January 11, 2017
Your rental portfolio is growing, and managing resident requests is getting more difficult.
January 3, 2017
Here are some common mistakes tenants make when renting a property
December 29, 2016
Learn about the many tax deductions available to rental property owners.
December 20, 2016
Ask Lucas 031
December 13, 2016
When I woke up this morning the weather app on my phone said -17 degrees!!
November 29, 2016
This article summarizes some key Missouri landlord-tenant laws applicable to residential rental units.
November 21, 2016
ENTER A CONTEST TO WIN ONE MONTHS FREE RENT AND/OR DECORATED CHRISTMAS TREE
November 15, 2016
In today's world, be it bankers, doctors, engineers or anyone for that matter own a piece of property.
November 7, 2016
Do you fork cash over to a landlord in exchange for freedom of responsibility for residential maintenance, or take out a mortgage and shell out monthly for the pride, and eventually financial payoff, of homeownership?
November 1, 2016
Whether you are moving into your first apartment or just looking for something new, you should plan your search to be efficient. This apartment hunting timeline can help....
October 25, 2016
Even in small doses carbon monoxide can be harmful and may even cause permanent damage if not caught quickly, and heavy exposure can be lethal in the worst cases.
October 18, 2016
Choosing whether to sleep with a bedroom door open or closed could impact on fire preparedness.
October 10, 2016
Prepping Home and Car for Cold Months Is Smart
Since severe winter weather conditions can appear quickly, it's important to prepare for a visit from Jack Frost − and know what to do if he decides to stay.
Protecting your home is critical. A frozen water pipe can burst and flood your home or basement. An ice dam in your gutter can cause water to seep into and saturate an interior wall.
October 4, 2016
Hiring a property management company can be great for your business, or not.
September 27, 2016
When you move into an apartment, you know what the rent will cost you.
September 20, 2016
Evolution of LED lighting creating new opportunities for property managers
September 12, 2016
During the exhausting process of moving into a new apartment, the last thing on your mind is moving-out day, but since your landlord is probably holding a sizable chunk of your money in the form of a security deposit, it's risky not to prepare for the end of your tenancy right from the beginning.
August 29, 2016
As landlords seek to attract the best tenants and get the most profit from their investment, they often look to improve the rental property.
August 23, 2016
Fall is the perfect time to take care of the little things that can make a big difference for you and your home.
August 16, 2016
Here are five big reasons why you should rent, not buy.
August 9, 2016
Maybe you're renting, but you dream of a beautiful, stylish kitchen, and you spend your days looking longingly at kitchen remodels on design blogs, wishing you could change anything, anything at all, about your kind of terrible rental kitchen. The good news?
August 2, 2016
For a property owner who manages several homes on top of his or her day job, it is easy to become overwhelmed.
July 25, 2016
A short list from my really long month....
July 18, 2016
Locked out of your apartment? Take deep breaths, relax, then follow these steps to get into your place.
July 12, 2016
If you've owned income property for any length of time, you know that managing a rental can be financially rewarding.
July 5, 2016
The landlord-renter relationship can be a very tricky line to walk for many reasons.
June 28, 2016
Now that the high temps have really kicked in, it's hard to remember that this is the season everyone longs for during the darker, colder months of the year.
June 21, 2016
A CHECKLIST FOR BEFORE AND AFTER YOU HAVE MOVED:
June 14, 2016
Here is how to help.....
June 7, 2016
Before you look for a quality mortgage broker or lender, it's important to know the difference between the two.
May 31, 2016
If you've moved to a new home but have not been successful at selling your old one, there may be an alternative to making a mortgage payment each month on a vacant house. Renting your home out is not likely to make you a millionaire, but it may allow you to cut costs while you wait out the real estate slowdown.
May 23, 2016
When you are looking for an apartment for the first time, it can be overwhelming. The best way not to panic is to break the process down into 10 sequential steps.
May 16, 2016
Owning a home is a big responsibility and investment - - -
May 10, 2016
It's not pretty, but is it a good investment?
May 3, 2016
No property manager wants to pay too much for water. However, if those costs are not kept in check through good practices, the results can be much worse then a costly bill.
April 26, 2016
Signing your first lease or putting in your first offer on a home can be very intimidating; legal documents, deposits and down payments, moving fees, and just the commitment alone can be overwhelming.
April 18, 2016
For all apartment renters, no matter their financials, a living situation ultimately boils down to the dollars and cents of their budget.
April 12, 2016
The scam asks you to verify a few things to get your refund.
April 5, 2016
It's that time of year again
March 29, 2016
How to avoid tenant lawsuits and legal disputes in Missouri. Here's how it works.
March 22, 2016
The long-awaited arrival of spring means different things to different people
March 15, 2016
If you are planning to retire, one of the most important decisions you have to make is where to live.
March 8, 2016
After a long, dark winter, spring's bright sun and warm winds are, well, a breath of fresh air.
March 1, 2016
As the lease expiration date draws closer, one of the concerns which bother many people who live in rented homes or apartment is whether there will be an increment in rent or not.
February 23, 2016
It never fails to surprise me when I hear a property owner tell me that it isn't worth the effort to improve the curb appeal of their home......
February 16, 2016
Every penny counts when you are moving, so it is important to do everything you can to get back 100% of your security deposit.
February 9, 2016
If you have had a good experience with your first rental property, you may be thinking about purchasing another.
February 1, 2016
Why raising kids in a multifamily unit might make sense for you.
January 26, 2016
We all know that going green is in these days, and for good reasons, too: global warming, climate changes, diminishing natural resources, carbon emission and growing pollution are some of the aggravating world problems which environmentalists are trying to tackle through earth-friendly campaigns.
January 19, 2016
With the New Year comes the challenging task of getting all of your documents together for your annual tax filing.
January 12, 2016
Looking for a new apartment or home to rent? Before you do, check out this list from the Consumerist on 5 of the biggest warning signs that a Craigslist rental listing is probably a scam:
January 5, 2016
Multifamily properties are a great asset class for local investors.
December 28, 2015
You've decided to move, but you have a home to consider. Do you sell or rent?
December 21, 2015
For those of us with children, I think we have all had the experience, at least once, of knowing that we are in a situation that is harmful to our children, in this very moment, and we are currently powerless to do anything about it.
December 15, 2015
Brooklyn? It's a joke. San Francisco? So last year.
December 8, 2015
It's human nature to take our cues from the immediate past.
December 1, 2015
I've been in my rented apartment for three years and it's starting to look a little dingy...
November 23, 2015
Americans are more in tune with their snack cakes than fire safety.
November 17, 2015
Electricity is a necessary convenience and can help make any house feel like home
November 9, 2015
Keep the cold out, the heat in, and your energy bill down with these cost-effective tips.
November 3, 2015
Imagine your perfect apartment.....
October 27, 2015
Real estate can be a great investment, particularly if you're in a stable or developing neighborhood.
October 19, 2015
Property investment creates a solid, reliable revenue stream when managed correctly -- and doing it correctly is a bigger challenge than a first-time property investor may understand.
October 13, 2015
Residents are slowly but surely coming around to the idea of having renter's insurance. And that's good news for homeowners.
August 3, 2015
The last thing you want to do before you leave one home to start another is clean out the old place. But alas, it must be done, so just throw on some tines, grin and bear it. If your place is just surface dirty and not damaged, how well you clean could be the difference between getting back your deposit money that has been held hostage for years or not. So here is a checklist of things not to forget as you prepare your home for its next inhabitants.
July 20, 2015
If you are looking at selling your house and doing a home upgrade, you need to understand that there is no direct correlation between how much you invest and how much you get out of the renovation project.
July 13, 2015
With rents rising faster than most American's paychecks, finding a roommate to split the bills with isn't just for kids straight out of college anymore.
July 6, 2015
Summer is prime moving season. And who doesn't relish the chance to push a bookcase up a flight of stairs during the hottest part of the year? While you can't control everything (and moves often morph into extended exercises in Murphy's Law), you can make it a lot easier. And cheaper. Here are five tips to simplify and cut the costs -- and the stress -- during your next move.
June 18, 2015
You might not be running for president like Mr. Donald Trump, and you might not have billions of dollars.... but you can still invest in real estate - Crowdfunding, the new real estate investment plan
April 7, 2014
When Wall Street Becomes a Landlord
April 7, 2014
The Money Poll: What will happen to home values in your town in 2014?
April 1, 2014
The Renters of 2014 - Who will dominate the rental market in 2014 and what you should know
April 1, 2014
With its low cap rates and growing new construction, is multifamily heading toward a bubble?
March 24, 2014
Protecting property owners against losing money
November 1, 2013
New Property Manager Joins Deca Realty Co.