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5 Must-Dos For Making A Great First Impression With Your Tenants

By on September 8, 2017 in Education with 3 Comments
5 Must-Dos For Making A Great First Impression With Your Tenants

Be honest with yourself. How much interaction do you have with your tenants? Probably not much right? That’s why it’s so important to make a great first impression. You’ve already done the hard work of preparing the unit, running a background check, credit check & you’ve FINALLY found some great tenants. Now is the time to […]

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10 Tips On Creating More Agile Property Management Teams

By on August 4, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
10 Tips On Creating More Agile Property Management Teams

When talking about creating “more agile” teams, your first thought might be of tight-knit groups of developers, working diligently to perfect a new software product. Not unreasonable, as the concept of the agile team was first conceptualized with software development in mind. As it turns out, though, the mindset has been so successful, that industries […]

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Landlord-Tenant Laws About Rights to Air Conditioning

By on July 21, 2017 in Education with 2 Comments
Landlord-Tenant Laws About Rights to Air Conditioning

Discover your rights and responsbilities when it comes to air conditioning in a rental home in this article by Lisa Oram and originally published by Furnace Compare.  What are a tenant’s rights when the air conditioning breaks? If the AC in your apartment is on the fritz in the middle of summer, you probably want […]

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Avoid Risks When Signing a New Rental Agreement

By on May 1, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
Avoid Risks When Signing a New Rental Agreement

There is a joke that the only time we read the fine print of any contract is when a problem arises. This collective negligence is not a new thing. According to David Hoffman, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, few people read contracts in their entirety.  But what does this mean for […]

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Is Hardwood Flooring for Rentals a Good Investment?

By on March 17, 2017 in Education with 1 Comment
Is Hardwood Flooring for Rentals a Good Investment?

Hardwood floors are a natural, durable, and beautiful product. Made of solid wood planks or strips that can be glued together in butcher block format, nailed down or left “floating”. They can also add an earthy tone to a rental, making it more attractive to tenants. But is hardwood a good investment for your rental […]

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Vinyl-Plank Flooring: Durable Floors For Your Rental Property

By on February 24, 2017 in Education with 1 Comment
Vinyl-Plank Flooring: Durable Floors For Your Rental Property

Selecting the right floor for rental property is a balance between durability, affordability, and aesthetics. A good looking floor can create a desirable property feature, cutting down on  vacancy time and increasing the potential rental rate. Additionally, an expensive floor can add to the property value of your the investment. However, since you are not […]

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New 1099 Tax Deadline Change to Impact Property Managers and Landlords

By on October 18, 2016 in Education with 0 Comments
New 1099 Tax Deadline Change to Impact Property Managers and Landlords

Every year, tax season brings a variety of changes – from forms to regulations – and this year is no exception. Beginning in 2017, for the 2016 reporting year, many important tax deadlines have changed, including the 1099 Tax deadline. Filers will be required to send 1099-MISC recipient copies and submit the forms to the […]

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Investment Protection: Storm Windows for Rentals

By on October 3, 2016 in Education with 0 Comments
Investment Protection: Storm Windows for Rentals

If you own, sell or manage rental properties, you probably spend a good portion of your time and budget dealing with ongoing maintenance issues. As frustrating as that may be at times, maintaining the physical property in good working order is crucial to the long-term success of any rental investment. We all recognize the importance […]

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