Archive for the ‘1. Property Owner Blog Posts’ Category

Don’t Be Afraid of Section 8 Inspections

The Section 8, or the Housing Choice Voucher Program, offers landlords a great opportunity for “guaranteed” rent. Many landlords though, avoid it due to misconceptions about...

Property Marketing Tips that can Help Make Spring, Your Best Season this Year

It’s finally springtime and real estate markets are seeing more listings, open houses, viewings, and closed deals. Undoubtedly, spring is one of the busiest times of the year in the real...

Personnel Tales from a Detroit Property Manager: HR Edition

In the past, we’ve written posts about the challenges of dealing with owners, tenants, vendors, contractors, city inspectors and more. Well, we also have to deal with our own workers. So,...

Tips for Newbies Investing in Real Estate

Learn how to find & buy properties in Detroit, and make money through real estate investing. Investing in real estate is a tough gig to get in on, especially when you have no idea...

The 3 Most Common Eviction Mistakes DIY Landlords Make

Eviction is the legal process whereby a landlord regains possesion of his rental unit, typically for nonpayment or other lease violations. Each state has their own well-defined laws and...

Maintenance Lessons Courtesy of the Polar Vortex

Winter is always a busy time for the Maintenance crew, and the kinds of work that need doing in the winter tend much more toward ‘emergency’ This year, Metro Detroit got really cold. The...

Is Your Rental Investment Still Worth It?

While there are no 100% hard-and-fast rules, here are some things that you definitely do need to keep in mind when you’re pondering that question One of the biggest problems with the...

Hiring Practices for the Modern Property Manager

You will never regret hiring someone who has all the characteristics you need — and only few of the “Essential Requirements” listed in the job ad. 47345894 – young...

Information Overload in Property Management, Part IV

A positive attitude is contagious. It’s time for our final post on how to deal with information overload within your property management company. In our last few posts, we’ve covered the...

Information Overload in Property Management, Part III

Getting more quality sleep will help you remember and process things better. Continuing our chat on information overload from the past two posts, it’s time to talk about how you can improve...