Property Management

Keep Warm And Safe This Winter

Posted by on Dec 13, 2017 in Property Management | 0 comments

Keep Warm And Safe This Winter

December, January and February are the deadliest months for home fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). And, heating equipment is the second leading cause of home fires and home fire deaths. That’s why it’s important for you and your loved ones to take extra precautions during the winter. Thinking of buying a space heater? The NFPA recommends that you make sure it carries the mark of an independent testing laboratory. Install it according to the manufacturer’s instructions or have it professionally installed. If you have an electric-powered space heater,...

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Beyond Repair – How Maintenance Improves Home Value

Posted by on Nov 1, 2016 in Property Management | 0 comments

Beyond Repair – How Maintenance Improves Home Value

Whether your property is an investment vehicle or ‘home-sweet-home’, as a property owner your ultimate desire is for your property value to increase over time.  In order to maximize your property value, repairs and maintenance are key. “Repairs and maintenance” is often used as a general term for any work that is required at a property, but it can actually be broken down into categories. The first category is emergency repair work, which occurs as a reactive response when something goes wrong.  An example would be a blocked pipe or a leaking roof.  These repairs don’t improve the...

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Local Farmers’ Markets Benefit Communities

Posted by on Dec 7, 2015 in Property Management | 0 comments

Local Farmers’ Markets Benefit Communities

Our community is fortunate to have a local farmers’ market. If you haven’t shopped there before, consider the many advantages of patronizing our local merchants. Visiting the local farmers’ market has certainly become an anticipated weekly event at our home. Farmers’ markets have gained popularity in the last few years as more and more consumers have come to enjoy the very fresh, locally grown produce, baked goods, juices, eggs, dairy products, poultry and meats they offer. Farmers’ markets provide other benefits as well—to shoppers and local economies, as well as to the...

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Buyer Beware: Home Inspections

Posted by on Nov 26, 2015 in Property Management | 0 comments

Buyer Beware: Home Inspections

A home is typically the most expensive purchase a person will ever make. Because of this, as much as you may like that property you recently found, it’s critical to get it inspected before finalizing the deal. An inspection gives you an idea of the home’s physical condition, including the plumbing and electrical systems, the roof, attic space, walls, ceilings, floors, windows, doors, foundation, basement, tank and structural components.   A home inspection addresses what needs to be repaired now and what might need to be repaired in the future. If you have a property inspected before...

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7 Tips to Choosing the Right Contractor

Posted by on Aug 4, 2015 in Property Management | 0 comments

7 Tips to Choosing the Right Contractor

As a property manager I rely on a team of contractors daily. Finding plumbers, electricians, painters, masons, landscapers, pool technicians or air conditioning servicemen who will perform quality work at a reasonable price can be a daunting task. The following tips can help you avoid unscrupulous, disorganized or inexperienced contractors who may deliver broken promises, bad work and blown budgets rather than professional results. Word of Mouth: One of the best ways to begin your search for a contractor is to get recommendations. There are a wide range of sources: try friends, family and...

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Condominium Collaboration in Hurricane Season

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in Property Management | 0 comments

Condominium Collaboration in Hurricane Season

The condominium board members, homeowners and tenants of the island’s many condominium developments are aware of the unique elements of condominium living. Even hurricane preparedness takes on a different meaning at condominium developments as the entire condominium community must partner together to ensure success. “Emergency preparedness is a team sport”, according to Eric Whitaker, a public health and emergency preparedness expert. In the interest of helping your condominium community during hurricane season here are some preparation tips for your team members: Board Members and/or...

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