Flies, and What to Do About Them?

The weather is warmer, garbage is picked up bi-weekly, organics are in the bin, and all offer a recipe for flies!  Flies can ruin a picnic, or dinner on the deck, fruit flies are an annoyance, but most alarming, flies carry diseases wherever they land.  Here are some ways for you and your tenants to…

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No Passport Required

Given the numerous stories in the past few weeks featuring high gas prices long line-ups at the passport office, delayed, missed flights and vacations cancelled, I am resharing this Blog from last July.  It offers great ideas, and depending on where your adventure takes you, it supports local and often times a small family business. …

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Addressing Tenant Tensions

As a landlord you did what was necessary, you ran credit checks, ensured financial responsibility, references were contacted and verified, and security deposit was taken.   You’ve done everything possible to ensure your tenants will respect the property and pay rent on time. Even with the best tenant screening, you can’t prevent conflict and differences in…

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Backyard Fun

Well, it is that time of year again…school is winding down and the kiddies will be home for two months!  With fuel costs rising daily, many folks are choosing to stay a little closer to home this summer or shorten any travel trips they are planning. Kids need playtime, their own time! Creating a backyard…

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Mercury Is Rising

The mercury is rising and summer is around the corner! The long, hot days of summer will be here before you know it. This means you should start thinking about how your cooling system will keep up with the warmer weather. When was the last time you checked your A/C unit? If it has been…

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Long Weekend Ahead

With the “unofficial” start to summer this weekend I am changing things up a little and talking BBQ!  If the weather co-operates this long-weekend I expect many of you, like me will be flipping and grilling!  Last week’s amazing temperatures may have had you flipping burgers but have you done a good cleaning and safety…

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Class of 2022

Graduation Plans are underway as this year’s class gets ready to embark on their next chapter in life! Although some kids move back home after graduating there is a large percentage that make the decision to remain on their own and others simply must because their first “real job” is in a different city.  College…

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Mom Knows Best

Around the world celebrating mom is tradition and what we do in the month of May. Have you ever thought about all the advice you have received over the years, who is the one person who has consistently given you the best advice… if you are like me, it’s your mom!  My mom has been…

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Ensuring Your Good Tenants Stick Around!

Finding tenants who are diligent in contacting you when there’s an issue, pay their rent on time, and respect your property and the neighborhood isn’t always easy!  Once you have clients who maintain and look after their unit like it’s their own, are tenants you never want to see move out. How do you ensure…

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Stage It to Rent or Sell It!

Warm weather will soon be here, and you are planning to rent or sell your property.  We have all heard the term, “Staging” what does that really mean and what does it really look like. Staging in a nutshell is preparing your home for showings that encourage potential tenants or buyers to want to live…

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