5 Tips to Make Your Apartments Pet Friendly

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 09:00AM

Choosing to allow pets into your apartment building can be a big decision. Many landlords and property managers want to allow pets because there are more tenants who are looking for pet-friendly apartments than those that are not. That being said, it can be hard on the space. If you want to allow pets and you are also looking for ways to minimize time in between renters, you may need to make some adjustments.

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Topics: responsibilities of pet owners, renters with pets, leasing to pet owners

Landlord DIY Appliance Maintenance Tips

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 09:00AM

Being an effective landlord or property manager sometimes requires a little appliance maintenance. Being handy with a wrench and screwdriver can save you thousands in appliance repair calls over the years. Utilizing your repair skills also allows you to take care of tenants in emergencies when services aren't available. Knowing your way around appliances helps you to properly maintain and quickly tune-up appliances for your tenants. When you know what you're doing, you'll be able to identify the difference between when a problem is a simple screw-tightening issue or a more complicated issue that needs a real electrical specialist.

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Topics: Maintenance Tips, appliance repair, diy landlord

Cost-Effective Rental Property Renovations to Attract Tenants

Wednesday, September 02, 2020 - 08:00AM

To get the most out of your rental properties, it is important to perform regular maintenance and renovations to maximize your return on investment (ROI). Remodeling your rental(s) will provide many benefits, including making it easier to attract new renters or keep current residents in place.

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Topics: attract new apartment residents, rental maintenance, rental repairs

7 Tips to Perform Contact-Free Tenant Maintenance

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 08:00AM

As a landlord or property manager, it's your duty to take care of tenant repairs, even in the face of a global pandemic. In fact, it is arguably more important than ever for your properties to be in top condition with everyone living, working, and schooling from home now. However, it has also become more challenging to safely provide those repairs to your tenants without risking cross-contamination between households.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Choosing a Profitable Rental Property

Wednesday, August 05, 2020 - 08:00AM

Investing in rental homes is an incredibly rewarding way to build a personal business one house at a time. Whether you are just getting started or expanding your portfolio, one of the smartest things you can do is look for housing markets on the rise and invest at exactly the right moment.

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Topics: Landlords, investing in a rental, investment properties, Real estate investment

Situations That Call for a Property Manager

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 08:00AM

Many people prefer to use a property manager rather than handling their properties themselves. This is because having a property manager saves a lot of time. Sure, you pay them a certain fee for handling your properties but you end up getting a lot of value for your money.

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Topics: property management san diego, property management solutions, benefits of working with a property manager

What Tenants Need to Know About Dealing with Property Managers

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 08:00AM

From the perspective of most renting tenants, "landlord" is whoever manages the unit and accepts rent. However, there is a distinct difference between dealing with a landlord and a hired property manager. Landlords personally own the home you are renting and often have some personal stake in how it is managed as well as finite control over the policies. Property managers are professionals who are hired to take care of tenant needs, property maintenance, and make sure rent gets back to the homeowner.

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Topics: Landlords, property management solutions, rental lease questions, renter tips

Curb Appeal Tips for Attracting Tenants Fast

Friday, July 17, 2020 - 10:33AM

Right now, tenant turnover is a concern on the mind of every landlord and property manager. Tenants are shopping for new rental homes remotely and basing their decisions primarily on pictures posted on the internet. For your turnover prospects, this means a little decor and elbow grease can go a long way to create beautiful pictures as well as great curb appeal.

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Topics: Maintaining a property, finding the right tenants, Curb appeal

How Many Pets Should Be Permitted Inside Your Property?

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 07:00AM

It's estimated that 67% of all families in the U.S. own at least one pet. Since so many people are rooming with fuzzy companions, it makes the most sense for homeowners to allow pets on the property. Of course, too many pets could potentially lead to trouble. How many animals should landlords allow? This will depend on a few different factors.

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How to Develop Signature Style for Residential Investment Properties

Tuesday, June 02, 2020 - 07:00AM

Residential investment properties are one of the hottest markets in the nation. Between the housing crunch and real estate growth, now is a good time to either build or buy new residential properties to rent. Home values have increased by 7.2 percent since 2018. For investors with an architectural background, one of the best things you can do is to develop a signature style. 

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Topics: property management advice, architecture

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