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Des Moines Rental Housing Market Report: Q2 2021

The Des Moines rental housing market report for Q2 of 2021 will discuss some of the factors that have affected the rental market in Des Moines and surrounding suburbs. We’ll take a look at: supply and demand in the Des Moines metro and surrounding areas, overall rental market data for RPM Iowa, the effect of COVID-19 and up-and-coming markets.

How to raise your tenant retention rates

Think of your renters as an unofficial business partner. Their continued happiness means consistent income for you. Raising or holding steady your tenant retention rates is very important in this business. There are various reasons a renter might leave your unit and not all of them are bad. RPM Iowa does everything within its power to eliminate any reason a tenant may vacate your unit that is in their control.

Using leverage to keep yourself motivated

Without the right amount of leverage in your real estate investments, you may struggle to maximize your earning potential. Real estate investing offers both unlimited potential and inherent risk. Staying motivated while pursuing your investing goals can sometimes become difficult.

How to handle abandoned property at your rental

Not all material and abandoned property left by a tenant is intentional. So how do you go about disposing or returning this property in a respectful and legal manner? This article dives into the three steps on how you can handle abandoned property.

Are tankless water heaters right for your investment properties?

Choosing a water heater for your rental property is a big deal. Should you consider tankless water heaters? Read more to find out the pros and cons.

Furry friends can increase your monthly cash flow

Allowing furry friends in your rental property may seem riskier than the reward is worth, but it can actually increase your monthly cash flow. Find out more here.

Questions to ask a property management company before hiring them

Find out what questions to ask a property management company before considering hiring them for your real estate investment portfolio.

Rental property maintenance myths debunked

While the need to perform maintenance and repairs on rental property is inevitable, they do not have to be nightmares. So let’s clear up some of the most common rental property maintenance myths.

Is having a real estate investing partner a good idea?

There are both pros and cons to bringing a partner into your residential real estate investing portfolio. Inviting a partner into your real estate investing activities can potentially add a lot of value and support. To decide whether your real estate investing activities will benefit from adding a partner or not, it is important to first examine both the benefits and the drawbacks of doing so.

Why you need an energy audit for your rental properties

Advancements in residential construction technologies have created a strong demand for energy-efficient homes. As more homeowners and rental property owners upgrade their homes to enhance energy efficiency, more renters are looking for properties with these kinds of features. There is a lot that you can do to improve the energy efficiency of your rental homes and attract quality tenants. But the first step toward an energy-efficient rental home is to conduct a comprehensive energy audit of the property.

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