Installing Solar Panels on Your Rental Property: A Guide
By Gulf Coast Property Management Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Over the last 30 years, there has been a massive growth in residential solar installation, averaging 33 percent annually in the last decade alone. Solar is a great way to cut utility costs while adding value to your property and helping the environment.But is installing solar pan...
Annual Home Maintenance Checklist for Florida Landlords
By Gulf Coast Property Management Tuesday, January 10, 2023
If there's one thing that can ruin your real estate investing strategy, it's home maintenance.Regular maintenance is essential for maintaining a property's value and keeping occupants safe. Yet, maintenance takes up a lot of time, especially because specific tasks req...
5 Reasons to Diversify Your Portfolio With Real Estate in Florida
By Gulf Coast Property Management Tuesday, January 3, 2023
Rent prices for real estate in Florida rose by 7.8% in 2022. Buying real estate here is one of the best ways to diversify your portfolio.It could also be one of the most profitable.But why is real estate a great way to diversify? Why should you choose real estate in Florida over ...
Property Management: How We Calculate Rental Increases
By Gulf Coast Property Management Tuesday, December 27, 2022
Under Florida tenant-landlord law, a tenant must pay the agreed-upon rent on time. Tenants have to comply with this agreement in addition to other responsibilities outlined in a lease.However, a landlord cannot increase rent without first notifying tenants of the change.Wondering...
Property Management: 1031 Exchange (Avoiding Capital Gains Tax)
By Gulf Coast Property Management Tuesday, December 20, 2022
With the price of Sarasota, Florida homes up nearly 16% from the previous year. So you're ready to add Sarasota real estate investments to your property management portfolio. But then you remember those pesky capital gains tax. So, consider a 1031 exchange a real estate ...
By Gulf Coast Property Management Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Did you know that Florida is one of only 9 states that don't have an income tax?This allows you to save much more money than if you lived in North Carolina, for instance. That doesn't mean there aren't plenty of rental property taxes you'll have to cover. Even wit...
Property Management: How We Keep Occupancy Rates High
By Gulf Coast Property Management Tuesday, December 6, 2022
In the first quarter of 2022, vacancy rates for rental properties were down to 0.8%. That was great for all property investors; many people were searching for places to live, and many decided to rent instead of buy due to the high home prices. While vacancy rates ...
By Gulf Coast Property Management Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Did you know that the most successful investment property owners know how to strategically spend their money on marketing strategies that increase their return on investment? It can be challenging to create a budget for your vacation investment property if you don't...
A Property Owner's Guide to Rental Leasing and Security Deposits
By Gulf Coast Property Management Wednesday, November 16, 2022
The average amount people pay for a rental in Florida is around $1,238 per month. However, depending on their size, condition, and location, you might charge more or less for your properties.Rental property owners have many duties and responsibilities with their properties, inclu...
Rental Property Management Guide to Hurricane Preparedness
By Gulf Coast Property Management Wednesday, November 9, 2022
In Florida, some of the worst storms are estimated to have caused around $260 billion dollars of damage. Inclement weather can put property owners severely out of pocket. Rental property storm damage and vacation rental damage can be particularly severe.As a rental property ...