Scaredy Cat Blog
Real Estate

Sometimes When It Rains, It Pours!

So along with sharing the ins and out of rental property investing here on ScaredyCatGuide – I also like to share my experiences as an investor so you may learn from them and have a good perspective of what it’s like owning and managing rental properties. When it Rains it …

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Collecting Rent
Real Estate

The Dos and Don’ts of Collecting Rent

When it comes to collecting rent on your properties there are practices that will make the process smoother and reduce the risk of issues.  So without further ado….. The Dos and Don’ts of Collecting Rent The Don’ts of Collecting Rent: Collecting Cash in Person There are several reasons this is …

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Real Estate
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The Five Key Points of Tenant Screening

In this post we will cover five points I consider key to executing quality tenant screening.  There can certainly be additional factors, but these five are necessary. This assumes you are going to do tenant placement yourself as opposed to hiring a property management company. #1 – Past Eviction If …

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Tenant Proof
Real Estate
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Tenant Proofing Your Property

If you plan to rent out your property then there is one thing you must do – get it rent ready!  I know – obvious, but there is more to it than that. There is a difference between getting a property rent ready as opposed tenant proofing a property. Getting …

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Real Estate

What To Expect When Closing On A Home

What to Expect At Closing If you are about to close on your first property your inner scaredycat may be saying, yikes!  What do I need to know?  What do I need to bring?  Who should be there? Let’s create a scaredycatguide check list to alleviate these worries. Items to …

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