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How to Stop a Tenant from Damaging Your Rental Property

By on April 24, 2017 in Education with 2 Comments
How to Stop a Tenant from Damaging Your Rental Property

We’ve all heard our share of tenant horror stories, but outside of a few bad eggs, damage caused by tenants is often not the result of rowdy behavior or blatant disregard for property care, but is caused due to ignorant and negligent tenants. The average tenant will be unlikely to punch a hole in your […]

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5 Easy Ways to Increase the Value of Rental Property

By on April 21, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
5 Easy Ways to Increase the Value of Rental Property

If you own or manage rental property, you should always be thinking about ways to increase the profits your rental property. Generally, the easiest way to increase profits on a rental property, is avoid vacancy at all costs and to maximize rental income. As a  property manager, you can suggest these updates to your clients […]

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Do I Really Need a Tenant Portal for My Renters?

By on April 20, 2017 in Education with 1 Comment
Do I Really Need a Tenant Portal for My Renters?

If your tenants are asking for an app to pay rent online or submit maintenance requests, it might be time to stop brushing aside their requests. With 56% of the renter population made of the Millennial generation, and with a renter population of over 100 million, it’s safe to say we can look at Millennial […]

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What is Cash for Keys for Rental Properties?

By on April 17, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
What is Cash for Keys for Rental Properties?

Would you rather pay for an eviction and potential property damage from a disgruntled tenant, or simply pay the problem tenant to just disappear? If you have a renter who stopped paying rent or is a nuisance to rent to, you might consider a cash for keys agreement to get them to leave. Cash for […]

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5 Earth Day Ideas for Your Multifamily Property- Infographic

By on April 14, 2017 in Education with 1 Comment
5 Earth Day Ideas for Your Multifamily Property- Infographic

Earth day is April 22nd, and give you the perfect occasion to celebrate with a resident event. Resident events are great opportunities for developing a sense of community among your residents. They allow your management team to get to know residents on a more personal level, and encourage residents to enjoy where they live. A well-thought-out […]

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Crazy Fancy Apartment Amenities Renters Actually Pay For

By on April 12, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
Crazy Fancy Apartment Amenities Renters Actually Pay For

Lavish amenities at luxury apartment complexes are a familiar concept that often include pools and community social areas. But the amenities war is getting more competitive as buildings are offering more ways to socialize and entertain their residents – expansive kitchens for cooking demonstrations, outdoor fire pits, parks, swimming pools, theaters, fitness centers, music practice […]

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Iowa Introduces New Rental Inspection Requirement for Landlords

By on April 11, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
Iowa Introduces New Rental Inspection Requirement for Landlords

  Rental Inspection Programs are city or county wide ordinances that require rental property owners to register their properties and agree to an inspection. The properties are typically inspected for compliance with state and local laws involving property maintenance. The Oskaloosa City Council voted to adopt a Rental Housing Inspection Program in April 2017, which […]

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Spring Cleaning Tips for Tenants – Infographic

By on April 7, 2017 in Education with 5 Comments
Spring Cleaning Tips for Tenants – Infographic

Spring has arrived, and that means it’s finally time to open our windows to clear the must caused by a harsh winter. While landlords may be knocking on your door to assist with important spring maintenance, tenants should begin preparing their homes for spring cleaning. Now is the perfect time for renters to tackle any […]

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Spring Flooding at My Rental Property

By on April 6, 2017 in Education with 1 Comment
Spring Flooding at My Rental Property

Record breaking rain and snow from this past winter may have you wondering…Do I have to worry about flooding at my rental property? Flood Insurance for Landlords In most cases you standard homeowners insurance or landlord policy does not cover flood damage.  Landlords will need a separate flood insurance coverage. The National Flood Insurance Program […]

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New Property Manager Introduction Letter for Your Renters

By on April 4, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
New Property Manager Introduction Letter for Your Renters

When a rental property owner decides to hire a property management firm to take care of his tenants and property, informing the renters of the change is an important part of a smooth transition process. A new management introduction letter will be necessary whether an investor hires a property management company for the first time […]

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