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Tellus Rundown: August 2019

August 2019: Get a quick and easy overview of the best posts of the month.

Rochelle Langam
Rochelle Langam

At Tellus, our goal is to write helpful content for anyone interested in real estate. Here’s what was on the table this past month.

Location Matters in Real Estate

This two-part series covers the importance of location in real estate and provides tips on choosing the right one. Read more about location in Part I: Here's Why and Part II: 10 Tips for Choosing the Right One.

Rental Property Repairs vs. Improvements

Landlords understand knowing the difference between repairs and improvements for a rental property can have a huge impact on their taxes. Learn about these differences here.

Tiny Houses: 5 Secrets These Homeowners Won't Tell You

Tiny houses may seem like a romantic tribute to freedom and minimalism, but they come with some unexpected complications.

Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals: What Landlords and Renters Need to Know

Both service animals and emotional support animals have different requirements. Landlords must be aware of these differences and understand the legal guidelines when selecting tenants.

3 Tips to Determine Rental Price

You finally are renting out your property. Now, you might wonder, “How do I set the rent?” Here’s how.

What’s the Difference between a Lease and a Rental Agreement?

Most people use these terms interchangeably, but there is a difference. Learn more about their places in the landlord-tenant relationship.

What First-Time Investors Need to Know About House Hacking

Owning your first rental property is a great goal, but starting out can seem impossible without money in the bank. House hacking may be your answer.

Curb Appeal: 10 Improvements That Make Buyers Say “Wow!”

A home with high curb appeal leaves a great impression and has a huge impact on demand at resale. We list 10 tips on how to increase curb appeal.

How Much Cash Does a Landlord Need for a Reserve Fund?

Did you know that a landlord should have a reserve fund? Read more about how much is needed for repairs and vacancies.

Want to Rent Out an HOA Property? Read This First

An HOA’s purpose is to protect property values. This can mean rental restrictions for landlords. We discuss 4 tips to help you determine if renting out an HOA is right for you.

Final Word

Thank you for reading the best of August! Tune in next month for more articles. And if you ever have ideas or suggestions about what to cover, you can always email us at blog@tellusapp.com