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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...
Jessica Thiefels
| 4 min. read
5 tricks for opening up small spaces—without knocking down walls
Renting out a small space can be challenging. We all want the most space for the lowest price—and prospective tenants don’t want to worry about outgrowing their apartment before they’ve even moved in. So how can you make...
Jason Van Steenwyk
| 9 min. read
Fire insurance 101: What landlords & property managers need to know
Fire insurance is critical—but it’s also dangerously easy to neglect. Residential fires are as costly as they are common. In 2015, a structure fire occurred every 63 seconds. 500,000 structure fires occur every year, and the vast majority—77%...
Amanda Maher
| 6 min. read
What to expect if your tenant files for bankruptcy
One of a landlord’s biggest worries is having a tenant who stops paying rent. When that happens, if the tenant doesn’t voluntarily move out, a landlord usually has to go through the eviction process to reclaim possession of...
Amanda Maher
| 5 min. read
6 small apartment amenities to attract new renters
The term “tenant amenities” is most often used when discussing large apartment communities—but this need not be the case. Landlords and property managers should always be thinking of ways to integrate amenities into smaller apartments and buildings as...
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