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Jason Van Steenwyk
| 5 min. read
The property manager’s pool safety checklist: 16 must-read tips
Summer is prime time for swimming—which means that it’s time for a refresher on community pool safety. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 346 children under the age of 15 drowned in pools and hot tubs...
Amanda Maher
| 8 min. read
Rental property fires: The 10 steps landlords need to follow
Last year, the Ghost Ship fire in Oakland gripped the nation’s attention. 36 people were killed after a fire broke out in an artists’ collective in a warehouse building, which was being used illegally as a living and...
Jason Van Steenwyk
| 12 min. read
Deadly London apartment blaze highlights fire safety issues
The Grenfell Tower Fire: What Happened? From June 14 to 17, a deadly blaze ravaged the 24-story Grenfell Tower, a government-owned apartment building in an affluent London borough. The ongoing search, recovery, and identification process means that an...
Jessica Thiefels
| 5 min. read
5 summer property maintenance projects to prep for fall renters
Outside of regular property maintenance services, there are a number of items that should always be on your in-between seasons checklist. These chores and upgrades prepare your property for the upcoming season, avoiding costly repairs and the last-minute...
Amanda Maher
| 9 min. read
Rent-to-own homes: Do the risks outweigh the benefits?
During the 1980s and 1990s, “rent-to-own” homes were relatively popular. The notion that renters could take a home for a test drive before purchasing it lured in many prospective homeowners. It was a great option for people who...
Jason Van Steenwyk
| 8 min. read
Tenant credit checks: What landlords and property managers need to know
Experienced landlords and property managers will tell you: Always run a credit check for tenants before extending a lease agreement! While credit reports have their limitations, the tenant’s prior history is likely the best predictor of how well...
Amanda Maher
| 6 min. read
Popular landscaping trends of summer 2017: Our predictions
A good property manager is always looking for ways to improve a building’s value. With so much attention devoted to the building itself, it’s easy to overlook the value of enhancing a property’s grounds. However, there are a...
Jason Van Steenwyk
| 5 min. read
Must-read mold prevention and mitigation tips for property managers
Mold can be highly destructive to your buildings; highly toxic to your residents; and highly damaging to your profits, too. While there is always a base level of mold in the air, letting a mold problem fester in...

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