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Blog Post Should I Rent My Property as a Vacation Rental or Annual Rental?

Should I Rent My Property as a Vacation Rental or Annual Rental?

During the past few years and with the help of websites such as Airbnb and HomeAway, the vacation rental industry has attracted a lot of attention (good and bad). Being close to some of the best beaches in the world, we are often asked by potential property owners whether they sh...
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Blog Post I Want To Raise My Tenant’s Rent But ….

I Want To Raise My Tenant’s Rent But ….

In my experience landlords are very reluctant to raise rental rates. Shying away from this unpleasant task is totally understandable; fear of breaking bad news, the time and effort associated with the task, (misplaced) responsibility towards the tenants and uncertainty in the ren...
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Investment Owners: Property Value

Welcome, investors! Here at Gulf Coast Property Management, we work with rental investors in Manatee and Sarasota counties in Florida. Today we're going to be talking about the three ways people value property, whether that be a cost analysis, a sales analysis, or an inc...
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Blog Post Tax Considerations of a Foreign Investment Property Owner in Lakewood Ranch

Tax Considerations of a Foreign Investment Property Owner in Lakewood Ranch

With the Bradenton, Sarasota & Lakewood Ranch areas being extremely popular destinations for investors from all over the world, many people purchase in the area without knowing their full responsibilities of rental income tax. If you are a non-resident of the U.S. and Gulf Co...
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Blog Post The Importance of Renter’s Insurance

The Importance of Renter’s Insurance

At Gulf Coast Property Management, we require our renters to purchase renter’s insurance. Why, you may ask? There are a number of reasons outlined below why we require our renters to be insured. Liability Coverage If an accident occurs in your home such as a slip or fall, rent...
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Blog Post When a Tenant Skips Town

When a Tenant Skips Town

What is a Landlord to do when the rent has not been paid, and the tenant has appeared to have abandoned the property? Even the best of background checks cannot predict tenants who will skip town and leave the property abandoned. Ideally, this is a situation you will not have to...
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Blog Post Benefits of Renting with Gulf Coast Property Management

Benefits of Renting with Gulf Coast Property Management

As a renter, you must weigh the benefits when finding a home that you love. Options for lessees include renting through a rental management company, for rent by owners, or even apartments complexes and condos. Understanding the benefits of renting from any one of these scenar...
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Blog Post Models of Rental Management Companies

Models of Rental Management Companies

If you are searching for a new Property Manager, you have probably been doing a bit of research. Interviewing multiple companies, asking the right questions, looking at company reviews, and looking over management agreements are all wise things to do when comparing companies. Ev...
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Blog Post Onboarding Experience at Gulf Coast

Onboarding Experience at Gulf Coast

You’ve decided to rent out your home - What does the owner onboarding process look like? Congratulations! You have made the important decision to rent out your home. You may have talked to someone from Gulf Coast, or maybe you came to the conclusion on your own. Either way, you...
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Blog Post Holiday Safety Tips for Renters

Holiday Safety Tips for Renters

For many, the holiday season is filled with festive activities including cooking, decorating, and travel plans. The buzz and excitement can make it easy to forget that the holidays bring on a unique set of safety concerns. Taking the following precautions will keep you and your ...
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