Friday, April 30, 2010
Fair Housing is simple - do not discriminate. While this
may be a basic principle, it is often not "easy" to follow,
particularly in the area of handicapped or disabled
persons. Many landlords often do not know or understand
the legal requirements when it comes to renting to
handicapped tenants, which can lead to costly lawsuits.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
If you list your home with a REALTOR®, they would advise
you to take certain steps to maximize how your house
would show to the public. Their recommendations may
include cleaning, landscape clean up, painting, installing
new flooring, changing an appliance, and more. In
addition, if the house were vacant, they might even
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Welcome to the inaugural edition of the online
version of the TRS monthly Newsletter. Many of
our clients have been requesting more online and
we have been listening.
In addition to this Newsletter, TRS now offers
online electronic statements and documents on our
secure online OWNER PORTAL through our website
at terraresidential.com ...
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Many of you have been requesting more online and we have been listening. TRS is pleased to
announce that we are now offering online electronic statements and documents. We now have
our secure online OWNER PORTAL through our website at terraresidential.com where you will
have the ability to view, print, and download your monthly stateme...
Thursday, December 31, 2009
As announced last month, TRS is also making a change in our monthly Owner Statements
beginning this month (January). We now have the ability to place a note on your statement that
gives you the details of exactly what work was performed on a particular invoice. This note will
replace the invoice copy (bill) that is presently sent wi...
Monday, November 30, 2009
The 2009 year definitely has mixed reviews – interest rates are still low, the stock market is working toward recovery, and many throughout the country have been working tirelessly to help furnish jobs, feed the hungry, and aid disaster victims. However, it has been particularly difficult year for many people in 2009. There is ver...
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Our newsletters cover many issues, but as we move toward 2010, we want to review twelve practices that we, as your management company, use to protect your investment.
1. Support Fair Housing
This is crucial to successful property management. This covers such a vast area such as advertising, showings, tenant selection, equal opp...
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Lead base paint has been of utmost importance since March 6, 1996, when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) & Housing & Urban Development (HUD) released regulations on the Residential Lead Based Paint Hazard Control Act.
Additionally, the EPA invoked the Lead-Based Paint Pre-Renovation Education Rule, requiring notification...
Monday, August 31, 2009
Many times property owners question property management services because of the fees. Now with a distressed economy,
this can become an even bigger question when a difficult market puts investment finances to the test. After quoting our fees to a
prospective client, we often hear - "you want that much money for just collecting the rent?"...
Friday, July 31, 2009
As experienced property managers, we have learned to recognize certain warning signs or red flags when
marketing properties and taking applications.
Here are some we encounter while showing properties:
The applicant is willing to pay more than the offered rent and security deposit.
They will pay everything in cash, but do ...
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