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Erin Eberlin

Updated Articles and Resources

By Erin Eberlin

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Standard Mileage Rate vs. Actual Expenses Created: Wednesday, February 08, 2012 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      When deducting business travel expenses on your taxes you can use the standard mileage rate or the actual automobile expenses. Here's how.
    • Pre-Qualified Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      There are many steps when applying for a loan. Learn what it means to be pre-qualified for a mortgage.
    • Wyoming Security Deposit Law Created: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Wyoming landlords must follow the landlord-tenant laws in the state. Learn the basics of Wyoming's security deposit law.
    • District of Columbia Security Deposit Law Created: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Landlords in the District of Columbia must follow the area's landlord-tenant law. Here are the basics of security deposits in the District of Columbia.
    • Where to Find Tenants Created: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      To get your property rented, you need to know where to find tenants. You should advertise your property in a variety of areas so that you will be able to reach more people, generate more interest and hopefully have a larger tenant applicant pool to choose from.
    • The Home Inspection Clause Created: Sunday, June 29, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      When purchasing property, every buyer should be protected by the home inspection clause. Here are five basics it should include.
    • Pre-Approved Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Do you want to have an edge against other buyers when house hunting? Learn what it means to be pre-approved for a mortgage.
    • Seller's Goals in a Purchase Contract Created: Saturday, June 28, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Sellers have different goals than buyers in a purchase contract. Learn three objectives sellers have in this real estate contract.
    • 10 Basic Purchase Contract Clauses Created: Sunday, June 29, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      It is important for a purchase contract to include certain basic clauses. Learn ten clauses that are non-negotiable in this real estate contract.
    • Buyer's Goals in a Purchase Contract Created: Saturday, June 28, 2014 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
      Buyers have different goals than sellers in a purchase contract. Learn three objectives buyers have in this real estate contract.
    • What Is a Retaliatory Eviction? Created: Saturday, June 28, 2014 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
      When evicting a tenant, you must follow the proper legal procedures. Retaliatory evictions are illegal. Here are some examples why.
    • What Is a Self-Help Eviction? Created: Saturday, June 28, 2014 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
      When a tenant has violated their lease agreement, a landlord may try to perform a self-help eviction. Attempting this could get you in legal trouble.
    • Signs of Bed Bugs Created: Monday, October 29, 2012 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      If you are afraid you have bed bugs, there are signs you can look for. Learn how to tell if you have bed bugs." itemprop="description">> Wednesday, December 07, 2011 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      It is hard to define a landlord because landlords do so many different things. Learn some of the roles a landlord takes on." itemprop="description">...
    • Blockbusting Created: Thursday, September 29, 2011 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Blockbusting is an illegal housing practice. Real estate agents or property developers persuade homeowners to sell their homes by convincing them that minorities are moving in and will decrease the...
    • Landlord To-Do List Before Tenant Move-In Created: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
      Landlords must do certain things before a tenant moves in. Here is how to prepare for a new tenant at your rental property.
    • 10 Amenities Tenants Look for in a Property Created: Thursday, March 29, 2012 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
      Why do some rentals stay on the market for months? Get your property rented quickly by learning the amenities tenants look for." itemprop="description">
    • Florida Security Deposit Law Created: Friday, May 18, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      If you own rental property in Florida, you must follow certain laws relating to the security deposit. Learn what you can and cannot do." itemprop="description" Wednesday, December 14, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      A landlord has certain obligations to their tenants. Learn what a landlord is legally responsible for and what they should do in good faith." itemprop="description" Friday, January 20, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Landlords have many tax deductions they can take advantage of. Learn the common tax deductions that can help save you money." itemprop="description">
    • 15 Things to Include in Your 'For Rent' Ad Created: Friday, January 27, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Don’t know what to include in your ‘For Rent’ ad? Learn the 15 things that will help get your property rented quickly." itemprop="description" Monday, February 27, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Do you have a comprehensive tenant screening process? Learn everything from placing 'for rent' ads to running credit checks.
    • Landlord Obligations Under Landlord-Tenant Law Created: Thursday, December 13, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      There are certain obligations that a landlord must fulfill under landlord-tenant law. Learn what landlords must legally do." itemprop="description">...
    • Handling the Noisy Neighbor Complaint Created: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014
      Dealing with a tenant complaining about noise is a common issue for landlords. Here's how to handle noise complaints." itemprop="description">> Wednesday, December 14, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014
      Being a landlord involves taking care of your property. Learn the legal responsibilities a landlord has to their investment." itemprop="description">
    • What Is a Property Manager? Created: Monday, November 07, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014
      Many property owners hire property managers to manage their investment properties. Find out what a property manager is responsible for and how they can help you." itemprop=pr="$zTP='t3'" --> itempr...
    • Partial Claim Created: Friday, September 30, 2011 Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014
      HUD allows homeowners who have FHA loans to file for a partial claim to assist them in paying their delinquent mortgage. There are certain stipulations however.
    • 5 Ways to Reduce Noise in Apartments Created: Sunday, October 28, 2012 Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014
      You don't have to deal with constant tenant complaints about noise because there are ways to reduce noise in apartments. Learn how." itemprop="description">
    • New York Security Deposit Law Created: Thursday, April 25, 2013 Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014
      New York landlords must adhere to certain security deposit laws. Here are the basics for those who own rental property in New York." itemprop="description">
    • What to Look for in a Management Agreement Created: Monday, November 21, 2011 Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014
      One of the most important aspects of hiring a property manager is making sure you understand the terms of the management agreement. Learn what to look for to make sure you are protected."
    • Sample Lead Paint Disclosure Form Created: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014
      Landlords and property owners must follow specific rules and provide certain forms regarding the disclosure of lead paint on their property." itemprop="description" Friday, April 20, 2012 Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014
      When you receive a security deposit from a tenant it is a good idea to send them a letter of acknowledgment that you received the deposit." itemprop="description"