Where We Live: landlord


Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 10/02/2012

For rent by owner | A landlord reflects on lessons learned

After writing nearly 10,000 words about being a D.C. landlord, Douglas Hsiao ties up loose ends and answer questions left by commenters.

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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 09/18/2012

Deciding when to sell your investment property

Our landlord has been thinking about why he continues to hold onto his Dupont Circle condo.

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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 09/04/2012

Tax benefits of owning rental properties

The tax system is stacked heavily in the landlord’s favor.

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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 08/21/2012

The pros and cons of using a property manager for a rental apartment

Our long-distance landlord finds using a real estate management company has its benefits and its drawbacks.

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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 08/07/2012

For Rent by Owner: Condominium association’s restrictions on landlords can cause tension

Tensions exist at times between owner-occupied units and those who rent their place.

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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 07/24/2012

For Rent by Owner: Our landlord chooses between two potential renters

Our landlord must choose between roommate tenants who would likely be long term renters and the couple who would only live there one year but at a higher rent.

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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 07/10/2012

For rent by owner: Marketing missteps lead to tepid response

Our landlord eschews open houses, Craigslist and social networks, and the response to his vacancy is underwhelming.

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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 06/26/2012

For rent by owner: Legal landmines for landlords

When it comes to choosing tenants, D.C. has many laws bounding a landlord’s discretion.

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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 06/12/2012

For rent by owner: Deciding how much rent to charge

For a landlord, the question of what an apartment is worth comes down to what price a renter will pay.

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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 05/31/2012

For rent by owner: A landlord responds

Doug’s first blog post about being a landlord strikes a nerve.

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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 05/29/2012

For rent by owner: The letter landlords dread

Being a landlord has been smooth only in short stretches, and at times it has veered toward disaster.

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