I don’t recommend using carpet unless you have no other choice. Carpets hold dirt, body fluids and have to be changed often because of damage and/or bad odors in your rental property. Maybe it’s the only flooring that makes sense in your situation, or maybe your local market prefers carpet. So if my reason’s to not have carpet is not enough to convince you not to use it, and you still want to know the best carpet for rental property … let’s move on!
It’s frustrating to discover the vinyl floor you installed not that long ago is damaged, ugly and needs replaced. Replacing your vinyl flooring is costly and time consuming. Therefore, installing the most durable vinyl flooring you can afford is the solution.
Learning which vinyl flooring will be the most durable and cost effective will save you a lot of replacements down the road.
So, when it comes to choosing the right floor consider what your needs are . Whether you’re installing the floor for your home, doing a flip, or putting it in a rental property, you still want the most durable vinyl flooring you can afford. Here we are going to cover different vinyl floors for different budgets and situations.
First of all, I want to welcome you to The Landlord Fix and thank you for visiting me here. I look forward to sharing with you how I headache proof my rental properties.
I started buying rental properties in 1997 after reading a book written by Russ Whitney titled Rags to Riches. After I finished reading the book I said to myself, “I can do this.”
I put the book down and began immediately. Luckily, it was a short read so it did not get me bogged down into analysis paralysis, otherwise I may have given up before I started.
Eventually, I bought several rental properties and started a property management company in our small community. And, I’m still in the rental property business today.
WHY I WANT TO HELP OTHER LANDLORDS
Mostly, the houses I own are properties built in the 1930’s. As you can imagine, these properties were built with what is now old out dated and worn out materials. Fortunately, the bones of the houses were usually solid so I had a good foundation to build upon.
Unfortunately, the Income from the properties was not enough to hire all the work done. So, I had to do most of the work myself. But, through experience I learned! Oh, I got some pointers from some of the old timers in the rental business, but it was mostly by trial and error.
Boy, I can’t count the number of times that I have sought for the answer about how to headache proof my rental property and my life. Sadly, not much could be easily found in one place.
Surely, this site would have come in handy early on in my career. So, I thought it would be a good place to share my experiences and learn from others in a community of like minded individuals.
HEADACHE PROOF LANDLORDING
Reportedly, the number one reason people don’t want to own rental properties are the headaches. But, I’ve discovered that the problems that cause the most headaches are the ones you don’t know the answer to.
Along the way, I want to share with you the answers I found and how I headache proof my life by implementing what I call “Stress Busters”. So, many of my posts will focus around this one point… Busting Stress!
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To your success,