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Legal and Optional Tenant Maintenance...
Legal and Optional Tenant Maintenance...

Keeping the Property in Top Condition Properties require routine maintenance to keep them in top condition. Rental properties often require more constant maintenance than single family homes because of the size and number of residents. Learn the responsibilities landlords and tenants have under landlord tenant law, as well as optional tasks that a tenant can take on to help keep the rental in good condition. What Are a Landlord’s Property Maintenance Responsibilities? Landlords are required to keep their rental property in a certain condition based on landlord tenant law. The requirements may differ slightly based on each state’s specific laws, but in general, landlords are required... Read more

3 Groundbreaking Renovation Ideas That Add Value...

Purchasing a rental property is an exciting, yet stressful, motion to go through as a real estate investor. Oftentimes, rental properties trade hands from one...

6 Home Renovation Mistakes Most People Make...

Renovating a home, no matter the time of year, can be equal parts exciting and overwhelming. However, renovating in the winter may come with its own set of additional...

How to find a good locksmith

Key takeaways If locksmith prices look too good to be true—they probably are Be sure to vet the locksmith before allowing them to “break into” your...

Smart home security: Quick and easy home...

Key takeaways Wireless technology has made security systems more affordable Video doorbells and cameras can now show you when someone is at the...

7 tips for designing fitness studios in...
7 tips for designing fitness studios in...

Cortland’s Karl Smith, aka “Dr Fitness,” offers advice on how to design and operate new and renovated gyms in apartment communities. When the Covid pandemic hit, in 2020, rental and condo communities across the country had to slam the doors on their fitness centers. Now that things are opening up, we wanted to see what’s new in fitness centers since we last visited this topic (Fitness Centers Go for Wellness, Fall 2018). Who better to bring us up to date than Karl Smith, DHEd, EIM, Fitwel Ambassador, Director of Resident Experience at multifamily developer/owner Cortland? Following are valuable tips from “Dr. Fitness,” as he is called. 1. The big buzz in fitness:... Read more

Roof Replacement Costs

At some point, every homeowner will deal with roof replacement costs. Whether it's a few missing shingles or a major leak, roofing problems can quickly become a...

Converting a garage into living space: Plan your...

Key takeaways A garage conversion can add extra living space without increasing your home’s footprint Before starting, you’ll need to obtain the...

How to Clean Popcorn Ceilings Without Creating...

Here's what to do when your popcorn ceiling harbors dust, cobwebs, mold, or mildew. Textured ceilings, commonly known as popcorn ceilings, were popularized in the...

Everything You Should Know Before Installing Wood...

If you've been dreaming about a bathroom redo complete with hardwood floors and a clawfoot tub, but have cold feet when renovation day arrives, your...