Thursday, October 7, 2021

The Fair Credit Reporting Act and Investors
Property Management Blog
The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) has a long history and is under the regulation of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Originally enacted in 1970, the FCRA is an amendment to add a title VI to the Consumer Credit Pro...

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Applying the Golden Rule to Property Management
Property Management Blog
The Golden Rule has been around for ages; you can trace its origins back to many religions in ancient times. The Golden Rule or ethic of reciprocity is an ethical code or morality and actually has a positive and negative...

Thursday, March 11, 2021

When Handed Lemons, Make Lemonade
Property Management Blog
People have many fears when deciding to rent their home or contemplating buying an investment property. Horror stories abound about damage and difficult tenants. They have made many movies that portray outrageous tenant ...

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Setting the Stage
Property Management Blog
If you list your home with a real estate company, they would advise you to take certain steps to maximize how your house would show to the public. Their recommendations may include cleaning, landscape clean up, painting,...

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Handling the Unauthorized Pet
Property Management Blog
It happens. It is frustrating, irritating, and even maddening. You place a tenant in the property and the rental agreement documents “no pets/animals.”  You counsel the tenants that this is a binding agr...

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Why is My Property STILL Vacant
Property Management Blog
It is always our goal to rent properties as quickly as possible to qualified tenants. However, there are circumstances that can cause an owner to call and ask “Why is my property still vacant?” when it appear...

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

What Does the Tenant Want Now?
Property Management Blog
There are times when owning a rental property can feel like pouring silver dollars into a big bottomless hole with no chance of recovering them. After a vacancy and repairs, the property successfully rents and then the t...

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Don’t Turn Off the Utilities
Property Management Blog
Who pays the utilities in a rental property? Public utilities generally are water, sewer, garbage, electric, and gas. This can mean the involvement of one or multiple companies. To complicate matters, government can some...

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Vacancy Checklist for Investors
Property Management Blog
Different circumstances can lead to a vacancy. The tenant gives notice; it is necessary to give the tenant notice; there is a legal eviction; different emergency/disasters can happen such as fire, flood, or tornado; ther...

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Beware of Retaliation
Property Management Blog
Fair Housing law defines retaliation as an act of harm by the owner, manager, or agent against a resident or applicant because that resident or applicant has asserted their fair housing rights. This important legislation...

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