Property Management Blog

We know we have a lot of experience to share, and we want to tell Orlando investors and Central Florida landlords everything they need to know to be successful.

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No Security Deposit Option

As a qualified tenant through The Realty Medics, you have a unique option offered nowhere else in Central Florida: a no security deposit option. In fact, we’re the only Orlando property management company to offer this benefit!  How Does It Work?  At the time of application, a tenant submits a secondary approval process with Obligo, …
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Veteran Home Buying Resources Roundup

If you’re a veteran (thank you for your service) who’s looking to buy a house, there are plenty of veteran home buying resources available for you. Unfortunately, there’s often an information gap that serves as a barrier for would-be homeowners to take advantage of them. We’ve rounded up some of the best ones here for …
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Secure a Rent Lump Sum: Take Advantage of the Upfront Rent Program

If you’re an investment property owner looking to boost your returns, receiving your rent lump sum can be a game-changer. (No kidding, Captain Obvious!) Even the most prudent property owner finds themself in a jam or facing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Waiting for monthly rent payments to arrive on time won’t cut it. That’s why The …
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How to Prepare for a Hurricane 

Storm Watches vs. Storm Warnings Anytime severe weather is predicted, stay tuned into Orlando or local media channels for developments. Have plans in place for times when conditions deteriorate. Your safety is the most important consideration. Know the difference between a hurricane watch and a hurricane warning. A hurricane watch means hurricane conditions (sustained winds …
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Common Orlando Security Deposit Deductions

Understanding Orlando security deposit deductions is crucial for all tenants. As a tenant, you likely had to pay a security deposit before moving into your rental home. This deposit protects the owner by covering costs if you cause significant damage to the property. But even if you’re not partying like a rock star in the …
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What’s Included in Orlando Property Management Services?

Managing a rental property from a distance, especially if you live on the other side of the country, presents significant challenges. Engaging Orlando property management services could be the solution.  Property managers handle all the hands-on tasks for you, from screening and accepting tenants, handling leases to overseeing lease agreements and property inspections. Since tasks …
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Navigating Central Florida Rental Rates: How to Determine the Right Lease Price for Your Rental Property

Many factors go into determining the right Central Florida rental rates for investment properties. It takes a lot of research, market analysis, and objective assessment. Below, we offer some of the factors we use to help property owners determine the right rental rates for their investments.  Comparable Rates Setting the right lease price begins and …
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Orlando Move-In Checklists: Why They’re Essential to Complete

You have a lot to do when you move into a new place. Completing a property move-in checklist, especially your Orlando Move-In Checklists, probably just feels like unnecessary busy work. And a lot of tenants just don’t do them or do any documentation of move-in conditions. However, we require all our tenants to complete a …
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What is a 1031 Exchange and How Does It Work?

With tax time in the rearview mirror, as a real estate investor, you’re probably looking for ways to combat next year’s tax bill using rental property tax benefits. Did you know that taking advantage of the 1031 Exchange can help you expand your rental property portfolio without being penalized for tapping into the unrealized profits …
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Strategy for Orlando Rental Homes: Keep Your Low Interest Rate on Your Primary Mortgage and Buy a New House

When the interest rates on houses soared in 2022/2023, many people stopped thinking about buying new property(s), including investment or primary residences. Now that the market has stabilized, housing costs may not be as prohibitive, but interest rates are still a challenge. However, most people bought a primary residence before the madness, and many refinanced …
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