Property Management Blog

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Why You’d Be Crazy to NOT Allow Pets in Your Building
Property Management Blog
Barks, odors, paw prints…all the sights and sounds that come with owning a pet don’t paint too pretty a picture.These are why property owners are loath to accept pets in their buildings. But what if doing so actually made sense?Pet policies aren’t for everyone, but for certain properties they can be perfect: perhaps you...

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Vancouver Named “Best Value City in Northwest” by Sunset Magazine
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Certain cities, it’s obvious why they get populated.You’ve got the metropolis, prom queen types like San Francisco, Denver, New York, etc. What’s fascinating is that next tier, the up-and-coming towns. The ones that were once stopovers, a place to stretch your legs perhaps, and are now a destination unto themselves.There...

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

How to Fund Real Estate Investments
Property Management Blog
Real estate investors are not unicorns. They do not possess superhuman traits, or clairvoyant, crystal-ball skills that allow them to make brilliant investments. Rather, they possess two main qualities: an ability to think big picture, and a dedication to thoroughly understanding the market. Part of this knowledge means knowing how t...

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Best Places to Live in Vancouver, Washington
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Are you looking to move to Vancouver, Washington (or as the locals call it, "the 'Couve")? One thing is certain: you are going to love it!From the artistic culture to the world class farmers market, you will find yourself with plenty to do. The moderate climate and natural beauty of your surroundings make every day a pleasur...

Monday, January 30, 2017

4 Ways a Property Manager Makes Your Life Easier
Property Management Blog
If you own a larger building, like one with more than four units, it can be quite challenging to manage the place yourself. Or perhaps you would rather spend your time searching for new properties. After all, it’s hard to grow your business when you have to attend to noise complaints in the middle of the night, or to constantly fix ...

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

What Does the Washington Real Estate Market Look Like Right Now?
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The housing market around the country has been hot for the last several years, especially for sellers. Homes are being sold in record time, and for great prices. Buyers, on the other hand, have had a hard time finding a home, seeing as the inventory is low.Washington is no exception. With the beautiful scenery, unique job opportunities, a...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Why Invest In Real Estate?
Property Management Blog
Investing in real estate can be a wonderful decision, but one that requires dedication, planning, and a lot of saving. Those who invest in real estate can see incredible returns and it can be significant when adding to your investment portfolio. Historically speaking, this is a great time to start investing in real estate because it&rsquo...

Sunday, January 8, 2017

7 Red Flags in a Prospective Tenant for Your Property
Property Management Blog
The two goals of tenant screening are straightforward. You want someone who will pay on time and treat your space with respect. But conducting your screening can be confusing. How do you determine who is a good tenant? How can you tell if they are being honest in their responses?It is well worth the effort to spend the time identifying wa...

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Property-Renovating Tips That Will Make You Money
Property Management Blog
While most people think of property renovations as an expense, in reality they have the potential to earn you more money in the long, and even short, term. Here are some affordable ways you can improve your rental property to maximize both tenant enjoyment and income potential.Remember, it's an investment property.Treat your property ...

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Can You Ban Smoking In Your Rental Property?
Property Management Blog
Over the years, the awareness of the dangers of smoking has extended beyond the smokers themselves to secondhand smoke risks. Given what we now understand about the dangers of secondhand smoke, it is getting much more difficult for smokers to find public places they can light up.With the health dangers in mind, not to mention the problems...

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