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Landlord calculating whether to sell or rent

Testing the Market to Sell or Rent Simultaneously

If you own a property that is no longer your primary residence, what should you do with it? Sell or rent? We understand how stressful that significant decision can be.

In a previous blog post called “Should I sell or rent out my house?” we discussed some important factors to consider. For example, what are your long-term financial goals? How is the current market? What are the potential risks?

For some property owners, it’s a clear decision whether they should sell or rent out their house. However, for others, either option would be a win for them. Perhaps they don’t have a strong preference either way, or they want to test the market. In that case, we at Peace of Mind Property Management offer a special solution: we can list the property both for sale and for rent at the same time.

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Maryland Lead Paint Inspection

Maryland Lead Inspections

A Maryland lead inspection can play a crucial role in ensuring your property is safe for renters. Lead paint was commonly used in houses until the late 1950s. Even after that, people tended to keep it stored it in their basements because lead paint was the most durable paint you could get, as long as it was maintained.

The major concern with lead paint is that it can cause health problems for children. Lead dust tends to accumulate in places like the windowsills or on the floor, where children are often playing. It is easy for children to unknowingly ingest lead paint dust because they often put their fingers or their toys in their mouths, and those fingers or toys could have become contaminated with lead.  Continue reading

Howard County Inspections

If your rental property is located in Howard County, then you are required to have it inspected by a Howard County inspector. Howard County does not allow independent inspectors to perform the inspections.

Peace of Mind Property Management helps arrange this inspection for you as part of our landlord services. Here is some basic information to help you prepare your property for Howard County inspections. Continue reading

Baltimore County Inspections

If your rental property is located in Baltimore County, then you are required to have it inspected according to the county’s criteria, in order to obtain the necessary license. Peace of Mind Property Management helps arrange this inspection for you as part of our landlord services. Here is some basic information to help you prepare your property for Baltimore County inspections. Continue reading

Do you offer a leasing guarantee?

What if the tenant leaves?

A common fear with most new landlords is what happens if the tenant doesn’t stay. We all know that tenant placement and turnover can be a very expensive profit killer for landlords. We feel very strongly about our ability to find quality tenants for our properties. So, we offer a six-month leasing guarantee. Continue reading