• The Importance Of Criminal Background Checks
    In: Property Management,Tenant Screening
    The Importance of Criminal Background Checks

    According to a 2013 report by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), crime rates are still at historic lows and continue to decrease slightly each year. Crime does exist, though, and there may come a time when a prospective tenant has a criminal history. Performing criminal background checks and understanding your responsibilities as a landlord will help you determine what to do when the person who wants to rent your property has been found guilty of a crime. Criminal Background Checks The term "background check" is an all-emcompassing term for several different criminal screenings. Potential gun owners are put through a background check that is different from an employer background...Read more >

  • Boomerang Home Buyers Are Coming Back
    In: Financing

    Millions of Americans who lost their homes during the foreclosure crisis are now poised to become homeowners again. That's according to a new report from RealtyTrac,...

  • Remodels Boom As Owners Choose Upgrades Over New ...
    In: Remodel and Repair

    Cory Laws considered selling his house and moving to an updated property with his girlfriend. But he likes his neighborhood, so he decided to spend as much as $100,000...

  • Homeowners Ready To Tackle Overdue Renovations
    In: Remodel and Repair

    Positive economic and employment news, along with declining gas prices, have boosted consumer confidence to its highest level in the past seven years. With a bit more...

  • Keeping Up In A Competitive Management Market
    In: Latest News

    As the co-op/condo market continues to heal after the setback it experienced during the most recent financial crisis of the mid-aughts, many management firms and...

  • The Do's And Dont's Of A Successful Tenant ...
    In: Tenant Screening
    The DO's And DONT's Of A Successful Tenant Screening Process

    If you handle apartment management, you realize the importance of choosing a good tenant. The goal list is probably someone who pays their rent on time, doesn't participate in negative domestic issues. and who respects your property. So, how can you be certain you will find tenants who meet this criteria? While you can never be 100% sure of a successful choice, you CAN put practices in place that maximizes the chance of renting to a high quality tenant. Let's look at some DO's and DONT's of a successful tenant screening process: DO have a set process in place. You need to decide ahead of time what criteria you will use to choose your tenant. Are you going to run a tenant credit...Read more >

  • Renters Are Pushing For Larger Apartments
    In: Remodel and Repair

    American renters are starting to push back against the shrinking size of apartments, prompting some developers to begin building bigger units. At this week’s...

  • 6 Pest Prevention Tips For Your Property
    In: Latest News

      As a property manager, It is never too early to be thinking about pest prevention methods. Many of these pests are not only a pain for communities, but...

  • The Latest Trends In Bathroom Remodeling
    In: Remodel and Repair

    For landlords, remodeling a bathroom may be a lot different than it would be for a homeowner. After all, you're not living in the apartment, and the colors and materials...

  • Monthly Us Rents Keep Climbing
    In: Latest News

    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home rental prices continued to climb at a modest pace in December, but rapidly escalating costs in cities such as San Francisco and Denver...