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The Lay of the Lawn: Rules and Responsibility for Lawn Care

By on August 24, 2016 in Education with 4 Comments
The Lay of the Lawn: Rules and Responsibility for Lawn Care

Every year, new landlords expect their tenants to complete basic yard work, and every year, new landlords are disappointed. Most renters don’t concern themselves with outdoor maintenance; even if yard care is part of the rental agreement, few tenants understand the effort landlords expect to keep a yard looking attractive and vibrant. A particular point of contention […]

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Maintenance Expenses for Your Rental Property

By on February 24, 2016 in Education with 0 Comments
Maintenance Expenses for Your Rental Property

Owning an investment property requires a little more work than simply collecting rental payments, paying the mortgage and pocketing the profit.  First time landlords will benefit from understanding all the expenses that go into owning a rental home beyond a mortgage payment. An investor’s budget should allocate for standard homeowner expenses like mortgage, taxes, insurance, […]

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Important Inspections for your Rental Property

By on September 10, 2015 in Education with 4 Comments
Important Inspections for your Rental Property

Maintaining a residential property requires active care and preventive maintenance to ensure the longevity of your home.  In the case of rental housing, most owners do not live onsite and rely on tenants and management to maintain the condition of their investment property.   Despite one’s best effort to screen applicants in order to find […]

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Fall Maintenance for your Rental Properties

By on September 3, 2015 in Education with 0 Comments
Fall Maintenance for your Rental Properties

Autumn is right around the corner, which means it is time to think about seasonal maintenance for your rental properties.  With temperatures cooling down, now is the perfect time to visit those maintenance issues that took a back burner during the busy summer months.   Performing routine maintenance on your rental property will ensure it’s […]

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Tenant vs. Landlord Property Maintenance

By on July 14, 2015 in Education with 2 Comments
Tenant vs. Landlord Property Maintenance

One of the benefits of renting includes the option for tenants to defer home maintenance to the property owner or management company.  When a pipe bursts or an appliance starts acting up, a renter simply needs to put in a call to their manager or landlord to fix the problem. While it may be true […]

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Dust Off Your Tools, It’s Time For Summer Maintenance

By on June 25, 2015 in Education with 1 Comment
Dust Off Your Tools, It’s Time For Summer Maintenance

  Summer is officially here and the warmer, drier weather lends itself to getting projects done around rental properties. There’s some things that need to be done annually after a long, rainy, snowy, cold winter. Besides the ongoing maintenance it’s also important to inspect and repair items with a longer maintenance schedule. 1. Power wash […]

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