March Break Ideas with your Kids

With March Break now upon us if you’re anything like me, you have an uninterrupted work with your kids which can be lots of fun but perhaps challenging in terms of finding activities for them to do. Well, it’s not just about property management here, we decided to put together a list of 10 activities…

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Investing in yourself

You’ve probably heard this catch phrase used many times over the last year – “You need to invest in yourself.” However, what does that actually mean? What’s the first thing you think about when you hear the word “investing”? Probably investing in stocks, real estate, or savings. But what about yourself? Whether that’s expanding your…

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Common Issues in Property Management

No day is like any other in property management – it’s true. Each day presents a set of daily variety and unique challenges for any management company to face. However, despite that there are a set of common issues that Property Managers face each and every day. 1. Handling Tenants and their Complaints Complains from…

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What to do when you go on Vacation

Landlords on vacation? Yes, it is possible to take a break from the tenant phone calls, the maintenance issues, the numbers, and truly relax – here’s how! If you own or manage rental property it is important to follow a few simple steps to make sure your property and renters are taken care of before you go…

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Off Season Leasing Tips to Beat the Winter Blues

It’s no secret that after Thanksgiving the rental market tends to slow down. There’s always a big rush for people to move before September to get their kids in the right schools for the upcoming school year and for people to move prior to the end of summer. Sometimes there is spill over into the…

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Questions your next tenant will ask you…

Believe it or not, once upon a time, I was just like you. New to the game of rental properties and not knowing what to do, what to expect at a showing, and worried about the questions I might get asked at the property. What if they ask me this? What if they ask me…

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Semi-Annual Maintenance for Busy Landlords

You’ve probably heard me say this many times before, however Maintenance will make you or break you as a self-managing landlords. In fact, the #1 reason why tenants move is due to maintenance, or lack thereof. With the changing of the seasons, comes ensuring your rental inspection checklist gets your rental ready for winter or…

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Are Single Family Homes Still Viable

The easiest investment for newbie investors to get started with is, Single Family Homes. However, in today’s market, is it still viable? It’s the simplest method to just get into the market. You, the investor, pays for the mortgage, insurance, and property taxes. The tenant renting from you pays rent and utilities. When starting out…

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Questions to Ask a Property Manager

Believe it or not selecting the right property manager is one of the hardest decisions you’ll ever have to make. Why you might ask? Well, let’s be candid here, as investors we all have a bit of issues with control and well, letting go. So if you’ve finally realized that you’re willing to let go,…

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