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Los Angeles Investment Opportunities on the Rise

Los Angeles Investment Opportunities on the Rise

With new home inventories at an extreme low and less houses on the market, confidence in real estate investing is rising, and owning a property is becoming once again an intelligent investment move. With foreclosures greatly diminishing and rental properties scarce, rental properties themselves are fueling the recovery for the housing investment market. Red Blue…

Delaware County House Fire: Landlord Tips for Fire Prevention

Delaware County House Fire: Landlord Tips for Fire Prevention

Delaware County House Fire Earlier this month, three individuals suffered minor injuries in a Delaware County house fire. The fire broke out around 1:30 a.m on January 4th in Darby Township. While four family members escaped from the fire, the family dog was not able to make it out of the home. Some of the…

Goals for Property Management Companies

Goals for Property Management Companies

Since it’s January and the start of a brand new year, we thought we’d take a few moments to help out fellow Chicago property management companies, and really just property management companies in general, by sharing some ideas on potential goals to set for the upcoming year.  There’s no better time then the start of…

What if Tenant Fails to Change Utilities to Their Name for a Rental Property?

What if Tenant Fails to Change Utilities to Their Name for a Rental Property?

Depending on how you lease is written, typically the tenants are going to be responsible for paying the utilities. Tenants should typically be paying the utilities as this is ensures that they are paying for high water and electric bills if they choose to do a lot of laundry or have the a/c running often….

Staffing for Property Management Companies

Staffing for Property Management Companies

While many property management companies may be hurting for income due to tight rental markets and smaller budgets, the need for staffing will always remain the same.  As a Chicago property management company, we know first hand how difficult things can get and we also know how vital it is for a property management company…

Property Management Companies as an Alternative to Being a Landlord

Property Management Companies as an Alternative to Being a Landlord

The most successful way to make a passive income as a real estate owner, is through rentals that, ideally, only require a minimum amount of time. Consider using Atlanta property management companies to ensure that the maximum amount of your rental cost is collected, while requiring the least amount of your own personal time. Property…

Regular Maintenance a Must to Control Costly Water Damage

Regular Maintenance a Must to Control Costly Water Damage

Super Storm Sandy is still in the news, along with stories and pictures of homes ruined by the unprecedented storm surge and resulting flooding the storm caused along the coast of the northeastern United States. Property owners affected by the storm are dealing with water damage on a massive scale. But, according to Steve Leger,…

Benefits of Moving Your Payments Online

Benefits of Moving Your Payments Online

Property management companies, whether you own or work for a retail property management company, industrial property management company, or condo property management company, typically have to take in many, many checks.  With so many of us going paperless these days the idea of moving your payments online probably seems like a great idea, and truly…

Resolve To Pre-Qualify Applicants!

Resolve To Pre-Qualify Applicants!

Its a New Year and most people resolve to make their lives better in some way. The biggest time waster for property owners is trying to lease their properties. It should not be that way.  The reason the process is so painful is that we are naturally predisposed to not play the detective we need…

5 Simple Steps to Becoming a Great Landlord in 2013

5 Simple Steps to Becoming a Great Landlord in 2013

Being a landlord is a tough business, there’s no doubt about it. Unlike the picture ingrained in the minds of so many renters, being a landlord consists of much more than just lounging around while you watch the money roll in. In reality, rental property owners have responsibilities very similar to those of a small…

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