Property Management Blog

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Property Manager/Landlord: IE – Private Eye! Are “Professional Tenants” Getting One Over On Yo...
Property Manager/Landlord: IE – Private Eye! Are “Professional Tenants” Getting One Over On You?

As Property Managers, we expect to get a lot of terrible applicants, but the “professional tenants” are getting smarter and smarter and are taking things...

Monday, May 27, 2019

SETTING YOUR RENTAL CRITERIA

 (NOTE – This blog will not cover fair housing, although we have a links to fair housing data below for your reference.)

WHERE DO YOU DEFINE YOUR RENTAL CRITERIA?

  1. Every one of your rental ads and fliers should contain your rental criteria.
  2. When ...

Thursday, May 9, 2019

For Rent Signs – Should I or Shouldn’t I Use Them?

Like most questions related to real renting real estate – it depends!  There are pros and cons to using signs, and they are location specific. It will be up to you to decide if the rewards out weigh the risks for each of your properties and neighborhoods. Here are some things to consider…

PROS of Placing a For R...

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Don’t Make This Mistake When Buying in a Flood Zone!

Buying in a Flood Zone? - Learn from one investor's very expensive mistake about why you need to check with your building permit office BEFORE buying a property located in a flood zone!

Monday, April 15, 2019

Non-Conforming Structures - What You Need to Know Before Buying a Property

Over time, municipalities change zoning requirements to help them achieve their goals.  For example, in Norfolk, VA in the early 1900s much of the development included two-story duplexes, which, after 100 years of development, resulted in pockets of very high population density. In order to reduce the population density in certain...

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Do I NEED A Property Manager?

It's not about what you need, it's about what you want to do with your time and how do you want one of your most expensive investments managed.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Landlords: Should you allow pets?
Landlords: Should you allow pets?

Almost every landlord has had a tenant that owned a pet. From chihuahuas, to kittens, to enormous Great Danes, pets are part of the family to those who raise them.

That’s a problem, isn’t it? If you allow pets, there will be damage. If you don’t allow pets, there will probably be damage anyways. Herein lies the ...