To Know or Not To Know

It is very exciting when you are able to secure a tenant for your property. You begin to think about your income, future, retirement, securing your family for the future, etc. As that new tenant moves in, you perform a move-in inspection to help protect yourself and the tenant to protect themselves.  Many tenants will…

The Good, The Bad & The Rental

When you begin to think of this question, one of the first things that you think is pet damage. You are absolutely not wrong at all for thinking that way. 

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Air Filters: The Beginning or the End

How do you protect your most valuable assets? Air filter changing can be the beginning or the end of your HVAC system. The HVAC is the biggest expense that you have in your property and replacement can typically ranging from $3994 to $6871 (Cost data is based on actual project costs as reported by 3178…

Who Likes Collecting Money!?

I bet your first response to the question of “Who Likes Collecting Money?” would be, “me!” You are probably thinking about someone just handing you money and that sounds so great. However, if you begin to think about it more, you will begin to have questions like: What if isn’t that easy? What if I…

The Joys of Repairs

January 1st through 7th, 2018 has been the coldest period in Virginia history and many other areas across the United States. When you have extreme cold conditions, it can bring many problems to properties including freezing and burst water pipes, electric outages, heating problems, icy parking lots, etc. While extreme weather problems are news worthy,…

5 Pitfalls of Managing Your Rental Yourself

Investing in rental property or properties is a great way to build your investment portfolio and bring you financial freedom. What many people don’t realize when it comes to having rental properties that you are not only investing your money into them, but you are investing your time. After many years of managing our own…

What’s the deal with No-Shave November?

  What is No-Shave November? If any of you have college age kids, you have probably cringed at the concept of No- Shave November. This is the time that your boyish charming young men show up at the family Thanksgiving looking like a full grown hairy man beast. Where did your little boy go? And…