investment?

 Watch other videos HERE Was it a good investment? Hey, Nate, with Keyrenter Property Management here and I’m gonna walk through with you an analysis of an investment property, a standard and typical single-family home that you can buy in a lot of markets for a good price, rent it out for a good rate,
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Happy Holidays!

We don’t mind looking silly if it brings a smile to our client’s and tenant’s faces. Enjoy and Happy Holidays!  Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and an Awesome 2019 from Keyrenter Salt Lake!

The Cost of Overpricing your Rental Property

We understand the desire to maximize rental income as much as possible to increase the potential ROI on a rental property. But sometimes, waiting and allowing a rental to sit without rent while waiting for the highest possible rent, actually drastically decreases the ROI over time. Now decreasing the rental rate prior to making sure
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Things to Consider When Turning a Property into a Rental

You’re moving, but instead of selling your house and putting that equity towards a new house, you’re considering turning a property into a rental. This is a particularly good idea when the housing market is down, and you might actually lose money by trying to sell your previous home. You’ll have another source of income,
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Full Month Accounting

So, what is Full Month Accounting and why are so many property management companies moving their accounting practices to it? Full Month Accounting is essentially the concept of processing statements and payments to a property owner at the end of a full month, rather than mid month. Mid Month Accounting traditionally has caused a lot
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How do Month-to-Month Leases Benefit Landlords?

Starting out in the rental property world, there are a lot of possibilities to consider. First where to buy a property, then what property to buy, and then how much to offer—but that is just the beginning. When you are creating a lease agreement for your tenants, you have a lot of decisions to make.
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Keyrenter Housing Market Update for May 2018

 Watch other videos HERE I want to share with you some Salt Lake Housing numbers that are hot off the press for May 2018. In 2017 in May, the sales comparison: We had 1,781 homes in May of last year. This year, we’re down 6% to 1,680. We have low surplus, or we have a
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Client Updates | News | Webinars

As a Keyrenter client, you have access to our full history of updates, educational content, and all needed to be a very successful rental owner. Enjoy! 11/13/2020 – Keyrenter Weekly – 4 Tax Strategies YOU Need to Know! 11/06/2020 – Keyrenter Weekly – Mortgage Lending Webinar Top 3 Takeaways 10/28/2020 – (WEBINAR) – Mortgage Lending
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Top 3 Ways Utah Landlords Get Sued, and how to avoid them [webinar]

 (Recording of Live Webinar on 5/10/18) Learn from real estate and leading eviction attorney, Kirk Cullimore, Jr. the top 3 reasons landlords are sued and ultimately what you can do to avoid them. Do you own and manage rental property? If so, it is more important today than ever to be knowledgeable on the
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Tenant Home Purchase Credit Program

Watch other videos HERE Tenant Home Purchase Credit Program Today, I want to talk to you about our Tenant Home Purchase Credit Program which we have in place to allow our tenants, and this is an exclusive program for Key Renter tenants, allow them an opportunity to put a percentage of their rent payments, every month,
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Tenants Move out and Move In Condition Checklist

As documented in the lease agreement, tenants agree to leave the rental property in the same condition. To resolve any disputes and hold tenants accountable for damages they cause, landlords should properly document tenant move in and move out. During this documentation, it’s important to include your tenant in the process. We recommend walking through
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How Does Keyrenter Handle Maintenance

Watch other videos HERE How does Keyrenter handle maintenance? Today I’m going to explain this process for you as it’s a question that’s oftentimes asked to us by those who are seeking our services to manage and oversee their investment properties. I’m going to jump right into the process as it’s really important to understand that
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7 Reasons to Inspect a Rental Property while Occupied

 Watch other videos HERE 7 Reasons to Inspect a Rental Property while Occupied Hey, Nate here with Keyrenter. Today I’m talking about seven reasons to inspect a rental while occupied. So often a rental property goes uninspected by the landlord because of a lack of time, attention, priority, you name it. We hear of different
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If i have $50-100K dollars, how should I invest it in real estate?

Watch other videos HERE If I have $50 to $100,000, how should I invest it in real estate? Now, the dollar amount here doesn’t matter so much. It could be $20,000 or $200,000. What matters is answering the question of what your goals are, and what’s going to help you get there quicker and smarter. We
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Im tired of my rental property, what should i do?

 Watch other videos HERE I am tired of my rental property. What should I do? Oftentimes when an investor or landlord gets into rental properties, they don’t anticipate some of the challenges they might face. And sometimes, especially if they’re not doing it right, they’re going to get burnt out. They’re going to get frustrated,
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5 Ways Rental Properties are the IDEAL Investment

Watch other videos HERE Five ways rental properties are the ideal investment. Today we are going to be discussing the ideal acronyms with you, these five key benefits to rental properties. So the first one is income with cash flow. You have a tenant in place that’s paying rent and where your expenses are less than
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Is a non-conforming duplex a good real estate investment?

Watch other videos HERE Is a non-conforming duplex a good real estate investment? Today we’re going to explore briefly this topic, as it’s something that comes up all the time for us here at Keyrenter, as we have different investors and landlords that are exploring options and trying to see where they can get the most
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Top 3 Ways to FAIL as a Landlord

Watch other videos HERE Top 3 Ways to FAIL as a Landlord. Often times in this business, we talk about the great things about owning rental properties and, believe me, there are awesome things when you buy a rental property, but many people are surprised when they buy their first rental, especially if they’re going to
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8 Reasons why Utah is a great state to invest in real estate

 Watch other videos HERE 8 Reasons why Utah is a great state to invest in real estate Today, we’re talking about eight reasons why Utah is a great state to invest in real estate. And I’m just going to scratch the surface here, but let’s go right into it with number one. We have a
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How should I budget for a rental property?

 Watch other videos HERE How should I budget for a rental property? One of the most common mistakes and common reasons for a rental property to fail as a rental property is because of a lack of budgeting from the investor, a lack of understanding of what is going to be necessary in order to
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What insurance do i need for my rental property

 Watch other videos HERE What insurance do I need for my rental property? If you’re converting your primary residence to a rental property or you’re buying a new rental property, you’re going to need to think about insurance. It’s a very important part of having a successful rental property. We’re going to talk about the
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Can an investor sell a rental with a tenant in place?

Watch other videos HERE Can an investor sell a rental with a tenant in place? If you are in the situation as a landlord-investor that you want to sell your rental property but you’ve got a tenant in there, I hope that this video is helpful for you as it helps to explore some options. It
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8 Questions to consider before renting out your home

 Watch other videos HERE 8 Questions to consider before renting out your home Today, we are going to talk about eight things that you should consider before renting out your home. Now, this is of course referring to your primary residence or the home in which you’re now living. If you’re considering renting it out,
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How to Prevent Bed Bugs

Dealing with bed bugs can be frustrating, difficult, and irritating. If you own property, you may find that bed bugs in an apartment complex can quickly escalate into a disaster. In Salt Lake, we have seen an increase in problems with bed bug outbreaks in hotels, motels, and rental properties. If you have a bed
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8 Tips to improve your credit score before you buy a home

 Watch more videos Here 8 Tips to improve your credit score before you buy a home Today we are going to talk about eight tips to improve your credit before you buy a home. There’s a lot of folks out there that are planning to buy. They want to buy. They’re in a situation
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How do I select a lender or loan officer?

Watch more videos Here How do I select a lender or loan officer? If you’re looking to buy a home, selecting a lender or loan officer is a very important decision. That’s the financial arm of your ability to buy a home. And so it’s an important decision. We’re gonna discuss this today. First thing
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Is the return on investment with Seller Financing my property, worth it?

 Watch other videos HERE Is the return on investment with Seller Financing my property, worth it? If you’re toying with the idea and considering possibly buying a property to sell via seller financing, or you own a property that you want to consider seller financing, we hope that this video is helpful for you in
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The Power of Leveraging Real Estate Investments.

 Watch other videos HERE The Power of Leveraging Real Estate Investments. We help investors purchase real estate investments as well as we professionally manage those investments for them. Today I’m talking about leverage within real estate as one of the core benefits of buying real estate as an investment. I’m going to be comparing three
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I have poor credit. Can I still buy a home?

 Watch more videos Here I have poor credit. Can I still buy a home? This is a question that we’re often asked by those who are interested in buying a home. So I want to explore this with you a little bit today and have a little bit of a discussion. But first and
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What is the process of buying my first home?

 Watch more videos Here What is the process of buying my first home? We are going to be discussing this today. There are a lot of people out there who are looking to buy their first home or returning home buyers that just want to have a better understanding of what the process is
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What should I know about buying my first home?

 Watch more videos Here What should I know about buying my first home? We wanted to discuss this with you as you may have this question in mind and you’re looking to buy your first home. So, I want to just briefly go over some of the key points of some things that you
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7 things to look for in a real estate agent when buying a home

Watch more videos Here Seven things to look for in a real estate agent. We are going to be exploring this a little bit for a few minutes and discussing this with you so you can have a good idea of what to look for and consequently, what to watch out for as you’re looking
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Are you interested in buying a home now or in the future?

Watch more videos Here Are you interested in buying a home now or in the future? AS a property management company, we have many residents with different goals and needs, and some of those want to continue renting long term, which is great. And we appreciate that, whether it’s because they don’t want the responsibility
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7 Benefits of Buy and Hold Rental Properties

 Watch other videos HERE 7 Benefits of Buy and Hold Rental Properties Today I want to talk about seven benefits of buy and hold rental properties. Now this video is for those of you that are considering buying rentals, maybe you own them and you want to be more informed of some of the benefits,
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How can i have the best tenants for my rental property

 Watch other videos HERE How can I have the best tenants for my rental property? We understand that an investment property is only as successful as the tenant that’s living inside of it. So it’s really important to have good tenants that are taking care of it. You’ll find that you’ll have better return on
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When do you process monthly payments and statements to owners

When do you process monthly payments and statements to owners? We run our accounting on a monthly basis and do what is commonly called, Full Month Accounting. This allows for statements to be easier to understand, property owners to be a month ahead, allow for better planning and preparation in the event of a vacancy
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What do i do if my tenant stops paying rent

Watch other videos HERE What do I do if my tenant stops paying rent? If you happen to be in this situation, we feel your pain and we know what you might be going through. I hope that this is helpful and informative in your situation, but feel free to call us as well if you
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How to finance a rental home for the greatest return

Watch other videos HERE How to finance a rental home for the greatest return Im going to be talking about a few different ratios of financing today and showing you what the return differences will be based on a case study that I’ll show you. Now, I’m going to be talking about traditional financing. There’s different
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What are the Fair Housing Laws in Utah

Watch other videos HERE What are the fair housing laws in Utah? The first question we have to ask is, what is fair housing? What is it all about? Well, very simply put, fair housing is the right to choose housing free from unlawful discrimination. Unlawful being underlined, because can you discriminate and should you discriminate
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Should i furnish my rental property?

Watch other videos HERE Should I furnish my rental property? Sometimes we’ll get a call from a landlord or an investor that’s using our services or they’re self-managing.. they’ll want to find out if it makes sense for them to leave their stuff in the house. Maybe it’s more convenient for them to leave it if
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What term lease is best to offer my tenant?

 Watch other videos HERE What term lease is best to offer my tenant? There are a few things to consider when you’re establishing the proper term of lease for your tenant, whether it’s for a new tenant you’re leasing to, or even with lease renewals and renewing an existing lease. Some of these things to
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How can I determine how much to charge in rent for my rental?

 Watch other videos HERE How can I determine how much to charge in rent for my rental? I’m going to answer this question by first explaining a few things to not do. What not to do: my mortgage is X, and so my rent should be this. Some people make this mistake by looking at
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Which type of rental property is the best rental?

Watch other videos HERE Which type of rental property is the best rental? This is a question that we’re often asked as property managers and investors ourselves, but it’s not just an easy answer. I wish I could just tell you this is the best. And of course, I’ll give you my opinion on that and
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How can i evict a problem tenant from my rental?

 Watch other videos HERE How can I evict a problem tenant from my rental? So the first question we have to ask when we’re considering evicting a tenant is why. What is the reason for the eviction because it better be a good one because you can’t just evict a tenant because, say, you don’t
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Is a home warranty a good idea for my rental?

Watch other videos HERE Is a home warranty a good idea for my rental? This quick video to help educate some of our investors that are considering buying a home warranty as a way to offset some of the costs that they would have in maintenance. Let’s explore this a little bit. Who are home warranties
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Is Keyrenter a good fit to manage my rental property?

Watch other videos HERE Is Keyrenter a good fit to manage my rental property? This is a question that you may have as you’re exploring different management solutions. We want to help set a good expectation between you and us to see that this is a successful relationship. We are not a perfect fit for everybody
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How can I get started with buying rental homes?

 Watch other videos HERE How can I get started with buying rental homes? We believe that investing with real estate and buying rental homes is the best way that you can invest your money for many different reasons, which I explore in a couple of different videos. If you happen to be asking yourself this
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The 6 Rules of Tenant Screening

Watch other videos HERE The 6 Rules of Tenant Screening. Whether you’re a landlord, an investor, or someone who is considering buying rental properties these six rules will be foundational for you to be able to find great tenants for your properties. We recommend that you follow them and that you abide by them every time
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How do I find a tenant for my rental property?

Watch other videos HERE How do I find a tenant for my rental property? If you’re asking yourself this question, you’ve come to the right place or if you’re looking into our services. Again, this is what we follow. We follow what we call the four P’s of tenant placement and if you follow these, you’ll
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What does a property manager do for an investor?

Watch other videos HERE What does a property manager do for an investor? If you’re asking this question or you’re curious about this topic maybe it means you’re an investor, you own rental properties, or you’d like to own rental properties and you’re considering whether you should hire it out or do it yourself. So, you’ve
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Should I Allow Pets in My Rental?

Watch other videos HERE Should I allow pets in my rental? This is a question that we’re often asked by investors, landlords, that are either managing on their own or they want to hire it out, and they’re curious. The answer’s not just straightforward, yes or no. There’s different things to consider that I want to
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13 Points to Having a Successful Rental Property

 Watch other videos HERE Today I want to talk about thirteen points to having a successful rental property. Let’s jump right into it with number one: 1)   Treat your rental like a business…because it is a business. 2)   Have a financial reserve in a separate bank account set aside for rental properties. We recommend having
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Holiday Hours for Dec. 24th 2017 – Jan. 1st

 Keyrenter Holiday Hours (Dec. 25th – Jan. 1st) Main Office: Closed Leasing Dept: M-F 9am – 9pm & Sat.-Sun 9am – 5pm Closed Dec. 25th & Jan. 1st After Hours Maintenance: 24/7/365 Email: [email protected] SMS Text to Email: (801) 214-8276 After Hours Maintenance: (801) 783-1300 – option 9

How Keyrenter Attracts the Perfect Tenant?

Any landlord knows how challenging it can be to find the perfect tenant. How do you find someone that will care for the property, will pay on time and will be a reliable income source? At Keyrenter Salt Lake, we set goals with each landlord to ensure we can attract and keep high-quality tenants. We
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Prep Your Home for the Next Season With this Fall Cleaning Checklist

Cleaning your house before the fall sets in is important. With all the activity during summer months,  a lot of areas and household items accumulate dirt and dust. Your fall cleaning checklist is one tool that helps you systematically execute the deep cleaning that is necessary for preparation for Fall and Winter months and the
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Essential Tips for Rental Homes Owners

Investing in rental homes can seem like a smooth undertaking in theory. Most people believe that it involves just building the houses, finding tenants, and collecting the money that starts to roll into one’s account. Conversely, managing rental homes may turn out to be a challenging undertaking punctuated with stress and various setbacks. However, at
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Why are Rental Properties a Good Investment? Here are 8 Reasons!

Investing is a very important part of anyone’s financial future. Determining the best type of investment to involve yourself in is a key decision having the most success in your long-term financial future. Are rental properties a good investment? This is a question that many individuals will ask themselves when looking at the different investing
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4 Types of Bad Tenants and How to Manage Them

As a landlord, bad tenants are simply one of the potential pitfalls of doing business, and you need a plan to deal with them in the event you make a mistake. As we become more experienced property owners, we’re better equipped to avoid horrible renters, but even the most successful property managers in North Salt
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Can an Investor sell a Utah rental home with a tenant in place?

Are you wanting to sell your tenant occupied rental home in Utah?  If so, it’s important that you understand your options and your tenant’s rights.  For your specific situation, we ask that you consult your property manager and/or landlord attorney for guidance. There is not currently a Utah State Statute that allows for a lease
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Learn How to Handle Rental Complaints

As property managers in West Valley City, one of the most challenging but rewarding parts of our job is to keep tenants happy. When a renter has a problem at his/her rental property, he/she will complain to the landlord or property manager. These rental complaints do not have to cause conflicts between you and the
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10 Reasons Why Rentals Are the BEST Investment in Utah

At Keyrenter, we believe that real estate investments truly are the best investments. Period. Although not everyone may agree, below are 10 reasons why we as well as investor Brandon Turner of BiggerPockets.com continue to stand behind the claim. 1. Ability to Purchase with Leverage Rental properties are great because you can borrow the bank’s
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How to Spot a Rental Scammer and Avoid Being a Victim Landlord

While most tenants are good people who won’t give you a bit of trouble, there are plenty who will make it tough to trust tenants at all when you’re a landlord. If you want to know how to spot a rental scammer, read on to learn common scams as well as how to protect yourself.
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DIY Property Management VS. Hiring a Property Management Company

You’ve recently purchased a home or multi-unit building and are ready to become a landlord. Welcome to the world of real estate investment. Now, you need to decide whether to manage those rentals yourself or hire a property management company to do the work for you. There are plenty of pluses and minuses for both
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Routine Maintenance Inspection Process Overview

As a Keyrenter resident, you will want to understand the process of having our maintenance team complete a scheduled and routine inspection at your property. These will most likely occur every six months, and generally within 3-4 months of your move in date, and each six months thereafter. The purpose of the maintenance inspection is
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Most Important Things to Look for while Screening Prospective Renters

Tenants are different in a way that some will give you an easy time while they rent your property while some will make your life difficult in the entire time they spend within your premises. For this reason, we advise homeowners to take the time to screen a prospective renter before handing over your property’s
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5 Ways To Save Money While Renting

One of the reasons that many people rent is because they want to save money. However, if you are not careful, then you could easily end up spending money unnecessarily while you are renting. There are many things that you can do that will save you money. Here are 5 Ways To Save Money While Renting.
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How to Find a Roommate You Can Trust

The easy part when you are in the process to find a roommate is checking places like Roommates.com or finding one through the alumni association at your school. They’ll often have a Facebook page where you can find someone who went to your school. The hard part is finding a roommate who you click with and
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5 Steps to Take Before Beginning Your Rental Property Investment Search

Before investing in property, you should be figuring out what you bring to the table. You’ll need to figure out your motivation, strengths, and weaknesses before you proceed. 5 steps to tTake before beginning your rental property investment search. Be Clear on Motivation Before you chase down your first investment property, figure out why you’re looking
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How Smart Home Technology Can Add Value to Your Investment Portfolio

Smart home technology continues to flood the market with promises of making life more hassle free. If you’re ready to dismiss it as an unnecessary expense, you may want to reconsider. Smart devices can make your property more attractive to renters, increase cash flow, and reduce costs. We believe these devices can enhance your Salt
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3 Money-Saving Appliances for Renters

Renting can be expensive, and saving money in any way possible is often advised by most. Energy bills alone can make up the majority of your monthly expenses, and this can often put a lot of stress on the family. Unlike monthly rent, utilities tend to vary in nature and price. One month could be
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4 Marketing Tips For Filling Vacancies On Your Rental Listings

As a landlord, you may have numerous properties that you manage or only one room that you rent out. Regardless of the number of spaces you need to fill, every landlord can agree that an empty space does not pay the bills and wears on their minds until occupied once again. Exactly how can you
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3 Alternative Flooring Options for Landlords

At Keyrenter Salt Lake, we want you to know that there are no-hassle flooring options available that can prevent future damage to your rentals. Accidents happen. Despite the best efforts of tenants and the security of deposits, damages are costly, and they’re a hassle to do. This means that exploring new methods to save money
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5 Benefits of Being a Property Manager

Anyone who works for one of the property management companies Salt Lake will probably agree that it is a very tough job. A property manager has to work long hours, which can be stressful and tiring. In fact, many property managers are working longer than 40 hours per week. They may also be called into
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Why Salt Lake is a Great Rental Market?

Salt Lake, Utah has recently been recognized as one of the top 10 places to purchase a rental property in the U.S., and many property owners are seeing a return on investment as high as 10.7 percent. Salt Lake boasts nearly all of the characteristics that are associated with an ideal rental market, and there
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An Introduction to Being a Landlord in Salt Lake

Thousands of people move to Salt Lake every year, and it is a great time to be a landlord. There are many advantages to owning rental properties. You can set your rental prices, and you will have a positive cash flow when the home is paid off. It is illegal to discriminate tenants on the
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Salt Lake Property Management: How to Beat the Competition

In November of 2015, the demand for housing in Utah has shown a decline of .5 percent. On the other hand, housing sales have increased in big cities such as Dallas and Fort Worth Utah. Keyrenter Salt Lake can show you how to beat the competition by following certain guidelines. What is Staging and why
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A Few Things Every Landlord Should Know About Renting a Home

  Turning your home into a rental property can be an exciting process. You must carefully screen your tenants, but you also need to make sure your property is worth renting. After making sure your home meets all the local building standards, you should research the applicable landlord and tenant laws. An Salt Lake property
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Choosing Quality Tenants for Your Rental Properties

Being a landlord can be challenging. You have to make sure the house you are renting meets local building codes, and you have to thoroughly investigate your tenants. Renting your home to irresponsible tenants can have disastrous results. In the end, you could be suing your renters for damages. You could lose out on rental
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Should You Rent a Single Family Home or an Apartment?

As you shop for your new home, it is likely that you’ll come across a number of very different options. In this increasingly competitive market, the cost to rent a home is often comparable with that required to rent an apartment. With cost being less of a factor, you have more freedom to base your
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How Can I Improve My Chances of Getting My Security Deposit Back?

Upon renting a home or apartment, the landlord or property manager will often require a security deposit. Security deposits ensure that, when tenants leave, the home or apartment is in the condition in which they found it. If the tenants meet certain standards, the landlord will return the deposit. Otherwise, the landlord will use the
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How to Manage Noisy Tenants

Now that the renter population has increased in Salt Lake and more and more people are investing in rental properties, the unfortunate reality is that many property managers will inevitably have to deal with tenants that don’t get along. The most common complaint? Other tenants are too noisy. As the property manager, we know you
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Renting vs. Buying a Property

Choosing whether to rent or buy a property such as a home or condo can be a difficult decision. The decision is tied up in a variety of factors from your credit score to the amount of time you plan on staying in the property. We’ll help you sort out the aspects of the choice
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