Property Management Blog

Thursday, January 04, 2018

Reasons to Hire a Property Manager

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Christmas Crafts & Festive Decor

Well, the holiday season is just beginning and Christmas is on its way. For those of you who have children, I can only imagine how much the excitement for them is building as the 25th becomes closer and closer. This month I'm sharing to articles from the same site that I came with ideas for some craft projects to keep your kiddos hands and minds a little preoccupied while they are waiting for Santa's visit :) and one for the adults with a few ways to freshen up your festive decor this year in case you're looking for new ideas or hosting a special gathering or just want to keep your mind busy as well :) Hope you enjoy every minute of the up-coming holiday season!  Read More »

Friday, November 03, 2017


Most of you have been renters for some time and have rented several different places, but some of you might be renting for the first time. It can be a difficult and scary decision that you are most likely committed to for at least a year, so maybe create a walkthrough checklist as your viewing properties with your rental agent. Never be afraid to ask questions! Landlords will either consider your concerns or they won’t, and if they aren’t open to making changes and you aren’t willing to live without those changes, then you may have to move on to the next property. Keep in mind some of the following:  Read More »

Tuesday, October 03, 2017


Well, I haven't made any recommendations lately, so I thought with the fall season and cooler weather starting, it would be the perfect time to suggest some places to visit before winter is upon us.  Read More »

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Beware of Fire Traps in Your Apartment

It doesn't happen very often, but unfortunately, from time-to-time tenants and owners experience the devastation of a fire. Before you know it, the Fall and Winter seasons will be here and that seems to be the most common time for fires. We can't stress enough how important renter's insurance is because obviously that would be a tremendous help if you ever have the unfortunate luck of dealing with the losses of personal items from a fire. I found a great article and posted the link below that gives you ideas and situations to avoid to help prevent any fire accidents, but just a few to keep in mind....with the holidays quickly approaching, if you are using older Christmas lights, just be conscious of how hot they are getting especially if you have them on a live tree. Also, make sure your electrical outlets are not overloaded, don't leave candles unattended especially if you have small children or pets that could knock them over and consider unplugging small appliances (coffee maker, can opener, curling irons, etc.) when you are not using them.  Read More »

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Keep Your Apartment/Home Bug Free
I don't know about anyone else....but I am a bug magnet!!  Mosquitoes find me fascinating for some reason, and just walking our dogs in the evening, I can come back with half a dozen bites! And with the humidity increasing lately, we've seemed to have an ant problem in our home and you can never seem to figure out where the little buggers are coming from. We get quite a few calls at the office regarding bug issues, and that is typically not covered by landlords/owners, so I found an article just giving some pointers/ideas on how to help prevent any future bug problems. Nothing too complicated, just tips as simple as de-cluttering, sealing doors, adding screens, preventing standing water, etc. Hope it helps!  Read More »

Monday, July 03, 2017


Summer is definitely starting to heat up. With 4th of July almost in the past, I'm afraid those hot, humid and hazy days are going to start becoming more plentiful. If you're living in your first apartment following a pretty strict budget or don't have the convenience of central air & need to use less efficient window units, you may be dreading those hot Summer days and the additional costs they can bring by needing to use more electric. I found an article below with some tips for keeping you and your home a little cooler without using air conditioning....  Read More »

Tuesday, June 06, 2017


More and more people are trying to live “greener” now-a-days…simply meaning to try and reuse as many items as possible, recycle whatever you can and reduce waste. It’s so easy to just throw away leftover food because you don’t think it’s enough to make another meal, but try to come up with other ways to use it whether it’s freezing it for another time or adding to your next meal as an extra ingredient and so on. Donating is probably one of the easiest ways to live greener especially with used clothes that just don’t fit anymore or old blankets and towels are perfect for animal shelters or rescue groups. I’m also including an article that gives additional ideas on how to be less wasteful day-to-day. Just something to think about to help yourself save money, help out the less unfortunate and even help the earth be a better, healthier place.  Read More »

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Expectations Vs. Reality of Apartment Living

Moving out for the first time can be an exhilarating, yet terrifying experience & you may have certain expectations, but often times reality can be a lot different. The article below gives you some tips & stories & ways to make compromises to help make your apartment experience a great one!  Read More »

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Utility Costs?

Moving out on your own for the first time or upgrading to a larger place to live is always a big step. One of the most common questions we receive through phone calls and out at showings is, "Do you know how much the utilities are?" Often times we just do not have that information because most of the time utility accounts are transferred into tenant's names and we never see the bills. And with some utilities, it's so hard to even give estimates, especially on things like electric because of heating/cooling....different people just have different preferences, which can make a big difference in costs. I did find an article that someone had shared on Facebook regarding utility costs that may be helpful and give you somewhat of an idea on what to possibly plan for.  Read More »