Property Management Blog

Sunday, April 1, 2018

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, April 1, 2018

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 you sig...

Friday, February 20, 2015

Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips
How to Prevent Frozen Pipes The extreme cold combined with wind chill creates a substantial risk for frozen or burst pipes. Freezing water turns to ice within the pipe, it expands and can block the line. This blockage can create excessive pressure throughout the system and cause pipe failure in vulnerable places--no matter if the pipe ...

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

New Jersey HOA and COA Foreclosures

Sunday, June 1, 2014

What you need to sign your mortgage
Purchasing a new home is one of the most exciting moments in a person's life. If you are about to sign your own home mortgage, congratulations! This is a momentous occasion. While you've given plenty of thought to the square footage, location and appearance of your new home, perhaps you haven't paid as much attention to what you'll need t...

Friday, April 25, 2014

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Friday, April 25, 2014

Will mortgage rates actually rise in 2014?
No one can be certain when predicting the future but mortgage rate analysts are expecting mortgage rates to climb in 2014. In their latest forecast, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) predicts that the 30year fixed rate will reach 4.8 percent by the second quarter of 2014. The MBA further estimates that the mortgage rate will r...

Friday, February 14, 2014

Negotiate your way into your dream home
Whether you are buying your first home or looking to downsize after retirement, negotiation skills are crucial in getting what you want. Here are some tips for homebuyers trying to negotiate with sellers. It is always advisable for buyers to get preapproved, not just prequalified. Preapproved buyers have an edge over potential buyers who ...

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Mortgage rates dos and don'ts
Unless you are financially able to purchase a property outright, securing a mortgage is the only way to achieve home ownership. Here are some do's and don'ts when it comes to a mortgage. Do: 1. Pay your bills on time and cut down on any debt. Credit scores are crucial. Your credit score will determine if you are able to get a lo...

Monday, June 10, 2013

Ways to be green and save green in your new home
A home is a big purchase and every new homeowner knows that every dollar counts. Here are some simple ideas that are both kind to the environment and your wallet. Purchase a high efficiency shower head. This cuts down on both water consumption and energy costs.  Upgrading your appliances? Consider energyefficient appliances with th...

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