Property Management Blog

Why Student Housing Is Making the Grade

System - Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Across the U.S., the student housing market is surging. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac recorded their highest-ever lending volume for the category in 2016, and development is on the rise, as well. New players have entered the field, ranging from conventional multifamily players to large pension funds and private equity investors. ...

8 Creepy Things Exterminators Wish You Knew About Pests in Your Home

System - Tuesday, July 4, 2017
We love to wax poetic about the idyllic advantages of owning a home: The backyard barbecues! The walls you can paint any color you want! And, of course, the stability of knowing you can stay in a place long-term at (more or less) the same cost each month. But homeownership also has a dark underbelly, full of scary thing...

Do I Have To Pay For Tenant Housing While I Fumigate Apartments?

System - Sunday, June 25, 2017
An apartment building owner has to fumigate apartments due to termites and wants to know how to handle the issue as well as the tenants. Here are several things to consider say blogger Richard ‘Monty’ Montgomery. Reader Question: I need termite fumigation. ​ I own property in located in Florida, where termites are a big ...

Landlord To Pay $20,000 To Settle Pet Discrimination Case

System - Thursday, June 22, 2017
The owner of several Reno, Nevada apartment complexes has agreed to pay $20,000 to settle allegations pet discrimination and Fair Housing Act violations involving requiring pet deposits from prospective tenants who require assistance animals, according to a release.The Silver State Fair Housing Council filed four complaints against the ow...

Is Your Rental Ad The Reason You Aren’t Getting Calls?

System - Thursday, June 8, 2017
I don’t think all landlords are lazy, but I’m constantly amazed by some of the rental ads I see online for rental properties. It’s like the writer took thirty seconds to put down a couple features of the property and thought they were done. News flash, you’re not. This is front and center for me right now as I have a vacancy at a ...

The 4 Types of Subtenants

System - Wednesday, May 31, 2017
When it comes to college housing, the term “sublease” is often thrown around in conversation. You may have signed up for an apartment for a 12-month lease, but find that you won’t need to inhabit the apartment during summer, spring, or winter break. Instead of paying for a space you aren’t even going to use, you...

Rental Properties Can Make Good Investments But They Come With Risk

System - Monday, May 29, 2017
Maybe your financial house is in order. Your debt is manageable or paid off. You have an emergency fund and now you’re looking for ways to grow your wealth. Or, perhaps you’re not there yet, but as you build toward stability you’re planning ahead by learning about different investments options. While investment can...

Evaluating Rental Returns on Investment Properties

System - Friday, May 26, 2017
Maybe you’re looking at the first building block of your real estate empire. Or perhaps you’re in good financial shape and just want to purchase a home that can earn you a little passive income. Whatever the case, you’ve found yourself in the market for your first investment property. When you buy an investment pr...

Exploring Rental Vacancy Rates in Urban, Suburban and Rural America

System - Tuesday, May 23, 2017
The rental vacancy rate fell to historic lows in the nation’s urban communities in 2016 according to the U.S. Census Bureau, while remaining stubbornly high in more-rural areas. Rental vacancy rates overall remain low, but eased somewhat in Northern California the Northeast and parts of Florida. Rental vacancy rates i...

Why discounting rent is for amateurs

System - Tuesday, May 16, 2017
First month free. Free TV with purchase. Don’t Pay until… You see these types of discounts in ads everywhere these days. You also see these types of businesses that promote like this come and go and there’s a reason. They trade in commodities. Commodities are items that have little value and are typically traded or b...


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