Property Management Blog

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 neighborhoods, such as Berkley and Park Place, Norfolk changed the zoning from allowing both duplex and single-family homes, to only allowing structures to be used as single-families.  When this zoning change became official, the city gave all duplex structures which no longer conformed to current zoning a conditional use permit, which allowed them to ...

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 root of the pet policy issue: there are benefits and downsides on both sides. So what do you do?

First off, we need to know the ups and downs of allowing pets:

Benefits

  • More possible residents
  • Increased income due to pet fees
  • Higher tenant satisfaction

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