Tag Archives: investing

Low-Stress Landlording? Is It Possible?

Low-stress land-lording, is it even possible? The answer to this question is yes! In this article, we’ll break down some of the most common reasons why landlords get stressed out and provide you with a professional solution that will lead to low-stress land-lording. What are some of the most common reasons why landlords stress out? […]

Smaller Remodeling Jobs Deliver Better ROI

Smaller Remodeling Jobs Deliver Better ROI Your home may need some work, but that doesn’t mean you want to lose money on it when you sell. That’s why you might be interested in the 2015 Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report from Remodeling Magazine and the National Association of REALTORS®. It may surprise you to learn […]

Keeping Residents and Property Owners Happy

If there is one thing that all property managers want, it’s an over abundance of qualified potential residents who need to rent or lease a place to live. The mentality of landlords vs. tenants has changed. Many managers and owners have taken the residents for granted for a long time. In writing via email more […]

Property Ownership and Property Management Outlook 2014

The year 2013 will go down in the record books as a good year for both owners and managers of residential income properties. As I wrote recently in an article titled, It’s Tough to Afford to be a Renter These Days, “Housing affordability doesn’t look too promising as 2014 begins. If you listen to the […]

All Ads Are Not Created Equal…

All online rental ads are not created equal. In fact, many factors determine whether a rental ad will be successful at attracting renter leads. With so much information and so many choices on the internet, rental marketers need to make sure their ads catch – and hold – the attention of potential renters. Photos – […]

Tips to Manage Apartment Rentals for Tenants with Pets

As a rental property manager or owner, you’re probably aware there are many pet lovers who are in the market for rentals that offer pet-friendly policies. According to a recent Apartments.com survey, 75 percent of renters in the United States are pet owners, so rental properties with flexible pet-friendly options definitely top the list when […]

Cap Rate Formula | What Is Cap Rate?

  How do you know what a commercial income property is worth? How do you know that you can get your desired return on your investment? Is there a way to calculate the maximum you can pay for an investment and still achieve your investment goals? This article will answer these questions and more about valuing income […]

FAQ’s Regarding Property Management

WHY SHOULD I USE A PROFESSIONAL TO MANAGE MY HOME? While the reasons our clients choose professional management vary, here are some of the key reasons many people elect professional management over self-management: We handle maintenance and emergency repairs, allowing you to sleep at night. We enforce collection of rents and serve the proper notices […]

What Americans Want in Apartment Landscaping

Posted on 31. Jul, 2013 by Tara Armbruster in Greener Properties As you determine ways to make your apartment complex more appealing to tenants, you should pay attention to the latest trends when it comes to outdoor spaces. More specifically, take note of what the American Society of Landscape Architects found when they conducted their Residential Landscape Architecture Trends survey […]

Valuing Property Via The Capitalization Rate Methodology

Posted on 04. Oct, 2013 by Leonard Baron in Business When one wants to value property, like an apartment building, to get a feel for what it is worth, there are two different commercially recognized valuation approaches that are used. The first one is the comparable market approach analysis (CMA), which is used both for […]