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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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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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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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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Amenities Beyond The Property

Not all rental properties are created equally, in fact, none are, however beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder, actually, the same can be said for the amenities. In a market fierce with competition you need to find ways to differentiate yourself from other investors in that area. Further, not all benefits of…

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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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