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Renting Out Your Home in Jacksonville FL

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Do you have a property in Jacksonville that you intend to rent out? Renting-out a home can be a lucrative idea if done well. You can then use this potential income to increase your savings or pay down debt. But while your motives to rent out a property can be varied, being a landlord is st

7 Best Renovations for Your Rental Property

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One way of keeping vacancies minimal and improving your property value is through rental renovations. The right renovations will ensure your home stays desirable to both current and prospective tenants. There are a few renovations you can do to improve your property and retention rates. At Nest Find

How to Advertise Your Jacksonville Rental Property Successfully

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Included in a landlord’s list of responsibilities is advertising their rental property. In order to find quality tenants to rent your home, you need to know how to effectively advertise your investment property. If you advertise your property properly, you’ll enjoy a myriad of benefits that will hel

Quick Guide to Effective Tenant Screening in Jacksonville, FL

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As a landlord, it’s important you find great tenants for your Jacksonville Rental Property. Without a proper tenant screening process, you risk placing a problematic tenant in your rental unit. A problematic tenant can lead to complaints from neighbors, damage to your newly renovated property, and l

Florida Fair Housing Act: an Overview

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As a landlord, you have a legal responsibility to treat your tenants equally, respectfully, and fairly per Landlord-Tenant Law. Before renting out your property, make sure you know what you legally can and can’t do per the Fair Housing Act (FHA).There are an estimated 2.5 million people in the Unite

Reasons to Invest in Jacksonville Real Estate

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With its warm weather and beautiful beaches, Florida is one of the most popular states to live in! In fact, over the past few years, Florida’s population has significantly grown, especially during the height of the pandemic when most companies adopted a work-from-home setup.   There are many r

Best Areas to Invest in Jacksonville

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Florida real estate is in high demand! It is crucial to understand Florida's top neighborhoods to make a successful property investment. Do your research before purchasing a Jacksonville rental property. Doing your research guarantees you'll be able to anticipate your earnings based on the neighborh

Top Tips When Buying Investment Property in Jacksonville

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If you intend to purchase a rental property in Jacksonville, Florida, now is the ideal time to take action! In addition to the state's strong economy and consistent population growth, Florida is a great place to purchase an investment property.   For novice real estate investors, Jacksonville, F

Breaking a Lease in Jacksonville Florida - Know the Laws

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As a landlord in Florida, it’s important to know statewide rules and regulations when it comes to tenants breaking a lease.  In this article, we will cover unjustified and justified reasons for early lease termination so that you will be well informed when it comes to your and your tenant's right

A Guide to the Eviction Process in Jacksonville Florida

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Owning a rental property in Florida can be a lucrative business. However, being a self-managing landlord doesn’t come without some struggles. One of the biggest challenges a landlord can encounter is having to deal with a bad tenant.   To prevent themself from having to evict a tenant, land

Florida Security Deposit Laws

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Many landlords require tenants to pay a security deposit before lease signing. FL Stat. § 83.49 regulates the collection and return of security deposits in the state of Florida. As a landlord, you have a responsibility to ensure you abide by all the rules and regulations contained therein.  E

Florida Rental Laws - An Overview of Landlord Tenant Rights in Jacksonville

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Florida Rental Laws - An Overview of Landlord Tenant Rights in Jacksonville Are you just getting started as a landlord and want to acquaint yourself with the Florida landlord-tenant act? Or, are you simply looking to refresh your knowledge of the state’s tenancy laws? Either way, this guide to

Why You Should NOT buy a Home Warranty for a Rental Property

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Why You Should Not buy a Home Warranty for Your Rental Property!   Owners considering a home warranty for their Saint Augustine or Jacksonville rental home should know what property managers do and why you are better off not using one for your investment property.    When you own a rental proper

Yes, Real Estate Is Still A Solid Investment

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Going into 2021 you may be questioning everything, including your investments. We have been through a lot this year between the recent election and the Pandemic. It may be time to take a look with fresh eyes at your investment portfolio, including your real estate investments.  Real Estate isn’

Should you sell or hire a property manager going into 2021?

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With the election over and still a great amount of uncertainty in the world, you may be taking some time to look at your current investments to decide if staying in real estate is a sound business decision or not.  Now is the time to decide if you should stay the course with your rental propert

Renters: Why You Should Only Work With A Reputable Property Manager

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Hopefully, you are not someone who had to learn the hard way that all property managers are not alike. There are some out there who do not take the needs of their renters seriously which can lead to some unfortunate situations.  Below we are going explore 5 things you should look for when ren

Could foreclosures mean a boom for rental properties?

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  2020 may go down in the history books as one of the worst years ever, but it may be a great year for real estate investment. Could you boost your rental portfolio this year by picking up some bank foreclosed properties? There are some good things that will come out of this year and the end

5 Hassle-free Property Management Tools For 2020

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  Now that we have been living with Covid-19 for most of this year we have come to rely on new things, we have made changes, and we are living with a lot of new ways of life.  With that in mind, we are going to look at 5 things that will make your property management experience easier and cont

Property Management Post Pandemic

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In this post pandemic world we will find that a lot of the services we have come to know will need to change. If you are a rental owner who self-managed your property in the past this is a great time to consider letting the pro’s take over your assets.    No need to cut your losses and sell

Part 2 of Our Interview With Nest Finders Owner, Blakley Hughes

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Blakley Hughes the Lead Broker and Owner of Nest Finders Property Management and Real Estate.    In Part 2 of our series, we will be talking in-depth with the owner of Nest Finders Blakely Hughes about how they thrived during the pandemic. If you missed Part 1, you can get caught up here. 
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