Category: Property Management

New Landlord Basics: Insurance

Posted on: February 09, 2012 by total

Posted by Teresa on January 6, 2012 under Landlord Tips | The declining housing market created plenty of new landlords , some of whom may have never planned on owning rental property . Some are leasing a house they couldn’t sell, while others are taking advantage of low prices and investing in properties to rent.

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“Green” Certifications LEEDing Facility Managers

Posted on: February 09, 2012 by total

With sustainability on the minds of designers, architects and facility managers, deciding whether the investment necessary to achieve “green” certifications is worth it may seem overwhelming. There are labels and certifications for the facilities themselves, and professional accreditations for industry

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What Landlords Can Expect in 2012′s Rental Market

Posted on: February 08, 2012 by total

Posted by Teresa on January 5, 2012 under Rental Market | For landlords in most markets, 2011 was a good year , with low vacancy rates and higher rents than previous years. What can landlords expect to see in 2012?

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Establishing Maintenance Procedures and Policies

Posted on: February 05, 2012 by total

Posted by Teresa on December 8, 2011 under Landlord Paperwork and Forms | If you’re like most landlords, you want to keep your investment properties in good shape . A well-maintained property appraises well, attracts quality tenants , can help you avoid liability issues and will save you money in the long run

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Renters Expect to Pay More in 2012

Posted on: February 03, 2012 by total

Despite overall low levels of optimism among Americans, consumer sentiment trended in a positive direction in the final months of 2011, according to results from Fannie Mae’s December National Housing Survey.

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Curb Appeal that Stands Out

Posted on: February 01, 2012 by total

Property owners are familiar with the usual roster of curb appeal improvements, such as repainting the property, mowing the lawn and trimming the hedges. But beyond the usual, what are some additional ways to enhance curb appeal? To shed some light on these questions, I picked the brain of Jared Meadors, the owner of Medusa Properties, a niche rental company in Houston.

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Keys to Being a Residential Property Manager

Posted on: January 23, 2012 by total

Residential Property Management is a competitive industry that requires being able to provide excellent service as well as promote your company. These tips may seem basic, but they are the foundation of what a residential property manager needs to master in order to be as effective as possible.

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Occupant Behavior: Five Keys to Meeting Environmental Performance Goals

Posted on: January 19, 2012 by total

Prepare to be shocked. Or at a minimum, informed. Occupancy behavior is holding us back from reaching environmental building performance goals. Not funding. Not awareness levels. Just behavior. Every day, new Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified and

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Resident Retention Strategies: Three Tips to Kick Off a Strong 2012

Posted on: January 11, 2012 by total

It’s no secret that the costs associated with tenant turnover can be exorbitant. A 2011 SatisFacts study estimates move-out costs average around $3,900 per unit, which includes, among other items, $1,200 in lost rental income, nearly $800 in concessions and

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Researching Rental Property Rates

Posted on: January 24, 2011 by total

Finding out how much rent you can charge for a rental property shouldn’t be a guessing game.

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