Flushing MI house for rent Available 6/1

Available 6/1.
Freshly updated 2 bdrm/ 2 ceramic baths/ 2 car garage, huge rear deck, fenced rear yard with shed and garden space, includes frig/ stove/ dishwasher/ & laundry room appliances, a/c, lighted closets, bsmt laundry.

$925 includes lawn and snow plowing service, $875 without.

Flushing MI house for rent RealtyNetWorth.com

Wallpaper Removal

Lots of YouTube videos about this. They mostly come down to:

  1. Peel off the top layer of paper
  2. You are left w/ a yellow part still glued on
  3. Soak it using a spray bottle from kitchen or yard tools – solution might be:
    1. Hot water
    2. Water & vinegar 50/50
    3. Water with fabric softener ( or hair conditioner )
  4. Wait a couple minutes
  5. Use a wide drywall mud knife to peel off – often it comes off easily by just pulling
  6. Then wipe down the wall with a sponge and water

You’ll be shocked how easy it is !

 

LIABILITY & PITFALLS TO AVOID – There are certain things you can do to limit your liability when renting your property.

Are you up to date on the law? See the Landlord Tenant Act.

Make sure that there is no debris in or around the unit.

Be aware of mold issues and the law regarding it.

Ensure that there are no missing broken or loose walkways, steps, railings, doors or flooring.

Ensure that all utilities are in good working order.

It is vital that all doors, locks and windows open and close properly for ingress/egress, and for security.

Make sure all rooms have a smoke detector in good working condition with 5 year batteries.

The law on Lead Based Paint on units built prior to 1978. Please make sure that there is NO loose, chipped or flaking paint due to possible lead based paint causing illness. We have a booklet on this free of charge.

All appliances supplied by owner must be in good working order.

All property owners should carry basic “liability” insurance on a rental & have tenant carry renter policy with owner/managers listed as additional insured.

For my Ann Arbor investors

Ann Arbor: It is illegal for the landlord to include a cleaning waiver as part of the lease without compensation to the tenant.
Ann Arbor City Housing Code prohibits cleaning waivers; however, it does not prohibit agreements between landlord and tenant that provide for the tenant to clean the unit in return for compensation. –

Ann Arbor Landlords / Investing

Landlords of Ann Arbor city limits have significant additional duties over federal and state statues. You may wish to visit this site:

Tax advantages of being a landlord – One reason fortunes are made in real estate

Indeed, putting up with unscreened tenants can be a real pain. But offset that by improving real estate markets and favorable tax rules that aren’t available for other types of investments. In fact, favorable tax rules are a big reason why so many fortunes are made in real estate. The other big reason is that leveraging real-estate investments with mortgage debt can greatly multiply the upside potential.

But let’s stick to taxes here. This article is the first of several on the most important tax issues that landlords need to understand.   article

Forget The Single-Family Homes: Buy an Apartment Complex

Here’s a nice article outlining the realities of competing with large investors for homes, vs the economies of scale aquiring a multi-unit or complex. I started my experience with 20-30 unit complexes back in the `70’s and come from a numbers perspective while advising on the day to day challenges and rewards. On to the article:

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