Engaging Tenants in the Winter

As we finally move into cold weather and the winter travel season, consider taking some time to educate your tenants on the simple measures they can take to prevent a lot of headaches. Temperatures are going to continue to drop lower as we move further into the winter months, and with that comes the potential for water freezing in pipes. The potential for this is made even greater as tenants travel and consider turning the heat in their units either way down or completely

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Summer Heat Property Maintenance Tips

As we roll into August, which represents the tail end of summer and the hottest part of the year, there are a few maintenance items you should keep in mind to ensure your properties are running at peak performance and keeping tenants happy.   Replace air conditioner filters. The air filter on your heating and cooling system needs to be replaced somewhere between every 1-3 months to keep the air in the home clean and flowing freely. Forgetting to change the filter

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How to Properly Hire a Service Provider

Most people hire a service provider for their property through word of mouth or websites such as Angie’s List and HomeAdvisor. Regardless of how the business is established, you can’t take their online presence as gold. Property owners must do their own due diligence by doing more research. Here are a few tips that we suggest: “Are you insured?” is the first question that should be asked when hiring a contractor to do work on your property. This covers you from

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New Carbon Monoxide Detector Law

As you may or may not be aware, Pennsylvania passed a new carbon monoxide law (Act 121) as of December 18, 2013 that has a direct effect on how rental properties are operated. Although the verbiage in these laws can be confusing, we are going to break it down a bit to make it digestible. Before we discuss the rules to this new law, let’s first be sure that we understand the definitions of the items it refers to. “Apartment”

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Properly Winterizing Rental Properties

As summer becomes a memory and fall comes into full swing, it is time to think about preparing your properties for winter. The Old Farmer’s Almanac is calling for another harsh one, so do you know the tips and tricks to try to help you make it through another frigidly-cold winter with as little issues as possible? On the exterior of your property:   1. Cover any air-conditioners so that you ensure they are protected from the weather and thus

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