Owning rental property in the City of Kalamazoo can be tough. Trust me I know first hand everything you have to go thru. Not only do you have all the rigors of being a landlord like tenant screening, repairs, & yes the occasional eviction. You also have the joy of dealing with the rental property certification in the City of Kalamazoo. I always find it interesting how the City comes thru to inspect the property it the owner does the repairs, then a few years later they come thru an an issue comes up on an item that has been there for many years and was there last time they inspected the property. So very frustrating!
Well I have some good news. The City of Kalamazoo is looking to simplify the rental housing inspection code and move to a more universal code. The International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC). In order to implement this code there are a number of changes that need to be made to the current city code. As part of this process the City of Kalamazoo is seeking the advice and input of KARHA – Kalamazoo Area Rental Housing Association. KARHA is a local group of property investors and Landlords in the Greater Kalamazoo Area and brings years of first hand knowledge and experience to the table.
Now here is the really cool thing, YOUR voice can be heard as well.
At 7:00 pm on 9/22/2014 at KARHA’s general meeting there be housing inspectors, city commissioners, KARHA members, & guests to discuss the upcoming changes to the code. This is a must attend meeting for anyone in the city that owns rental property. I hope to see you there!
Working with home buyers searching for a new primary residence is a totally different game compared to working with investors and rental property. Sure, there are similarities, but what want-to-be home owners care about is different than what an investor cares about. Frankly, for an investor, it’s all about the money and it should be. When someone purchases a rental property they are essentially running a business. If we can help them run a successful business and turn a profit they will likely come back and buy more properties.
There are lots of want-to-be investors out there and the hardest part is getting started. We are going to help unravel the maze. We will also look at long term planning. Often just knowing what needs to happen to acquire the next property and the next one after that is one of the keys to success. Owning rental property can be a great way to build wealth and we are here to help.Visit Jeremy's Blog