So You Want to Be a Landlord – Workshop

So You Want to Be a Landlord Flyer - July 13 2013

Do You Know…

… The ins and outs of being a landlord?

… If you have the right personality to manage tenants and buildings 24/7/365?

… Whether or not you really can make develop a passive income or a retirement nest egg by investing in real estate?

… How to avoid the slick seminars that take your money while offering nothing but hype?

If you’re a new landlord, or just thinking of investing in rental property, this class will give you the confidence that comes with knowing the basics!

Topics: 

So You Want to Be a Landlord?  

  Pitfalls & landmines both before & after a tenant signs a lease.  

Elements of a Good Lease

  Protecting yourself and your tenants.

Rules & Regulations Landlords Must Be Aware Of

  Lead paint, CO, Sect 8, GA, non-discrimination/civil rights, evictions,bedbugs & other code issues.

Are You Getting the Best from Your Management Company? 

  A good property management firm can make all the difference wheninvesting in real estate.

FEE:  $35.00 per person; $60.00 for a couple.

FMI:  Linda Snyder, What a Great Event!

Mobile: 207.740.2247 or Email: LSnyder@regroupbiz.com

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Call for Presenters – Greater Bangor Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conference

Bangor Housing Conference - Call for Presenters

Bangor Housing Conference – Call for Presenters

Lewiston: 2 BR Apt in Secure Building; On Bus-line but Also Easy Walk to Shopping Malls



$750 per month, 2 bedrooms, 1 full baths,
0 half baths, 0 square feet

John Snyder | On the Spot Rental Management | (207) 713-0674
719 Lisbon St Apt 4, Lewiston, ME
This is a nice 2 bedroom apt on the 2nd floor of a secure building at 719 Lisbon Street, Lewiston... plenty of parking.
2BR/1BA Apartment
$750/month
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1 full, 0 partial
Sq Footage Unspecified
Parking 1 dedicated
Pet Policy Cats
Deposit $750

DESCRIPTION

Property Type: 6 unit, 3 story apartment building.
Number of Rooms: Four (4). Spacious kitchen with eat-in dining area, living room, 2 bedrooms and bath.
Amenities: Has a back porch with separate storage shed.
Number of Bedrooms/Bathrooms: 2 bedrooms, 1 bath.
Utilities: Heat is provided as part of your rent; you pay your own electricity and hot water.
Vehicle Storage: Private driveway and parking out back. Driveway and parking lot newly re-tarred.
Neighborhood: This apartment is located in a very convenient Lisbon St location: it's on the bus-line, or you can walk if you prefer, since it is within just a couple of blocks to banks, grocery stores, restaurants and other shopping.
The landlord is attentive and has worked diligently to keep this building in great shape. There are all new windows throughout and the exterior was recently painted, as was this apartment. The appliances even look like new. It's all in great shape.
Lewiston
see additional photos below
RENTAL FEATURES

- Living room - Storage space - Refrigerator
- Stove/Oven - Porch - Controlled access
- Secured entry - Off-street parking - Hardwood floor

LEASE TERMS

Monthly Rental: $750.00 excluding electricity and natural gas for your hot water (not a separate tank).
Length of Lease: Minimum of 1 year.
Security Deposit: $750 (the equivalent of one month's rent).
Other Upfront Costs: 1st month's rent.
When Available: Immediately.

This is a quiet, secure building with an on-site building manager. No smoking inside the building. A maximum of two cats are allowed for a monthly pet fee (non-refundable) of $10 per cat. Sorry, no dogs.

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS


Kitchen

Kitchen 2

Kitchen Cupboards

Kitchen Windows

Kitchen Windows

Bathroom

Bedroom & Closet

Exterior of Building

Woodwork
Contact info:
John Snyder
On the Spot Rental Management
(207) 713-0674

Posted: Jun 3, 2013, 3:25pm PDT

Getting a Divorce? Consider a Neutral Interim Third Party to Manage that Real Estate…

Guest Post from On the Spot Rental Management – http://onthespotrentals.wordpress.com.
Published February 19, 2013.

Divorces stink.  No way around it, and no matter how cordial everyone’s trying to be.  The easiest divorces are usually those where there are no kids, no wealth and no real estate involved.

Add any – or all – of those three into the mix, and it suddenly gets very complicated.  No matter how well you used to communicate, or how much you once trusted the other person, questions can start popping up….

A divorce when real estate is involved can get nasty really fast.  Who’s in charge of the day to day management?  Who collects the rents?  Who pays the bills?  Who’s pocketing money or squandering it on personal – not business – expenses?  Is the property for sale – and if so, who’s hiring the broker, and who’s agreeing to the listing price?  Are the lawns being mowed?  Are the furnaces being maintained?  Are the units being filled?  Are those bills really being paid?

We know of several situations in which a divorce dragged on and on not because of arguments over the kids or someone’s affair or who gets the house… but because of the real estate.  Even when it’s in one partner’s name, fights over real estate can get very messy, and keep a divorce in the courts for far longer than is good for anyone (except the lawyers).
Image - Broken Heart Line Drawing
If you own real estate and are thinking of getting a divorce – or are already in the midst of one – you might want to consider hiring an interim property manager to handle the finances and day to day management of the property.  (Or you could ask the court to appoint someone, in which case both you and your spouse will be asked to provide the names of 2-3 property management companies along with their fee structures.)

Yes, you’ll pay around 10-11% of the rental income to the property manager (some of which might have ended up going to the legal guys anyway), but you’ll rest easier knowing exactly what’s going on with that real estate.

One quick tip… Make sure the property management firm you choose is impartial.  This doesn’t necessarily mean that you should choose someone you don’t know, but it definitely does mean you should choose someone who knows that his job is to manage the real estate to the best of his (or her) ability – and not to get involved with taking sides in the divorce.

As I said, divorce stinks.  Take a bit of the pain away by letting someone else manage the headaches of the real estate for a while.

Who to Contact re The Maine Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conferences

If you have specific questions about The Maine Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conferences and Expos, here are the best people to contact:

Linda Snyder, 740 2247 or LSnyder@regroupbiz.com

· Designated Non-Profit RFP

· Exhibits & Exhibitor Guidelines

· Insurance Requirements

· Marketing Yourself

· Show Program & Advertising

· Sponsorships

· Venue-Specific Shows (producing an event at your location)

John Snyder, 713 0674 or JSnyder@regroupbiz.com

· Facilities, Safety & Security

· Volunteering

· Workshops & Activities

What a Great Event! is producing several Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conferences and Expos in Maine this year:

· Greater Androscoggin Real Estate & Investors Conference and Trade Show, at the Ramada Inn & Conference Center, 490 Pleasant Street, Lewiston ME – May 9-10

· Greater Bangor Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conference and Trade Show – at the new Cross Insurance Arena, 515 Main Street, Bangor ME -October 31-November 01

· Greater Androscoggin Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conference, at the Ramada Inn & Conference Center, 490 Pleasant Street, Lewiston ME – November 8

For more information, check out these sites:

Exhibitors, Sponsors & Non-Profits

http://androrealestateconference.eventbrite.com
http://facebook.com/groups/androrealestatelandlordexpo

General Information

http://www.facebook.com/onthespotrentals
http://www.facebook.com/mainerealestateinvestorsgroup
http://www.regroupbiz.com
http://www.onthespotrentals.com

 

 

 

Food Basket Project for the Greater Bangor Housing Conference & Trade Show

Food Basket Project for the Greater Bangor Housing Conference

Food Basket Project for the Greater Bangor Housing Conference

Greater Bangor Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conference

Greater Bangor Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conference

Greater Bangor Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conference

RFP – Designated Non-Profit for Greater Androscoggin Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conference

What a Great Event! and On the Spot Rental Management are again teaming up to present a housing-related conference; our next Androscoggin County event will be held on Friday, November 8th from 8:00 am – 5:30 pm at the Ramada Inn & Conference Center, 490 Pleasant Street in Lewiston (ME).

As always with our real estate-related shows, we invite interested housing, food and/or clothing organizations to apply for our “Designated Non-Profit Status” at the Greater Androscoggin Real Estate, Housing and Land Use Conference.

Being the Designated Non-Profit offers the following:

  • a free exhibit booth in the Grand Ballroom, where coffee breaks, lunch will be held along with the key note speaker
  • the Designated Non-Profit organization’s name & logo on all promotional materials, including most tickets
  • press releases specific to the Designated Non-Profit
  • a 3 minute introduction by the Designated Non-Profit from the podium before the lunchtime keynote speaker.

Also, we will encourage donations from all attendees at the door of the show (donations request will be advertised in advance). The winning organization need only tell us what types of donations will best be of benefit.

Your completed one-page proposal must reach What a Great Event! no later than 07/05/2013.  The proposal can be faxed to us at 207 / 784.3950, emailed to LSnyder@regroupbiz.com or sent via snail mail to PO Box 282, Auburn ME 04212.0282.

Organizations with applicable missions that have previously applied for Designated Non-Profit Status are encouraged to re-apply.

Here’s the link… and good luck!

Greater Andro Housing Conference – Designated Non Profit Status Form

Linda Snyder, President
What a Great Event!

John Snyder, President
On the Spot Rentals

Call for Presenters! Androscoggin Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conference

Androscoggin Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Flyer - November 8, 2013

Androscoggin Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Flyer – November 8, 2013

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