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Saturday, December 31, 2011

January 2012: What Does The Tenant Want Now?
Property Management Blog
There are times when owning a rental property can feel like pouring silver dollars into a big bottomless hole with no chance of recovering them. After a vacancy and repairs, the property successfully rents and then the tenant wants the property owner to spend more money on repairs. It could be a big property tax bill is due or the mortga...

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

December 2011: Are You a Knowledgeable Landlord?
Property Management Blog
How would you rate yourself as a knowledgeable landlord? We thought we would put together a list of questions that landlords should know. It is and always will be, our policy to keep you intelligently informed on the business of owning investment property. That is the primary reason for this newsletter service.  We hope this will...

Monday, October 31, 2011

November 2011: A Cash Reserve for Your Investment Property
Property Management Blog
You never know when something can happen that will require a large amount of cash, such as a disaster where the property is located, a major maintenance expense, an unexpectedly long vacancy, or a problem with a tenant that leads to legal action and damage. As your property management company, we work on preventative measures to keep thi...

Friday, September 30, 2011

October 2011: Landlords DO Have Rights
Property Management Blog
It often seems that a property owner does not have any rights and the tenants call all the shots, the courts only rule in favor of the tenant, and the attorneys end up with all the money. Just look at the multi-million dollar lawsuits that have happened regarding mold, lead-based paint, Fair Housing, and more. In fact, we do our best to ...

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

September 2011:New Texas Smoke Alarm Law & Bedbugs
Property Management Blog
New Texas Law Regarding Smoke Alarms A new law was passed this last legislative session regarding the number and placement of smoke alarms in rental properties in Texas. In short the law attempted to make the requirements consistent throughout the state. It requires at least one smoke alarm to be placed in each bedroom. In addition, i...

Sunday, July 31, 2011

August 2011: The Impact of URLTA
Property Management Blog
Over the years, courts have made many rulings based on the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, URLTA. When faced with a difficult case between Landlord and Tenant, a judge will often consult the fine points of this Act before rendering a decision. Important Landlord/Tenant Law often stems from these judgments. A number of st...

Thursday, June 30, 2011

July 2011: Pest Control and Your Investment
Property Management Blog
Pests can be a problem any time during the year and are a common occurrence in the property management industry. If you check the dictionary, there are varying definitions for pests - here are three common ones. An insect or other small animal that harms or destroys garden plants, trees, etc. An annoying or troublesome person, ...

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

June 2011: Is It Time to Revisit Your Insurance?
Property Management Blog
There have been incredible weather events happening all other the world - earthquakes and tsunamis in Japan, tornadoes throughout many states, and flooding along the Mississippi to name a few. Insurance is a necessity for investment property. You pay with the hope that you will never have to use it for unforseen events. With all the diff...

Saturday, April 30, 2011

May 2011: Beware of Retaliation
Property Management Blog
Fair Housing law defines retaliation as an act of harm by the owner, manager, or agent against a resident or applicant because that resident or applicant has asserted their fair housing rights. This important legislation protects the right of the applicant, resident, prospective homebuyer, or loan seeker to file a discrimination case, or...

Thursday, March 31, 2011

April 2011: What IS a Rental Emergency? & Market Update
Property Management Blog
What IS a Rental Emergency? It is important to understand what a rental emergency is. Depending on whose perspective it is, whether it can be owner, tenant, vendor, or property manager, it can mean different things when it happens. The definition from Wikipedia is An emergency is a situation that poses an immediate risk to he...

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