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  • 12/09/2015

    Helpful Household Items

    No matter how prepared you are as a renter, moving can be stressful– a chaotic mess of packing tape, bubble wrap, and unforeseeable mishaps. So when you survive the ordeal and find a sense of serenity in the calm after the storm, there’s nothing more you want to do than turn the mess of boxes … Continue reading

  • 03/25/2015

    Rental Rush

    Rental Rush Across the country, the “rental rush” is starting to set in, and for the first time since the housing market bubble busted in 2008, home prices are at the highest ever. The housing prices are having an unintended effect on the rental market, which has led to a growth spark within the property … Continue reading

  • 02/19/2015

    Ways To Make Your Life & Home Easier

    Life is busy. Everyday, so many things to do. Finding a few shortcuts is key to keeping on track—and keeping your sanity. Employ a few of these tricks to make your life easier (and better!) 1. Put it on the list It stinks to be driving home from only to remember the one thing you … Continue reading

  • 10/17/2014

    Are You Ready For Halloween?

    Admittedly, Halloween is one the most favorite days. While serving as the gateway to the upcoming holiday season, Halloween is a day when we can let our inner child out to play. Ghosts, goblins, witches and vampires are found everywhere you look. What a great way to spend the day. Is your community really ready … Continue reading

  • 09/04/2014

    Mortgage rates hovered at their lowest levels of the year

    Mortgage rates hovered at their lowest levels of the year for the third straight week this week, according to a survey published Thursday by Freddie Mac. The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage stood at 4.1 percent for the week ending Wednesday, according to Freddie’s survey. To get that rate, borrowers had to pay fees equal to … Continue reading

  • 04/25/2014

    Avoiding Craigslist Scam

    Despite the warnings that are prevalent around the country, potential renters, property owners and managers continue to be scammed by Craigslist. These scams have evolved as the criminals have become more devious. Today, both renters and property managers are the frequent victims of these scams. Scammers browse management company rental listings and simply copy the … Continue reading

  • 03/25/2014

    Saving Electricity and Water

    With the approach of warmer weather, here are some tips to lower electric and water bills. Electricity Room-darkening shades and weather stripping around the windows and doors are essential. Turn up the thermostat on the air cooling system by just 3 degrees and they’ll save almost 5% on their electric bills if combined with improved … Continue reading

  • 02/28/2014

    Rental Rush

    Across the country, the “rental rush” is starting to set in, and for the first time since the housing market bubble busted in 2008, home prices are at the highest ever. The housing prices are having an unintended effect on the rental market, which has led to a growth spark within the property management industry … Continue reading

  • 01/22/2014

    Simple & Green Pest Control

    Did you know that mice turn up their noses at peppermint? Or that ants and roaches hate Tex-Mex? Some easy trick and common household ingredients can help keep nature’s nuisances at bay, without harming kids, pets or other wildlife. Peppermint has been an anti-mouse strategy for centuries. Some swear the strong odor keeps mice from … Continue reading

  • 07/22/2013

    5 Inexpensive Ways to Improve Your Rental Properties

    1. Paint the Kitchen Cabinets If the cabinets are over ten years old (or look cheap from day one) they are probably ready for a makeover. Replacing cabinets is an expensive proposition, but painting them can make them look as good as new. Use a semi-gloss paint and don’t bother painting the insides. Just make … Continue reading