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Remodeling Your Rental? 3 Valuable Projects for Increased ROI

Posted by R.H. Blanchard Contract Design on Aug 16, 2018 2:30:00 PM
Individuals in the real estate business enjoy high returns when they open the doors to their new rental units, but after some time, their ROI dips below their property maintenance costs. Remodeling your rental houses after a particular period to increase ROI is necessary. The critical thing to note is that some renovation projects are not valuable, which you should avoid as a landlord who is looking to increase ROI after remodeling your rental units.

Here are 3 of the best remodeling projects to consider to help increase the returns from your rental property. Read More

3 Essential Factors That Make An Awesome Tenant

Posted by R.H. Blanchard Contract Design on Jul 26, 2018 1:00:00 PM

It's no secret that landlords will end up hosting all kinds of tenants in their days as a property owner. One thing landlords definitely appreciate are awesome tenants who don't cause them any grief.

Simply put, these tenants are the ones who do exactly as they are supposed to do and live their lives without making the landlord's job more difficult than it has to be.

The question is: What makes an great tenant? The following are 3 essential factors to look for in your future renters that makes leasing to them a pleasure rather than a pain:

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The 10 Most Sought-After Features of Boston Apartments

Posted by R.H. Blanchard Contract Design on Jul 12, 2018 2:30:00 PM
Tenants who are moving to the Boston area are those who are looking to live life near quite a large city. Along with that comes a list of things that these tenants are looking for when they rent an apartment in the Boston area. Rentals that offer what people are looking for in the Boston area will be able to get premium prices for their rental properties and attract quality clients.

The following are 10 things that renters look for in an apartment in the Boston. Read More

5 Most Expensive Homes in Boston

Posted by R.H. Blanchard Contract Design on Jun 25, 2018 1:15:00 PM

Every large city has its massive homes, with costs running well into the millions, and to that end Boston is no exception! The following are the 5 most expensive (and stunning) homes in Boston.

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The Basic Checklist for Renting Out Your House

Posted by R.H. Blanchard Contract Design on Jun 12, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Renting out a house can sound like a quick and easy way to make money, but getting everything ready can be a long and complicated process. Here is a basic checklist of things you need to do in order to get to the end of the road.

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Most Bang for Your Buck: Top 5 Affordable Rental Property Upgrades

Posted by R.H. Blanchard Contract Design on May 24, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Whether you have a property that you're renting for the first time, or you're spiffing up a property between tenants, some low-cost upgrades can not only allow you to increase the rent, but also to gain a better quality of tenants. 

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Repairs vs Improvements: Tax Deductions for Land Lord

Posted by R.H. Blanchard Contract Design on May 11, 2018 11:00:00 AM

The question of whether a physical rental structural adjustment should be taxed as an improvement or a repair has been the subject of huge debates within the tax community over decades. In an effort to resolve the various issues, Congress instituted recent changes to the tax code that supposedly settled the various issues in the Updated LBI Directive. These changes were made after intense deliberation and study. 

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How to Choose the Best Non-Slip Bathroom Tile

Posted by R.H. Blanchard Contract Design on Apr 24, 2018 8:53:00 AM

If you are thinking about updating your bathroom, flooring will be an important piece of the puzzle and you have many options to choose from. Each has its pros and cons. Some are a better fit for your budget, while others are a better fit for your aesthetic. And, because you will be putting these tiles in your bathroom, you should be concerned about their slip-resistance. Here is a run down of the five most popular options along with some of the pros and cons of each.

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How to Make an Old Bathroom Look New Again

Posted by R.H. Blanchard Contract Design on Apr 11, 2018 11:28:00 AM

Ask any realtor and they'll share that updated kitchens and bathrooms rent and sell homes and apartments. A great fact to know - but if you have a 20 year old bathroom that looks like it's seen better days, where do you start?

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How to Choose Flooring Type: Wood, Tile, Laminate, Vinyl, or Carpet?

Posted by R.H. Blanchard Contract Design on Mar 20, 2018 9:17:00 AM

With all the flooring options available, it can be hard to figure out what to choose for your rental property. Finding the right balance of cost, durability, and style can seem overwhelming, but there are a few guidelines that can guide you in the right direction. The best choice really depends on what type of property you are renting, so here's the breakdown to help you choose the best flooring for a rental property during your next interior remodel:

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