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Published: Wed, 25 Apr 2018 06:26:28 -0500


Why a Great Storefront Is Vital to Your Company's Bottom Line

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 11:10:22 -0500

Great commercial real estate can be hard to find, but rest assured it is well worth the wait. Retail real estate that is well set up, in a favorable location, and affordable can drastically increase your store's bottom line. The more profitable your company is, the better it is for not only yourself, but also your employees and the local economy.

8 Things to Consider When Choosing a Strata Manager

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 15:12:23 -0500

Our insider tips to the questions you should be asking your prospective Strata Manager. We have prepared this short list of questions that you should be asking prior to making a decision to appoint a new Strata Agent.

Why Use a Professional Inventory Company?

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 11:03:18 -0500

Since the introduction of Tenancy Deposit Protection (TDP) in April 2007, the need for unbiased professional independent inventories has never been greater. TDS applies to all Assured Short-hold Tenancies in England and Wales where a deposit is taken. A thorough, detailed, accurate and unbiased inventory will now be vital in the event of a landlord wanting to claim against a tenant's deposit.

Cloud ERP: A Way to Skyrocket Your Real-Estate

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 07:24:10 -0500

Ever since ERP came to the scenario, little to big real estates are getting great results. It is about a single system integrating many functions that saves enormous time for the companies and help them gain efficiency in their business. This article elaborates how could a cloud-based ERP will let you fly high in the real-estate sector by making your processes agile and swift.

6 Important Factors to Consider When Getting a Property Management System for Your Hotel

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 07:02:31 -0600

A good property management system is the backbone of a hotel. Though invisible, its scope affects different parts of a hotel's functioning. With operational efficiency and guest relations riding on the PMS, it's extremely important you bring a system that's best suited to the needs of your small hotel.

Boiler Grants & Tenants

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 13:28:47 -0600

Special Feature - Boiler & Insulation Grants & Private Tenants Not a match made in heaven unfortunately. After 5 years of dealing with private tenants to upgrade their boilers and insulation, I have had to adopt certain measures in order to get the job done.

Everything All Landlords Must Know to Convert Buy-To-Let Properties Into A Cash Cow

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:18:23 -0600

The buy2let Shop reviews investment in residential properties as one of the best sources of regular income. Many people prefer investing in UK's buy-to-let property market instead of risking their money by investing in share market. This move generally pays-off for buyers as they get some amount of money/income on monthly basis.

Great Property Management Companies

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 06:56:53 -0600

Choosing the best manager for your property can promote your real estate investment or even break it. You find managers in all parts of the market and it is important to tell the good apart from the bad.

5 Things to Expect in UK Property Investment Market in 2018

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:08:41 -0600

2017 was an eventful year for the UK's property investment market. The impact of Brexit shook it to core. Those who were planning to attend property auctions in the UK for purchasing second or more residential properties were hit by additional 3% Stamp Duty.

Everything Property Investors Must Know About Debt-To-Income Ratio for Loan Application Approval

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:28:50 -0600

Profitable property investment is subject to accurate knowledge about a lot of things. For example: Complete and accurate knowledge about the best property investment practices. Purchasing any investment property for sale cannot be possible without complete knowledge about political and financial market happenings.

5 Tips To Choose a Property Management Strategy

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 07:16:03 -0600

Investing in a good rental properly may not be a good decision for everyone. If you want other options or you want to be a passive manager, you are not alone. To choose the best property management strategy, what you need to do is know your lifestyle and goals. Given below are some tips that may help you make the right decision.

Parking Lot Cleaning - Why It's So Crucial

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 10:17:26 -0600

Neglect of parking lot maintenance can have huge consequences. Learn why regular maintenance is so important for parking lots and parkades.

Spring Has Sprung - Time To Clean Your Parkade

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 10:16:39 -0600

Winters in the great white north can be harsh. When spring has sprung, Spring cleaning fever hits in full force! Spring is usually regarded as the best time book in the annual cleaning of your parkade.

4 Ways to Make Sure That You Choose the Right Parkade Cleaner

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 10:15:51 -0600

Learn the 4 primary ways to make sure that you choose the right parkade cleaner for your property. How do you know what service you are really getting for the price? How do you know what the best value really is?

The 2 Simplest Ways to Maintain Your Parkade Properly

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 13:48:25 -0600

Learn how condo boards and property managers can best maximize their budgets with the 2 simplest methods for effective parkade maintenance. This allows condo boards to maximize their investment now and for years to come.

Commercial Property Management - Some Simple Points

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 07:32:23 -0600

A commercial property manage involves overseeing any type of commercial property from multi-storied office buildings to retail space. Many times property owners will use a commercial property management firm to hand all the day-to-day details of operating the property so it frees up the property owners time for other aspects of business.

Positive Impact on Real Estate in India After Implementation of GST

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 13:47:06 -0500

The Indian real estate sector has been going through a significant transformation the recent times. The recently implemented Real Estate and Regulation Act (RERA) addressed assurance in the level of accountability on real estate builders and developers and infuse transparency in the real estate sector has been revolutionary in the history of the Indian property sector.

7 Fascinating Things About Colorful Colorado

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 15:20:53 -0500

Are you planning to move to the state of mountains, rivers, and plains called Colorado? If yes, start looking for houses for sale in Colorado before you change your mind because this place is no less than a heaven! Home to natural beauty and landscape diversity, Colorado is quite a fascinating place to live in.

Find the Right Expert to Repair Your Pipes

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 08:52:31 -0500

Over time, pipes can start to show signs of damage. This can be due to the elements, what is flowing through them, how long they have been in place, and what they are made of. You need the right provider to help you get results. When it comes to pipe repair, you don't want to take on the job yourself. You don't want to hire just anyone to get the job done either.

Property Management Fees: A Necessary Investment To Cater Problems

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 08:24:58 -0500

Giving house or a portion of the house on rent is one of the common practices followed by mankind from the years. It can also be said that giving property on rent is the source of earning extra income by sitting at home. The property management fees is not less than a boon for the property owners who due to any reason are not able to take care of their property given on rent and need assistance from experts to manage it.

Buying a Home With Built-In Problems

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 06:59:51 -0500

It is a terrible situation when one buys a property with unseen flaws in its construction. Usually in Australia this is covered by government departments that oversee the building of such and push the company to fix them. Recently, however, it has come to light that many buildings cannot be fixed and the builders have no responsibility for the mess they create for purchasers.

Is Your House Prepared to Be a Rental?

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 15:00:02 -0500

If you are thinking about making your home a rental property, there are things you should consider. Just because it was "good enough" for you to live in doesn't mean it will stand up to the demanding standards of today's renters.

The Importance of Hiring a Property Management Company

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 14:42:34 -0500

Hiring a property management company takes care of the burden for you, especially if you are well aware that marketing, confronting tenants with late payments and handling maintenance are not your strongest points especially if managing your property is not the only priority you have in your busy life. Therefore delegating this task to a reliable property management company may just be one of the best decisions you have ever made.

4 Easy Ways to Increase Profits and Your Rentals

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 15:18:58 -0500

Cha-Ching! It's the first week of the month and time to cash these checks. It is not always easy, but I love owning rentals; especially now when rents are through the roof.

What to Ask When Looking for a Good Property Manager

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:22:37 -0500

If you ask the right questions while shopping around for property managers, you'll get a better idea of who would make the best fit for your property. Ask them these questions when discussing your property to see if they're the right property manager for you.

Tax Time: Tax Reporting Requirements for Property Managers

Sat, 06 May 2017 12:43:49 -0500

The beginning of the year is a very busy time, when all tax forms should be issued for funds paid out to Rental Property Owners or Vendors during the previous calendar year. The form that is used to complete this task is the 1099-MISC and this form must be submitted to the recipient and the IRS by a specified date each year. Read on for how to accomplish this important and necessary task.

Real Estate Agent Job Description

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:24:36 -0500

What real estate agents do: Real estate agents liaise between home owners and buyers to conduct the sale, purchase or rent of properties. They work for real estate brokers and play a major role in assisting people buy or sell residential, commercial or industrial property.

How to Get a 4.0 or Higher Rating on Social Media Sites

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:56:00 -0500

Businesses these days rely heavily on internet marketing. And part of internet marketing are comments left by your past and present customers on social media sites. Here are a few tips on how to increase your rating!

How to Simplify Accounting Statements for Rental Property Owners

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:35:23 -0500

It is very important that rental property owners understand the activity in their account each month. They should feel confident that their property management company is portraying to them an accurate and easily read accounting of where their money is coming from and what it is being spent on.

How A Property Management Company Helps With Quality Renters

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:25:22 -0500

What do property management companies do to make dream tenants a reality? Here are some of the most important steps a property management company can take to protect property owners and their real estate investments.

How Do You Select The Best Property Management Software?

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 07:12:52 -0500

Property management can be a challenge, especially without the right tools. Getting the right software program is very essential in helping you streamline the process of handling your growing business and to keep it organized. More and more companies are eliminating paperwork by choosing software solutions that can handle all important functions including management of documents. But then how do you go about selecting the best property management software for your business?

Helpful Tips For Better Real Estate Management

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 07:12:48 -0500

Managing rental properties can be a tedious process sometimes landing you into legal issues. As a property manager or owner, you should think about preventing problems even before they occur to have an easier time maintaining order. Apart from making your tenants feel worthy, you should also find ways of making the management process easy for you especially when handling large properties or multiple properties. When you are organized in how you handle your property, it becomes easier to keep everything in check and a few tips can help you put in the best measures into the management process.

The 7 Crucial Parts of the Application Process When Renting an Apartment / Home

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 21:28:37 -0600

To determine the eligibility of an applicant for a rental property, Rental Applications, whether submitted on line via a website or by hard copy, should go through a standard process. Here are some criteria that should be considered.

How Do You Know It's Time To Get Real Estate Management Software?

Sun, 05 Mar 2017 10:52:07 -0600

There are endless opportunities in the real estate industry, but the truth is that it can get stressful to manage especially when you do not have all the necessary tools. When you are in the property business, you will not only need to put in measures to attract tenants and maintain them, but you will also need to have proper management planning to ensure that you have an easy time keeping an eye on everything that touches on the property.

Ways to Convince Your Tenants to Pay the Rent Online

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 10:59:17 -0600

Processing rent checks manually is both time-consuming and costly. It usually takes about five minutes and $2-3 per check. If you are expecting 500 checks monthly, this could take almost 42 hours and $12-15,000 every year.

The Six Critical Elements of Great Ad Writing for Rental Properties

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 07:27:20 -0600

As marketing director, I write Ads every day. I use the following six rules to make our Ads stand out. If you represent your property well in your Ad, prospective tenants will want to see the property!

10 Property Management Tips

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 07:21:36 -0600

Are you looking for some useful property management tips? If so, you may want to read the following 10 tips from experts in the field. With these tips, managing property will be a lot easier for you. Read on.

Respectful Communication and Teamwork Leads to Success

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:56:41 -0600

Respectful communication and teamwork lead to success in property management. Working as a team provides an opportunity for each individual to succeed and as a result the organization will grow! If you are a real estate investor or property owner and want to learn more about how we can help you buy investment properties and our property management program, please go to our website at Harumi Russell is the Office Manager at Del Val Realty & Property Management ("Del Val"). Del Val is a FULL SERVICE Residential Property Management company with over 15 years' experience. Del Val manages over 2,500 single family homes, HOA units and multifamily properties in and around Philadelphia, PA. We advise property owners how to build wealth and financial security through hassle-free ownership of rental real estate with our NO "Hassle" FULL Service Management Program. In addition, we advise and manage homeowners and condominium associations on the daily operations of their communities. This includes but is not limited to sales, collections, maintenance, contract negotiations and management as well as various accounting functions.

Lease Cleaning Services - A Wise and Prudent Selection

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 06:52:27 -0600

Usually tenants have to sign a bond to rent a property on lease. They have to sign an agreement with the landlord to ensure the security of the property and its assets. Further, they have to assure the owner that their property will be kept in the same way as it was when the lease was initiated. And to ensure this, tenants have to take care of the property and keep it clean. To get this job done, tenants need to avail end of lease cleaning services that is a very convenient and budget-friendly option to help them handover the place in its original condition.

How to Handle Your Tenant Showing Appointments

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 07:22:00 -0600

In the past we talked about ways to locate potential tenants or tenant buyers and what to say to them on the first phone call. Today, we are going to talk about showing the property to the potential tenant and getting a deposit to hold the home for them. This step in the process will by far take up the most of your precious time so it is important that we get it right and make the most out of every appointment.

Rental Property Management: Is It Really Worth It To Hire This Service?

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 08:01:06 -0600

The services offered by property management group refer to the duties which as the owner are expected by you to do. Going to the real benefits enjoyed by acquiring the services offered by groups taking care of your property recent time more people are investing their savings in building new properties under their lead and giving it on lease.

Sure Fire Tenant Screening

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 13:32:35 -0600

Aside from negotiating and sales, tenant screening is the most profitable skill a landlord can have. Why do I say that? Because if you don't screen tenants you won't have a profit.

Why Haven't You Fixed This Yet?

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 11:07:25 -0600

You know the feeling, Christmas is fast approaching and the whole family is coming for Christmas dinner. All of a sudden you find yourself playing caterer, cleaner, menu designer, shopper, waiter and, of course, Chef! The pressure is rising you as you battle through the options of how you can possibly cook a turkey for 20 people, with all the trimmings, but you battle on anyway. The big day is planned! And a month out - what could possibly go wrong?

I Will Definitely Buy Real Estate Within A Year

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:36:56 -0600

Investing in real estate has become a trend in India. Not only the residents, NRIs are also showing a great interest in Indian properties. Owning a house is a symbol of prosperity but owing more reflects affluence.

Before Investing in the Secondary Real Estate Market of India

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:36:50 -0600

The secondary real estate market in India is attractive. It is advantageous. Many homebuyers are turning to the secondary market instead of purchasing directly from the builder.

Real Estate - A Great Career Option for Women

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:32:23 -0600

Real Estate was believed to be a tough, demanding job that can be handled by males which require hunting down houses for sale, connecting with clients and customers, etc. but in last few years, the statistics have proved that women have grown tougher and dominating this field. You would be surprised to see a young, high school female graduate working as a real estate agent because of its extensive career opportunities which make it a great option for women as they can work independently and earn cash without many hassles.

Acoustical Soundproofing Products For Auditorium Soundproofing

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 07:19:29 -0600

The Soundproofing Challenge The goal of auditorium design is to deliver fine clarity to actual sound for all members of the audience irrespective of their seating position. Public speakers, performers, musicians, and singers all need quality soundproofing in the auditorium, so that every word is intelligible and the music is rendered with great harmony. The audience wants to experience superior acoustics having least "live" or "dead" spots in the auditorium.

Property Management Provides Peace of Mind

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 14:32:43 -0600

If you have a rental property, hiring a property management company can reduce the stress of the day-to-day details. Here are five questions to ask.

Grieving Real Estate Taxes: 3 Options

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 08:03:29 -0500

Different municipalities, in various parts of the country, use a number of different methods, of determining real estate taxes, Some of these have very simple systems, and even those usually have a number of flaws. Others, like in New York City, there is less burden on real estate taxes, because most of the fees and taxes, are derived from income, etc. Here, in Nassau County, just east of New York City, there is a somewhat complicated system in place, where those who don't try to grieve their assessed values (and thus their tax), are often punished by that very system...

Clean Your Filters - It's Easy

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 10:33:21 -0500

More often than not as the summer months set in, we get constant phone calls from tenants saying the "A/c is leaking", and during the winter months, "the ducted heating isn't blowing hard enough". Not only that, we get the old grizzle about the dishwasher not draining or that it needs a service. Well, the solution is often very simple and should be part of all tenants' cleaning regimes.

Your Home Maintenance Schedule: 6 Items To Pay Particular Attention To

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 07:44:44 -0500

Property management is almost always considered, in considerable detail, regarding commercial properties. However, each homeowner needs to pay particular attention, to maintaining, enhancing, and focusing, on a plan, to manage his personal property. Most home buyers consider their monthly carrying charges, and think about their mortgage interest and principal, escrow items (such as insurance, real estate taxes, etc), and utilities.

8 Tips for Tenant Improvements

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:22:45 -0500

Tenant management can be a dicey situation - especially when improvements are needed.Make the process easier by applying these tips before and during the process.

The Most Common (and Worst) Home-Buying Advice

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 11:43:42 -0500

When it's not their concern, people like to give advice. Everyone suddenly becomes an expert in the matter and they give the suggestions to the friends like it is to the best of their interests. Sometimes, the guidance work but most of the times, it backfires.

The Top Mistakes To Avoid When Buying A Property For Sale

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 07:46:52 -0500

When buying a property for sale, it would be helpful to know the usual costly mistakes that come with this endeavor. By knowing these mistakes, you can prepare for them in advance and know how to avoid, mitigate, or best deal with them. You can read the usual property-buying mistakes investors can make below.

Property Management Made Simple

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:23:27 -0500

Property management made easy from a mobile application. How the App can work for you and all your requirements, when it comes down to managing your portfolio. Easy use functions with a swipe of your finger.

Reasons for Hiring a Property Manager

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:45:07 -0500

The dreaded phone call comes in that your tenant has a clogged toilet at 8 pm at night. What now? So you scurry over to your rental property to determine if you can fix it. You check it out, maybe even try to plunge it. Nothing happens, still a slow drain and a gurgling noise. At this point you have wasted over an hour of your time, time that you should be spending elsewhere.

Winter Is Coming - And So Is the Mould

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 11:01:24 -0500

As the pending Southern Hemisphere winter knocks on our doorstep we are faced with many minor headaches throughout our properties; but none are more annoying than the build up of mould in bathrooms and laundries. Last season was an exceptionally cold winter for us and the amount of heavily built up mould that I saw in bathrooms and laundries was at monumental levels. The crazy thing, it doesn't have to be! There are a few simple tricks to keeping mould from taking over your bathroom and potentially damaging paintwork (which could create bond issues for tenants) and more importantly health.

First Time Renter? No Chance!

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:46:44 -0500

Are you a first time renter? Here a re a few tricks of the trade to help you secure the rental you want.

Why Landlords Need A Property Condition Report

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 14:08:35 -0500

Maximize the potential of your property by opting for property condition reports. With these reports, you can make your properties better and more appealing.

Top 5 Money Making Tips For Landlords

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 06:41:54 -0500

I am a big fan of holding property with a long horizon. Whether you like rentals or not, it is one investment, that given enough time, will always produce for you. There are limited amounts of it, and people need a place to live.

Using Credit Score Tenant Qualification

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:18:10 -0500

Let's say you have just received an application from a prospect for your residential rental property. An important consideration for you is going to be her credit history. But what weight should this history have compared to other qualifying criteria, and how important should the credit score itself be compared to other criteria?

Property Management and Rental Terms Glossary

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 13:34:59 -0500

Whether you are fascinating in entering the land field, or have recently gone into the business, it is amazingly useful to comprehend the different terms connected with various exchanges. These terms are with respect to property administration and rental circumstances. For additional data, snap on the connections that are given.

Turnkey Landmines

Wed, 25 May 2016 14:09:36 -0500

Turnkey, that vacancy period when a rental property is being renovated or prepped for marketing, creates a potentially perilous situation for property managers. Indeed, depending on the terms of the management agreement, it could be a no-man's-land, rife with proverbial, booby-trapped landmines that could indiscriminately explode without notice.

Choosing An Investor For Your Demands When Getting a Great Property

Mon, 23 May 2016 09:03:07 -0500

Your property demands should be checked with care. This includes looking into what investors might have to offer for your property.

What Goes Into a Feasibility Study?

Mon, 23 May 2016 09:02:23 -0500

The soil, utilities and property rules in an area can make a difference. You must look carefully into what might go into a place that you want to develop a property in.

What Does the Development Management Process Entail?

Mon, 23 May 2016 09:01:00 -0500

The development management process works with a series of steps relating to getting your property to look its best and become more functional. This particularly entails knowing how the preparation process works.

Important Things To Know About Commercial Real Estate Loans

Thu, 19 May 2016 09:46:51 -0500

Commercial real estate loans are considerably different when compared to residential loans. They actually are much more complicated as they carry terms and conditions that are very different when compared to that of residential loans. This is one of the reasons that most of the investors fear to venture in the commercial real estate market.

Best Three Tips To Find Your Rental Property

Tue, 17 May 2016 10:34:41 -0500

Looking to find your dream home? Read on to find what it takes to find the perfect rental home! With the rising cost of properties, It has been harder than ever to buy a new home.

Protect Yourself From Diminished Value

Mon, 09 May 2016 13:24:07 -0500

Suppose you are going to court to evict a nonpaying tenant. This should be a no brainer. But in this case, the tenant has countersued, claiming the house needs repairs. Watch out!

How to Assess Property Management and Take Your Rental Experience to the Next Level

Fri, 06 May 2016 07:31:37 -0500

Property management can be the difference between a disappointing rental experience and loving your home. When the right company is in charge of maintaining your building and the managers are responsive and consistent, your experience is sure to be rewarding.

How Property Management Firms Are Making Affordable Housing Desirable

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 15:54:50 -0500

Affordable housing can sometimes conjure images of bare and basic buildings, resembling a college dorm at best and a hospital at worst. However, today more than ever, property management firms are providing an alternative to the status quo. With modern amenities and on-site services for tenants, affordable housing doesn't have to mean giving up features or conveniences.

The Highs And Lows of Holiday Lets

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 09:49:02 -0500

George Osborne's recent tax announcements relating to standard buy to let property investors have made the idea of being a traditional landlord seem much less attractive than it did a year ago. But there's one sector of the property investment marketplace that has escaped relatively unscathed so far - holiday lets. However, while it's clear holiday lets now have clear tax advantages over standard buy to let properties, there are lots of other things to consider when either purchasing a holiday let property or converting a standard rental property into a holiday home.

Riparian Zones: What They Are And How To Care For Them

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 08:27:33 -0500

Areas along lakeshores, riverbanks, ponds, and so on are more respectfully known as riparian zones. Lakeshore planting and gardening, these areas are unique, critical to environmental diversity and health, and require special attention.

Where to Stay As a Tourist in Istanbul?

Thu, 31 Mar 2016 09:36:49 -0500

When people arrive in Istanbul, they have one most important question on their mind, where should they stay if they come to Istanbul. Through general knowledge and prominence of areas, two of the most popular areas in Istanbul are Sultanahmet and Beyoglu.

How to Ensure Good Tenants for Your Property

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 07:31:01 -0500

There is no way that you can be sure that your tenants are going to take good care of your property. For this reason we have compiled a few tips that can be extremely helpful to you for making sure that your tenants are taking proper care of your property or household. Choosing the right tenants - Choosing the right and the most appropriate tenants is very important.

Short-Term Lets

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 11:21:44 -0500

Short-term lets are between one week and three months and are furnished. The rent usually includes charges for utilities with the tenant expected to deal with the cost of the landline telephone.

National Reserve Study Standards - Four Funding Principles

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 13:39:49 -0500

When a professional reserve analyst develops a financial strategy for a common interest community (HOA, Condo, Cooperative) National Reserve Study Standards are taken into account. There are four basic principles in these standards...

Do You Need a Power Flush Or a Boiler Replacement?

Fri, 11 Mar 2016 14:37:25 -0600

Is it timing to buy a new boiler or does your boiler simply need a flush to remove the excess gas residue that may be causing it not to work properly? Many boiler owners may buy a new boiler when their boiler works properly and they only need a power flush.

Landlord-Tenant Relationship

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 10:47:02 -0600

Regular communication is the key to a responsible relationship between landlord and tenant. Whilst circumstances can often be fraught, mutual respect can help ease tensions & provide open channels of communication, ensuring that both you and your tenant meet mutual expectations. To facilitate this, it is important for a landlord to:

A Guide to Select the Best Property Management Services

Mon, 07 Mar 2016 15:51:07 -0600

A property manager is someone who can understand the needs and conditions of your property very well. The manager can take care of all the different things starting from maintaining the records to cleaning things and looking for records. It will pave the way to increase the overall resale value of your property.

Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Property Manager?

Mon, 07 Mar 2016 14:28:11 -0600

I am regularly asked what it takes to be a good Property Manager. It takes more than just a real estate registration. Here are my top requirements when hiring a Property Management professional.

How to Turn Your Property to a Regular Income Source

Fri, 26 Feb 2016 13:24:05 -0600

Syndicate Investments - A syndicate is a cluster of people who own property mutually while paying a property management company (Ex: Assured Properties) to manage it and deal with the tenants and maintenance. Syndicates generally operate multiple properties, and are usually able to negotiate discounts on property purchase by buying in bulk (for example, purchasing a whole block of flats rather than one unit). This helps you to get involved in the property market at a lower initial cost and reduces the risk factor.

Capital Gains When Splitting Your House Into Flats

Fri, 26 Feb 2016 13:00:12 -0600

Are you thinking about splitting your house into flats? Are you concerned that the tax rules are not all that clear? The problem - you may be taxed when splitting your house into flats upon sale. You could be looking to downsize or make a little money from your property by splitting it into flats.

How to Get Into the Field of Property Management

Thu, 25 Feb 2016 08:26:24 -0600

Property management can be a fun and exciting field if you like working with people and helping them find a place to call home. With a combination of experience and education, you can easily run an office for a multi-tenant location.

Why Be A Landlord?

Tue, 23 Feb 2016 15:17:17 -0600

Money is the obvious answer for this question. Letting the property provides a regular income along with the added benefit - rise in property value. It is an investment which can be controlled and monitored. Other important benefit is 'the satisfaction of providing the service to others' - student accommodation is a good example. If you are interested in the property market, you can enjoy the stimulation of researching market conditions and viewing properties without the emotional complications.

Why to Let?

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:50:32 -0600

Around fifteen per cent of UK Housing is rented. Even though it is estimated to rise to 25 per cent by 2025, it is lower than the rest of Europe which is an average of 30%.

How to Optimise the Value of Facilities

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:29:10 -0600

The best practice approach to facilities management refers to the combination of activities and resources to generate the work place which is vital to the success of any organization. On a regular basis, quality approach to facility management provides an efficient and safe working environment, which is fundamentally significant to the performance of any company, whatever its size and scope of work. At a corporate level, it contributes to the delivery of the overall organization's objectives.

Selling Your House To A Property Manager - What To Consider

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:10:20 -0600

Selling a house is not as easy as it might seem. This is a process that can take a long period of time, especially if you have a home that is not as modern as many buyers would want it to buy. But when you choose to sell it out to a property company or manager, then the process is made less tedious for you because they buy it as it is without you having to make any additional changes to its current state. But even when choosing this seemingly easier path, there are still things that are very important for you to consider.

Is It Better To Sell Your House To A Property Manager?

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:09:42 -0600

Property agents are what many people know and they help you with the selling process by handling interested buyers and handling the transactions all the way to closing after which you get your money for the sold property. In some cases this is a process that can take long because it means waiting until a buyer who is interested enough and likes what he sees comes along and is willing to go all the way. Depending on the location of the house and its current condition and other factors, it can take a considerable length of time to sell even though you eventually will sell.

Property Management 101 - Make This The Year For Helping Investors

Thu, 04 Feb 2016 09:11:09 -0600

Make this the year for claiming everything possible for your Landlords. The tax year may start on July 1st, but the New Year may be the time to plan what will be completed and claimed prior to the end of the financial year. With five months left, a lot can be accomplished.

Property Management 101 - Branding Rental Properties

Tue, 02 Feb 2016 09:44:30 -0600

A lot of us would think of branding as being something a business does that distinguishes them from their competitors. In rental terms many would associate this with the brand of Property Management Company A vs Property Management Company B. Branding is about much more than this.

Property Management 101 - Rental Property and Pets - Yes or No?

Tue, 02 Feb 2016 09:44:29 -0600

This is one of the most common questions we get from our Landlords. Should I allow my tenants to have pets? Will they be allowed in the property? What if... ?

Property Management 101 - Smoke Alarms In Rental Properties

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 07:18:58 -0600

Under the Fire and Rescue Service Act 1990, administered by Queensland Fire and Rescue Service, both tenants and lessors have responsibilities for smoke alarms in their rental properties. Property Managers must make compliance a priority.

Property Management 101 - Property Management Support Staff Are Gold

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 07:17:34 -0600

As a Property Manager I know we have a lot of work to do and quite a limited time to complete everything. Property Managers are guided and restricted by legislation as well as our supervisors, co-workers, owners, tenants and contractors.

Property Management 101 - My Tips To Retain Property Managers

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 07:17:06 -0600

Did you know that the number one complaint from Owners/Investors is that they do not know who their Property Manager is and there has been too much turnover? Every office I have ever been to has the same complaint. How can we fix this? We need to make our workplace somewhere that the great Property Managers are attracted to and want to stay long term.

Property Management 101 - My Vision for Property Management

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 07:16:29 -0600

My vision is clear... Stress Fee Property Management Departments that are profitable, professional and have trusted reputations. A place your team wants to work and be associated with.

Property Management 101 - My Predictions - Renting Vs Home Ownership

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 07:11:32 -0600

I have seen three types of 'renter's vs home owners' thoughts in my time. It is interesting to see the change in thought to 'renting'. It is becoming more about lifestyle rather than struggling to own the dream home.

Property Management 101 - Three Things Tenants Really Want In A Rental Property

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 07:08:34 -0600

There are some things that most soon-to-be or current Landlords never ask me, but they probably should. While there are some things that our Landlords cannot possibly change, there are some things they can consider. These are the top three things that Tenants really consider.

Buying Property In Dubai: You Can Do It Confidentially

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 11:07:33 -0600

If you want to buy property in Dubai, you may want to keep a few important things in mind. Since 2002, Dubai has been experiencing a boom in the construction industry as foreigners are now allowed to own property in Dubai.

The Best Qualities of a Property Manager

Tue, 29 Dec 2015 14:55:32 -0600

It's important to hire the best property managers who can offer you the best services. To ensure this, you have to choose the right one with a professional mind and efficiency. You also have to look for the best qualities in them so that they can prove to be great worth of your money.