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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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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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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Is It Time To Reno?

The cost of housing has been in the news quite a bit the last few months. Rising house prices are causing more people to remain in the rental market longer.  Discouraged knowing it will take more time before they purchase a home these potential tenants are looking for properties that are new, refurbished and offer…

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Put a Little Spring in Your Property!

Do you find yourself reciting “April Showers bring May flowers” this time of year?  Hopefully Mother Nature has no more “snowy” surprises for us.  As much as we dislike the rain that April is known for, it is so important. It is nature’s way of cleaning and ensuring everything is ready and able to grow,…

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Way to improve your rental without blowing the budget

Let’s face it, tenant move outs can be costly and with more and more people turning to real estate competition is fierce. Investors are constantly having to innovate to find better ways to compete against other properties. But how do you do that without breaking the bank. Here are a few ways to improve 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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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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Top 7 Maintenance Tips in 7 minutes of less…

You’re probably noticed that this month we’ve been focusing on the importance of maintenance. It’s something we’ve built the foundation of our company on. However, let’s be honest, we all get busy and things often tend to get lost in the shuffle. However, your house should be like your car and regular tune ups are…

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Be Winter Ready…

The month of October brings the cooler weather, warm cozy sweaters and the dreaded winter months. If you’re anything like us, you also think about what you need to do to get your own personal residence ready for winter. But what about your rental properties? As a real estate investor, we know preventative maintenance is…

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