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The Types of Inspections You May Encounter in Your Rental

Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2020

There are different reasons a property manager or landlord needs to access a rental property. One of them is for an inspection. In this post we're talking about different types of inspections, when and why they might happen.

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2 Comments | Property Management, Landlord Tips, Maintenance/DIY

Signs Your Home Could Have a Serious Maintenance Problem

Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2019

If you don't pay attention to what your house is trying to tell you, you may end up with a huge mess on your hands. A maintenance issue that goes neglected or unnoticed will end up costing you much more in the end than paying attention to these signs and taking care of the problem early.

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3 Comments | Property Management, Landlord Tips, Maintenance/DIY

When Improving Your Home is the Wrong Choice

Posted on Thursday, August 15, 2019

Are you considering remodeling part of your home? Before you start, be careful to avoid these common renovation mistakes!

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1 Comment | Landlord Tips, Maintenance/DIY, Home Remodeling

Your Guide to Maintenance for Your Property, Part 2

Posted on Friday, August 9, 2019

This is the second part of our home maintenance series. Last time, we covered most of the home maintenance systems that are outside of your house. This week, we're talking about the indoor systems. To check out the first part, head here.

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Your Guide to Maintenance For Your Property, Part 1

Posted on Thursday, August 1, 2019

Home maintenance is somewhat of a mystery for many new home owners. The easiest way to extend the life of your home systems and save money by preventing costly repairs is to stick to a maintenance schedule. Here are some of the most common areas of the house, how often you should inspect them and what you should look for.

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3 Comments | Maintenance/DIY

6 Things You Should Do to Your Home This Summer

Posted on Friday, July 19, 2019

Summer is a time of vacations, cookouts, pools and sun. But you should take some time this summer to do these 6 quick projects to keep your home in tip top shape.

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2 Comments | Maintenance/DIY, Cleaning and Organization

How Long Do Your Appliance Systems Last?

Posted on Sunday, February 24, 2019

Everything in your home has an expiration date, and it's important to understand when those are. Here, we have shared some information about the average lifetimes of the most common appliances and systems in your home. You can also help extend the life of these systems using the tips we've provided.

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6 Comments | Landlord Tips, Maintenance/DIY

Common Rental Property Repairs Every Landlord Should Be Prepared For

Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2019

Maintenance should always be a given for property management. As nice as it would be for a property to always be in perfect condition, the reality is that, at some point, you will need to have maintenance done. These are some of the most common repairs we've found that a tenant will request.

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4 Comments | Landlord Tips, Maintenance/DIY

3 Signs Your Furnace is on Its Way Out

Posted on Tuesday, January 2, 2018

New furnaces can last up between 15 and 20 years, according to manufacturer reports. But if you’ve purchased a home with an existing furnace, you may not know when that time period is coming up. What you can know for certain is that whenever your furnace decides to call it quits, it will never be a convenient time for you. Stay on top of an upcoming furnace meltdown by keeping a lookout for these three signs your furnace is on its way out.

1. Your heating bills are much higher than last year at this time.

Your energy company may have raised the rates a little, but a big jump in your heating bill indicates that your furnace isn’t working efficiently. This is one of the primary signs that the furnace is reaching the end of its lifespan. The good news is that new furnaces are so energy efficient that you’ll recoup your cost fairly quickly with lower heating bills.

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1 Comment | Landlord Tips, Maintenance/DIY

How To Prevent Frozen Pipes

Posted on Wednesday, December 20, 2017


The trouble with frozen pipes isn’t that you no longer have running water in the home. Frozen pipes quickly lead to damaged or burst pipes, since water expands when it freezes. Frozen pipes can happen in any home, but there are ways to prevent this disaster from happening in yours.

Open Cupboard Doors When You’re Away From Home

Even a weekend away can be long enough for pipes to freeze when temperatures drop too low. To keep interior pipes in kitchens and bathrooms from getting too cold, open the cupboard doors so the heat in your home can access those hidden pipes.

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1 Comment | Landlord Tips, Maintenance/DIY, Tenant Tips
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