Tag Archives: property management

Buying Investment Property – What is a “Good” deal?

Let’s look at a tried and true way to measure rental property investment returns and what we as buyers should be looking for in our purchases. Total investment returns in real estate are really comprised of two pieces: operating positive cash flows and long-term appreciation. In today’s world, even though it probably will come, we […]

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 – […]

The Importance of Annual Inspections

As a landlord, you have a number of responsibilities. Not only is it important to make certain that your investment is protected, but it is also important to ensure your property is safe for inhabitation. One of the best ways to accomplish both goals is with an annual property inspection. While it can be easy […]

Rental advice: As rents rise, what’s a renter to do?

Here’s hoping you found a nice rental last year and locked in a low rate, one that can stick for, oh, about three years. That’s because — and we’re so sorry to report this — the rental market has once again shifted in favor of landlords, with little sign it’s going to swing back any […]

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 […]

DETERMINING RENTAL RATE

There are many factors to consider when determining a rental rate.  You want to make sure you don’t charge too much or you’re likely to be sitting with vacant units.  And on the flip side if you charge too little, you’re leaving profits on the table. MARKET RATE To determine your rental rate you want […]

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 […]

Rising Demand For Aparments

by Diana Olick Despite recovery in the single-family housing market, demand for apartments continues to surge. Just 4 percent of U.S. apartments nationwide were vacant in the second quarter of this year, according to a new report from Reis. That pushed rents up 3 percent from a year ago. “The simple fact that vacancy continues […]

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 […]