PROPERTY MANAGEMENT BLOG

Monday, June 7, 2021

Summertime Thermostat Settings
excellent Reader's Digest article:   (really explains the what and why)Too hot? Too cold? Stay comfortable and save on energy bills by figuring out what temperature to set your thermostat this summer.https://www.rd.com/article/best-temperature-for-house-in-summer/?soc_src=aolapp

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Your Real Estate purchase and how Our Sales Team can help you!
We are often asked what capabilities we have for assisting our Owners and our Tenants with ;property purchases or sales.  Our super-capable Realtors in our sales team sell an average of more than one house a week!If you are interested in investment property, we have a great skill-set to offer you different alternatives:  what to...

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

We're thankful for our Owner Reviews!
We are grateful for the many outstanding reviews from our Property owners.  Their kind words of appreciation make our efforts worthwhile.  Whether it's follow-up on a routine maintenance issue, answering a simple question, or taking care of storm damage to a tree or fence....we're pleased to be of service.Many of our own...

Monday, August 17, 2020

Welcome aboard to Tim Golden,
We are pleased to welcome Tim Golden to our company.  Tim joins us with multiple years experience as a Property manager in Northern Virginia.  This is a return to his home-town and we're delighted to benefit from Tim's excellent skills.  You'll get to know him through the many aspects of our business that he has...

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Buildium Tenant Enhanced Access
We're very pleased with our software provider,  Buildium. They have updated many parts of their software, and especially many aspects of the Resident Portal ..... https://buildium.wistia.com/medias/10z4l0unni ...... With these enhancements, our residents can easily communicate with us, update their Renters Insurance coverage, ...

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Risk management: Why you need umbrella liability insurance
Legal Concerns-- Article by Jason Van Steenwyk Jan 31, 2017 Why Homeowners Insurance Isn’t Enough Most 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...

Sunday, March 19, 2017

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 belongi...

Sunday, February 12, 2017

How to be a good landlord/property manager:
1. Run Your Property Like a Business. Some landlords do a terrible job at running their business. It might be because they see it as a “side-gig” or a hobby” more than a business. However, when you treat your business with the respect, systems, and organization that you would treat any other business venture, amazing thi...

Sunday, February 12, 2017

How to be a good tenant
1. Read your lease. No, seriously read it. It won’t be the most exciting night table material but you’ll thank yourself when you do read it. A lease is a binding legal contract. It creates a binding relationship between you and your landlord. What are you agreeing to? If you don’t understand, ask questions before yo...

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