Category Archive: Property Management tips

A Little Bath Room Rehab

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Bath Room Face Lift: As you can seen in the pics the bathroom is a bit dated but that is not the whole reason for replacing a bath. If you look in the pic with the vanity missing on the left you see plywood. Plywood under tile over time has a tendency to get loose. Why? Wood …

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How are Your Repairs Going?

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Who does your repairs? You or a contractors? After a tenant leaves do you paint or just clean up? I have a tendency to repaint the unit. I don’t know what it is about a fresh coat of paint. One color I don’t like to use is white. I feel white is OK for the bathrooms or Kitchen  …

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Who is looking after your property?

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Do you know who is inspecting your property? First you would think that the property manager would. Or that the tenant would. It is up to the landlord to make sure inspections are done. I will admit I was not the best with inspection but over there years I am becoming more and more diligent about doing them. Also I like …

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Rental Licensing Ordinance

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What is a “Rental Licensing Ordinance” is a sense to Police landlords. Skokie a suburb of Chicago wants an Ordinance that will require property owner and/or property managers to pay per rental. It is $10 per unit for property managers and $25 for owners. I don’t thing they fees overlap its one or the other. Is this good? The city would …

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Smoke Free Living

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With Wisconsin anniversary of the smoking ban in buildings, 2 years now. Now it is time to get them to stop smoking in and around your units. Living in a apartment house a smokers smoke can get into another apartment. If you’re anything like me I HATE the smell of smoke. If you smoke and want …

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10 Things even Donald Trumps Does.

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This is list is in no particular order, kind of. 1 Run your apartments like a business. Your unit(s) either being 1 or 10 is a business. Have business card, a separate number for your tenants to have. Have all or most  the forms you need to communicate with your tenants. 2 Screen your tenants …

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NO RENTALS!!

By: Shane Adams

In some markets rental are becoming scarce. With the population growing and Gen Y’ers are starting to move out vacant apartments are in short supply. What does that mean to building owners? 1. More qulified tenants. 2. Higher rents. 3. Faster turn-over. What does it mean to tenants? 1. Need to watch spending (to qualify for apartment) 2. High …

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Is a yearly rental fee good or bad?

By: BuzzFarmers

Not to far away in Merrillville Indiana the city consul voted to a implement a $100 rental fee. Per the article Click Here to read it, it is per unit. Now I get that some property managers and landlords could not maintain the properties. But the money that will be collected to my understanding is going to go to the …

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