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Can I Show My Manatee and Sarasota Property While Tenant Occupied?

We talk to many owners who wonder if it’s okay to show or advertise a property while a tenant is still occupying it. Landlords and management companies don’t like to do this. Perhaps the property is not in the proper condition to show. Or, landlords don’t want to dis...
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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 state that’s landlord-friendly. Today, we’re talking ab...
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Blog Post Residents Smoking in a Rental property?

Residents Smoking in a Rental property?

When I started the company in 2003, questions about residents smoking in a rental property was asked by a lot of owners. Thinking back, I would guess smoking in a rental property was the number one concern property owners had when I was discussing landlord challenges with them. ...
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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 investing before making any decision. A property’s loca...
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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 trust with managing your investment. But, I would rather ...
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Blog Post 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 have looked at what a landlord can charge in previous blog...
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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 value a property. Those methods are the cost approach, ...
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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. Property Management Manatee: Conventional Financing You have the op...
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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 depreciates. Every tangible thing that we have comes with a de...
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Blog Post The Importance of Inspecting Rental Properties

The Importance of Inspecting Rental Properties

Landlords retain property management companies to protect their interests. Landlord Inspections are an important part of this process. At Gulf Coast Property Management, we perform three types of landlord inspections. All inspections are performed by Gulf Coast Property Managemen...
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