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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

3 Energy Efficiency Tips
Owning a property can be expensive with high energy bills. Without taking energy efficiency precautions, your utility bills can make paying a mortgage even worse. To help avoid such financial pains, here are 3 main areas you can make small adjustments to save on your electric bill. TURN OFF THOSE ELECTRONICS If you’re pa...

Friday, April 15, 2016

Eight Steps To Restoring a Lawn
It takes work restoring a lawn, it is not impossible to give your lawn a facelift. Follow these steps to help wake up a tired lawn!Step 1: Remove thatch and weed build up. The best time to dethatch is in the spring or fall when your lawn is thriving. Thatch is un-decomposed stems and roots that accumulate near the soil surface. Dig up a s...

Friday, April 15, 2016

What is a Real Emergency?
It is important to understand what a rental emergency is. Being a renter, it is important to know the difference between maintenance emergencies that should be reported immediately, others that can wait, and others that require contacting a service company.An emergency is a situation that poses an immediate risk to health, life, property,...

Friday, April 15, 2016

How to Have a Successful Open House
Successful open houses require more than a yard sign. It’s not rocket science, you just need a little time and effort. The right residential sales agent will utilize these best practices to create an effective open house. Planning, execution and creativity are key ingredients for a successful open house. Agents should market the eve...

Friday, April 15, 2016

6 Landlord Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
As with all areas of life, some mistakes are small and have minimal consequences. These small mistakes can comfortably be chalked up to learning experiences. Other mistakes can land you into legal and financial battles. Going it alone can be intimidating and can have lasting consequences. Hiring a property manager will provide you with th...

Thursday, April 14, 2016

How Often Should I Change My Air Filter?
With the constantly rising cost of energy, we all try to save energy in any way we can. Since heating and cooling make up about 50% of our energy bills. The United States Department of Energy reports that changing your HVAC filter can improve the efficiency of your HVAC equipment by 5% to 15%. Imagine that savings in dollars: Say your av...

Thursday, April 14, 2016

5 Places and 5 Reasons You Should Never Ignore Water
Water is a necessary element to support life and water usage must be available. Water can be a force in itself, such as from a serious flood or hurricane. Left unchecked in a rental property, water can cause anything from minimal damage to major havoc and damage. Water problems can affect just about every area of the property, inside and ...

Thursday, April 14, 2016

10 Myths About Bed Bugs
Bed Bugs are elusive creatures because they are difficult to be seen and even more difficult to get rid of. Because of these facts, there are many myths that surround them. To debunk some of these myths here are the top 10 bed bug myths and why they are untrue. Bed Bugs Can Jump – Bed Bugs cannot fly or jump. They can only crawl, w...

Thursday, April 14, 2016

More Americans Heading South
A rising number of Americans are heading to southern states, lured by a combination of warmer weather, affordable housing, lower taxes and less congested cities, according to a new report published by RealtyTrac called “The Next Great Migration of ‘Housing Refugees’ On the Move.” New census data confirm the finding...

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Boomer and Millennial Buyers – What’s the Difference?
Age of buyer is very important to your buying pool. While there are amenities all homeowners want, there are items that are more important to generation specific groups. Homebuyers are demanding more home features that help them save energy and keep the home organized, according to a new study released by the National Association of Home ...

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