Benefits of Having a Landlord-Friendly Investment Property in Manatee and Sarasota County

Benefits of Having a Landlord-Friendly Investment Property in Manatee and Sarasota County     Recently, we talked to you about the importance of location and property type when an investor is choosing a property to buy. Another extremely important thing to consider is whether the property is in a city or a...

What Type of Investment Property to Buy and Where Should you Buy in Manatee and Sarasota County?

What Type of Investment Property to Buy and Where Should you Buy in Manatee and Sarasota County?     Investors who want to buy their first rental property or add to their portfolio need to know what type of property to buy and where to buy it. This is a big commitment and investors should understand the pitfalls of...

Manatee and Sarasota County Property Management Fees Explained

Manatee and Sarasota County Property Management Fees Explained   Potential property management customers often bring up management fees, wanting to know how much professional property management will cost. This is understandable; cost is an important factor in deciding who you will...

Security Deposits. How Much to Charge for Repairs? 

Security Deposits. How Much to Charge for Repairs?  When a lease ends, the rental property will need to be cleaned and any repairs fixed. Once a landlord has decided to charge the tenant’s security deposit you will next need to decide, how much to charge for repairs?  We...

3 Investment Methods for Property Valuation | Tips for Manatee and Sarasota County

3 Investment Methods for Property Valuation | Tips for Manatee and Sarasota County     At Gulf Coast Property Management, we work primarily with investors, and we introduce them to real estate that will give them a good return on their investment. Today, we’re talking about the three different ways to...

Investor Financing Tips for Rental Properties in Manatee and Sarasota Counties

Investor Financing Tips for Rental Properties in Manatee and Sarasota Counties     Real estate investing requires financing, and you have several options for financing the purchase of a property. As an investor, you have more options than a homeowner who will buy and live in a property.

Rental Property Depreciation Tax Benefits in Manatee and Sarasota County

Rental Property Depreciation Tax Benefits in Manatee and Sarasota County   Depreciation is one of the most overlooked tax benefits that investors can use on their tax returns. It’s based on the principle that everything gets old and becomes useless. A car depreciates, and an appliance...

What if my Tenant Files Bankruptcy? 

What if my Tenant Files Bankruptcy?  Non-collection of rent is one of most landlord’s biggest concerns. When this happens, the landlord either works out an early termination agreement with the tenant or files for eviction. Neither are pleasant experiences...

Do I Have to Fix Everything my Tenant wants? 

Do I Have to Fix Everything my Tenant wants?  Real estate investment would be simple if it wasn’t for the tenants and maintenance expenses. I often hear landlords complaining about their tenants and the crazy maintenance requests that they have. Do I have...

Should a Management Company Charge for Handling Work Orders?

Should a Management Company Charge for Handling Work Orders? A question, some landlords may ask when deciding between management companies is whether the company charges for handling work orders. As a landlord, you may feel that the cost of handling maintenance issues should be...

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