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What is Section 8? Who is eligible and how do I apply?

Share on TumblrWhat is Section 8? The Housing Choice Vouchers Program (often referred to as “Section 8”) is the federal government’s primary program to provide housing for very low-income families, as well as the elderly and disabled. It provides qualifying … Continue reading

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HUD revises contingency plan

Share on Tumblr With the government shutdown about to enter its third week, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has posted a revised edition of its contingency plan for a lapse in appropriations. While the revisions appear to … Continue reading

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6 Rules for Text Messaging Your Residents

Share on TumblrDate Published: August 7, 2013 | Author: Sarah Gabot via Zillow Many Americans send text messages as a form of communication. According to the Pew Research Center’s Internet & Life Project, “some 73% of adult cell owners use … Continue reading

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Four Easy Steps to Marketing your Section 8 Rental

Share on TumblrMarketing your property is vital to get quality tenants. Some landlords might be tempted to sit back and relax when it comes to property marketing, but, if you are one of them, think again! Effective marketing of your … Continue reading

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New to Section 8? What to Expect

Share on TumblrThere are many advantages to renting to Section 8 tenants. The benefits include decreased turnover, guaranteed rent and a wide pool of tenants. Each housing authority has their own requirements, but typically any landlord can participate in the … Continue reading

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How to Screen Potential Tenants

Share on TumblrThe problem many landlords face is that any prospective tenant can act like the best tenant during the initial walk-through. To make sure you’re getting the best tenant, it’s important to screen every prospective person thoroughly before allowing … Continue reading

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New Section 8 landlord? Check Your Lead-Paint Status

Share on TumblrIf you’re going to rent to Section 8 tenants, you’ll need to certify your unit’s lead-paint status. These days, there’s no getting around it. “If the HQS inspector sees cracking and peeling paint, the authority will make the … Continue reading

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Landlord News: We’ve Added New Multiplier Rules, Photo Captions, Emails to Hot Leads

Share on TumblrWe’ve been hard at work this month upgrading our site functionality for landlords. Of course, most of you already know you can keep your listings fresh by clicking Update on the listing header. Clicking Update pushes your listing … Continue reading

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Landlords: Now You Can Post Your GoSection8 Listing to Craigslist

Share on TumblrWe want our landlords to succeed. Each new GoSection8 listing is re-distributed to more than 20 other rental-listing sites, including Trulia and RentJungle. And now we’ve added a tool to help you post your rental ad to Craigslist. … Continue reading

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