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How to Calculate Your Return on Investment in Real Estate

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Before you begin your investment in any arena, it is prudent to lay out a business plan.  Owning even one investment property should be looked at as a business. Using a real estate investment calculator is your first step towards a business plan.  Estimating income, expenses, and potential gains can help you understand your investment…

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What Type of Investment Property to Buy in Denver in 2019

Where to invest in Denver Real Estate

Denver has grown in many ways over the last 10 years.  It has grown in popularity and population, and as a consequence, price.  Looking back at the last decade, having a time machine would be great to go back and buy everything possible. All areas of real estate have appreciated in value over this timeframe. …

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Landlord Rental Application Approval Process

Rental Application Approved

Rules and regulations to follow during the application process At Top Properties, we have a rigorous background check for all of our applicants. We have streamlined and perfected this process to make sure our property owners are compliant with all fair housing practices. As a landlord, you have to play by the rules the government…

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Troubleshooting Your Air Conditioner

Rental Property Air Conditioning Trouble shooting

Summer comes quickly in Denver.  Days go from needing heat to needing A/C very quickly.  Those first 80 – 90-degree days sneak up, and everyone has the same issues with their air conditioner. Let’s review some common problems that come up.  ***Disclaimer:  Please do not turn your air conditioner below 70 degrees.  Creating new cold…

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How to Properly Price Your Rental Property

Scales balancing rental mangement pricing

It may sound like common sense, but pricing your home appropriately is one of the most critical factors in a thriving rental investment.  What we describe as the appropriate price is the price your property will rent for in 30 days to a well-qualified renter. There are other ways to describe this price, but to…

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When Will My Property Manager Contact Me?

Property Manager Contacting Client

If you have not talked to your property manager prior to this email they will contact you shortly. They may have not contacted you yet due to the timing of the rental posting. We what to have your property listed as soon as possible to best serve you.  Feel free to reach out to them…

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Getting Your Home Ready for Showings When Owner Occupied

Real Estate Agent Showing A Couple A House

Below are a few answers to questions we regularly receive when the showing process begins for your property.  Other questions may come up, and your property manager will be an excellent resource for you for questions specific to your property. Can I restrict my availability of showing the property to a few days a week?…

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How Do I Change My Tax Address?

Copy of Tax Documents for Rental Property

Changing your tax address is an important part of the rental process.  This alerts the county and city that the property is no longer owner-occupied.  This is important when tax information is sent out, or when they need to get a hold of you.  The links below will get you to the right site to…

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