The Key to Rentals

How much house can you afford? 5 questions to ask yourself.

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How much house can you afford? 5 questions to ask yourself. Not getting in over your head with a housing payment should be a concern whether you are renting or buying a house. A mortgage lender may tell you what you are qualified for, but you also need to consider what you know you can afford. Getting the most expensive hou...

Can you purchase a home without a Realtor?

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Can you buy a house without a Realtor?Yes.Don’t.When you are shopping for a house, there can be a feeling of independence; looking at places online, going to open houses, looking over your budget to see what you can afford. That is all great.  You should put a lot of effort into finding what is right for you. When you are ...

What is an Escrow Account?

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What is an escrow account?Buying a home can be exciting and stressful all at the same time. The thrill of making friends in your new neighborhood, redecorating, and having a place to call your own is the American dream. Purchasing a home can be confusing though. Most people only do it a few times in their life. We hear our Realtors a...

Selecting a Property Manager

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How to select a property manager for your rental property.The previous article “Should I hire a property Manager” discussed some of the items to consider in deciding if you want to manage your rental property yourself, or hire a professional. So, if you decide to have a rental property manager manage your rental property, how ...

Should I Hire a Property Manager? Five Questions to Ask Yourself.

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If you are asking this question, you are probably either just entering the landlord business, or have been in the business for a while and are looking for a better way. Several decades ago, the landlord business was much different. Landlords rented to whomever they wanted, based upon any criteria, and if the rent was not paid, it was...

Explainer Video

When The Key to Rentals opened in 2018, "explainer videos" were all the rage.  This is still a good video, but perhaps the genre is fading...What do you think?

Service Area

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Hi !You may have noticed that The Key to Rentals shows, “Serving Monroe, Ontario and Wayne Counties”. In general, this is true. Most of the properties managed by TKTR falls within a ten-mile radius of Victor, NY. The Key to Rentals is an easy choice as the rental property manager for houses in Fairport NY, Pittsford NY, Penfie...

5 Things you can do to keep from getting ripped off on a rental.

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There are scammers targeting potential tenants.  One scam that is quite common starts when scammers find online photos of a house.  The photos may be from a current property rental or sale listing.  They steal the online photos, and list the property for rent on Craigslist or some other listing site.  The price is usua...

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