PROPERTY MANAGEMENT BLOG

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Real Estate Liens and Encumbrances
LIENS AND ENCUMBRANCESby Dan Harkey | Apr 20, 2022 | Industry Updates, Mortgage Information, News/Current Events, Real Estate Agent Tools, Real Estate News | By Dan Harkey Real Estate & Private Money Finance Consultant m: 949 533-8315  | e: dan@danharkey.com What is a Lien? A lien is a legal right or claim against ...

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Real Estate Terms and Services -- informative APM article
Real estate investing terms. They can sound like a lot of jargon when you’re just starting out as a property investor. Breaking into this industry can be intimidating, especially if you’re hearing complex terminology and acronyms tossed around for the first time. However, it’s important you understand and have a solid wo...

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Your Renters Insurance Checklist
What to Look for When You’re Shopping for Renters Insurance(from https://knowyourstuff.org/ the Insurance Information Institute)If you rent a house or apartment, your landlord’s insurance will only cover the costs of repairing the building if there is a fire or other disaster. To financially protect yourself and your belonging...

Sunday, December 26, 2021

Risk management: Why you need umbrella liability insurance
Legal Concerns-- Article by Jason Van Steenwyk Jan 31, 2017Why Homeowners Insurance Isn’t EnoughMost homeowners understand that they need a homeowners insurance policy to protect what is often their most important personal asset. But if you own investment properties, a standard homeowners insurance policy is probably not going to cu...

Friday, October 8, 2021

Why Building Materials Cost So Much Right Now
Why Building Materials Cost So Much Right NowIf you're trying to do repairs, or build a new property, chances are you've noticed a large change in how much you can afford.  People with tight budgets are aghast this year because lumber and other building supplies have risen at an average rate of 25% of their cost in the last y...

Friday, September 24, 2021

6 Top Value Adding Remodeling Projects in 2021 by Andrea Erickson
6 Top Value Adding Remodeling Projects in 2021 The housing market is on fire right now, with buyers outnumbering homes available in absurd amounts. Fortunately for sellers, this means that any small change made to a property allows you to add a large amount of value to the property regardless of how much money you put into it.  ...

Monday, July 26, 2021

Great Beach communities in our area
https://www.rein.com/blog/beach-communities-in-hampton-roads/ Are you interested in a life where you can live every day with the sand between your toes and the aroma of saltwater in the air?  Living close to the beach may be perfect for you. Newsweek listed Virginia Beach as a top 25 go-to beach town in the United States. Check out ...

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Questions to Ask your prospective Property Manager
Whether you’re new to the business or a long-time rental property owner, hiring a property manager can be a worthwhile investment, as long as you hire the right property manager. And finding that property manager follows a similar process to hiring a new employee; you’ll need to spend time deciding what parts of the ...

Friday, July 9, 2021

8 Rental Myths New Landlords Should Know by Cristina Oprian
Becoming a landlord for the first time can be an exciting experience. However, several misconceptions may become apparent at the worst time. It’s best to go into this with eyes wide open, so in this guide, we’ll bust eight common rental myths that all new landlords should know.1.   The Rental Property Will Generate Passiv...

Monday, June 28, 2021

Summer A/C cooling tips
Setting the thermostat too low, can result in the system icing up in which case it will not be able to cool, and you will use up a lot of electricity for very little benefit. a.  keep air filters clean b.  update batteries (if needed) in thermostats c.  keep gas furnace On/Off switches --ON-- d.  run systems all ...

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