Property Management Blog

10 Rental Property Tax Deductions Landlords Love: Did You Take Them All?

System - Monday, May 8, 2017
Whether you rent out a place or room to a tenant full time or just for a few weeks while you’re away on vacation, you already know it’s a great way to make money. But did you know it can also save you cash at tax time? That’s right, being even a part-time landlord comes with tons of rental property tax deductions you&rs...

These 4 colors can be the kiss of death when renting your home

System - Tuesday, May 2, 2017
A fresh coat of paint is a fairly inexpensive way to refresh the look of your home; the average exterior paint job costs about $2,600, while interior paint costs $1,660, according to Home Advisor. But choose the wrong shade and you could wind up regretting it later. Paint your home with a weird color either inside or out an...

Top 5 Water Conservation Tips for Property Managers

System - Sunday, April 30, 2017
Reducing water consumption has become more important than ever. This is especially true in areas that experience frequent or long term drought conditions. Many property managers find themselves under water use restrictions or increased prices on water overages. The good news is that there are many ways to reduce water bills that are not ...

Renters Now Rule Half of U.S. Cities

System - Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Detroit was once known as a city where a working-class family could afford to own a home. Now it’s a city of renters. Just 49 percent of Motor City households were homeowners in 2015, down from 55 percent in 2009 and the lowest percentage in more than 50 years. Detroit isn’t alone, of course: The rate of U.S. home ownership...

Landlord Insurance 101: A Guide to Rental Property Insurance for Owners

System - Monday, April 24, 2017
More and more Americans are becoming landlords – either by necessity or choice – but do they know what it takes to insure their rental property? Consider the trend: For more than a decade, homeownership rates have declined while rentals have increased. According to a recent report from Harvard University’s Joint ...

Why your flipped house might actually be a flop house

System - Tuesday, April 18, 2017
House flipping is hot again, with investors flipping property at the fastest pace in a decade. Yet behind their walls, that picture-perfect dream home could conceal a nightmare. A flipped house is one that has been sold at least twice within one year. Real estate site Trulia said more than six percent of last year’s home sales we...

Bedbugs Still a Constant Risk

System - Sunday, April 16, 2017
Bedbugs are a growing issue in the United States and are showing no signs of slowing down. When you consider that the insects were practically nonexistent 20 to 30 years ago, it’s even more shocking to see where we are today. In 2015, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) conducted a survey of pest management p...

3 tech trends helping to bring new investors to real estate

System - Monday, April 10, 2017
Real estate has been a volatile market over the last decade, leaving many people wary of investing in residential and commercial properties. As a result, would-be investors are looking at the market differently and using new strategies to achieve success. Technology has been a major factor in that shift, empowering investors ...

Landscape Tips To Help With Finding Home Buyers

System - Tuesday, April 4, 2017
A functional and beautiful kitchen, flowing floor plan, plenty of storage, and spacious master bathroom will help win buyers’ hearts. However, often before they see those areas, they see your landscape. It’s the curb appeal theory that I’m talking about. Some buyers will decide based on the look of the outside of you...

Millennial Magnets: The Top 10 Cities Where Young People Want to Be

System - Sunday, April 2, 2017
What do millennials want, anyway? Marketing execs all over the country have been tripping over themselves for years to find the answer. After all, as America’s largest and youngest adult generation, millennials have an insane amount of collective purchasing power, the power to move markets according to their whims—and the ability to d...


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