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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.

Real Estate Investor Highlight

At RPM Iowa, we love to help people build wealth through real estate. Investor success stories surround us, and this month our Real Estate Investor Highlight is Steve. Steve wasn’t entirely new to real estate investing. In fact, he had owned a few properties in the...

Fall Maintenance Checklist

Autumn is here; it’s that lovely time of year filled with football, Halloween, cozy nights in, and so much more! Usually, property maintenance is the last thing on anyone's mind during this lovely season- but now is the best time to check up on your property before...

4 Ways to Increase Your Property Value

As housing costs continue to rise across the nation, it is important for our clients to maintain their property value over time. But why seek to maintain, when you could work on increasing your property’s value instead? Many times, property owners may wonder what they...

Top Neighborhoods for Investment Properties in Iowa- 2022

5 hot Iowa neighborhoods that investors should keep an eye on- Can you guess which cities made the list?

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.

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