Financial experts often caution against chasing trends or attempting to time the market to maximize your investment returns. One needs to look no farther than the bankruptcy liquidations of a number of hot new tech companies (or "can't fail" banking institutions) to see the potential dangers of putting all your eggs in one sector's basket. However, when certain trends appear to be part of a more permanent change to the greater economy, funneling your funds to these areas can often pay off in a big way.
As a landlord, there are many tax breaks you can take advantage of such as the ability to write off insurance premiums, maintenance, and standard operating costs – all of which can help to generate optimal profits for your property. But being a landlord isn't all fun and games. Making sure that your property stays in good condition is hard work. Here are five tips and tricks that can help you get the job done: